Torch Song (1953)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by I.A.R. Wylie, Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, Jan Lustig.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Henry Berman, Sidney Franklin, Charles Schnee.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing…

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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 C. Miller.  Produced by Lamar Trotti.  Music by Cyril J. Mockbridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing…

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Crash Dive (1943)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Original story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by Jo Swerling.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss, Walter Thompson.  Tyrone Power…

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The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Jay A. Morley Jr..  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   The trombonist bandleader who…

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Bend Of The River (1952)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1952.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Borden Chase, based on the novel by William Gulick.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth. A community of settlers are making their way…

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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Inherit The Wind (1960)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   …

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State Fair (1945)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II, adaptation by Paul Green, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Philip Strong.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman, Edward B. Powell, Gene Rose.  Production Design by Lewis H. Creber, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design…

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Madame Bovary (1949)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Ardrey, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1949. Vincente Minnelli’s sumptous adaptation of the…

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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 by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King, Ann Peck.  Film Editing by Elmo Williams.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952….

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