Come And Get It (1936)

WILLIAM WYLER, HOWARD HAWKS, RICHARD ROSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Jane Murfin, Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate, Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss.   Edna Ferber’s themes of anti-materialism are…

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These Three (1936)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on her play The Children’s Hour.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   First of two film adaptations of Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour,…

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The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   One of John Ford’s best films is this dramatic…

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Ball Of Fire (1941)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1941.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on an original story by Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Gary Cooper is a shy professor of linguistics who…

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Les Miserables (1935)

RICHARD BOLESLAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1935.  20th Century Pictures.  Screenplay by W.P. Lipscomb, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.   inematography by Gregg Toland.    Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.   Music by Alfred Newman.    Production Design by Richard Day.    Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.    Stodgy, lifeless adaptation…

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