Call Me Madam (1953)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Sheekman, based on the musical by Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsey.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Alfred Newman.   Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.   Film Editing by…

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Wonder Man (1945)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, adaptation by Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, from a story by Arthur Sheekman.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William E. Snyder.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by…

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Words And Music (1948)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Guy Bolton, Jean Holloway, Adaptation by Ben Feiner Jr.,  Screenplay by Fred F. Finklehoffe.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Lennie Hayton, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Valles.  Film Editing by Albert Akst, Ferris…

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Happy Go Lovely (1951)

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Associated British Picture Corporation, Marcel Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Val Guest, based on a film story by Friedrich Dammann, Herbert Rosenfeld.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Marcel Hellman.  Music by Mischa Spoliansky.  Production Design by John Howell.  Costume Design by Anna Duse.  Film Editing by Bert Bates. Minor British…

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On The Town (1949)

STANLEY DONEN, GENE KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Adolph Green, Betty Comden, from their musical play and an idea by Jerome Robbins.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   One of the most enjoyable of…

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White Christmas (1954)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Music by Gus Levene, Joseph J. Lilley, Van Cleave.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   The biggest box-office hit of 1954 was this enjoyable musical…

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