Murders In The Zoo (1933)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. The opening scene has one of the most shocking images of any movie made in the early thirties, the…

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Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1963.  Amro Productions.  Screenplay by Jack Rose, based on the book by Corinne Griffith.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank P. Keller.   Jackie…

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The Parent Trap (1961)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the book Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kastner.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.   Disney could have found no better use for…

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The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, Samson Raphaelson, from the operetta Ein Walzertraum by Leopold Jacobson, Felix Dormann, based on the novel Nux der Prinzgemahl by Hans Muller.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Film Editing by Merrill G. White.  Maurice Chevalier stars…

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One Hour With You (1932)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Only A Dream by Lothar Schmidt.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by W. Franke Harling.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea.  One of the best examples of Ernst Lubitsch’s contributions to early…

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Trouble In Paradise (1932)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, adaptation by Grover Jones, based on the play The Honest Finder by Aladar Laszlo.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by W. Franke Harling.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.   Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins fall madly in love over a shared…

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Six Of A Kind (1934)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Keene Thompson, Douglas MacLean, Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Harry Ruskin.  Cinematography by Henry Sharp.  Produced by Emanuel Cohen.  Music by John Leipold, Ralph Rainger.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone. Charles Ruggles and Mary Boland, paired so well in Leo McCarey’s Ruggles…

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Ruggles Of Red Gap (1935)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Harlan Thompson, adaptation by Humphrey Pearson, based on the novel by Harry Leon Wilson.  Cinematography by Alfred Gilks.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk.  Leo McCarey made…

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A Stolen Life (1946)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1946.  B.D. Production, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Catherine Turney, adaptation by Margaret Buell Wilder, based on the novel Uloupeny Zivot by Karel J. Benes.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller, Sol Polito.  Produced by Bette Davis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   What’s better than watching…

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Bringing Up Baby (1938)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde, based on the story by Hagar Wilde.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Howard Greer.  Film Editing by George Hively.   Prototypical screwball comedy has been attempted many times…

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