Our Modern Maidens (1929)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1929. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and continuity by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Jack Conway, Hunt Stromberg. Music by Arthur Lange. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Sam Zimbalist. The success of…

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Viva Villa! (1934)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Mexico, 1934.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, suggested by the book by Edgecumb Pinchon, O.B. Stade.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke, James Wong Howe.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Harry Oliver.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Positively delightful, this…

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The Hucksters (1947)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Luther Davis, adaptation by Edward Chodorov, George Wells, based on the novel by Frederic Wakeman.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.   Clark Gable looks tired in this humdrum melodrama, which marks…

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Libeled Lady (1936)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Howard Emmett Rogers, George Oppenheimer, based on the story by Wallace Sullivan.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith.  Academy Awards 1936.   This is one of the most…

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A Tale Of Two Cities (1935)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by W.P. Lipscomb, S.N. Behrman, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, and the bibliographies The French Revolution by Thomas Carlyle, Journal of the Temple by M. Clery, The Memoirs by Mademoiselle des Echerolles, M. Nicholas.  Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production…

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