Affair In Trinidad (1952)

VINCENT SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1952.  The Beckworth Corporation.  Story by Virginia Van Upp, Berne Giler, Screenplay by Oscar Saul, James Gunn.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.   Produced by Vincent Sherman.   Music by George Duning.   Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.   Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Rita Hayworth…

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You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

WILLIAM A. SEITER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1942.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Carlos A. Olivari, Sixto Pondal Rios, Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by Lionel Banks.   Costume Design by Irene.   Film Editing by…

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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Sturges Carne, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film…

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Gilda (1946)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by E.A. Ellington, Adaptation by Jo Eisinger, Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Virginia Van Upp.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Rita Hayworth is married to controlling and conniving night club…

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Cover Girl (1944)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1944.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Erwin S. Gelsey, Adaptation by Marion Parsonnet, Paul Gangelin, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Arthur Schwartz.  Music by Jerome Kern.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Muriel King, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  …

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Pal Joey (1957)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1957.  Essex Productions, George Sidney Productions.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based on the musical play book by John O’Hara.  Cinematography by Harold Lipstein.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence, Jerome Thoms.   Less than enjoyable mangling of the extremely popular Broadway show, with…

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Separate Tables (1958)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.   Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Clifton Productions.   Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, John Gay, based on a play by Terence Rattigan.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by David Raksin.   Production Design by Harry Horner.   Costume Design by Mary Grant, Edith Head.   Film Editing by Charles Ennis, Marjorie…

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Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jules Furthman, based on the story Plane From Barranca by Howard Hawks. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   This exquisite drama has long been…

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Susan And God (1940)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Anita Loos, based on the play by Rachel Crothers.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by William H. Terhune. It was around the time that Joan Crawford was labeled “box office poison”…

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You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano.  Cinematography by Philip Tannura.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff.  Music by Morris Stoloff.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Irene, Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.   Lovable Fred Astaire musical has him team up with breathtaking Rita Hayworth after he has wooed her away from…

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