The Great Caruso (1951)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, suggested by the biography of Enrico Caruso by Dorothy Caruso.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green, Peter Herman Adler.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  Academy Awards 1951.   … More The Great Caruso (1951)

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The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Art Cohn, based on the novel by Adela Rogers St. John and the play by Willard Mack.  Cinematography by Paul Vogel.  Produced by Armand Deutsch.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ben Lewis.   After a Washington attorney … More The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

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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 Sendrey, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress.   Teenaged Jane Powell is a very popular girl … More A Date With Judy (1948)

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Ivanhoe

BBB (out of 5) Walter Scott’s popular novel is played as adventure for the Robin Hood fans in this handsomely mounted though hopelessly dated production. Robert Taylor is colorless as the titular knight who discovers that King Richard, long thought dead, is actually being held for ransom. Taylor must find a way to raise the money … More Ivanhoe

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Fun In Acapulco (1963)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1963.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Allan Weiss.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stanley E. Johnson.   Another Elvis Presley music-fest that serves as a collection of music videos in the days before MTV. … More Fun In Acapulco (1963)

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The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Riskin, Harry Kurnitz, Screenplay by Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by David Snell.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Weakest of the series, but … More The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

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Night Must Fall (1937)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Van Druten, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1937.   Faithful to the original stageplay by Emlyn Williams, this entire film takes place … More Night Must Fall (1937)

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