Sadie McKee (1934)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1934. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Meehan, based on a story by Vina Delmar. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Lawrence Weingarten. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Hugh Wynn. Joan Crawford is once again the…

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Romance (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Bess Meredyth, Edwin Justus Mayer, from the play by Edward Sheldon.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Unwatchable cornfest that captures Greta Garbo between stages of development as…

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The Divorcee (1930)

ROBERT Z. LEONARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Treatment by Nick Grinde, Zelda Sears, Continuity and dialogue by John Meehan, based on the novel by Ursula Parrott.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Robert Z. Leonard.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930.   Sophisticated society drama about a woman (Norma Shearer)…

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The Champ (1931)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1931.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Frances Marion, dialogue continuity by Leonard Praskins, additional dialogue by Wanda Tuchock.   Cinematography by Gordon Avil.  Produced by King Vidor.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1931/1932. Wallace Beery plays a washed-up professional boxer who was once a champion but is now…

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Hallelujah! (1929)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1929.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Scenario by Wanda Tuchock,treatment by Richard Schayer, dialogue by Ransom Rideout, story by King Vidor.  Cinematography by Gordon Avil.  Produced by King Vidor.  Music by Eva Jessye.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Henrietta Frazer.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Director King Vidor put up his own salary to…

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The Crowd (1928)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1928.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by King Vidor, John V.A. Weaver, titles by Joseph Farnham.  Cinematography by Henry Sharp.  Produced by Irving Thalberg.  Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Andre-ani.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1927/1928. James Murray is terrific as John Sims, an American born on the fourth of…

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The Big Parade (1925)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1925.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Laurence Stallings, scenario by Harry Behn, titles by Joseph Farnham.  Cinematography by John Arnold.  Produced by Irving Thalberg, King Vidor.  Music by William Axt, Carl Davis.  Production Design by James Basevi, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Ethel P. Chaffin, Robert Florey.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.   Wonderful epic silent film plays…

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A Free Soul (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1931.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Becky Gardiner, dialogue by John Meehan, based on the play by Willard Mack, from the novel by Adela Rogers St. Johns.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1930/1931.   It’s…

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Anna Christie (English Version) (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Paul Bern, Clarence Brown, Irving Thalberg.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Garbo talks! The great actress’s first talkie is a bit…

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