Our Modern Maidens (1929)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1929. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and continuity by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Jack Conway, Hunt Stromberg. Music by Arthur Lange. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Sam Zimbalist. The success of…

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Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

HARRY BEAUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1928. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and scenario by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by George Barnes. Produced by Hunt Stromberg. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by David Cox. Film Editing by William Hamilton. Academy Awards 1928/1929. The film…

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The Vagabond Lover (1929)

MARSHALL NEILAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1929.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Victor Baravalle.  Production Design by Max Ree.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Arthur Roberts.   Early sound feature that shows its age in the stiff performances (though star Rudy Vallee was rarely anything else) but has…

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Night Nurse (1931)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett, additional dialogue by Charles Kenyon, from the novel by Grace Perkins.  Cinematography by Barney McGill.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Edward M. McDermott.   Barbara Stanwyck is accepted into a hospital as a trainee to become a…

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Pigskin Parade (1936)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin, Mark Kelly, Screenplay by Harry Tugend, Jack Yellen, William M. Conselman.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.  Academy Awards 1936.   Cute musical…

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42nd Street (1933)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Rian James, James Seymour, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Al Dubin, Harry Warren, Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Pratt, Frank Ware.  Academy Awards 1932/1933.   The genre of…

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