The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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A Song To Remember (1945)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1945. Columbia Pictures. Story by Ernst Marischka, Screenplay by Sidney Buchman. Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, Tony Gaudio. Produced by Sidney Buchman, Louis F. Edelman. Music by Morris Stoloff. Production Design by Lionel Banks, Van Nest Polglase. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett. Film Editing by Charles…

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Desiree (1954)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.   Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the book by Annemarie Selinko.   Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.   Produced by Julian Blaustein.   Music by Alex North.   Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.   Costume Design by Rene Hubert, Charles Le Maire.    Film…

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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Original story by Leo McCarey, Frank R. Adams, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.   Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.   Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day.   Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd. …

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The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1934.  London Film Productions.  Story and dialogue by Frederick Lonsdale, Lajos Biro, based on the play L’Homme A La Rose by Henry Bataille.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Vincent Korda, Francis Hallam.  Costume Design by…

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The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1933.  London Film Productions.  Scenario by Arthur Wimperis, story and dialogue by Lajos Biro, Arthur Wimperis.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz.  Music by Kurt Schroder.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by John Armstrong.  Film Editing by Stephen Harrison.   Spirited film features beautiful sets and costumes and…

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Wuthering Heights (1939)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1939.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Emily Bronte.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Romantically filmed, lush adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ever-so-popular novel about love between…

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These Three (1936)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on her play The Children’s Hour.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   First of two film adaptations of Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour,…

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The Lion Has Wings (1939)

ADRIAN BRUNEL, BRIAN DESMOND HURST, MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 1939.  London Film Productions.  Directed by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell.  Story by Ian Dalrymple, Screenplay by Adrian Brunel, E.V.H. Emmett.  Cinematography by Osmond Borradaile, Bernard Browne, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Film Editing by Henry Cornelius,…

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