Strange Cargo (1940)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1940. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, based on the book Not Too Narrow…Not Too Deep by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Robert Kern….

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A Double Life (1947)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1947.  Kanin Productions.  Screenplay by Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Michael Kanin.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.   Ronald Colman plays a famous Broadway actor who struggles with detaching from the job,…

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Terror By Night (1946)

ROY WILLIAM NEILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1946.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Gruber, adapted from a story by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Maury Gertsman.  Produced by Roy William Neill. Production Design by John B. Goodman, Abraham Grossman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Saul A. Goodkind. One of a number of films that Basil Rathbone filmed…

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101 Dalmatians (1961)

CLYDE GERONIMI, HAMILTON LUSKE, WOLFGANG REITHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1961.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Peet, based on the novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by George Bruns.  Production Design by Ken Anderson.  Film Editing by Roy M. Brewer Jr., Donald Halliday.   One look at this film…

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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.  Academy Awards 1941. Wonderful Oscar-winner undeservedly beat Citizen Kane for…

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Joan Of Arc (1948)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1948.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt, based on the play Joan Of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch, William V. Skall, Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins, Barbara Karinska.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.  Academy…

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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the 1931 screenplay by Percy Heath, Samuel Hoffenstein, from the novel The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Victor Fleming.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by…

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Spartacus (1960)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  Bryna Productions.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the novel by Howard Fast.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Lawrence.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   Who would have thought that among the years of…

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