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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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, John Huston, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Joan Joseff.  Film Editing by George Boemler.   Genre-defining heist movie that is as memorable for…

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