The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Frank Ross-Norma Krasna Inc..  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr.. Produced by Frank Ross. Music by Roy Webb. Production Design by William Cameron Menzies. Costume Design by Irene. Film Editing by Sherman Todd.  Department stores as microcosms of capitalist concern in an…

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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Original story by Leo McCarey, Frank R. Adams, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.   Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.   Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day.   Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd. …

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Our Town (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1940.  Sol Lesser Productions.  Screenplay by Thornton Wilder, Frank Craven, Harry Chandlee, based on the play by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Sol Lesser.  Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Edward P. Lambert.  Film Editing by…

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The Long Voyage Home (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1940.  Argosy Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on four Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd.   Four nautically-themed plays by Eugene O’Neill are strung together for a haunting and dark…

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They Live By Night (1949)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, adaptation by Nicholas Ray, based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson.  Cinematography by George E. Diskant.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Alfred Herman.  Costume Design by Adele Balkan.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd. Farley Granger gets…

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Stella Dallas (1937)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, dramatization by Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Gertrude Purcell, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.   Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd.   Perennial twelve-hankie…

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For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Sam Wood.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by LeVaughn Larson, Pat Williams.  Film Editing by John F. Link Sr., Sherman Todd.   This wooden adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s famous…

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