The North Star (1943)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, additional dialogue in new edition by Burt Beck.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1943.  Lillian Hellman pens a tribute to the spirit of Russia suffering…

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Rhythm Parade (1942)

HOWARD BRETHERTON, DAVE GOULD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1942.  Monogram Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Charles R. Marion.  Cinematography by Mack Stengler.  Produced by Sydney M. Williams.  Music by Edward J. Kay.  Film Editing by Carl Pierson. One of many hit-parade films made to showcase popular songs and performers of the time before music videos were invented,…

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The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

REGINALD LE BORG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg.  Cinematography by William A. Sickner.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by John B. Goodman, Abraham Grossman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Saul A. Goodkind.   After The Mummy’s Tomb,…

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Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1939. Pre-revolutionary Americans Henry Fonda and…

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