Imitation of Life (1934)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1934.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by William Hurlbut, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright.  Academy Awards 1934 The Douglas Sirk remake of 1959 is…

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Porky’s II: The Next Day (1983)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Simon / Reeves / Landsburg Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark, Roger Swaybill, Alan Ormsby, based on characters created by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody,  Carl Zittrer.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Fred Price.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Stan…

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National Velvet (1944)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Enid Bagnold.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1945. Adored by young and old alike for decades, and rightfully so.  Elizabeth…

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