The Devil is Driving (1932)

BENJAMIN STOLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1932. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Louis Weitzenkorn, adaptation by P.J. Wolfson, Allen Rivkin, from an original story by Frank Mitchell Dazey. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Exciting crime drama that begins when Edmund Lowe pays a visit to his mechanic brother-in-law James…

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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 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.  James Cagney plays a construction worker who gets into a fight…

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The Alamo (1960)

JOHN WAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Batjac Productions, The Alamo Company.  Screenplay by James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Three hours of wet matches is what you will get from this bland disaster, starring and…

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You And Me (1938)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Norman Krasna, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fritz Lang.  Music by Kurt Weill.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Film Editing by Paul Weatherwax. Early Hollywood project by the recently-arrived Fritz Lang shows him off at his corniest. George Raft and Sylvia Sidney play employees…

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Here Comes Cookie (1935)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  The Plot Thickens USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Don Hartman, Sam Mintz, Screenplay by Don Hartman.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell.  Film Editing by Richard C. Currier.   Your grandparents’ favourite comedy team in one of their cutest…

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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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A Star Is Born (1937)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 1937.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, based on a story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson.  Cinematography by W. Howard Greene. Produced by David O. Selznick. Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Lansing C. Holden. Costume Design by Omar Kiam. Film Editing by…

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You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano.  Cinematography by Philip Tannura.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff.  Music by Morris Stoloff.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Irene, Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.   Lovable Fred Astaire musical has him team up with breathtaking Rita Hayworth after he has wooed her away from…

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