My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Call Me Madam (1953)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Sheekman, based on the musical by Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsey.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  … Continue reading

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October 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Model and The Marriage Broker (1951)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Charles … Continue reading

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August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Valentine Davies, Screenplay by George Seaton.  Cinematography by Lloyd Ahern Sr., Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by William Perlberg. Music by … Continue reading

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February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Move Over, Darling (1963)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Melcher-Arcola Productions.  Screenplay by Hal Kanter, Jack Sher, based on a story by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Leo McCarey, and a screenplay by … Continue reading

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November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Always Goodbye (1938)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Douglas Z. Doty, Gilbert Emery, Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Edith Skouras. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music … Continue reading

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May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Best Of Everything (1959)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, Mann Rubin, based on the novel by Rona Jaffe.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Do Not Disturb (1965)

BB (out of 5) Lesser effort from the dream factory that produced Doris Day‘s silly romantic comedies, this time putting more effort into the sharp fashions and decor than any … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Fiddle (1939)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by George Bradshaw, Screenplay by Harry Tugend.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Gene Markey.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, David Raksin.  Production … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

There’s No Business Like Show Business

BB.5 (out of 5) The life of a show business family is the subject of this shallow musical. Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey are the parents, while Donald O’Connor and Mitzi Gaynor are the … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The King And I

BBBBB (out of 5) Deborah Kerr glows as Anna Leonowens, a true-life schoolteacher who was invited by the King of Siam (Yul Brynner) to come and teach his many children. She … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can-Can

BBB (out of 5) In nineteenth century Paris the lewd dance of the Can-Can is forbidden, but Shirley MacLaine has been performing it in her Montmartre nightclub, where she and the … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Virgin Queen (1955)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Harry Brown, Mindred Lord, based on the story Sir Walter Raleigh by Harry Brown.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment