Autumn Leaves (1956)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1956. William Goetz Productions. Screenplay by Jean Rouverol, Hugo Butler, Lewis Meltzer, Robert Blees. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by William Goetz. Music by Hans J. Salter. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Michael Luciano. Joan Crawford is excellent…

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The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer, based on the novel by Nelson Algren.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Academy Awards 1955.   Outstanding look at drug addiction by filmmaker Otto Preminger that…

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The Jazz Singer (1952)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.    USA, 1952.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Frank Davis, Leonard Stern, Lewis Meltzer, based on the play by Samson Raphaelson. Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..  Academy Awards 1952. The…

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