The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr., based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Thelma Strabel.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William V. Skall.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans…

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Sunset Blvd. (1950)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1950.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr..  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John Meehan.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   The mother of all backstage Hollywood movies that just never seems to age….

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Breakfast In Hollywood (1946)

HAROLD D. SCHUSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  The Mad Hatter USA, 1946.  Golden Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Earl Baldwin.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Robert Golden.  Music by James Mayfield, John Leipold.  Production Design by William Flannery.  Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton.   Promotional film that looks to tie in with the popular radio show of the same name, featuring…

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Midnight (1939)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on a story by Edwin Justus Mayer, Franz Schulz.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison. There’s a reason why they call it the…

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Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

LAMBERT HILLYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Bram Stoker, Screenplay by Garrett Fort, based on a suggestion by David O. Selznick, and characters created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by E.M. Asher.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Brymer.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Gloria Holden makes a…

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Topper (1937)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Hal Roach Studios.  Screenplay by Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, Eddie Moran, based on the novel by Thorne Smith.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Hal Roach.  Music by Marvin Hatley.  Production Design by Arthur I. Royce.  Costume Design by Samuel Lange.  Film Editing by William H. Terhune.   The delightful comedy that inspired two sequels…

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The Women (1939)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Anita Loos, Jane Murfin, based on the play by Clare Booth Luce.  Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh, Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by David Snell, Edward Ward.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   What happens when you take the men…

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Alice Adams (1935)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1935.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner, Jane Murfin, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Jane Loring.   Katharine Hepburn plays a working-class girl in a…

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