My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the book by Ted W. Lawson, Robert Considine.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson, Robert … Continue reading

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March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Sea of Grass (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence, based on the novel by Conrad Richter.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..    Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music … Continue reading

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November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Music Man (1962)

MORTON DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1962.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Marion Hargrove, in collaboration with Franklin Lacey, based on the musical by Meredith Willson.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Morton … Continue reading

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August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rhapsody (1954)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, adaptation by Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, based on the novel by Henry Handel Richardson.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Date With Judy (1948)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Cooper, Dorothy Kingsley, based on characters created by Aleen Leslie.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Albert … Continue reading

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March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mr. Imperium (You Belong To My Heart) (1951)

DON HARTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Edwin H. Knopf, Don Hartman, based on the play by Edwin H. Knopf. Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Edwin … Continue reading

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April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lili (1953)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on a story by Paul Gallico.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bye Bye Birdie

BB (out of 5) Weak adaptation of the hit Broadway musical marks the film debut of Dick Van Dyke, recreating his role from the theatrical version. When Elvis-like superstar Conrad … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little Women (1949)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew’s.  Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck, Charles Edgar … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Annie Get Your Gun

BBBB (out of 5) Rousing film adaptation of Irving Berlin’s still-hugely popular musical about legendary Wild West gunslingers Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Annie is introduced to Buffalo Bill’s travelling … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

In The Heat Of The Night

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the best mysteries ever filmed, this excellent drama takes on the issues of class, race and politics that boil up during the investigation of … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment