Underworld (1927)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1927.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, titles by George Marion Jr., adaptation by Robert N. Lee, Charles Furthman.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Music by Robert Israel.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  This excellent, beautifully shot drama is considered the film that sparked the craze…

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Stagecoach (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1939.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the story by Ernest Haycox.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Gerard Carbonara.  Production Design by Alexander Toluboff.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1939.   The western that started it all; certainly the genre was already well…

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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Wexley, Warren Duff, based on a story by Rowland Brown.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.  Academy Awards 1938.   James Cagney solidified the stardom he gained in The Public Enemy…

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Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a story by Clarence Budington Kelland.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Samuel Lange.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1936.  Gary Cooper is gorgeous as an easygoing, normal fellow who has…

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