A Summer Place (1959)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1959. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Sloan Wilson. Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr.. Produced by Delmer Daves. Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Leo K. Kuter. Costume Design by Howard Shoup. Film Editing by Owen Marks. Delmer Daves follows…

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The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Frank Ross-Norma Krasna Inc..  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr.. Produced by Frank Ross. Music by Roy Webb. Production Design by William Cameron Menzies. Costume Design by Irene. Film Editing by Sherman Todd.  Department stores as microcosms of capitalist concern in an…

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Walk Don’t Run (1966)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1966.  Sol C. Siegel Productions.  Story by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Screenplay by Sol Saks, based on the screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.   Costume Design by…

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Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1952.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Story by Myles Connolly, Screenplay by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Antoni Clave, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Antoni Clave, Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  The…

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Androcles And The Lion (1952)

CHESTER ERSKINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Chester Erskine, Ken Englund, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Roland Gross. …

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The Sea of Grass (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence, based on the novel by Conrad Richter.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..    Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Katharine Hepburn leaves the bustling city…

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The Human Comedy (1943)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by William Saroyan, Screenplay by Howard Estabrook.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Conrad A. Nervig.   William Saroyan’s script, which he was also set to direct, was deemed too long and heavy…

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Words And Music (1948)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Guy Bolton, Jean Holloway, Adaptation by Ben Feiner Jr.,  Screenplay by Fred F. Finklehoffe.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Lennie Hayton, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Valles.  Film Editing by Albert Akst, Ferris…

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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1958.  Beachwold Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   Fans of the two leads are the only people likely to…

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Johnny Guitar (1954)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1954.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, based on the novel by Roy Chanslor.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Nicholas Ray.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien.  Film Editing by Richard L. Van Enger. Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge have a hoot of a time…

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)

ALBERT LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):     BBBB.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Albert Lewin, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1945.   Gorgeously shot gothic horror film based on the…

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Gypsy (1962)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Mervyn LeRoy Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Leonard Spigelglass, based on the musical book by Arthur Laurents, adapted from the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Jule Styne.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.  The…

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