The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by Buddy Adler. Music by Hugo Friedhofer. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler….

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I Walk Alone (1947)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, adaptation by Robert Smith, John Bright, based on the play by Theodore Reeves.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head. …

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Hold Back The Dawn (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on the story Memo To A Movie Producer by Ketti Frings.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith…

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I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the book by Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher. …

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A Very Special Favor (1965)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1965.  The Lankershim Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Stanley Shapiro.  Music by Vic Mizzy.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Yves Saint-Laurent.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Lawyer Charles Boyer, is appalled to learn that the reason he lost…

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The Major And The Minor (1942)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, suggested by a play by Edward Childs Carpenter, from a story by Fanny Kilbourne.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison. Tired…

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The Woman On The Beach (1947)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Davis, Jean Renoir, adaptation by J.R. Michael Hogan, based on the novel by Mitchell Wilson.  Cinematography by Leo Tover, Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Jack J. Gross.  Music by Hanns Eisler.  Production Design by  Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by…

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The Vagabond Lover (1929)

MARSHALL NEILAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1929.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Victor Baravalle.  Production Design by Max Ree.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Arthur Roberts. Early sound feature that shows its age in the stiff performances (though star Rudy Vallee was rarely anything else) but has…

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Addison Hehr, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   The imagery in this groundbreaking science-fiction film is unforgettable: a perfectly designed…

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Love Me Tender (1956)

ROBERT D. WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Maurice Geraghty, Screenplay by Robert Buckner.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.   Ridiculous melodrama that is merely an excuse for Elvis Presley (in his film debut)…

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I’m No Angel (1933)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Story, Screenplay and Dialogue by Mae West, with suggestions by Lowell Brentano.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron. Music by Herman Hand, Howard Jackson, Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering. Mae West…

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No Man Of Her Own (1932)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Edmund Goulding, Benjamin Glazer, Screenplay by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Milton Herbert Gropper.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Albert Lewis.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering. Clark Gable plays a big-time con artist who escapes the city of Manhattan for a little while when the…

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