The Westerner (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1940.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Screenplay by Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, based on the story by Stuart N. Lake.   Cinematography by Gregg Toland.   Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.   Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.   Production Design by James Basevi. Costume Design by Irene Saltern.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Original story by Leo McCarey, Frank R. Adams, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.   Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.   Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day.   Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd. …

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Song of the South (1946)

HARVE FOSTER, WILFRED JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Dalton S. Reymond, Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf, Cartoon story by Bill Peet, Ralph Wright, Vernon Stallings, based on the book by Joel Chandler Harris.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof, Paul J….

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The Long Voyage Home (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1940.  Argosy Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on four Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd.   Four nautically-themed plays by Eugene O’Neill are strung together for a haunting and dark…

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Dead End (1937)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Compelling adaptation of the play by Sidney Kingsley, with most of the…

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Citizen Kane (1941)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.   A fictionalized account of the rise to power of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst,…

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Intermezzo (1939)

GREGORY RATOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Intermezzo: A Love Story USA, 1939.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by George O’Neil, based on an original story by Gosta Stevens, Gustaf Molander.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Robert Russell Bennett, Max Steiner.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Irene.  Film Editing by Francis D….

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The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, based on the novel by Robert Nathan.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Adrian, Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Monica Collingwood.   Delightful romantic comedy about a frustrated…

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Bulldog Drummond (1929)

F. RICHARD JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1929.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, continuity by Wallace Smith, based on the play by Herman C. McNeile.  Cinematography by George Barnes, Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.   Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Film Editing by Frank Lawrence, Viola Lawrence.  The first great adventure…

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The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1946.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, based on the novel by MacKinlay Kantor.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Returning home after serving as a sergeant in…

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The Little Foxes (1941)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   USA, 1941.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, additional scenes and dialogue by Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, based on the play by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Meredith Willson.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  The…

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Wuthering Heights (1939)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1939.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Emily Bronte.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Romantically filmed, lush adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ever-so-popular novel about love between…

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