The Last Outpost (1935)

CHARLES BARTON, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, adaptation by Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, based on the short story The Drum by F. Britten Austin.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Bernard Kaun, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier,…

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Underworld (1927)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1927.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, titles by George Marion Jr., adaptation by Robert N. Lee, Charles Furthman.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Music by Robert Israel.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  This excellent, beautifully shot drama is considered the film that sparked the craze…

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Hands Across The Table (1935)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, based on a story by Vina Delmar.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea. Carole Lombard shines…

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The Glass Key (1942)

STUART HEISLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jonathan Latimer, based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld, Tom Satterfield.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.   Routine Dashiell Hammett murder mystery has Alan Ladd up to his…

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Wings (1927)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1927.  Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation.  Story by John Monk Saunders, Screenplay by Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton, titles by Julian Johnson.  Cinematography by Harry Perry.  Produced by Lucien Hubbard.  Music by J.S. Zamecnik.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Edith Head.  Film Editing by E….

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