Footlight Parade (1933)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Manuel Seff, James Seymour.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Al Dubin, Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Harry Warren, Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy….

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This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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Here Comes The Navy (1934)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1934.  Warner Bros..  Story by Ben Markson, Screenplay by Earl Baldwin, Ben Markson.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Esdras Hartley.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards 1934. James Cagney plays a construction worker who gets into a…

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Life With Father (1947)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, from the memoir by Clarence Day.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley, William V. Skall.  Produced by Robert Buckner.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards…

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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.  Academy Awards 1932/1933. Delightful piece…

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The Old Maid (1939)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by Zoe Akins and the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy. Typical Bette Davis soaper has the great actress giving birth to…

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The Letter (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy, Warren Low.  Academy Awards 1940.   In the exotic jungles of Malaya, Bette Davis is the wife of a rubber…

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The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Original story by Michael Jacoby, Screenplay by Michael Jacoby, Rowland Leigh, based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Harry M. Warner, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by…

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Captain Blood (1935)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros., Cosmopolitan Productions.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the play by Rafael Sabatini. Cinematography by Ernest Haller, Hal Mohr.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown, Gordon Hollingshead.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards 1935. Marvelous adventure…

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Story by Robert Buckner, Screenplay by Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by George M. Cohan, Ray Heindorf, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards 1942. James Cagney just…

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Santa Fe Trail (1940)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Buckner.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Errol Flynn, John Hughes.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy. Although its historical accuracy is more than questionable, this mixed up western does offer up the opportunity to…

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The Sea Hawk (1940)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards 1940. My favourite of Errol Flynn‘s swashbuckling adventures (not counting The Adventures of Robin Hood) is…

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