Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1952.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Story by Myles Connolly, Screenplay by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Antoni Clave, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Antoni Clave, Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  The…

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A Star Is Born (2018)

BRADLEY COOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Peters Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, based on the screenplay by Moss Hart, the screenplay by John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, and the story by…

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Lady In The Dark (1944)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the play by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois, Ray Moyer.  Costume Design by Raoul Pene du Bois, Edith Head, Mitchell Leisen.  Film Editing by Alma…

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The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   Excellent comedy about a crotchety…

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Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the novel by Laura Z. Hobson.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1947.  Golden Globe Awards 1947.  …

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A Star Is Born (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Transcona Enterprises.  Screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the 1937 film, story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Sidney Luft.  Music by Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Gene Allen.  Costume Design by Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg.  Film Editing by Folmar…

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The Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, additional dialogue by Harry W. Conn, based on an original story by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Nacio Herb Brown, Roger Edens, Alfred Newman, Arthur Freed.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Eugene…

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You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, based on a play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Irene, Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1938. Terrific Frank Capra comedy about a kooky, lower-class…

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