Wonder Man (1945)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, adaptation by Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, from a story by Arthur Sheekman.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William E. Snyder.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by … More Wonder Man (1945)

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It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards … More It Started In Naples (1960)

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A New Kind Of Love

BB.5 (out of 5) Definitely not a new kind of movie.  Joanne Woodward plays a dowdy fashion designer specializing in affordable knock-offs of Parisian haute couture, who meets up with cynical journalist Paul Newman while taking in some fashion shows in France’s beautiful capital. Newman doesn’t even look at her twice, but when Woodward dolls … More A New Kind Of Love

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On Moonlight Bay

BBB (out of 5) Looking in to cash on the success of MGM’s Meet Me In St. Louis, Warner Bros. comes up with its own musical comedy about a wholesome family in turn of the century America. They copy everything right down to the crotchety maid (originally Marjorie Main, this time Mary Wickes) and the … More On Moonlight Bay

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April In Paris (1952)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   A minor American statesman (Ray Bolger) preparing a US/France-produced cultural festival in Paris … More April In Paris (1952)

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It’s A Great Feeling (1949)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Story by I.A.L. Diamond, Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.  Academy Awards 1949.   Doris Day‘s cheerful singing is all you … More It’s A Great Feeling (1949)

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