Ladies’ Man (1931)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1931. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Rupert Hughes. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, John Leipold. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Sophistication is the word of the day in this pre-code melodrama, in which William…

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I’m No Angel (1933)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Story, Screenplay and Dialogue by Mae West, with suggestions by Lowell Brentano.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron. Music by Herman Hand, Howard Jackson, Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering. Mae West…

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Man Of The World (1931)

RICHARD WALLACE, EDWARD GOODMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1931.  Paramount Pictures.  Story and screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Music by Herman Hand. Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.   A once-respected American newspaper magnate (William Powell) lives in Paris years after a fall from grace reduces him to a classy blackmailer of rich…

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The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer (1935)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Louis D. Lighton. Music by Herman Hand, John Leipold, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film…

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A Farewell To Arms (1932)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Benjamin Glazer, Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the play by Laurence Stallings, from the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Edward A. Blatt, Benjamin Glazer.  Music by Herman Hand, W. Franke Harling, Bernhard Kaun, John Leipold, Paul Marquardt, Ralph Rainger, Milan…

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