Quicksand (1950)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Samuel H. Stiefel Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Smith.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Mort Briskin.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Joan Joseff.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Mickey Rooney plays an auto mechanic who is out drinking with the boys when he spots a dangerous blonde…

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White Heat

BBBBB (out of 5) One of James Cagney‘s absolute finest moments, and one of the most exciting and polished gangster movies ever made. He plays a psychopathic badass who is in the thrall of his controlling mother (Margaret Wycherly, in a ghoulish role that serves as a fine antithesis to her Oscar-nominated turn as the…

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