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 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.  Compelling adaptation of the play by Sidney Kingsley, with most of the…

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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.  The old tale…

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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.   James Cagney was recruited to help push Grand National Pictures into the big leagues with the other major…

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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.  A silly distraction that is barely an excuse…

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A Day At The Races (1937)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, Screenplay by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Irving Thalberg, Lawrence Weingarten, Sam Wood.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Frank E. Hull.    Reviews of this film always point out…

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Night Must Fall (1937)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Van Druten, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Faithful to the original stageplay by Emlyn Williams, this entire film takes place in the…

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One Hundred Men And A Girl (1937)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Universal Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Bruce Manning, Charles Kenyon, James Mulhauser, based on an idea by Hanns Kraly.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Charles Previn, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by John W. Harkrider.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton.   Deanna Durbin is in…

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

DAVID HAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  Walt Disney Productions.Story adaptation by Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith, based on the fairy tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Ken Anderson,…

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The Good Earth (1937)

SIDNEY FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, Claudine West, based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck.    Cinematography by Karl Freund.    Produced by Albert Lewin.   Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Herbert Neuwirth.  Film Editing by Basil Wrangell.   An important epic of…

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