Peter Ibbetson (1935)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1935. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Vincent Lawrence, Waldemar Young, adaptation by Constance Collier, additional scenes by John Meehan, Edwin Justis Mayer, based on the novel by George L. Du Maurier and the play by John Nathaniel Raphael. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Louis D. Lighton….

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Toni (1935)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1935.  Les Films Marcel Pagnol.   Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on material compiled by Jacques Levert.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Boyer.  Music by Paul Bozzi.  Production Design by Leon Bourrely.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Margeruite Renoir.  Immigrants from all over Europe who…

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The Last Outpost (1935)

CHARLES BARTON, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, adaptation by Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, based on the short story The Drum by F. Britten Austin.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Bernard Kaun, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier,…

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Dangerous (1935)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Laird Doyle.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hugh Reticker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Richards.  Popular opinion had it that Bette Davis was overlooked by the Academy for her performance in Of…

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Becky Sharp (1935)

ROUBEN MAMOULIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1935.  Pioneer Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Francis Edward Faragoh, based on the play by Langdon Mitchell, from the novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by George Hazenbush.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Thackeray’s massive Vanity Fair has been…

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Murder In Harlem (1935)

OSCAR MICHEAUX, CLARENCE WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1935.  Micheaux Film.  Screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Williams, based on the novel The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield by Oscar Micheaux.  Cinematography by Charles Levine.  Produced by Oscar Micheaux, Alice B. Russell.  Production Design by Tony Contineri.   One of Oscar Micheaux’s bigger productions and a foray into genre, though the wooden…

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Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1935.  Universal Pictures.  Adapted by William Hurlbut, John L. Balderston, Screenplay by William Hurlbut, suggested by the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by John J. Mescall.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent. Superior sequel to the original…

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Love In Bloom (1935)

ELLIOTT NUGENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Original Screenplay by Frank R. Adams, adaptation by J.P. McEvoy, Keene Thompson, additional dialogue by John P. Medbury.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Benjamin Glazer.  Music by Harry Revel.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea.   In this totally forgettable, thankfully short romantic comedy, a young girl…

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Here Comes Cookie (1935)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  The Plot Thickens USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Don Hartman, Sam Mintz, Screenplay by Don Hartman.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell.  Film Editing by Richard C. Currier.   Your grandparents’ favourite comedy team in one of their cutest…

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Hands Across The Table (1935)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, based on a story by Vina Delmar.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea. Carole Lombard shines…

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson, Margaret Booth, based on the book by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Margaret Booth. Exceptional adventure film that, along with The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, makes…

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Goin’ To Town (1935)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Emanuel Cohen Productions.  Story by Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell, Screenplay by Mae West.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by John Leipold, Stephan Pasternacki, Tom Satterfield.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone.   “What excuse does a gal like…

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