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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The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1934.  London Film Productions.  Story and dialogue by Frederick Lonsdale, Lajos Biro, based on the play L’Homme A La Rose by Henry Bataille.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Vincent Korda, Francis Hallam.  Costume Design by…

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If I Were King (1938)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on the play by Justin Huntly McCarthy.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Hugh Bennett.   Ronald Colman plays a ruffian poet living in Louis XI’s…

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Anna Karenina (1948)

JULIEN DUVIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 United Kingdom, 1948.  London Film Productions.  Screenplay by Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Constant Lambert.  Production Design by Andrej Andrejew.  Costume Design by Cecil Beaton.  Film Editing by Russell Lloyd.   Vivien Leigh tries but she can’t recapture the…

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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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