The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edwin Blum, William Absalom Drake, based on the play by William Gillette, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Robert Russell Bennett, David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge, David…

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The House of Rothschild (1934)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  20th Century Pictures.   Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on a play by George Hembert Westley. Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling. Film Editing by Barbara McLean,…

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Alibi (1929)

ROLAND WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1929.  Feature Productions.  Screenplay and titles by Roland West, C. Gardner Sullivan, based on the play by John Griffith Wray, J.C. Nugent, Elaine S. Carrington.  Cinematography by Ray June.   Produced by Roland West.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by…

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The High and the Mighty (1954)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1954.  Wayne-Fellows Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest K. Gann, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Robert Fellows, John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  The original disaster movie!…

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King of Kings (1961)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan.  Cinematography by Manuel Berenguer, Milton R. Krasner, Franz Planer.   Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon.  Golden Globe Awards 1961.  …

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Cover Girl (1944)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1944.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Erwin S. Gelsey, Adaptation by Marion Parsonnet, Paul Gangelin, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Arthur Schwartz.  Music by Jerome Kern.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Muriel King, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  …

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Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, adaptation by Richard Sherman.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown.  Music by Irving Berlin, Alfred Newman. Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Fantastic Irving Berlin musical features over two…

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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.   Wonderful Oscar-winner undeservedly beat Citizen Kane for the best…

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The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   One of John Ford’s best films is this dramatic…

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Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1937.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ernest Pascal, Julien Josephson, based on the story by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by William S. Darling, David S. Hall.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Shirley Temple and her…

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The King Of Kings (1927)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1927.  DeMille Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jeanie Macpherson.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon. Films about…

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Pigskin Parade (1936)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin, Mark Kelly, Screenplay by Harry Tugend, Jack Yellen, William M. Conselman.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   Cute musical comedy is…

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