Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr., based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Thelma Strabel.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William V. Skall.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans…

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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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College Swing (1938)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, from an idea by Ted Lesser.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Lewis E. Gensler.  Music by Gordon Jenkins.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone Fans of Gracie Allen will get a kick…

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Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Robert Fritch. Preston Sturges wrote and directed this hilarious comedy of marital jealousy. World-renowned conductor Rex Harrison is reunited with his lovely…

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The Great Moment (1944)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on the book The Triumph Over Pain by Rene Fulop-Miller.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore Rare misfire from the great Preston Sturges has him…

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The Palm Beach Story (1942)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. Excellent Preston Sturges comedy about a runaway bride (Claudette Colbert) without a dime to her name who stows away…

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The Lady Eve (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Monckton Hoffe, Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Phil Boutelje, Charles Bradshaw, Gil Grau, Sigmund Krumgold, John Leipold,Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1941.  Podcast:  My Criterions. A simple-minded man, a…

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Christmas In July (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on his play A Cup Of Coffee.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by John Leipold, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Harriet Altland, Murray Foster, Joe Kaplan.  Film Editing by Ellsworth Hoagland. In this short, adorable…

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The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the story Love Lies Bleeding by John Patrick.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John Meehan.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1947. This terrific film…

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The Furies (1950)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, based on the novel by Niven Busch.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Academy Awards 1950.  The title refers as much to the temperaments of its main…

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The Love Parade (1929)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1929.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, Guy Bolton, based on the play The Prince Consort by Leon Xanrof, Jules Chancel.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Music by W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Oscar Potoker, Max Terr.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Merrill…

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One Hour With You (1932)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Only A Dream by Lothar Schmidt.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by W. Franke Harling.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea.  Academy Awards 1931/1932. One of the best examples of Ernst Lubitsch’s contributions…

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