The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by Buddy Adler. Music by Hugo Friedhofer. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler….

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The Verdict (1946)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1946.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Milne, Israel Zangwill.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Ted Smith.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly.   Sydney Greenstreet gives a deliciously subtle performance as a judge who is removed from his position after a man…

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Woman On The Run (1950)

NORMAN FOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Fidelity Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Alan Campbell, Norman Foster, from a story by Sylvia Tate.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Howard Welsch.  Music by Arthur Lange, Emil Newman.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Martha Bunch, Travilla.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig. A man walking his dog late at night…

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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Charles K. Feldman Group, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, George Axelrod, based on the play by George Axelrod.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Charles K. Feldman, Billy Wilder.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.  …

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Addison Hehr, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   The imagery in this groundbreaking science-fiction film is unforgettable: a perfectly designed…

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How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the plays by Zoe Akins, Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   One of the most enjoyable…

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River Of No Return (1954)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Louis Lantz, Screenplay by Frank Fenton.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Stanley Rubin.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Addison Hehr, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler. One of Marilyn’s worst movies is this lame river-rafting adventure that starts with…

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There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Lamar Trotti, Screenplay by Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Earle Hagen, Bernard Mayers, Alfred Newman, Lionel Newman, Hal Schaefer, Herbert W. Spencer.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla, Miles White.  Film Editing by…

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Monkey Business (1952)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1952.   Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Harry Segall, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, I.A.L. Diamond. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George Patrick, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by William B. Murphy.   Scientist Cary Grant discovers a formula…

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields, Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline, Lionel Newman, Hal Schaefer, Herbert W. Spencer.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Hugh…

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Bus Stop (1956)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by George Axelrod, based on the play by William Inge.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.   Produced by Buddy Adler.   Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.   Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler.   Costume Design by Travilla.    Film Editing by William Reynolds.    …

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Pickup On South Street (1953)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Dwight Taylor, Screenplay by Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Jules Schermer.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George Pattrick, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Nick DeMaggio.   Stunning film noir by Samuel Fuller that features terrific writing, photography and outstanding…

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