Torch Singer (1933)

ALEXANDER HALL, GEORGE SOMNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Lynn Starling, based on the story Mike by Grace Perkins. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Albert Lewis. Music by Ralph Rainger. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Eda Warren. Claudette Colbert is excellent…

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The Black Cat (1934)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1934. Universal Pictures. Story by Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric, Screenplay by Peter Ruric, suggested by a story by Edgar Allan Poe. Cinematography by John J. Mescall. Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. Music by Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Charles D. Hall. Costume Design by…

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The Miracle Woman (1931)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay and dialogue by Jo Swerling, based on the play Bless You Sister by John Meehan, Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Harry Cohn.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Maurice Wright.  Barbara Stanwyck opens this film with a fiery speech that gets your blood up…

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Three Broadway Girls (1932)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Greeks Had A Word For Them USA, 1932.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Feature Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the play The Greeks Had A Word For It by Zoe Akins.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Coco…

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The Mummy (1932)

KARL FREUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, Screenplay by John L. Balderston.   Cinematography by Charles J. Stumar.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by James Dietrich.  Production Design by Willy Pogany.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Moody, gothic horror film from the early thirties that began…

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Dracula (1931)

TOD BROWNING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Universal Pictures.Screenplay by Garrett Fort, based on the play adapted by Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by Tod Browning, Carl Laemmle Jr..  Production Design by John Hoffman, Herman Rosse.  Costume Design by Ed Ware,Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Tod Browning’s terrifying horror…

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