Sabotage (1936)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1936. Gaumont British Picture Corporation. Screenplay by Charles Bennett, dialogue by Ian Hay, Helen Simpson, additional dialogue by E.V.H. Emmett, based on the novel Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. Cinematography by Bernard Knowles. Produced by Michael Balcon. Music by Hubert Bath, Jack Beaver, Louis Levy….

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Klondike Annie (1936)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1936. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Mae West, based on her play Frisco Kate and a story by Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell. Cinematography by George T. Clemens. Produced by William LeBaron. Music by John Leipold, Tom Satterfield, Victor Young. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun….

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Love On The Run (1936)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1936. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Manuel Seff, Gladys Hurlbut, from the story by Alan Green, Julian Brodie. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by…

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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 Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Victor Baravalle, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Doris Zinkeisen.  Film Editing by Bernard W….

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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. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Sturges Carne.  Costume Design by Sophie Wachner.  Film Editing by Hal C. Kern. Adorable adaptation of the popular novel by Frances Hodgson…

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Amazing Adventure (1936)

ALFRED ZEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Alternate title:  The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss, Romance And Riches 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 by Otto Heller.  Produced by Alfred Zeisler.  Music by Werner Bochmann.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by…

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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 Carre.  Film Editing by Robert O. Crandall Throwaway musical that looks to highlight the talent of young Bobby Breen.  He’s the child of a musician whose…

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The Last Of The Mohicans (1936)

GEORGE B. SEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, from an adaptation by John L. Balderston, Paul Perez, Daniel Moore, based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edward Small.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by John DuCasse Schulze. Costume Design by Franc Smith.  Film Editing…

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The Lower Depths (1936)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Bas-Fonds Alternate title:  Underworld France, 1936.  Films Albatros.  Screenplay by Yevgeni Zamyatin, Jacques Companeez, Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, Dialogue by Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak, based on the play Na dnie by Maxim Gorky.  Cinematography by Fedote Bourgasoff.  Produced by Alexandre Kamenka.  Music by Jean Wiener.  Production Design by Hugues Laurent, Eugène…

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The Tender Enemy (1936)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Tendre Ennemie France, 1936.  Eden Productions.  Screenplay by Curt Alexander, Max Ophuls, based on the novel L’Ennemie by Andre-Paul Antoine. Cinematography by Eugen Schufftan.  Produced by Max Ophuls.  Music by Albert Wolff.   The ghost of a long-dead father visits the engagement of his daughter in order to see how well…

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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 B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks. Early Bette Davis classic is one of the best stage…

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The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

ROBERT Z. LEONARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Anthony McGuire.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey, Karl Freund, Merritt B. Gerstad, Ray June, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Arthur Lange. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by William S. Gray.  Lord only know what moviegoers of the thirties…

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