One Foot In Heaven (1941)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the book by Hartzell Spence.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Irving Rapper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Warren Low. In early twentieth-century Stratford,…

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The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1970.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Robert E. Kent, Ellis St. Joseph, based on the autiography by Christine Jorgensen.  Cinematography by Jacques R. Marquette.  Produced by Edward Small.  Music by Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter.  Production Design by Frank Paul Sylos. Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by R.A. Radecki.  Podcasts:  BGM: Bad Gay Movies/Bitchy Gay Men….

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Another Man’s Poison (1952)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 1952.  Angel Productions.  Screenplay by Val Guest, based on the play Deadlock by Leslie Sands.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Daniel M. Angel.  Music by John Greenwood.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Bette Davis co-stars with real-life husband Gary Merrill in this enjoyably noir-ish drama.  She…

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Now, Voyager (1942)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   One of Bette Davis‘ greatest Warner Bros. melodramas is this powerful…

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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1958.  Beachwold Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   Fans of the two leads are the only people likely to…

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The Corn Is Green (1945)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1945.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Frank Cavett, Casey Robinson, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jack Chertok.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Frederick Richards.   This fully vibrant adaptation of Emlyn Williams’ successful stage play is at…

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