Harriet Craig (1950)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1950. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by James Gunn, Anne Froelich, based on the play Craig’s Wife by George Kelly. Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by William Dozier. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Walter Holscher. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien. Film Editing by Viola Lawrence. Harriet…

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Affair In Trinidad (1952)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1952.  The Beckworth Corporation.  Story by Virginia Van Upp, Berne Giler, Screenplay by Oscar Saul, James Gunn.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.   Produced by Vincent Sherman.   Music by George Duning.   Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.   Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Academy Awards…

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One Night Of Love (1934)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1934.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by S.K. Lauren,James Gow, Edmund H. North, based on the story Don’t Fall In Love by Dorothy Speare,  Charles Beahan.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Harry Cohn.  Music by Gus Kahn, Victor Schertzinger.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1934….

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The Miracle Woman (1931)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay and dialogue by Jo Swerling, based on the play Bless You Sister by John Meehan, Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Harry Cohn.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Maurice Wright.  Barbara Stanwyck opens this film with a fiery speech that gets your blood up…

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jules Furthman, based on the story Plane From Barranca by Howard Hawks. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1939.   This exquisite drama has…

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His Girl Friday (1940)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Sidney Cutner, Felix Mills.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.   Howard Hawks remakes The Front Page with…

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, based on the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Academy Awards 1941.   In this adorable fantasy, a…

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The Awful Truth (1937)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Vina Delmar, based on a play by Arthur Richman. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Morris Stoloff.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy Awards 1937.   Comedy masterpiece by Leo McCarey that is probably his…

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Penny Serenade (1941)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Martha Cheavens, Screenplay by Morrie Ryskind.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by W. Franke Harling.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.  Academy Awards 1941. Endless weepy about a couple (Cary Grant, Irene Dunne) who lose their infant and decide instead to adopt. The many…

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Born Yesterday (1950)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Mannheimer, based on the play by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by S. Sylvan Simon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Academy Awards 1950.  Golden Globe Awards 1950. Judy Holliday is absolutely fantastic in this…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Liberty Films.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, additional scenes by Jo Swerling, from a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc, Joseph Walker, Victor Milner.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Jack Okey, William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by…

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