Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

HARRY BEAUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1928. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and scenario by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by George Barnes. Produced by Hunt Stromberg. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by David Cox. Film Editing by William Hamilton. The film that deservedly made…

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The Boy With Green Hair (1948)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.   Screenplay by Ben Barzman, Alfred Lewis Levitt, based on the story by Betsy Beaton.   Cinematography by George Barnes.   Produced by Stephen Ames.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by Ralph Berger, Albert S. D’Agostino.   Costume Design by Adele Balkan.   Film Editing by…

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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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Flirtation Walk (1934)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  First National Pictures.  Story by Delmer Daves, Louis F. Edelman, Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by George Barnes, Sol Polito.  Produced by Frank Borzage.  Music by Heinz Roemhold.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  Silly but…

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Here Comes The Groom (1951)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Liam O’Brien, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Liam O’Brien, Myles Connolly, based on the story and treatment “You Belong To Me” by Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by A….

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The Emperor Waltz (1948)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1948.  Paramount Pictures.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.   Corny nonsense that marks a rare misfire for director Billy Wilder and…

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Sadie Thompson (1928)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1928.  Gloria Swanson Pictures.  Adaptation by Raoul Walsh, titles by C. Gardner Sullivan, based on the story Rain by W. Somerset Maugham, and the play by John Colton, Clemence Randolph.  Cinematography by George Barnes, Robert Kurrie, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Gloria Swanson, Raoul Walsh.  Music by Joseph Turrin.  Production Design by…

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Three Broadway Girls (1932)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Greeks Had A Word For Them USA, 1932.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Feature Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the play The Greeks Had A Word For It by Zoe Akins.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Coco…

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Jane Eyre (1943)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by William Goetz, Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William L. Pereira.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel…

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Bulldog Drummond (1929)

F. RICHARD JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1929.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, continuity by Wallace Smith, based on the play by Herman C. McNeile.  Cinematography by George Barnes, Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.   Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Film Editing by Frank Lawrence, Viola Lawrence.  The first great adventure…

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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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The War Of The Worlds (1953)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Barre Lyndon, based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Albert Nozaki, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Everett Douglas.   The original invasion! Following the stultifying radio show performed by Orson Welles…

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