Tin Pan Alley (1940)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, based on a story by Pamela Harris.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Travis Banton. …

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Now, Voyager (1942)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.  Academy Awards 1942. One of Bette Davis‘ greatest Warner Bros. melodramas is…

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The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1933.  London Film Productions.  Scenario by Arthur Wimperis, story and dialogue by Lajos Biro, Arthur Wimperis.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz.  Music by Kurt Schroder.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by John Armstrong.  Film Editing by Stephen Harrison.  Academy Awards 1932/1933.   Spirited film features beautiful sets and…

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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.  Academy Awards 1941. Wonderful Oscar-winner undeservedly beat Citizen Kane for…

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