Tall Story (1960)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 1960.  Mansfield Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, from the novel by Howard Nemerov.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. Jane…

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The Battle of Russia (1943)

FRANK CAPRA, ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1943.  U.S. Army Special Service Division, U.S. War Department.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Rober Heller, featuring selections adapted from Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   Exemplary entry in the Why We Fight series, and one of…

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Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough (1975)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Aries Productions, Paramount Pictures, Sujac Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Rita Roland.   The third adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s books,…

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Mr. Skeffington (1944)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, from the story by Elizabeth von Arnim.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   As with many similar soap opera films…

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The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   Excellent comedy about a crotchety…

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Fanny (1961)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1961.  Warner Bros., Mansfield Productions. Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by S.N. Behrman, Joshua Logan, from the Marseilles trilogy by Marcel Pagnol.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Harold Rome.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini.  Costume Design by Anne-Marie Marchand.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  …

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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 1964.  Universal Pictures, Martin Melcher Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play Send Me No Flowers: A Comedy In Three Acts by Norman Barasch, Carroll Moore.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Harry Keller.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by…

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Romance On The High Seas (1948)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros., Michael Curtiz Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, additional dialogue by I.A.L. Diamond, based on the story Romance In High C by Sixto Pondal Rios, Carlos A. Olivari.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Oscar Levant.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design…

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Casablanca (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, based on the play Everybody Comes To Rick’s by Murray Burnett, Joan Alison.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks. Here’s another one of…

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Four Daughters (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1938.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Lenore J. Coffee, from the Cosmopolitan Magazine story by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  Every frame of this wonderful comedy-tearjerker is…

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Arsenic And Old Lace (1944)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, based on the play by Joseph Kesselring.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell. Hilarious adaptation of the popular play about a well-intentioned…

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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Richard Brooks, based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   It was in this so-so romantic…

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