Murders In The Zoo (1933)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. The opening scene has one of the most shocking images of any movie made in the early thirties, the…

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Murder At the Vanities (1934)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1934. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Carey Wilson, Joseph Gollomb, dialogue by Sam Hellman, based on the play by Earl Carroll, Rufus King. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Howard Jackson, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst…

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My Man Godfrey (1936)

GREGORY LA CAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Morris Ryskind, Eric Hatch, based on the novel by Eric Hatch.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Charles Previn, Rudy Schrager.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent, Russell F. Schoengarth.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1936.  …

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My Favourite Wife (1940)

GARSON KANIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Original story by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Leo McCarey, Screenplay by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Howard Greer.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.   Reunited after their grand success in The Awful Truth,…

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Stage Door (1937)

GREGORY LA CAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, based on the play by Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman.   Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.   Produced by Pandro S. Berman.   Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Muriel King.  Film Editing by William Hamilton.   Those…

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