The Devil is Driving (1932)

BENJAMIN STOLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1932. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Louis Weitzenkorn, adaptation by P.J. Wolfson, Allen Rivkin, from an original story by Frank Mitchell Dazey. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Exciting crime drama that begins when Edmund Lowe pays a visit to his mechanic brother-in-law James…

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Blessed Event (1932)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1932. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Howard J. Green, based on the play by Forrest Wilson and Manuel Seff. Cinematography by Sol Polito. Music by Leo F. Forbstein. Production Design by Robert M. Haas. Film Editing by James Gibbon. The title is taken from columnist Walter…

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White Zombie (1932)

VICTOR HALPERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1932. Victor & Edward Halperin Productions. Story and Dialogue by Garnett Weston, based on the novel by William B. Seabrook. Cinematography by Arthur Martinelli. Produced by Edward Halperin. Music by Guy Bevier. Production Design by Conrad Tritschler. Film Editing by Harold McLernon. A young couple in…

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Merrily We Go To Hell (1932)

DOROTHY ARZNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1932. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, based on the story I, Jerry, Take Thee, Joan by Cleo Lucas. Cinematography by David Abel. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. Film Editing by Jane Loring. Pre-code sophistication of the finest order, a film often cited…

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Smilin’ Through (1932)

SIDNEY FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, Claudine West, dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, James B. Fagan, based on the play by Jane Cowl, Jane Murfin.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by Albert Lewin.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film…

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The Old Dark House (1932)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Benn W. Levy, from the novel by J.B. Priestley.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by David Broekman.  Production Design by Russell A. Gausman.  Film Editing by Clarence Kolster. James Whale could rarely make a movie without…

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I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes, based on the story by Robert E. Burns.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  A mere two years after The Big House and the movies have…

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Red Dust (1932)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Wilson Collison.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg, Irving Thalberg.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell.  Clark Gable runs a rubber plantation in southeast Asia, his daily grind interrupted by the…

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Hell’s House (1932)

HOWARD HIGGIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1932.  B.F. Zeidman Productions Ltd..  Story by Howard Higgin, adaptation by Paul Gangelin, B. Harrison Orkow.  Cinematography by Allen G. Siegler.  Produced by B.F. Zeidman.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Film Editing by Edward Schroeder. A teenager (Junior Durkin) loses his mother in a ridiculous traffic accident (a car mows her down in front…

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Chandu The Magician (1932)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES, MARCEL VARNEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Barry Conners, Philip Klein, based on the radio drama by Harry A. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham, R.R. Morgan.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Music by R.H. Bassett, Peter Brunelli, Louis De Francesco, Glen Knight.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Film Editing by Harold D….

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Three Broadway Girls (1932)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Greeks Had A Word For Them USA, 1932.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Feature Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the play The Greeks Had A Word For It by Zoe Akins.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Coco…

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Vampyr (1932)

CARL THEODOR DREYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/France, 1932.  Tobis Filmkunst.  Screenplay by Christen Jul, Carl Theodor Dreyer, based on a book by Sheridan Le Fanu.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Julian West.  Music by Wolfgang Zeller.  Production Design by Hermann Warm.  Film Editing by Tonka Taldy. Gorgeous, dreamlike images fill the screen throughout this loose…

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