Mannequin (1937)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1937. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, based on the story by Katharine Brush. Cinematography by George J. Folsey. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Edward Ward. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Academy Awards 1938.   …

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Plymouth Adventure (1952)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Ernest Gebler.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1952.  …

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The Old Man and The Sea (1958)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Edward Carrere, Art Loel.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1958. …

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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the book by Ted W. Lawson, Robert Considine.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan. …

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The Sea of Grass (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence, based on the novel by Conrad Richter.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..    Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Katharine Hepburn leaves the bustling city…

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Boys Town (1938)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Original Story by Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin, Screenplay by John Meehan, Dore Schary.  Cinematography by Sidney Wagner.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Elmo Veron.  Academy Awards 1938. Biopic inspired by the real work of Father Flanagan, who…

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Edward, My Son (1949)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Robert Morley, Noel Langley.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by John Wooldridge.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.  Academy Awards 1949.  Golden Globe Awards 1949.   Robert Morley and Noel Langley’s play is adapted…

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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Inherit The Wind (1960)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   …

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Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1961.  Roxlom Films Inc..  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his original story.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards 1961.  National Board of Review Awards 1961.   Abby Mann adapted…

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Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Millard Kaufman, adaptation by Don McGuire, based on a story by Howard Breslin.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown, Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Newell P. Kimlin.  Academy Awards 1955.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.   When army veteran Spencer…

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Father Of The Bride (1950)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Loew’s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the novel by Edward Streeter.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Leonid Vasian.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1950.   Spencer Tracy is the put-upon…

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