Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr., based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Thelma Strabel.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William V. Skall.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans…

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The Silver Chalice (1954)

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Victor Saville Productions. Screenplay by Lesser Samuels, based on the novel by Thomas B. Costain. Cinematography by William V. Skall. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Rolf Gerard. Costume Design by Marjorie Best, Rolf Gerard. Film Editing by George White….

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Life With Father (1947)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, from the memoir by Clarence Day.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley, William V. Skall.  Produced by Robert Buckner.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by George Amy.   Delightful…

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The Mikado (1939)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1939.  G and S Films.  Libretto based on the opera by William S. Gilbert.  Cinematography by Bernard Knowles, William V. Skall.  Produced by Geoffrey Toye.  Music by Arthur Sullivan, Geoffrey Toye.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Marcel Vertes.  Film Editing by Philip Charlot, Gene Milford.   Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular musical romance…

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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. …

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Joan Of Arc (1948)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1948.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt, based on the play Joan Of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch, William V. Skall, Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins, Barbara Karinska.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.  …

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Dancing Pirate (1936)

LLOYD CORRIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1936.   Pioneer Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by  Ray Harris, Francis Edward Faragoh, adaptation by Jack Wagner, Boris Ingster, based on the story by Emma-Lindsay Squier.  Cinematography by William V. Skall.  Produced by John Speaks.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen.  Film Editing by Archie Marsek.   Silly fluff, an early Technicolour feature in which a…

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Rope (1948)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Warner Bros., Transatlantic Pictures.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents, adapted by Hume Cronyn, based on the play by Patrick Hamilton.  Cinematography by William V. Skall, Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   Alfred Hitchcock…

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