My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Dead End (1937)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Boys Town (1938)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Original Story by Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin, Screenplay by John Meehan, Dore Schary.  Cinematography by Sidney Wagner.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Edward … Continue reading

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September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Courage Of Lassie (1946)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1946.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Lionel Houser.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Robert Sisk.  Music by Scott Bradley, Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Youngblood.  Costume … Continue reading

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July 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Kings Row (1942)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Henry Bellamann.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Riskin, Harry Kurnitz, Screenplay by Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trapeze (1956)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Joanna Productions, Susan Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, adaptation by Liam O’Brien, based on the novel The Killing Frost by … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moon Over Miami

BBB (out of 5) Betty Grable goes to a resort in Miami posing as a wealthy heiress in order to ensnare a rich husband. She gets Don Ameche instead, but at least … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Star

BB.5 (out of 5) Times were obviously getting tough for Bette Davis following her coup in All About Eve. One of the best roles she played before Whatever Happened To Baby … Continue reading

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September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beyond The Forest

BB (out of 5) This is the film that Elizabeth Taylor quotes in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?: Bette Davis made movie history simply by entering a room, looking around and … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Story by Robert Buckner, Screenplay by Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Woman Of The Year (1942)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr., Michael Kanin.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment