My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.  Academy Awards 1977.  Toronto International Film … Continue reading

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The Naked Edge (1961)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel First Train To Babylon by Max Ehrlich.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s A Great Feeling (1949)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Story by I.A.L. Diamond, Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Sammy Cahn, … Continue reading

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Friendly Persuasion (1956)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  Allied Artists Pictures, B-M Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, based on the book by Jessamyn West.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by William Wyler.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production … Continue reading

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High Noon (1952)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1952.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the magazine story The Tin Star by John W. Cunningham.  Cinematography by Floyd Crosby. Produced … Continue reading

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The Fountainhead

BB.5 (out of 5) Ayn Rand’s ever-popular novel makes for a dull film in this tepid drama starring Gary Cooper and a debuting Patricia Neal. Cooper plays an individualistic architect who … Continue reading

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For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Sam Wood.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design … Continue reading

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Ball Of Fire

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Gary Cooper is a shy professor of linguistics who along with seven other equally isolated gentlemen is working on a brand-new, up-to-date dictionary thanks to a fund … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sergeant York

BB.5 (out of 5) Even the corniest of corny American propaganda movies won’t prepare you for the cheesiness that is Sergeant York, an attempt to make an eternal legend out … Continue reading

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Meet John Doe (1941)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Frank Capra Productions.  Story by Richard Connell, Robert Presnell Sr., Screenplay by Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Frank Capra, Robert Riskin.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production … Continue reading

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Souls At Sea (1937)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1937. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Grover Jones, Dale Van Every, based on a story by Ted Lesser. Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad, Charles Lang. Produced … Continue reading

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The General Died At Dawn (1936)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Clifford Odets, based on a story by Charles G. Booth.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Werner … Continue reading

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