My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Great Caruso (1951)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, suggested by the biography of Enrico Caruso by Dorothy Caruso.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music … Continue reading

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January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interrupted Melody (1955)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Sonya Levien, based on the life story by Marjorie Lawrence.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg, Paul Vogel.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Because You’re Mine (1952)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, Leonard Spigelgass, based on the short film by Ruth Brooks Flippen, Sy Gomberg.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by … Continue reading

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March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the autobiography of Rocky Graziano with Rowland Barber.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Charles Schnee.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Malcolm … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Day At The Races (1937)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, Screenplay by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Irving Thalberg, Lawrence Weingarten, … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Swan (1956)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Dighton, based on the play A Hattyu by Ferenc Molnar.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Madame Curie (1943)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Hans Rameau, based on the book by Eve Curie.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Julius Caesar (1953)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Butterfield 8

BB (out of 5) Even Elizabeth Taylor insisted that it was her life-threatening illness and emergency tracheotomy that inspired the Academy to award her a Best Actress Oscar for this mundane … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Sidney Franklin, … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment