Caged (1950)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1950. Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the article Inside Women’s Prison by Virginia Kellogg.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Charles H. Clarke.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing…

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Storm Warning (1951)

STUART HEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs, Richard Brooks.   Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.   Produced by Jerry Wald.   Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof.   Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.   Costume Design by Milo Anderson.   Film Editing by Clarence Kolster. Ginger Rogers gets off a bus before reaching…

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Possessed (1947)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1947.  Warner Bros..  Story by Rita Weiman, Screenplay by Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by  Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Adrian, Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.  Academy Awards 1947.  Cannes Film Festival 1947. Joan Crawford is madly in love with architect Van Heflin, but he’s had…

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Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.  Academy Awards 1960.  Cannes Film Festival 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960. Adaptation of the…

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Across The Pacific (1942)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Richard Macaulay, based on the serial by Robert Carson.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Jack Saper, Jerry Wald.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas, Hugh Reticker.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Frank Magee.   Humphrey Bogart is mixed up in international intrigue in this passably enjoyable…

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The Best Of Everything (1959)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, Mann Rubin, based on the novel by Rona Jaffe.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1959….

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Peyton Place (1957)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Grace Metalious.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, James B. Clark.  Academy…

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Johnny Belinda (1948)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1948.   Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Irma von Cube, Allen Vincent, based on the stage play by Elmer Harris.   Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by David Weisbart.  Academy Awards 1948.  Golden Globe Awards 1948.   Jane Wyman…

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Beloved Infidel (1959)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Sy Bartlett, based on the book by Sheilah Graham, Gerold Frank.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by William Reynolds. Deborah Kerr fans are advised to steer clear of…

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An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith,Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B….

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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch,Harriet Frank Jr., based on the stories Barn Burning and The Spotted Horses and the novel The Hamlet by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film…

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Key Largo (1948)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, John Huston, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.  Academy Awards 1948. Exciting intrigue in the Florida keys! When a big-time…

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