What A Way To Go (1964)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1964. Apjac-Orchard Productions. Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Music by Nelson Riddle. Production Design by Ted Haworth, Jack Martin Smith. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler. Shirley MacLaine is a delight…

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edwin Blum, William Absalom Drake, based on the play by William Gillette, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Robert Russell Bennett, David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge, David…

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Tin Pan Alley (1940)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, based on a story by Pamela Harris.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Travis Banton. …

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Porgy And Bess (1959)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by N. Richard Nash, based on the musical by DuBose Heyward, from the play by Dorothy Heyward.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by George Gershwin.  Production Design by Oliver Smith.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film…

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Call Me Madam (1953)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Sheekman, based on the musical by Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsey.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Alfred Newman.   Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.   Film Editing by…

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David And Bathsheba (1951)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean. King David, played in some pretty…

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Crash Dive (1943)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Original story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by Jo Swerling.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss, Walter Thompson.  Tyrone Power…

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Wilson (1944)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck really put his back into the studio’s prestige…

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The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  …

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The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Arwin Productions, Reame Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Everett Freeman, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, George W. Davis. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   The Doris Day formula is tired but still has its…

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The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Frank Tashlin, Herbert Baker, based on the novel Do Re Mi by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Tashlin.  Music by Leigh Harline, Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   Tom Ewell is pressured…

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Stormy Weather (1943)

ANDREW L. STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jerry Horwin, Seymour B. Robinson, Screenplay by Frederick J. Jackson, Ted Koehler, adaptation by H.S. Kraft.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   The best…

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