Dream Wife (1953)

SIDNEY SHELDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, Herbert Baker, Alfred Lewis Levitt.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by George White.   The burgeoning issue of women in the workplace is…

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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Positively delightful,…

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Sextette (1978)

KEN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 1978.  Briggs and Sullivan.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, based on the play by Mae West.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Daniel Briggs, Robert Sullivan.  Music by Artie Butler.  Production Design by Thad Prescott.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Argyle Nelson Jr..  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Always the one to make a…

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Blossoms In The Dust (1941)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Ralph Wheelwright, Screenplay by Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Irving Asher, Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by George Boemler.  Academy Awards 1941. A Wisconsin girl is swept off her feet by a tall Texan who…

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Executive Suite (1954)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by John Houseman.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1954. The president of a furniture-making corporation drops dead of a heart attack on the…

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Irving Block, Allen Adler, Screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Nicholas Nayfack.  Production Design by Irving Block, Mentor Huebner.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1956.   Here’s the Gone With…

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Advise & Consent (1962)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Otto Preminger Films, Alpha Alpina.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Allen Drury.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger. Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Blass.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Cannes Film Festival 1962.  National Board Of Review…

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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Filmways Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Edward Hume, based on the novel by George LaFountaine. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal.  Costume Design by Irwin Rose.  Film Editing by Walter Hannemann, Eve Newman.  Academy Awards 1976.   Standard entry in the…

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Quo Vadis (1951)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography by William V. Skall, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy…

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Madame Curie (1943)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Hans Rameau, based on the book by Eve Curie.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress.  Academy Awards 1943. This film biography of scientist Marie Curie, who discovered radium, is…

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Funny Girl (1968)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1968.  Columbia Pictures Corporation,  Rastar Productions.Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on her play.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Jule Styne.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by William Sands, Maury Winetrobe.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe Awards 1968. The life of Fanny Brice made…

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Mrs. Miniver (1942)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, Claudine West, based on the book by Jan Struther.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Sidney Franklin, William Wyler.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress.  Academy Awards 1942.   This beautiful World War…

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