My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Porgy And Bess (1959)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by N. Richard Nash, based on the musical by DuBose Heyward, from the play by … Continue reading

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October 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wonder Man (1945)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, adaptation by Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, from … Continue reading

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April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Arrowsmith (1931)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1931.  John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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October 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dead End (1937)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Broadway Girls (The Greeks Had A Word For Them) (1932)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Feature Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the play The Greeks Had A Word For It by Zoe … Continue reading

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December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1947.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Ken Englund, Everett Freeman, from a story by James Thurber.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, based on the novel by Robert Nathan.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bulldog Drummond

BBBB (out of 5) The first great adventure thriller of sound films was this terrific yarn starring Ronald Colman in the title role. He plays a ‘demobilized officer’ of World War … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guys And Dolls

BBBB (out of 5) Frank Loesser’s fantastic musical, based on stories by Damon Runyon, is served quite faithfully in this thoroughly enjoyable musical. The cast is (surprisingly) headed by Marlon … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best Years Of Our Lives

BBB (out of 5) This extremely popular wartime drama won the Best Picture Academy Award in 1946 but hasn’t really aged all that well.  It describes the life of a … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment