The Lawless (1950)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Pine-Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Produced by William H. Pine, William C. Thomas.   Music by Mahlon Merrick.   Production Design by Lewis H. Creber.   Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.   Film Editing by Howard A. Smith. Macdonald Carey is excellent as…

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This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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Sunrise At Campobello (1960)

VINCENT J. DONEHUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1960.  Dore Schary Productions.  Screenplay by Dore Schary, based on his play.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by George Boemler.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is enjoying wife and…

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Battleground (1949)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story and Screenplay by Robert Pirosh.  Cinematography by Paul Vogel.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.  Academy Awards 1949.  Golden Globe Awards 1949.   This one’s uncomfortable blend of gritty realism and jokey contrivances keep it from having aged…

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