Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Herman Miller, Screenplay by Herman Miller, Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman.  Cinematography by Bud Thackery.  Produced by Don Siegel.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert MacKichan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Sam…

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The Unseen (1945)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1945.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Hagar Wilde, Raymond Chandler, adaptation by Hagar Wilde, Ken Englund, based on the novel by Ethel Lina White.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design…

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Blood On The Moon (1948)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Lillie Hayward, adaptation by Harold Shumate, Luke Short, based on the Saturday Evening Post serial story by Luke Short.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Theron Warth.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller. …

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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Alternate title:  The Light Fantastic USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ruth Brooks Flippen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by George Boemler. Big time New York theatrical agent Larry Parks meets the owner of  a…

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June Bride (1948)

BRETAIGNE WINDUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall, based on the play Feature For June by Eileen Tighe, Graeme Lorimer.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Low-point in Bette Davis‘s career, the box-office results of this film…

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Texas Carnival (1951)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by William Ferrari, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.   Minor Esther Williams film hardly gets her into the pool in its zippy 77 minute running…

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Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Daniel Fuchs, Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1955. Fictionalized biography of singer Ruth Etting makes for a very dark musical (for its…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.  National Board of Review Awards 1992….

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The Moon Is Blue

BBB.5 (out of 5) A pretty girl spots a handsome man shopping in the Empire State Building and they give each other the glad eye. A couple of meet-cutes later, he (William Holden) has taken her (Maggie McNamara) back to his bachelor pad where she peppers him with endless chatter that could easily be a…

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The Mothman Prophecies

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard Hatem.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gary W. Goldstein, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by tomandandy.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.   Richard Gere plays a reporter for the Washington Post who is involved in a tragic accident when his wife (Debra…

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The Caine Mutiny (1954)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stanley Roberts, additional dialogue by Michael Blankfort, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Henry Batista, William A. Lyon.  Academy Awards 1954. It’s World War…

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The Sign Of The Cross (1932)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, from the play by Wilson Barrett, and the novel Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Jay Chernis, Rudolph G. Kopp, Paul Marquardt, Milan Roder.  Production Design by Mitchell Leisen.  Costume Design by Mitchell Leisen.  Film…

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