I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes, based on the story by Robert E. Burns.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  A mere two years after The Big House and the movies have…

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Dangerous (1935)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Laird Doyle.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hugh Reticker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Richards.  Popular opinion had it that Bette Davis was overlooked by the Academy for her performance in Of…

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Frankenstein (1931)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1931.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Scenario edited by Richard Schayer, based on the composition by John L. Balderston, the play by Peggy Webling and the novel by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Mae…

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The Petrified Forest (1936)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screen play by Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks. Early Bette Davis classic is one of the best stage…

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A Farewell To Arms (1932)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Benjamin Glazer, Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the play by Laurence Stallings, from the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Edward A. Blatt, Benjamin Glazer.  Music by Herman Hand, W. Franke Harling, Bernhard Kaun, John Leipold, Paul Marquardt, Ralph Rainger, Milan…

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Gold Diggers Of 1935 (1935)

BUSBY BERKELEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1935.  First National Pictures.  Story by Robert Lord, Peter Milne, Screenplay by Manuel Seff, Peter Milne.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Music by Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.   The best of the “Gold Diggers” movies is this Busby Berkeley-directed musical about a…

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Marked Woman (1937)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, Abem Finkel.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   “I’ll get you! Even if I have to come back from the grave…

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