The Flame Of New Orleans (1941)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Rene Clair, Joe Pasternak.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Frank Gross.  Fishermen casting their nets in the Mississippi River find a…

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The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Frank Ross-Norma Krasna Inc..  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr.. Produced by Frank Ross. Music by Roy Webb. Production Design by William Cameron Menzies. Costume Design by Irene. Film Editing by Sherman Todd.  Department stores as microcosms of capitalist concern in an…

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The Big Hangover (1950)

NORMAN KRASNA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1950.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Norman Krasna.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Van Johnson is a law student who has been selected to work at a prestigious law firm…

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You And Me (1938)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Norman Krasna, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fritz Lang.  Music by Kurt Weill.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Film Editing by Paul Weatherwax. Early Hollywood project by the recently-arrived Fritz Lang shows him off at his corniest. George Raft and Sylvia Sidney play employees…

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Hands Across The Table (1935)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, based on a story by Vina Delmar.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea. Carole Lombard shines…

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It Started With Eve (1941)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Leo Townsend, based on an original story by Hanns Kraly.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton.  Another adorable comedy of errors starring Deanna Durbin.  This time she…

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Indiscreet (1958)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Warner Bros., Grandon Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, based on his play Kind Sir.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Beautiful little charmer adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind…

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White Christmas (1954)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Music by Gus Levene, Joseph J. Lilley, Van Cleave.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   The biggest box-office hit of 1954 was this enjoyable musical…

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Let’s Make Love (1960)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, additional material by Hal Kanter.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Gene Allen, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   The last musical Marilyn Monroe ever appeared in was this so-so…

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Mr. And Mrs. Smith (1941)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Harry E. Edington.  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by William Hamilton. A casual viewer catching this one on late-night television will be shocked after the…

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My Geisha (1962)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Paramount Pictures, Sachiko.  Story and Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Shunichiro Nakao.  Produced by Steve Parker.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Makoto Kikuchi, Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Shirley MacLaine plays the wife of a famous director (Yves Montand) who flies to Japan for…

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