The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

NATHAN JURAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1958. Columbia Pictures, Morningside Productions. Screenplay by Ken Kolb. Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper. Produced by Charles H. Schneer. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Production Design by Gil Parrondo. Film Editing by Edwin H. Bryant, Jerome Thoms. It’s actually Sinbad’s third and fifth voyages that are leaned upon…

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Bend Of The River (1952)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1952.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Borden Chase, based on the novel by William Gulick.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth. A community of settlers are making their way…

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Body And Soul (1947)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Enterprise Productions.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Bob Roberts.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Marion Herwood Keyes.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.   John Garfield plays a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who is desperate to make good and take…

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Harvey (1950)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950. Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney, based on the play by Mary Chase.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by John Beck.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   James Stewart plays a charming fella who appears to have a…

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The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)

NATHAN JURAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Marquette Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Ray Buffum.  Cinematography by Jacques R. Marquette.   Produced by Jacques R. Marquette.  Music by Walter Greene.  Production Design by Richard M. Rubin.  Film Editing by Irving M. Schoenberg.   Despite the description of the story, not to mention the juicy B-level title, this film isn’t nearly as bad…

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The Razor’s Edge (1946)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Oleg Cassini, Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..   Excellent…

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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   Wonderful Oscar-winner undeservedly beat Citizen Kane for the best…

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