Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Original story by Leo McCarey, Frank R. Adams, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien.  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 Sherman Todd….

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The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Ken Englund, based on a story by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, adapted by Howard Lindsey, Russel Crouse.  Cinematography by Harry Fischbeck.  Produced by Harlan Thompson.  Music by Gordon Jenkins, John Leipold, George Parrish, Victor Young.  Production Design by…

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La Bete Humaine (1938)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1938.  Paris Film.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, dialogue by Denise Leblond, based on the novel by Emile Zola.  Cinematography by Curt Courant.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Music by Joseph Kosma.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Marguerite Renoir.  Jean Renoir…

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Boys Town (1938)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Original Story by Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin, Screenplay by John Meehan, Dore Schary.  Cinematography by Sidney Wagner.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Elmo Veron.  Academy Awards 1938. Biopic inspired by the real work of Father Flanagan, who…

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Marie Antoinette (1938)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda, based in part on the book by Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1938.   Married to the…

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Always Goodbye (1938)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Douglas Z. Doty, Gilbert Emery, Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Edith Skouras. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   Barbara Stanwyck brings her usual fiery intensity to…

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You And Me (1938)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Norman Krasna, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fritz Lang.  Music by Kurt Weill.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Film Editing by Paul Weatherwax. Early Hollywood project by the recently-arrived Fritz Lang shows him off at his corniest. George Raft and Sylvia Sidney play employees…

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College Swing (1938)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, from an idea by Ted Lesser.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Lewis E. Gensler.  Music by Gordon Jenkins.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone Fans of Gracie Allen will get a kick…

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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

GEORGE B. SEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, based on characters created by Aurania Rouverol, from the stories by Vivien R. Bretherton.  Cinematography by Lester White.  Produced by Lou L. Ostrow, Carey Wilson.  Music by David Snell.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Jeanne Beakhurst.  Film Editing by Ben Lewis.   Plucky young Andy Hardy is back…

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Room Service (1938)

WILLIAM A. SEITER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1938.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Morrie Ryskind, based on the play by John Murray, Allen Boretz.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by George Crone.   Average Marx Brothers comedy has the quartet holing up in a hotel room when they…

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A Woman’s Face (1938)

GUSTAF MOLANDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  En Kvinnas Ansikte Sweden, 1938.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Gosta Stevens, based on the play Il Etait Une Fois by Francis de Croisset. Cinematography by Ake Dahlqvist.  Music by Eric Bengtson.  Production Design by Arne Akermark.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.   A horribly scarred woman (Ingrid Bergman) takes her anger out…

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