Quicksand (1950)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Samuel H. Stiefel Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Smith.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Mort Briskin.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Joan Joseff.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Mickey Rooney plays an auto mechanic who is out drinking with the boys when he spots a dangerous blonde…

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Yankee Doodle Dandy

BBBBB (out of 5) James Cagney just can’t keep all that energy to himself in this lively film biography of Irish-American songwriter George M. Cohan. Beginning at Cohan’s childhood when he was a vaudeville star along with his talented family, the film details his life as he grew up in the theatre and went on to…

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Don’t Bother To Knock

BB.5 (out of 5) Marilyn Monroe plays a mentally unbalanced young woman who is hired by a gentlemen to look after his little girl in their hotel room while he spends the evening at a party. As the evening progresses we discover that Monroe’s deranged mind has some pretty dark bedtime surprises for the young lady….

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