Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Star Said No USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton. Old westerns starring Howard Keel are…

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Queen Of Outer Space (1958)

EDWARD BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1958.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the story Queen Of The Universe by Ben Hecht.  Cinematography by William P. Whitley.  Produced by Ben Schwalb.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin. Familiarity with 50s science-fiction camp still can’t prepare you…

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Flight To Mars (1951)

LESLEY SELANDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1951.  Monogram Pictures.  Screenplay by Arthur Strawn.  Cinematography by Harry Neumann.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Film Editing by Richard V. Heermance.   A group of scientists and one reporter are bustled into a spaceship and sent to the red planet, eventually landing and discovering a…

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The Maze (1953)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel B. Ullman, based on the novel by Maurice Sandoz.  Cinematography by Harry Neumann.  Produced by Richard V. Heermance.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Film Editing by John C. Fuller. A woman is enjoying a happy relationship with her fiancé when he…

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   The great entertainer, once the…

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Youth On Parade (1942)

ALBERT S. ROGELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1942.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by George Carleton Brown, additional dialogue by Frank Gill Jr..  Cinematography by Ernest Miller.  Produced by Albert J. Cohen.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Russell Kimball.  Costume Design by Eloise.  Film Editing by Howard O’Neill.   Average campus comedy that is worth checking out for a handful of terrific musical numbers….

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