Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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A Woman’s Face (1941)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1941. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Elliot Paul, based on the play by Francis de Croisset. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Bronislau Kaper. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Frank Sullivan. Joan Crawford…

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Smilin’ Through (1932)

SIDNEY FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Vajda, Claudine West, dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, James B. Fagan, based on the play by Jane Cowl, Jane Murfin.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by Albert Lewin.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film…

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Edward, My Son (1949)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Robert Morley, Noel Langley.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by John Wooldridge.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.  Academy Awards 1949.  Golden Globe Awards 1949.   Robert Morley and Noel Langley’s play is adapted…

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Love Affair (1939)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram, Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Donald Ogden Stewart. Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Howard Greer, Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk, George Hively.  Academy Awards 1939. Charles…

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Marie Antoinette (1938)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ernest Vajda, based in part on the book by Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards 1938.   Married to the…

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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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Kitty Foyle: The Natural History Of A Woman (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Christopher Morley.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by David Hempstead.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.  Academy Awards 1940.   Ginger Rogers had to go…

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An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith,Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B….

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Dinner At Eight (1933)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1933.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Hobe Erwin, Fredric Hope.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Ben…

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The Barretts Of Wimpole Street

BBBB (out of 5) Norma Shearer gives one of the best performances of her career as Elizabeth Barrett (eventually Browning), the poet who lived many years as an invalid in her New York home with her eight siblings and domineering father (Charles Laughton).  Ruling his household with an iron first, Laughton’s fanatically religious beliefs force him…

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The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by John L. Balderston, dramatization by Edward E. Rose, adaptation by Wells Root, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Anthony Hope.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by…

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