Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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A Woman’s Face (1941)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1941. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Elliot Paul, based on the play by Francis de Croisset. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Bronislau Kaper. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Frank Sullivan. Joan Crawford…

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The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Original story by Leo McCarey, Frank R. Adams, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien.  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 Sherman Todd….

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Baby Face (1933)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Warner Bros.. Story by Darryl F. Zanuck, Screenplay by Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola.  Cinematography by James Van Trees.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Howard Bretherton.   You need look no further for proof that Barbara Stanwyck was destined for stardom than this…

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Coquette (1929)

SAM TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1929.  Pickford Corporation.  Adaptation by John Grey, Allen McNeil, Dialogue by Sam Taylor, based on the stage production by George Abbott, Ann Preston Bridgers.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Mary Pickford, Sam Taylor.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Howard Greer.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1928/1929.   Ridiculous drama that…

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Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, from an original story by Eleanore Griffin, J. Walter Ruben.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Harry Rapf.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Elmo Veron. Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are teamed up for the first time in…

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Romeo And Juliet (1936)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Adaptation by Talbot Jennings, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Irving Thalberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian, Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by Margaret Booth.  Academy Awards 1936.   While it has many things to recommend itself above other versions of…

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