Their Own Desire (1929)

E. MASON HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB .  USA, 1929.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Frances Marion, dialogue adaptation by James Forbes, from the novel by Sarita Fuller.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Harry Reynolds.  Academy Awards 1929/1930.  Norma Shearer…

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Min and Bill (1930)

GEORGE W. HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Marion Jackson, suggested by the book Dark Star by Lorna Moon.  Cinematography by Harold Wenstrom.  Produced by George W. Hill, Harry Rapf. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Basil Wrangell.  Academy Awards …

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The Big House (1930)

GEORGE W. HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story and dialogue by Frances Marion, additional dialogue by Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin.  Cinematography by Harold Wenstrom.  Produced by Irving Thalberg.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by David Cox.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Robert Montgomery is sent to prison for manslaughter, having killed a…

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The Wind (1928)

VICTOR SJOSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1928.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Scenario by Frances Marion, based on the novel by Dorothy Scarborough.  Cinematography by John Arnold.  Produced by Kevin Brownlow, David Gill.  Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Edward Withers.  Costume Design by Andre-ani.  Film Editing by Conrad A. Nervig.   Lillian Gish heads west from her native Virginia to live…

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The Champ (1931)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1931.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Frances Marion, dialogue continuity by Leonard Praskins, additional dialogue by Wanda Tuchock.   Cinematography by Gordon Avil.  Produced by King Vidor.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1931/1932. Wallace Beery plays a washed-up professional boxer who was once a champion but is now…

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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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Camille (1936)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Zoe Akins, Frances Marion, James Hilton, from the play and novel by Alexandre Dumas fils.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Karl Freund.  Produced by Bernard H. Hyman, Irving Thalberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Margaret Booth.  Academy Awards 1937. Greta Garbo is excellent in…

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Anna Christie (English Version) (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Paul Bern, Clarence Brown, Irving Thalberg.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Garbo talks! The great actress’s first talkie is a bit…

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