Lucky Me (1954)

JACK DONOHUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Warner Bros..  Story by James O’Hanlon, Screenplay by Irving Elinson, Robert O’Brien, James O’Hanlon.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   Painful clunker that’s only as bearable as it is because…

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My Dream Is Yours (1949)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Michael Curtiz Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Kurnitz, Dane Lussier, adaptation by Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, based on the story Hot Air by Paul Finder Moss, Jerry Wald.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline, Ernest Haller.  Produced by Michael Curtiz.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo…

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Calamity Jane (1953)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by James O’Hanlon.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by David Buttolph, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   I don’t know if Doris Day ever sounded lovelier than in this wonderful film. Obviously a rip-off…

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By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (1953)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert O’Brien, Irving Elinson, suggested by the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   Superior sequel to On Moonlight Bay that continues to rip off Meet…

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April In Paris (1952)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1952.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Irene Morra. A minor American statesman (Ray Bolger) preparing a US/France-produced cultural festival in Paris…

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Lullaby Of Broadway (1951)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Earl Baldwin.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Irene Morra. A stilted story and some corny setups for musical numbers (oh yeah, just asking someone to sing at a party…

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It’s A Great Feeling (1949)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Story by I.A.L. Diamond, Screenplay by Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   Doris Day‘s cheerful singing is all you need to…

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