Some Like It Hot (1959)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Ashton Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, suggested by a story by Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   This hysterical comedy of gender-errors was recently ranked…

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Pin-Up Girl (1944)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Libbie Block, Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Earl Baldwin.  Cinematography by Ernest Palmer.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Arthur Lange, Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson. Betty Grable‘s dullest…

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Show Boat (1951)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the musical play by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.  …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)

WILLIAM DIETERLE, MAX REINHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Max Ree.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  A cavalcade of Warner Bros. stars…

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Hollywood Canteen (1944)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   War propaganda has never been as shameless as in this endless bore. The film takes place…

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Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Michael Todd Company.  Screenplay by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, based on the book by Jules Verne.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Michael Todd.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Miles White.  Film Editing by Howard Epstein, Gene Ruggiero.   Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of Jules Verne’s popular…

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