Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1934.  London Film Productions.  Story and dialogue by Frederick Lonsdale, Lajos Biro, based on the play L’Homme A La Rose by Henry Bataille.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Vincent Korda, Francis Hallam.  Costume Design by…

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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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Always Goodbye (1938)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Douglas Z. Doty, Gilbert Emery, Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Edith Skouras. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Royer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   Barbara Stanwyck brings her usual fiery intensity to…

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The Last Of The Mohicans (1936)

GEORGE B. SEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, from an adaptation by John L. Balderston, Paul Perez, Daniel Moore, based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edward Small.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by John DuCasse Schulze. Costume Design by Franc Smith.  Film Editing by…

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Three Smart Girls (1936)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by John W. Harkrider.  Costume Design by Albert Nickels.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.  Academy Awards 1936. Its morality is hopelessly dated, but the fun is still infectious after all…

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The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1933.  London Film Productions.  Scenario by Arthur Wimperis, story and dialogue by Lajos Biro, Arthur Wimperis.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz.  Music by Kurt Schroder.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by John Armstrong.  Film Editing by Stephen Harrison.  Academy Awards 1932/1933.   Spirited film features beautiful sets and…

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