Androcles And The Lion (1952)

CHESTER ERSKINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Chester Erskine, Ken Englund, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Roland Gross. …

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Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

PETER GODFREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1945.  Warner Bros..  Story by Aileen Hamilton, Screenplay by Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Frank Magee.   Dennis Morgan plays a soldier who survives his destroyer being sunk, rescued after weeks…

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Marie Antoinette (1938)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda, based in part on the book by Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1938. Married to 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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Do Not Disturb (1965)

RALPH LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1965.  Melcher-Arcola Productions.  Screenplay by Milt Rosen, Richard L. Breen, based on the play by William Fairchild.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Ray Aghayan.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   Lesser effort from the…

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The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   Excellent comedy about a crotchety…

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Sweethearts (1938)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, based on the musical book by Fred De Gresac, Harry B. Smith, Robert B. Smith.  Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Fred De Gresac, Harry B. Smith, Robert B. Smith, Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric…

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The Great Dictator (1940)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Charles Chaplin Productions, One Production Company.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Roland Totheroh, Karl Struss.  Produced by Charles Chaplin.  Music by Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick.  Film Editing by Willard Nico.  Academy Awards 1940. People who walk around saying that the Holocaust happened because…

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