Torch Singer (1933)

ALEXANDER HALL, GEORGE SOMNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Lynn Starling, based on the story Mike by Grace Perkins. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Albert Lewis. Music by Ralph Rainger. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Eda Warren. Claudette Colbert is excellent…

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Because You’re Mine (1952)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, Leonard Spigelgass, based on the short film by Ruth Brooks Flippen, Sy Gomberg.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by William Ferrari, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.   Mario Lanza plays (what else) a famous opera singer whose…

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She Done Him Wrong (1933)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Harvey F. Thew, John Bright, based on the play Diamond Lil by Mae West.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alexander Hall.  Mae West made a terrific splash into the world of cinema…

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, based on the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.   In this adorable fantasy, a prizefighting boxer…

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Goin’ To Town (1935)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Emanuel Cohen Productions.  Story by Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell, Screenplay by Mae West.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by John Leipold, Stephan Pasternacki, Tom Satterfield.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone.   “What excuse does a gal like…

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