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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Wilson (1944)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1944.  Golden Globe Awards 1944. Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck really put his…

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Possessed (1947)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1947.  Warner Bros..  Story by Rita Weiman, Screenplay by Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by  Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Adrian, Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.  Academy Awards 1947.  Cannes Film Festival 1947. Joan Crawford is madly in love with architect Van Heflin, but he’s had…

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To Be Or Not To Be (1942)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Romaine Film Corporation.  Original Story by Melchior Lengyel, Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Werner R. Heyman.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Podcast: My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1942.   Fantastic war comedy, most notable for being the…

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If I Were King (1938)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on the play by Justin Huntly McCarthy.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.  Academy Awards 1938.   Ronald Colman plays a ruffian poet living in…

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Sergeant York (1941)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston, based on the diary of  Alvin C. York, edited by Tom Skeyhill.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jesse L. Lasky, Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by S. Kring, Ted Schultz, Jeanette…

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