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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My Darling Clementine (1946)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samuel G. Engel, Winston Miller, from a story by Sam Hellman, based on the book by Stuart N. Lake.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Samuel G. Engel.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  John…

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Stagecoach (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1939.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the story by Ernest Haycox.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Gerard Carbonara.  Production Design by Alexander Toluboff.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer. The western that started it all; certainly the genre was already well established as…

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.   Despite the studio’s merciless cuts and reshoots, Orson Welles’ classic period film just can’t…

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The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Huston, based on the novel by B. Traven.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Robert Odell, Ted Schultz.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Three men, two drifters and an old coot, band…

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