One Foot In Heaven (1941)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the book by Hartzell Spence.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Irving Rapper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Warren Low. In early twentieth-century Stratford,…

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The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1937. Warner Bros.. Story by Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, based on Zola And His Time by Matthew Josephson.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner. Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by…

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Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)

MICHAEL D. MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1966.  Wallis-Hazen.  Story by Allan Weiss, Screenplay by Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence.  Cinematography by W. Wallace Kelley.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low….

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Desert Fury (1947)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the novel Desert Town by Ramona Stewart.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager, Charles Lang.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low. Problem child Lizabeth Scott comes home to her saloon-owning…

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Artists And Models (1955)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1955.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Don McGuire, Frank Tashlin, Herbert Baker, Hal Kanter, based on the story Rock-A-Bye Baby by Michael Davidson, Norman Lessing.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Splashy colours and…

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Now, Voyager (1942)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   One of Bette Davis‘ greatest Warner Bros. melodramas is this powerful…

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The Bad Seed (1956)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, from the novel by William March. Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Horrendously dated film feels like…

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True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Warren Low.  John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of a…

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Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

DANIEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Ketti Frings, based on the play by William Inge.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Shirley Booth wanders around her kitchen begging for our affection in…

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The Rose Tattoo (1955)

DANIEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1955.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, adaptation by Hal Kanter,based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Anna Magnani stars as an Italian…

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The Letter (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy, Warren Low.   In the exotic jungles of Malaya, Bette Davis is the wife of a rubber plantation…

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Jezebel (1938)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, based on the play by Owen Davis.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Bette Davis stuns the crowd again as a rebellious…

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