Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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State Fair (1933)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1933.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, Paul Green, based on the novel by Philip Stong.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan.  Music by Louis De Francesco.  Production Design by Duncan Cramer.  Costume Design by Rita Kaufman.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Battlestar Galactica (1978)

RICHARD A. COLLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1978.  Glen A. Larson Productions, Universal Television.  Screenplay by Glen A. Larson.  Cinematography by Ben Colman.  Produced by John Dykstra.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by John E. Chilberg II.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Dorleac.  Film Editing by Robert L. Kimble, Leon Ortiz-Gil, Larry Strong. Universal responded to the success of Star Wars with…

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Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1973.  Apjac International, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Paul Dehn, Screenplay by John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by John C. Horger, Alan Jaggs. Enjoyable conclusion to…

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Advise & Consent (1962)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Otto Preminger Films, Alpha Alpina.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Allen Drury.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger. Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Blass.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Cannes Film Festival 1962. Otto Preminger made waves…

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Johnny Belinda (1948)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1948.   Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Irma von Cube, Allen Vincent, based on the stage play by Elmer Harris.   Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by David Weisbart.  Academy Awards 1948.  Golden Globe Awards 1948.   Jane Wyman…

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All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1930.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by George Abbott, adaptation by Del Andrews, Maxwell Anderson, dialogue by Maxwell Anderson, supervising story chief C. Gardner Sullivan, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Sam Perry, Heinz Roemheld.   Production Design by Charles D….

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That’s Entertainment Part II

BBB.5 (out of 5) More greatest-hit clips from MGM’s vault, with the novelty wearing slightly thin but the material still entertaining. Hollywood veterans Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire take you on a continuing tour of the golden age of MGM movies, with song and dance numbers from films starring Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Bing Crosby, etc. In…

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