Cover Girl (1944)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1944.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Erwin S. Gelsey, Adaptation by Marion Parsonnet, Paul Gangelin, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Arthur Schwartz.  Music by Jerome Kern.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Muriel King, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.  …

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Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Erwin S. Gelsey, James Seymour, Dialogue by David Boehm, Ben Markson, based on a play by Avery Hopwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Robert Lord, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Delightful piece of Depression-era…

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Flying Down To Rio (1933)

THORNTON FREELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1933.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Cyril Hume, H.W. Hanemann, Erwin S. Gelsey, based on an original story by Lou Brock, from a play by Anne Caldwell.   Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.   Music by Vincent Youmans.   Production Design by Carroll Clark, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing…

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Swing Time (1936)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1936.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott, from a story by Erwin S. Gelsey.  Cinematography by David Abel.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Jerome Kern.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   My favourite musical starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire is this fantastic George…

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