Plymouth Adventure (1952)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Ernest Gebler.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Perhaps in 1952…

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The Mating Season (1951)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen, based on the play Maggie by Caesar Dunn.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Oleg Cassini.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   John Lund plays an ambitious…

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Advise & Consent (1962)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Otto Preminger Films, Alpha Alpina.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Allen Drury.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger. Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Blass.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Otto Preminger made waves when he originally…

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Laura (1944)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, based on the novel by Vera Caspary.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Great murder mystery about an…

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Heaven Can Wait (1943)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Alfred Newman, Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Leland Fuller.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   Not since Milton penned…

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The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by R.A. Dick.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Eleanor Behm.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   Gene Tierney decides to break free of her late husband’s…

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The Razor’s Edge (1946)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Oleg Cassini, Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..   Excellent…

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Jo Swerling, based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by William A. Bacher.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   A fascinating combination…

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The Egyptian (1954)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Mika Waltari. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Bernard Herrmann, Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Years were…

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