I Was A Communist For The F.B.I. (1951)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the article by Matt Cvetic, Pete Martin.  Cinematography by Edwin B. DuPar.  Produced by Bryan Foy.  Music by William Lava.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Vic Vallejo, Mina Willowbird.  Film Editing by Folmar…

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Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Operation Pacific (1951)

GEORGE WAGGNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by George Waggner.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..   Shameless war propaganda that isn’t without its merits.  John Wayne is excellent as a submarine officer whose vessel is trying to perfect the launching…

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Dead Ringer (1964)

PAUL HENREID Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1964.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Albert Beich, Oscar Millard, based on the story La Otra aka Dead Pigeon by Rian James.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   It’s hard to contain Bette Davis into one…

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Calamity Jane (1953)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by James O’Hanlon.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by David Buttolph, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.  Academy Awards 1953.   I don’t know if Doris Day ever sounded lovelier than in this wonderful film. Obviously…

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