The Blob (1988)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1988 .    TriStar Pictures, Palisades California Inc..  Screenplay by Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont, based on the earlier screenplay by Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker, story by Irvine H. Millgate.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.   Produced by Jack H. Harris, Elliott Kastner.   Music by Michael Hoenig.   Production Design…

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Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Christopher Morley.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by David Hempstead.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.  Academy Awards 1940.   Ginger Rogers had to go…

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Lady In The Dark (1944)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the play by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois, Ray Moyer.  Costume Design by Raoul Pene du Bois, Edith Head, Mitchell Leisen.  Film Editing by Alma…

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The Blob

BBBB (out of 5) Teenager Steve McQueen (then still “Steven”) takes his girlfriend up to a secluded point to gaze at the stars (yeah, right) but is interrupted by a nearby meteorite that falls from the sky. When it lands, the meteorite produces an alien in the shape of a giant gelatinous blob that takes…

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Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1939. Pre-revolutionary Americans Henry Fonda and…

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