My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Major Barbara (1941)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1941.  Gabriel Pascal Productions.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Gabriel … Continue reading

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July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Knock On Wood (1954)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Dena Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman … Continue reading

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June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Sandpiper (1965)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1965.  Filmways Pictures, Venice Productions.  Story by Martin Ransohoff, adaptation by Irene Kemp, Louis Kamp, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson.  Cinematography by Milton … Continue reading

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February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

I See A Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) (1946)

FRANK LAUNDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1946.  Individual Pictures.  Story by Frank Launder, Screenplay by Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm, additional dialogue by Liam Redmond. Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by Sidney … Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Edward Small Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Adaptation by Lawrence B. Marcus, based on the play by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Russell … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fallen Idol

BBBB (out of 5) Carol Reed directed three screenplays by Graham Greene, the first being this devastasting classic followed by the masterpiece The Third Man and ending with Our Man In … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Spy In Black (1939)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1939.  Irving Asher Productions.  Story by J. Storer Clouston, Scenario by Roland Pertwee, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Bernard Browne.  Produced by Irving Asher.  Music by … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

BBB.5 (out of 5) Melodrama was hardly ever more purple than in this sudsy romance. William Holden plays a G.I. posted in Korea who meets a half-European, half-Asian woman (Jennifer … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hawaii (1966)

BBB (out of 5) This adaptation of one part of James Michener’s mammoth novel(s) is interesting from time to time but, for the most part, is a bore. Max von … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Great Expectations (1946)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1946.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern,based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Guy Green.  Produced by Ronald … Continue reading

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September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lion Has Wings (1939)

ADRIAN BRUNEL, BRIAN DESMOND HURST, MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1939.  London Film Productions.  Directed by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell.  Story by Ian Dalrymple, Screenplay by Adrian … Continue reading

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June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment