The Virtuous Sin (1930)

GEORGE CUKOR, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1930. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Martin Brown, scenario by Louise Long, based on the play by Lajos Zilahy. Cinematography by David Abel. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Otho Lovering. The plot of this melodramatic soap opera is not one that…

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A Woman’s Face (1941)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1941. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Elliot Paul, based on the play by Francis de Croisset. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Bronislau Kaper. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Frank Sullivan. Joan Crawford…

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Rich And Famous (1981)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Jaquet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Gerald Ayres, based on the play by John Van Druten.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by William Allyn.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jan Scott.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  George Cukor…

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A Double Life (1947)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1947.  Kanin Productions.  Screenplay by Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Michael Kanin.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.   Ronald Colman plays a famous Broadway actor who struggles with detaching from the…

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Edward, My Son (1949)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Robert Morley, Noel Langley.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by John Wooldridge.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.   Robert Morley and Noel Langley’s play is adapted into pure film treacle, imagine an…

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The Blue Bird (1976)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Soviet Union, 1976.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Lenfilm Studio, Edward Lewis Productions, Sovinfilm, Tower International. Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.  Cinematography by Jonas Gricius, Freddie Young.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Harry N. Blum, Robert H. Greenberg.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design…

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It Should Happen To You (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by John Meehan.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Judy Holliday reunites with Born Yesterday writer Garson Kanin and director George Cukor for another look at an adorably daffy…

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Romeo And Juliet (1936)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Adaptation by Talbot Jennings, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Irving Thalberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian, Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by Margaret Booth.   While it has many things to recommend itself above other versions of the famous…

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David Copperfield (1935)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. Alternate title:  The Personal History, Adventures, Experience & Observation Of David Copperfield USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Adaptation by Hugh Walpole, Screenplay by Howard Estabrook, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Herbert Stothart. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly…

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Gaslight (1944)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Balderston,  based on the play Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Ingrid Bergman won her first of…

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Dinner At Eight (1933)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1933.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Hobe Erwin, Fredric Hope.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Ben…

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Susan And God (1940)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Anita Loos, based on the play by Rachel Crothers.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by William H. Terhune. It was around the time that Joan Crawford was labeled “box office poison”…

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