Cash McCall (1960)

JOSEPH PEVNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Marion Hargrove, based on the novel by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. When an aging businessman decides to sell…

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June Bride (1948)

BRETAIGNE WINDUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall, based on the play Feature For June by Eileen Tighe, Graeme Lorimer.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Low-point in Bette Davis‘s career, the box-office results of this film…

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Beyond The Forest (1949)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the novel by Stuart Engstrand.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   This is the film that Elizabeth Taylor quotes in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia…

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Lucky Me (1954)

JACK DONOHUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Warner Bros..  Story by James O’Hanlon, Screenplay by Irving Elinson, Robert O’Brien, James O’Hanlon.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Painful clunker that’s only as bearable as it is because…

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The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Huston, based on the novel by B. Traven.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Robert Odell, Ted Schultz.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Three men, two drifters and an old coot, band…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)

WILLIAM DIETERLE, MAX REINHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Max Ree.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  A cavalcade of Warner Bros. stars…

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The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ, WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller, based upon ancient Robin Hood legends. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio, Sol Polito.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   It’s hard…

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Anthony Adverse (1936)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Sheridan Gibney, based on the book by Hervey Allen.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   Drama and adventure on a grand scale as Fredric March is born to an adulterous woman…

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The Fountainhead (1949)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ayn Rand, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by David Weisbart.   Ayn Rand’s ever-popular novel makes for a dull film in this tepid drama starring Gary Cooper and a debuting…

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The Nun’s Story (1959)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on the book by Kathryn Hulme.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Audrey Hepburn gives one of her most powerful performances in this highly respectable drama about…

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