Monte Carlo (1930)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1930.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, additional dialogue by Vincent Lawrence, based on the play Monsieur Beaucaire by Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland, the novel Monsieur Beaucaire by Booth Tarkington, and the novel The Blue Coast by Hans Muller.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by W. Franke Harling.  Costume Design…

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The Band Wagon (1953)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story and Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green.  Cinematography by Harry Jackson.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Alexander Courage, Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Mary Ann Nyberg.  Film Editing by Albert Akst, George White.   Vincente Minnelli outdid his own An American In Paris with this…

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That’s Entertainment Part II (1976)

GENE KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Narration by Leonard Gershe.  Produced by Saul Chaplin, Daniel Melnick.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Filipo.  Film Editing by David Blewitt, David Bretherton, Bud Friedgen, Peter C. Johnson.   More greatest-hit clips from MGM’s vault, with the novelty wearing slightly thin but the material still entertaining. Hollywood veterans Gene…

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