Wake Island (1942)

JOHN FARROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor, Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Joseph Sistrom.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by John Morris Foster, Pat Williams.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht, LeRoy Stone. Fact-based account of the American servicemen stationed on Wake…

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Road To Zanzibar (1941)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Butler, Don Hartman, based on the story Find Colonel Fawcett by Don Hartman, Sy Bartlett.  Cinematography by Ted Tatzlaff.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Following the grand success of Road To…

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The Perils Of Pauline (1947)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by P.J. Wolfson, Screenplay by P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Waldo Angelo, Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   Pearl White was a silent screen movie…

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Golden Earrings (1947)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Frank Butler, Helen Deutsch, based on the novel by Yolanda Foldes.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Harry Tugend.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John Meehan.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Ray Milland is an English officer…

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The Princess Comes Across (1936)

WILLIAM K. HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, based on a story by Philip MacDonald, from the novel by Louis Lucien Rogger.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing…

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Road To Bali (1952)

HAL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Paramount Pictures, Bing Crosby Productions, Hope Enterprises.  Story by Frank Butler, Harry Tugend, Screenplay by Frank Butler, Hal Kanter, William Morrow.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Harry Tugend.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Bing Crosby and Bob Hope reunite for…

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Going My Way (1944)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Leo McCarey, Screenplay by Frank Butler, Frank Cavett.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon, John F. Seitz.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, William Flannery.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone.   Delightful musical about a kindhearted Irish American priest (Bing Crosby)…

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Road To Morocco (1942)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Butler, Don Hartman.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Irene Morra.   Bing Crosby and Bob Hope whoop it up in yet another Road adventure, this one taking them to exotic…

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