The Walking Hills (1949)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Producers-Actors Corporation.   Story and Screenplay by Alan Le May, additional dialogue by Virginia Roddick.   Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..   Produced by Harry Joe Brown.   Music by Arthur Morton.   Production Design by Robert Peterson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  John…

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Affair In Trinidad (1952)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1952.  The Beckworth Corporation.  Story by Virginia Van Upp, Berne Giler, Screenplay by Oscar Saul, James Gunn.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.   Produced by Vincent Sherman.   Music by George Duning.   Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.   Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Academy Awards…

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Slightly French (1949)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures.  Story by Herbert Fields, Screenplay by Karen DeWolf. Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Irving Starr. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Carl Anderson. Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Don Ameche is a tyrannical filmmaker who…

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Shockproof (1949)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures.   Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Helen Deutsch, S. Sylvan Simon.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Cornel Wilde plays a parole officer…

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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Sturges Carne, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film…

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The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

ROY ROWLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures, Stanley Kramer Productions.  Story and conception by Dr. Seuss, Screenplay by Dr. Seuss, Allan Scott.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy…

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967. Julie Andrews is a jazz baby who…

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival…

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It Should Happen To You (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by John Meehan.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Academy Awards 1954.   Judy Holliday reunites with Born Yesterday writer Garson Kanin and director George Cukor for another look at an…

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Jubal (1956)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Paul Wellman.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by William Fadiman.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Glenn Ford shows up near death on a sprawling ranch…

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Gilda (1946)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by E.A. Ellington, Adaptation by Jo Eisinger, Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Virginia Van Upp.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. Rita Hayworth is married to controlling and…

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Pal Joey (1957)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1957.  Essex Productions, George Sidney Productions.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based on the musical play book by John O’Hara.  Cinematography by Harold Lipstein.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence, Jerome Thoms.  Academy Awards 1957.  Golden Globe Awards 1957.   Less than enjoyable mangling of the…

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