Every Day’s A Holiday (1937)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1937. Emanuel Cohen Productions. Screenplay by Mae West. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Emanuel Cohen. Music by Leo Shuken. Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Costume Design by Schiaparelli. Film Editing by Ray Curtiss. Academy Awards 1937. Mae West‘s last film before finishing her contract…

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The Palm Beach Story (1942)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. Excellent Preston Sturges comedy about a runaway bride (Claudette Colbert) without a dime to her name who stows away…

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Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

MACK SENNETT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1914.  Keystone Film Company.  Screenplay by Hampton Del Ruth, Craig Hutchinson, Mack Sennett, based on the play Tillie’s Nightmare by A. Baldwin Sloane, Edgar Smith.  Cinematography by Hans F. Koenekamp, Frank D. Williams.  Produced by Mack Sennett.  Music by Edward Kilenyi, William P. Perry.   Reportedly the very first feature film ever made….

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The Perils Of Pauline (1947)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by P.J. Wolfson, Screenplay by P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Waldo Angelo, Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1947. Pearl White was a silent…

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The Great Dictator (1940)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Charles Chaplin Productions, One Production Company.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Roland Totheroh, Karl Struss.  Produced by Charles Chaplin.  Music by Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick.  Film Editing by Willard Nico.  Academy Awards 1940. People who walk around saying that the Holocaust happened because…

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Modern Times (1936)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Charles Chaplin Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Roland Totheroh, Ira H. Morgan.  Produced by Charles Chaplin.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Film Editing by Charles Chaplin, Willard Nico. Charles Chaplin has often been attributed with foreseeing the age of industrial prosperity in this brilliantly hilarious…

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