Out Of The Past (1947)

JACQUES TOURNEUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on his novel Build My Gallows High.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Warren Duff.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Samuel E. Beetley.   Stellar film noir features a terrific lead performance by…

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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Wexley, Warren Duff, based on a story by Rowland Brown.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   James Cagney solidified the stardom he gained in The Public Enemy with this…

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Gold Diggers Of 1937 (1936)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Warren Duff, based on the play Sweet Mystery of Life by Richard Maibaum, Michael Wallace, George Haight.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Richards.   Dick Powell stars in this pedestrian…

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