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…

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Story by Robert Buckner, Screenplay by Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by George M. Cohan, Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy.   James Cagney just can’t keep…

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Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

ROY WARD BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by Charlotte Armstrong.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Production Design by Richard Irvine, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by George A. Gittens.   Marilyn Monroe plays a mentally unbalanced young woman who…

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