My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Min and Bill (1930)

GEORGE W. HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Marion Jackson, suggested by the book Dark Star by Lorna Moon.  Cinematography by Harold … Continue reading

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June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cimarron (1931)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1931.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Howard Estabrook, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager.  Produced by William LeBaron, Wesley Ruggles.  Music by … Continue reading

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July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Public Enemy (1931)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, screen adaptation by Harvey F. Thew.  Cinematography by Devereaux Jennings.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Production Design by Max … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Boasting a cast of ‘mostly South Seas natives, half-castes and a few Chinese’, this South Pacific romance began as a collaboration between ‘documentary’ filmmaker Robert Flaherty … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Front Page (1931)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  The Caddo Company.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, adaptation by Bartlett Cormack, additional dialogue by Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Glen MacWilliams.  Produced by Howard Hughes, … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Svengali (1931)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros., The Vitaphone Corporation.  Screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander, based on the novel Trilby by George L. Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Barney McGill.  Music … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Little Caesar (1931)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1931.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Edward Faragoh, continuity by Robert N. Lee, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.   Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Free Soul (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1931.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Becky Gardiner, dialogue by John Meehan, based on the play by Willard Mack, from the novel by Adela Rogers St. Johns.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Morocco (1930)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1930.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jules Furthman, based on the play by Amy Jolly by Benno Vigny. Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment