Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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Walk Don’t Run (1966)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1966.  Sol C. Siegel Productions.  Story by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Screenplay by Sol Saks, based on the screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.   Costume Design by…

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Tin Pan Alley (1940)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, based on a story by Pamela Harris.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Travis Banton. …

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Crash Dive (1943)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Original story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by Jo Swerling.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss, Walter Thompson.  Tyrone Power…

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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…

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Marooned (1969)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Mayo Simon, based on the novel by Martin Caidin.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Seth Banks.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Some movies are so terrible it’s a wonder to behold.  Three astronauts…

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The Paper Chase (1973)

JAMES BRIDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Thompson-Paul Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Bridges, based on the novel by John Jay Osborn Jr..  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Rodrick Paul, Robert C. Thompson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Timothy Bottoms arrives for his first year of Harvard Law…

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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Henry Fonda is perfectly cast (with an impressive prosthetic nose) as Honest Abe, with John Ford’s sturdy direction telling a powerful…

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Model Shop (1969)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, English dialogue by Carole Eastman.  Cinematography by Michel Hugo.  Produced by Jacques Demy. Music by Spirit.  Production Design by Kenneth A. Reid.  Costume Design by Gene Ashman, Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson. We reunite with Anouk Aimee‘s Lola from the film of the same name when,…

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Jane Eyre (1943)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by William Goetz, Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William L. Pereira.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel…

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Moon Over Miami (1941)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Vincent Lawrence, Brown Holmes, adaptation by George Seaton, Lynn Starling, based on the play Three Blind Mice by Stephen Powys.  Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, J. Peverell Marley, Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown.  Music by David Buttolph, Charles Henderson, Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.  Production…

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Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1937.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ernest Pascal, Julien Josephson, based on the story by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by William S. Darling, David S. Hall.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Shirley Temple and her…

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