The Marrying Kind (1952)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1952. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin. Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by Bert Granet. Music by Hugo Friedhofer. Production Design by John Meehan. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Charles Nelson. Judy Holliday and newcomer Aldo Ray are standing before a…

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The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by Buddy Adler. Music by Hugo Friedhofer. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler….

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Hondo (1953)

JOHN FARROW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1953.  Wayne-Fellows Productions, Batjac Productions.  Screenplay by James Edward Grant, from a story by Louis L’Amour.  Cinematography by Robert Burks, Archie Stout. Produced by Robert Fellows. Music by Hugo Friedhofer, Emil Newman. Production Design by Alfred Ybarra. Costume Design by Carl Walker. Film Editing by…

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Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Thoeren, based on the novel by Martha Albrand.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Richard Maibaum.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. A…

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Ace In The Hole (1951)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternative title:  The Big Carnival Paramount Pictures.  USA, 1951.  Story by Victor Desny, Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman. Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by A. Earl Hedrick, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   A stunning piece of news media…

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Broken Arrow (1950)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, based on the novel Blood Brother by Elliott Arnold. Cinematography by Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Albert Hogsett, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..   James Stewart is riding through barren plains,…

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   The great entertainer, once the…

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Gilda (1946)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by E.A. Ellington, Adaptation by Jo Eisinger, Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Virginia Van Upp.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Rita Hayworth is married to controlling and conniving night club…

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Body And Soul (1947)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Enterprise Productions.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Bob Roberts.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Marion Herwood Keyes.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.   John Garfield plays a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who is desperate to make good and take…

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The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, based on the novel by Robert Nathan.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Adrian, Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Monica Collingwood.   Delightful romantic comedy about a frustrated…

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The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1946.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, based on the novel by MacKinlay Kantor.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson, George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Returning home after serving as a sergeant in…

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An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith,Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B….

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