My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Show Boat (1936)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on his stage play adapted from the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by John J. Mescall.  Produced by … Continue reading

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December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Hugh Walpole, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by David O. … Continue reading

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January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Amazing Adventure (The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss) (Romance And Riches) (1936)

ALFRED ZEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1936.  Garrett-Klement Pictures.  Screenplay by John L. Balderston, based on the novel The Amazing Quest Of Mr. Ernest Bliss by E. Phillips Oppenheim.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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December 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Let’s Sing Again (1936)

KURT NEUMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1936.  Bobby Breen Productions Inc., Sol Lesser Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Jarrett, Don Swift.  Cinematography by Harry Neumann.  Produced by Sol Lesser.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Ben … Continue reading

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April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Last Of The Mohicans (1936)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Rousing film adventure based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Randolph Scott plays the heroic Hawkeye, a white man raised by natives who saves two white … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lower Depths (Underworld) (Les Bas-Fonds) (1936)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1936.  Films Albatros.  Screenplay by Yevgeni Zamyatin, Jacques Companeez, Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, Dialogue by Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, based on the … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Tender Enemy (La Tendre Ennemie)

BBB (out of 5) The ghost of a long-dead father visits the engagement of his daughter in order to see how well she turned out. While gazing at his still-beautiful … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Petrified Forest (1936)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screen play by Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Great Ziegfeld

BB (out of 5) Lord only know what moviegoers of the thirties saw in this tepid musical biography of showman Florenz Ziegfeld (played here by William Powell). It’s not that … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Love Before Breakfast

BBB (out of 5) Carole Lombard is engaged to a boring fuddy-duddy but keeps finding herself in the way of caddish Preston Foster.  This isn’t surprising considering he is her fiance’s … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Man Godfrey

BBBBB (out of 5) Between this and The Awful Truth you can do no better for screwball comedy. During a rampantly wasteful ball in Depression-era New York City, a wealthy … Continue reading

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October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Smart Girls (1936)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by John W. … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment