The Great Caruso (1951)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, suggested by the biography of Enrico Caruso by Dorothy Caruso.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green, Peter Herman Adler.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  Academy Awards 1951.  …

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Love Is Better Than Ever (The Light Fantastic)

BBB (out of 5) Big time New York theatrical agent Larry Parks meets the owner of  a children’s dance studio (Elizabeth Taylor) and courts her during an out of town dance convention she is attending.  He drops her when they’re ready to go back to their regular lives, telling her that they were only ever…

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7 Faces Of Dr. Lao

BBB (out of 5) Cute family film stars Tony Randall in a multitude of roles that are brought to life through his gifted performance and William Tuttle’s excellent makeup. A quiet, peaceful turn-of-the-century town has its residents awoken to their true passions when a traveling circus show arrives and gives them spectacles as they’ve never seen…

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