The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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Mrs. Parkington (1944)

TAY GARNETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1944. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Robert Thoeren, Polly James, based on the novel by Louis Bromfield. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Leon Gordon. Music by Bronislau Kaper. Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Valles. Film Editing by George Boemler. Greer Garson and…

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The April Fools (1969)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1969. Jalem Productions, Cinema Center Films. Screenplay by Hal Dresner. Cinematography by Michel Hugo. Produced by Gordon Carroll. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Production Design by Richard Sylbert. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Bob Wyman. Jack Lemmon plays a financial trader who is invited for…

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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Positively delightful,…

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The White Cliffs Of Dover (1944)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Claudine West, Jan Lustig, George Froeschel, additional poetry by Robert Nathan, based on the poem by Alice Duer Miller.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Clarence Brown, Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Irene…

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It Should Happen To You (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by John Meehan.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Judy Holliday reunites with Born Yesterday writer Garson Kanin and director George Cukor for another look at an adorably daffy…

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Good News (1947)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on the play by Lew Brown, Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson.  Cinematography by Charles Edgar Schoenbaum.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Valles.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.   Campus…

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Advise & Consent (1962)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Otto Preminger Films, Alpha Alpina.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Allen Drury.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger. Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Blass.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Otto Preminger made waves when he originally…

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Exodus (1960)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1960.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the novel by Leon Uris.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Rudi Gernreich, Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Otto Preminger’s three hour-plus presentation of the forming of the…

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Cluny Brown (1946)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, contributing writer James Hilton, based on the novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film…

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)

ALBERT LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):     BBBB.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Albert Lewin, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1945.   Gorgeously shot gothic horror film based on the…

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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 Schoenbaum.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Second Hollywood…

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