Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr., based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Thelma Strabel.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William V. Skall.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans…

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I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the book by Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher. …

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The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Major And The Minor (1942)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, suggested by a play by Edward Childs Carpenter, from a story by Fanny Kilbourne.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison. Tired…

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Battlestar Galactica (1978)

RICHARD A. COLLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1978.  Glen A. Larson Productions, Universal Television.  Screenplay by Glen A. Larson.  Cinematography by Ben Colman.  Produced by John Dykstra.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by John E. Chilberg II.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Dorleac.  Film Editing by Robert L. Kimble, Leon Ortiz-Gil, Larry Strong. Universal responded to the success of Star Wars with…

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The Lost Weekend (1945)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1945.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on the novel by Charles R. Jackson.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.  Academy Awards 1945.  Cannes Film Festival 1946.  Golden…

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We’re Not Dressing (1934)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Horace Jackson, Francis Martin, George Marion Jr., based on stories by Walton Hall Smith, Benjamin Glazer and the play The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Benjamin Glazer.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Stuart Heisler….

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The Uninvited (1944)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Dodie Smith, Frank Partos, based on the novel Uneasy Freehold by Dorothy Macardle.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.  Academy Awards 1944.   Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey are siblings who decide to buy…

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Lady In The Dark (1944)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the play by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois, Ray Moyer.  Costume Design by Raoul Pene du Bois, Edith Head, Mitchell Leisen.  Film Editing by Alma…

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Golden Earrings (1947)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Frank Butler, Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Yolanda Foldes.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Harry Tugend.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John Meehan.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Ray Milland is an English officer…

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Three Smart Girls (1936)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by John W. Harkrider.  Costume Design by Albert Nickels.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.  Academy Awards 1936. Its morality is hopelessly dated, but the fun is still infectious after all…

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Ministry Of Fear (1944)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Seton I. Miller, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Henry Sharp.  Produced by Seton I. Miller.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Fritz Lang’s powerful visual style has not abated by the time he makes…

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