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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The Westerner (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1940.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Screenplay by Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, based on the story by Stuart N. Lake.   Cinematography by Gregg Toland.   Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.   Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.   Production Design by James Basevi. Costume Design by Irene Saltern.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

CHRISTY CABANNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane, based on a 1932 screenplay by John L. Balderston, Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Music by Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by…

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I Shot Jesse James (1949)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Lippert Pictures.  Screenplay by Samuel Fuller, based on the article by Homer Croy.  Cinematography by Ernest Miller.  Produced by Carl K. Hittleman.  Music by Albert Glasser.  Production Design by Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Alfred Berke.  Film Editing by Paul Landres. Samuel Fuller’s directorial debut is a critical look at western mythmaking in advance…

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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings, based on the short stories The Big Hunt and War Party by James Warner Bellah.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Michael Meyers, Ann Peck.  Film Editing…

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The Talk Of The Town (1942)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Irwin Shaw, Sidney Buchman, adaptation by Dale Van Every, based on the story by Sidney Harmon.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.  Academy Awards 1942.   A falsely accused criminal (Cary Grant)…

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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.  Academy Awards 1939.   The western that started it all; certainly the genre was already well…

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