Mighty Joe Young (1949)

ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures, ARKO.  Story by Merian C. Cooper, Screenplay by Ruth Rose.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Adele Balkan.  Film Editing by Ted Cheesman.  Merian Cooper and…

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Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Desert Fury (1947)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the novel Desert Town by Ramona Stewart.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager, Charles Lang.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low. Problem child Lizabeth Scott comes home to her saloon-owning…

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The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1947.  Charles R. Rogers Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard English, Art Arthur, Curtis Kenyon.  Cinematography by James Van Trees.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Louis Forbes, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Duncan Cramer.  Costume Design by Maria P. Donovan.  Film Editing by George M. Arthur.   The heavily fictionalized origins of…

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The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the story Love Lies Bleeding by John Patrick.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John Meehan.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1947. This terrific film…

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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew’s.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, suggested by a story by Natalie Marcin.  Cinematography by Charles P. Boyle, Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Calvin Jackson, George Stoll.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Academy Awards 1945.   Lightweight musical that isn’t as…

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King Kong (1933)

MERIAN C. COOPER, ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1933.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Edward Linden, J.O. Taylor, Vernon L. Walker.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark.  Costume Design…

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In Cold Blood (1967)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pax Enterprises.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Richard Brooks.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Jack Martell.  Film Editing by Peter Zinner. Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967.  National Board of…

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