The Detective (1968)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  Arcola Pictures, Arcola-Millfield Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Roderick Thorp.   Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.   Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.   Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Donald Brooks, Moss Mabry.   Film…

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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.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Alfred Newman.   Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.   Film Editing by…

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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 Brackett.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson. Thelma…

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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 Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Richard Day, Richard Irvine.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1947.  Golden Globe Awards 1947. Although not…

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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 Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Hilyard M. Brown, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design…

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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 by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson. Barbara Stanwyck brings her usual fiery intensity…

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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 Wald.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1959….

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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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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 Design by Richard Day, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1939.   Adorable musical featuring Sonja Henie as a small town…

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There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Lamar Trotti, Screenplay by Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Earle Hagen, Bernard Mayers, Alfred Newman, Lionel Newman, Hal Schaefer, Herbert W. Spencer.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla, Miles White.  Film Editing by…

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The King And I (1956)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, from the musical play by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King Of Siam by Margaret Landon.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by…

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Can-Can (1960)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox, Suffolk-Cummings Productions.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, Charles Lederer, based on the musical comedy by Abe Burrows.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.   Produced by Jack Cummings.   Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Robert L….

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