Blood On The Moon (1948)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Lillie Hayward, adaptation by Harold Shumate, Luke Short, based on the Saturday Evening Post serial story by Luke Short.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Theron Warth.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller. …

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Susan Slept Here (1954)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 1954.  Harriet Parsons Productions.   Screenplay by Alex Gottlieb, based on the play by Steve Fisher, Alex Gottlieb.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Harriet Parsons.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by…

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Cat People (1942)

JACQUES TOURNEUR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1942.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.   Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Mark Robson. A naval construction engineer (Kent Smith) espies a…

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The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

IDA LUPINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  RKO Radio Pictures, The Filmakers.  Screenplay by Collier Young, Ida Lupino, adaptation by Robert L. Joseph.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Collier Young.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Film Editing by Douglas Stewart. This efficient thriller might be the best of the films that…

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The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

ROBERT WISE, GUNTHER VON FRITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by J.R. Whittredge. The studio pushed producer Val Lewton for a sequel to the surprise hit Cat People, and…

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The Spiral Staircase (1945)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures, Dore Schary Productions.  Screenplay by Mel Dinelli, based on the novel Some Must Watch by Ethel Lina White.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Harry W. Gerstad, Harry Marker.   Much…

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Out Of The Past (1947)

JACQUES TOURNEUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on his novel Build My Gallows High.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Warren Duff.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Samuel E. Beetley.   Stellar film noir features a terrific lead performance by…

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The Seventh Victim (1943)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1943.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles O’Neal, DeWitt Bodeen.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by John Lockert. Deliciously atmospheric B-movie featuring Kim Hunter in her film debut. Informed by the headmistress of her boarding…

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Born To Be Bad (1950)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1950.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, additional dialogue by Robert Soderberg, George Oppenheimer, adaptation by Charles Schnee, based on the novel All Kneeling by Anne Parrish.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Robert Sparks.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Hattie Carnegie,…

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The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer (1947)

IRVING REIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Original story and screenplay by Sidney Sheldon.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse, Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up…

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