My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, based on the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.  Cinematography by Arthur … Continue reading

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May 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the … Continue reading

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April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Courage Of Lassie (1946)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1946.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Lionel Houser.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Robert Sisk.  Music by Scott Bradley, Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Youngblood.  Costume … Continue reading

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July 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Kings Row (1942)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Henry Bellamann.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Riskin, Harry Kurnitz, Screenplay by Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Farmer’s Daughter (1947)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Dore Schary Productions, Vanguard Films,  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, based on the play by Juurakon Hulda by Hella Wuolijoki. … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Little Women (1949)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew’s.  Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck, Charles Edgar … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer

BBB (out of 5) Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up Shirley Temple as a lovelorn teenager.  While her older sister Myrna Loy flouts tradition by remaining single and working … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Rachel Field.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1944. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book by Sally Benson.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Roger … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

BBBBB (out of 5) Richly enjoyable, thoroughly satisfying drama based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Charles Laughton is the misshapen denizen of the titular cathedral who inspires horror and … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Juarez

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful and impressively mounted film biography of the famous Mexican revolutionary Benito Juarez (Paul Muni, a mainstay of Warner Bros. film biographies at the time).  Juarez … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment