An American Tragedy (1931)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1931. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. Produced by Josef von Sternberg. Music by John Leipold, Ralph Rainger. Production Design by Hans Dreier. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Adapted from the same novel by…

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Kiss And Make-Up (1934)

HARLAN THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1934. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Harlan Thompson, George Marion Jr., adaptation by Jane Hinton, from a story by István Békeffy. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by B.P. Schulberg. Music by Ralph Rainger. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Once a…

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Murder At the Vanities (1934)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1934. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Carey Wilson, Joseph Gollomb, dialogue by Sam Hellman, based on the play by Earl Carroll, Rufus King. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Howard Jackson, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst…

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Peter Ibbetson (1935)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1935. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Vincent Lawrence, Waldemar Young, adaptation by Constance Collier, additional scenes by John Meehan, Edwin Justis Mayer, based on the novel by George L. Du Maurier and the play by John Nathaniel Raphael. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Louis D. Lighton….

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Beau Geste (1939)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1939. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Robert Carson, based on the novel by Percival Christopher Wren. Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl, Archie Stout. Produced by William A. Wellman. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Road To Singapore (1940)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1940. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Don Hartman, Frank Butler, based on a short story by Harry Hervey. Cinematography by William C. Mellor. Produced by Harlan Thompson. Music by Victor Young. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Paul…

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Klondike Annie (1936)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1936. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Mae West, based on her play Frisco Kate and a story by Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell. Cinematography by George T. Clemens. Produced by William LeBaron. Music by John Leipold, Tom Satterfield, Victor Young. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun….

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The Unseen (1945)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1945.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Hagar Wilde, Raymond Chandler, adaptation by Hagar Wilde, Ken Englund, based on the novel by Ethel Lina White.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design…

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I Walk Alone (1947)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, adaptation by Robert Smith, John Bright, based on the play by Theodore Reeves.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head. …

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Hold Back The Dawn (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on the story Memo To A Movie Producer by Ketti Frings.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith…

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The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Ken Englund, based on a story by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, adapted by Howard Lindsey, Russel Crouse.  Cinematography by Harry Fischbeck.  Produced by Harlan Thompson.  Music by Gordon Jenkins, John Leipold, George Parrish, Victor Young.  Production Design by…

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Reap The Wild Wind (1942)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Le May, Charles Bennett, Jesse Lasky Jr., based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Thelma Strabel.  Cinematography by Victor Milner, William V. Skall.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans…

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