Rio Lobo (1970)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Mexico, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Malabar.  Story by Burton Wohl, Screenplay by Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by Howard Hawks.   Music by Jerry Goldsmith.   Production Design by Robert Emmet Smith. Costume Design by Leah Rhodes. Film Editing by John Woodcock. Howard Hawks…

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Caged (1950)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1950. Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the article Inside Women’s Prison by Virginia Kellogg.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Charles H. Clarke.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing…

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Tea For Two (1950)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Clork, based on the play by Frank Mandel, Otto A. Harbach, Vincent Youmans, Emil Nyitray and the play by Irving Caesar and William Jacobs.  Cinematography by Wilfrid M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film…

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White Heat (1949)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, suggested by a story by Virginia Kellogg.  Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   One of James Cagney‘s absolute finest moments, and one of the most exciting…

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The Big Sleep (1946)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   My favourite film noir featuring Humphrey Bogart as a…

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Good Times (1967)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1967.  American Broadcasting Company, Motion Pictures International.  Story by Nicholas Hyams, Screenplay by Tony Barrett.  Cinematography by Robert Wyckoff.  Produced by Lindsley Parsons.  Music by Sonny Bono.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Melvin Shapiro. Sonny and Cher in their first and only movie together. Playing…

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Key Largo (1948)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, John Huston, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   Exciting intrigue in the Florida keys! When a big-time gangster (Edward…

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I’ll See You In My Dreams (1951)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose,  based on The Gus Kahn Story by Louis F. Edelman, Grace Kahn.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.  Music by Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best, Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Unremarkable but…

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Strangers On A Train (1951)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde, adaptation by Whitfield Cook, from the novel by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   Exceptional Alfred Hitchcock thriller that fans of The…

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By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (1953)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert O’Brien, Irving Elinson, suggested by the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   Superior sequel to On Moonlight Bay that continues to rip off Meet…

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April In Paris (1952)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Irene Morra. A minor American statesman (Ray Bolger) preparing a US/France-produced cultural festival in Paris…

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