Possessed (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1931. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the play by Edgar Selwyn. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Clarence Brown. Music by Charles Maxwell. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by William LeVanway. Joan Crawford has at this…

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Romance (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Bess Meredyth, Edwin Justus Mayer, from the play by Edward Sheldon.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Unwatchable cornfest that captures Greta Garbo between stages of development as…

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Life With Father (1947)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, from the memoir by Clarence Day.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley, William V. Skall.  Produced by Robert Buckner.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards…

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Can’t Help Singing (1944)

FRANK RYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Story by John D. Klorer, Leo Townsend, Screenplay by Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ryan, based on the novel Girl Of The Overland Trail by Samuel J. Warshawsky, Curtis B. Warshawsky.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Felix Jackson.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, John…

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It Started With Eve (1941)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Leo Townsend, based on an original story by Hanns Kraly.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton.  Academy Awards 1942. Another adorable comedy of errors starring Deanna Durbin.  This…

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Anthony Adverse (1936)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Sheridan Gibney, based on the book by Hervey Allen.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  Academy Awards 1936. Drama and adventure on a grand scale as Fredric March is born to an…

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The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, adaptation by Noel Langley, based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown, William A. Horning, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by…

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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.  Academy Awards 1946. What’s better…

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Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1939. Pre-revolutionary Americans Henry Fonda and…

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