The Perfect Furlough (1958)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   A group of soldiers is stationed at a research facility…

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When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1939.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Dwight Taylor, based on the story A Modern Cinderella by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by John J. Mescall.  Produced by John M. Stahl.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth. Irene Dunne is a waitress at…

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The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

HAROLD YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1942.  Universal Pictures Corporation.  Story by Neil P. Varnick, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   One of the many Mummy movies made after Boris Karloff immortalized the role, featuring Lon Chaney Jr….

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Imitation Of Life (1959)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Griffin, Allan Scott, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The subliminal messages in this Douglas Sirk soaper are…

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Magnificent Obsession (1954)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Blees, adaptation by Wells Root, based on the screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, from the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Emrich Nicholson.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  …

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All I Desire (1953)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by James Gunn, Robert Blees, Adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel Stopover by Carol Ryrie Brink.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Henry Mancini, Herman Stein.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Barbara…

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Madame X (1966)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions, Eltee.  Screenplay by Jean Holloway, based on the play by Alexandre Bisson. Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The classic tearjerker that has…

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All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1930.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by George Abbott, adaptation by Del Andrews, Maxwell Anderson, dialogue by Maxwell Anderson, supervising story chief C. Gardner Sullivan, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Sam Perry, Heinz Roemheld.   Production Design by Charles D….

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Destry Rides Again (1939)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Felix Jackson, Screenplay by Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, Henry Myers, suggested by the novel by Max Brand.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth. Classic western that serves as the prototype…

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Bedtime Story (1964)

RALPH LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Pennebaker Productions, The Lankershim Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.  Cinematography by Clifford Stine.  Produced by Stanley Shapiro.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had its origins in this delightful…

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Flower Drum Song (1961)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Universal International Pictures, Fields Productions.   Screenplay by Joseph Fields, based on the stage play by Joseph Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by C.Y. Lee.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.   Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film…

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Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

LAMBERT HILLYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Bram Stoker, Screenplay by Garrett Fort, based on a suggestion by David O. Selznick, and characters created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by E.M. Asher.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Brymer.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Gloria Holden makes a…

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