The Devil is Driving (1932)

BENJAMIN STOLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1932. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Louis Weitzenkorn, adaptation by P.J. Wolfson, Allen Rivkin, from an original story by Frank Mitchell Dazey. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Exciting crime drama that begins when Edmund Lowe pays a visit to his mechanic brother-in-law James…

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The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Alternate title:  The Fighting Dorseys USA, 1947.  Charles R. Rogers Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard English, Art Arthur, Curtis Kenyon.  Cinematography by James Van Trees.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Louis Forbes, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Duncan Cramer.  Costume Design by Maria P. Donovan.  Film Editing by George M. Arthur.   The…

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My Man Godfrey (1936)

GREGORY LA CAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Morris Ryskind, Eric Hatch, based on the novel by Eric Hatch.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Charles Previn, Rudy Schrager.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent, Russell F. Schoengarth.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1936.  …

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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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One Hundred Men And A Girl (1937)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Universal Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Bruce Manning, Charles Kenyon, James Mulhauser, based on an idea by Hanns Kraly.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Charles Previn, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by John W. Harkrider.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton.   Deanna Durbin is in…

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South Pacific (1958)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Magna Theatre Corporation, South Pacific Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the play by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Buddy Adler, Richard Rodgers.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle…

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