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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Grand Prix (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Cherokee Productions.  Screen story and Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Sydney Guilaroff.  Film Editing…

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Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Christopher Morley.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by David Hempstead.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   Ginger Rogers had to go dramatic to…

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Gunga Din (1939)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1939.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Screenplay by Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, inspired by the poem by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Joseph H. August.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Henry Berman, John Lockert.   It’s fun in the…

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The Gypsy Moths (1969)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969.  John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Edward Lewis Productions.  Screenplay by William Hanley, based on the novel by James Drought.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Hal Landers, Bobby Roberts.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Henry Berman. Three skydivers…

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Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Roxbury Productions Inc..Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Harold Gelman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   Tennessee Williams makes his way to the big…

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Follow The Fleet (1936)

MARK SANDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1936.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott, based on the play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne.   Cinematography by David Abel.   Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   One of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire‘s…

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Swing Time (1936)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1936.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott, from a story by Erwin S. Gelsey.  Cinematography by David Abel.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Jerome Kern.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   My favourite musical starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire is this fantastic George…

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