This Land Is Mine (1943)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1943.  Jean-Renoir- Dudly Nichols Productions, RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols.  Cinematography by Frank Redman.  Produced by Dudley Nichols, Jean Renoir.  Music by Lothar Perl.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Renié.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  An small, unnamed European country is suffering under Nazi occupation, the brutish officers…

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Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Valentine Davies, Screenplay by George Seaton.  Cinematography by Lloyd Ahern Sr., Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by William Perlberg. Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Richard Day, Richard Irvine.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1947.  Golden Globe Awards 1947. Although not…

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The Parent Trap (1961)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the book Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kastner.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards 1961.   Disney could…

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Our Man In Havana (1959)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  Kingsmead Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by Frank Deniz, Laurence Deniz.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Bert Bates.  Golden Globe Awards 1960. In case The Third Man and The End of The Affair have you convinced that…

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The Quiet Man (1952)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1952.  Republic Pictures, Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, based on the story by Maurice Walsh.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Jack Murray.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952. If The…

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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.  Academy Awards 1941. Wonderful Oscar-winner undeservedly beat Citizen Kane for…

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1939.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, adaptation by Bruno Frank, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Joseph H. August.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by William Hamilton, Robert Wise.  Academy Awards 1939.   Richly…

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Jamaica Inn (1939)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1939.  Mayflower Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, dialogue by Sidney Gilliat, contuinity by Alma Reville, additional dialogue by J.B. Priestley, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Bernard Knowles, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Erich Pommer.  Music by Eric Fenby.  Production Design by Thomas N….

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