Ride The Pink Horse (1947)

ROBERT MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB . USA, 1947.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Joan Harrison. Music by Frank Skinner. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Bernard Herzbrun. Costume Design by Yvonne Wood. Film Editing by…

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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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The Front Page (1974)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul Monash.  Music by Billy May.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Ralph E….

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Kiss Of Death (1947)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Eleazar Lipsky, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer. Cinematography by Norbert Brodine. Produced by Fred Kohlmar. Music by David Buttolph. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..  Victor Mature goes to…

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Underworld (1927)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1927.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, titles by George Marion Jr., adaptation by Robert N. Lee, Charles Furthman.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Music by Robert Israel.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  This excellent, beautifully shot drama is considered the film that sparked the craze…

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Queen Of Outer Space (1958)

EDWARD BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1958.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the story Queen Of The Universe by Ben Hecht.  Cinematography by William P. Whitley.  Produced by Ben Schwalb.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin. Familiarity with 50s science-fiction camp still can’t prepare you…

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Nothing Sacred (1937)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, suggested by a story by James H. Street.  Cinematography by W. Howard Greene.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Oscar Levant.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom. Carole Lombard‘s only Technicolour film is this hysterical comedy…

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Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1962.  Euterpe, Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on the book by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Joe Pasternak.  Music by Leo Arnaud, Alexander Courage, Roger Edens, Robert Franklyn, Conrad Salinger, George Stoll, Robert Van Eps.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Costume Design…

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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, Lewis Milestone.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Film Editing by Duncan Mansfield.  Despite the technologically awkward aspects of this 1931 production that leave it horribly dated, this…

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Scarface (1932)

HOWARD HAWKS, RICHARD ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  The Caddo Company.  Screen story by Ben Hecht, Continuity and dialogue by by Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett, based on the novel by Armitage Trail.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes, L. William O’Connell.  Produced by Howard Hawks, Howard Hughes.  Music by Adolph Tandler.  Production Design by Harry Oliver.  Film Editing by Edward…

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Twentieth Century (1934)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1934.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, based on the play Napoleon on Broadway by Charles Bruce Millholland.  Cinematography by Joseph H. August.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Louis Silvers.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.   Rollicking good screwball comedy that features John Barrymore at his richest and Carole…

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His Girl Friday (1940)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Sidney Cutner, Felix Mills.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.   Howard Hawks remakes The Front Page with…

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