State Fair (1933)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1933.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, Paul Green, based on the novel by Philip Stong.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan.  Music by Louis De Francesco.  Production Design by Duncan Cramer.  Costume Design by Rita Kaufman.  Film Editing by Robert Bischoff….

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Woman On The Run (1950)

NORMAN FOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Fidelity Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Alan Campbell, Norman Foster, from a story by Sylvia Tate.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Howard Welsch.  Music by Arthur Lange, Emil Newman.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Martha Bunch, Travilla.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig. A man walking his dog late at night…

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Pot O’Gold (1941)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  James Roosevelt Productions.  Story by Andrew Bennison, Monte Brice, Harry Tugend, Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, based on the idea originally conceived by Haydn Roth Evans, Robert Brilmayer.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by George Marshall, James Roosevelt.  Music by Louis Forbes.  Production Design by Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Helen Taylor.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler. …

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Watch On the Rhine (1943)

HERMAN SHUMLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Dashiell Hammett, additional scenes and dialogue by Lillian Hellman, based on her play.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad, Hal Mohr.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   Lillian Hellman’s play is adapted to…

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Rancho Notorious (1952)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1952.  Fidelity Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the story by Silvia Richards.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Howard Welsch.  Music by Ken Darby, Emil Newman.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Arthur Kennedy is devastated by the murder of his girlfriend when bandits break into the town Assayer’s storage and kill…

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Destry Rides Again (1939)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Felix Jackson, Screenplay by Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, Henry Myers, suggested by the novel by Max Brand.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth. Classic western that serves as the prototype…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (1943)

ARTHUR LUBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Taylor, Samuel Hoffenstein, Adaptation by John Jacoby, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by W. Howard Greene, Hal Mohr.  Produced by George Waggner.  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Gaston Leroux’s…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)

WILLIAM DIETERLE, MAX REINHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Max Ree.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  A cavalcade of Warner Bros. stars…

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Captain Blood (1935)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros., Cosmopolitan Productions.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the play by Rafael Sabatini. Cinematography by Ernest Haller, Hal Mohr.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown, Gordon Hollingshead.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Marvelous adventure film that…

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The Jazz Singer (1927)

ALAN CROSLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1927.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Alfred A. Cohn, titles by Jack Jarmuth, from the play by Samson Raphaelson, based on his short story The Day Of Atonement.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Louis Silvers.  Film Editing by Harold McCord.  Monumental in its day, this film now…

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King Of Jazz (1930)

JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON, PAL FEJOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1930.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Harry Ruskin.  Cinematography by Jerome Ash, Hal Mohr, Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Costume Design by Herman Rosse.  Film Editing by Robert Carlisle.   Haphazard musical beautifully displays the excellent jazz of Paul Whiteman. Set up as a loose series of sketches, the film…

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