Arrowsmith (1931)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1931.  John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett. Ronald Colman is terrific in this adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel about economic pressures in the…

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Murder In Harlem (1935)

OSCAR MICHEAUX, CLARENCE WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1935.  Micheaux Film.  Screenplay by Oscar Micheaux, Clarence Williams, based on the novel The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield by Oscar Micheaux.  Cinematography by Charles Levine.  Produced by Oscar Micheaux, Alice B. Russell.  Production Design by Tony Contineri.   One of Oscar Micheaux’s bigger productions and a foray into genre, though the wooden…

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