Every Day’s A Holiday (1937)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1937. Emanuel Cohen Productions. Screenplay by Mae West. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Emanuel Cohen. Music by Leo Shuken. Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Costume Design by Schiaparelli. Film Editing by Ray Curtiss. Mae West‘s last film before finishing her contract with Paramount is…

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The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

RICHARD BOLESLAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1937. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Leon Gordon, Samson Raphaelson, Monckton Hoffe, from the play by Frederick Lonsdale. Cinematography by George J. Folsey. Produced by Lawrence Weingarten. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Frank Sullivan. Joan Crawford plays…

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Mannequin (1937)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1937. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, based on the story by Katharine Brush. Cinematography by George J. Folsey. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Edward Ward. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Joan Crawford is once…

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The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1937. Warner Bros.. Story by Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, based on Zola And His Time by Matthew Josephson.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner. Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by…

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The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.  This excellent John…

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Dead End (1937)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1937. Compelling adaptation of the play by Sidney Kingsley, with most of…

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In Old Chicago (1937)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1937.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Darryl F. Zanuck Productions.  Story by Niven Busch, Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by William S. Darling, Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1937. The…

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Broadway Melody Of 1938 (1937)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Original Story by Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, Screenplay by Jack McGowan.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Jack Cummings. Music by Leo Arnaud, Murray Cutter.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell. None of the Broadway Melodies have any narrative in common other…

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Moonlight Sonata (1937)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1937.  Pall Mall Productions Ltd..  Story by Hans Rameau, Screenplay by E.M. Delafield, Edward Knoblock.  Cinematography by Jan Stallich.  Produced by Lothar Mendes.  Production Design by Laurence Irving.  Film Editing by Philip Charlot. Real-life pianist Ignacy Paderewski begins this film with half an hour of footage of his performing popular classical pieces…

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Something To Sing About (1937)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1937.  Zion Meyers Productions.  Story by Victor Schertzinger, Screenplay by Austin Parker.  Cinematography by John Stumar.  Produced by Zion Myers, Victor Schertzinger.  Music by Myrl Alderman.  Production Design by Robert E. Lee, Paul Murphy.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1937.   James Cagney was recruited to help push Grand National Pictures into the big leagues with the…

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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)

CHARLES REISNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Alternate title:  Manhattan Music Box USA, 1937.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Harry Sauber, based on the musical revue by Frank Hummert.  Cinematography by Jack A. Marta.  Produced by Nat Levine.  Music by Alberto Colombo.  Production Design by John Victor Mackay.  Costume Design by Eloise.  Film Editing by Ernest J. Nims.  Academy Awards 1937. A silly distraction that is barely…

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Nothing Sacred (1937)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, suggested by a story by James H. Street.  Cinematography by W. Howard Greene.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Oscar Levant.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom. Carole Lombard‘s only Technicolour film is this hysterical comedy…

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