The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Essex And Elizabeth USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Aeneas MacKenzie, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   The volatile love affair between Queen…

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The Band Wagon (1953)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story and Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green.  Cinematography by Harry Jackson.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Alexander Courage, Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Mary Ann Nyberg.  Film Editing by Albert Akst, George White.   Vincente Minnelli outdid his own An American In Paris with this…

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That’s Entertainment Part II (1976)

GENE KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Narration by Leonard Gershe.  Produced by Saul Chaplin, Daniel Melnick.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Filipo.  Film Editing by David Blewitt, David Bretherton, Bud Friedgen, Peter C. Johnson.   More greatest-hit clips from MGM’s vault, with the novelty wearing slightly thin but the material still entertaining. Hollywood veterans Gene…

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