Sadie McKee (1934)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1934. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Meehan, based on a story by Vina Delmar. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Lawrence Weingarten. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Hugh Wynn. Joan Crawford is once again the…

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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. Academy Awards 1938.   …

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Possessed (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1931. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the play by Edgar Selwyn. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Clarence Brown. Music by Charles Maxwell. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by William LeVanway. Joan Crawford has at this…

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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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Their Own Desire (1929)

E. MASON HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB .  USA, 1929.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Frances Marion, dialogue adaptation by James Forbes, from the novel by Sarita Fuller.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Harry Reynolds.  Academy Awards 1929/1930.  Norma Shearer…

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Smilin’ Through (1932)

SIDNEY FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, Claudine West, dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, James B. Fagan, based on the play by Jane Cowl, Jane Murfin.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by Albert Lewin.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film…

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Lady Be Good (1941)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Jack McGowan, Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, John McClain.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by…

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Possessed (1947)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1947.  Warner Bros..  Story by Rita Weiman, Screenplay by Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by  Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Adrian, Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.  Academy Awards 1947.  Cannes Film Festival 1947. Joan Crawford is madly in love with architect Van Heflin, but he’s had…

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Red Dust (1932)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Wilson Collison.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg, Irving Thalberg.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell.  Clark Gable runs a rubber plantation in southeast Asia, his daily grind interrupted by the appearance…

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Chicago (1927)

FRANK URSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1927.  DeMille Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, titles by John W. Krafft, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.  Music by Cecil Copping.  Production Design by Mitchell Leisen.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens.   The play by Maureen Dallas Watkins that…

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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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Blossoms In The Dust (1941)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Ralph Wheelwright, Screenplay by Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Irving Asher, Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by George Boemler.  Academy Awards 1941. A Wisconsin girl is swept off her feet by a tall Texan who…

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