Autumn Leaves (1956)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1956. William Goetz Productions. Screenplay by Jean Rouverol, Hugo Butler, Lewis Meltzer, Robert Blees. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by William Goetz. Music by Hans J. Salter. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Michael Luciano. Joan Crawford is excellent…

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Footlight Parade (1933)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Manuel Seff, James Seymour.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Al Dubin, Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Harry Warren, Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy….

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This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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Hands Across The Table (1935)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, based on a story by Vina Delmar.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea. Carole Lombard shines…

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The Bells Of St. Mary’s (1945)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1945.  Rainbow Productions.  Story by Leo McCarey, Screenplay by Dudley Nichols.   Cinematography by George Barnes.   Produced by Leo McCarey.   Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.   Production Design by William Flannery.   Costume Design by Edith Head.   Film Editing by Harry Marker.   Sappy, manipulative and wholly engrossing sequel to the equally disarming Going My…

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The Snake Pit (1948)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Frank Partos, Millen Brand, based on the novel by Mary Jane Ward.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Robert Bassler, Anatole Litvak.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This glimpse into…

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Female (1933)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1933.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola, suggested by a story by Donald Henderson Clarke.   Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by Robert Presnell Sr..  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   Ruth Chatteron plays the head of a giant…

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My Little Chickadee (1940)

EDWARD F. CLINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mae West, W.C. Fields.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Lester Cowan.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Russell A. Gausman.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss. Two comedic giants are teamed up in this hilarious comedy. Mae West stars as a woman…

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Lewis R. Foster, Screenplay by Sidney Buchman.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  ostume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Al Clark, Gene Havlick.   Frank Capra feel-good Americana about a pure-hearted boy-scout leader turned newbie…

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Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a story by Clarence Budington Kelland.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Samuel Lange.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.   Gary Cooper is gorgeous as an easygoing, normal fellow who has an entire…

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