My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1962.  Euterpe, Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on the book by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Joe Pasternak.  Music … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, based on the musical comedy by George M. Cohan.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, Roger Edens, George … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1944. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book by Sally Benson.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Roger … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, additional dialogue by Harry W. Conn, based on an original story by Moss Hart.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

LEMUEL AYERS, ROY DEL RUTH, ROBERT LEWIS, VINCENTE MINNELLI, GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by David Freedman, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey, … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Funny Face

BBB.5 (out of 5) Audrey Hepburn rarely looked lovelier than in this gorgeous musical comedy, inspired loosely by the career of photographer Richard Avedon. One of the most beautifully photographed colour … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

For Me And My Gal

BBBB (out of 5) Gene Kelly‘s film debut came about in this delightful period musical starring him and Judy Garland (of trivial note: it’s the only film she was ever … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment