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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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Wexley, Warren Duff, based on a story by Rowland Brown.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   James Cagney solidified the stardom he gained in The Public Enemy with this…

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