My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Bad Girl (1931)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Edwin J. Burke, based on the novel by Vina Delmar and the play by Brian … Continue reading

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May 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Here Comes The Groom (1951)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Liam O’Brien, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Liam O’Brien, Myles Connolly, based on the story and … Continue reading

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April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Henry … Continue reading

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March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Riskin, Harry Kurnitz, Screenplay by Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Holiday Inn

BB.5 (out of 5) This was the film that the hit song “White Christmas” was originally written for, and you’ll wonder why it never became a traditional Christmas movie (the … Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

True Confession (1937)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1937.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Claude Binyon, based on the play Mon Crime by Louis Verneuil, Georges Berr.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Albert Lewin.  Music by … Continue reading

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January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Born To Be Bad (1950)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1950.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, additional dialogue by Robert Soderberg, George Oppenheimer, adaptation by Charles Schnee, based on the novel … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Here Comes Cookie (The Plot Thickens) (1935)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Don Hartman, Sam Mintz, Screenplay by Don Hartman.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Fiddle (1939)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by George Bradshaw, Screenplay by Harry Tugend.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Gene Markey.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, David Raksin.  Production … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

It Started With Eve (1941)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Leo Townsend, based on an original story by Hanns Kraly.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Hans J. … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer

BBB (out of 5) Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up Shirley Temple as a lovelorn teenager.  While her older sister Myrna Loy flouts tradition by remaining single and working … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment