My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

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

Bend Of The River (1952)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1952.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Borden Chase, based on the novel by William Gulick.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Hans J. … Continue reading

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October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Shop Around The Corner (1940)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Parfumerie (Illatszertár) by Miklos Laszlo.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Werner … Continue reading

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April 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros., Billy Wilder Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, adaptation by Charles Lederer, based on the book by Charles … Continue reading

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March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pot O’Gold (1941)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  James Roosevelt Productions.  Story by Andrew Bennison, Monte Brice, Harry Tugend, Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, based on the idea originally conceived by Haydn Roth … Continue reading

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June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anatomy Of A Murder

BBBB (out of 5) Small-town lawyer James Stewart returns from a fishing trip to discover that he is required to defend a soldier who shot a bartender at the town’s local … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Destry Rides Again (1939)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Felix Jackson, Screenplay by Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, Henry Myers, suggested by the novel by Max Brand.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) James Stewart plays a charming fella who appears to have a bit of a drinking problem: he keeps insisting to everyone around him that his best friend … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Highway In The Sky (No Highway) (1951)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by R.C. Sherriff, Oscar Millard, Alec Coppel, based on the book by Nevil Shute.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Airport ’77

BB (out of 5) In this embarrassing second sequel to the original 1970 hit film (which isn’t looking that good either), a grab-bag of jet setters and celebrities are transported … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment