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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Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Valentine Davies, Screenplay by George Seaton.  Cinematography by Lloyd Ahern Sr., Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by William Perlberg. Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Richard Day, Richard Irvine.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   Although not as ubiquitously adored as It’s A…

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A Letter To Three Wives (1949)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, adaptation by Vera Caspary, based on the Cosmopolitan Magazine novel by John Klempner.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by J. Watson…

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Boomerang! (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard Murphy, based on the article by Fulton Oursler.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Louis De Rochemont.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Chester Gore.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.   An elderly minister is about to…

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Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the novel by Laura Z. Hobson.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.   Gregory Peck decides to research anti-Semitism for…

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Jo Swerling, based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by William A. Bacher.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   A fascinating combination…

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