Deathdream (1974)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Dead of Night Canada/United Kingdom/USA, 1974. Impact Films, Quadrant Films. Screenplay by Alan Ormsby. Cinematography by Jack McGowan. Produced by Bob Clark, Peter James, John Trent. Music by Carl Zittrer. Production Design by Forest Carpenter. Costume Design by Dyke Davis. Film Editing by Ronald Sinclair….

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Lady Be Good (1941)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Jack McGowan, Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, John McClain.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by…

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Panama Hattie (1942)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Wilkie C. Mahoney, based on the play by Herbert Fields, Buddy G. DeSylva. Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell. Loosely adapted from the Broadway…

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Broadway Melody Of 1938 (1937)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Original Story by Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, Screenplay by Jack McGowan.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Jack Cummings. Music by Leo Arnaud, Murray Cutter.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell. None of the Broadway Melodies have any narrative in common other…

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The Stork Club (1945)

HAL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  B.G. DeSylva Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Buddy G. DeSylva, Jack McGowan.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Gladys Carley. Betty Hutton is adorable as a coat check girl at the titular nightclub,…

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Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, based on the musical comedy by George M. Cohan.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, Roger Edens, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Gile Steele, Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Ridiculously boring yarn has lovely lass Judy Garland give…

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The Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935)

ROY DEL RUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Sid Silvers, additional dialogue by Harry W. Conn, based on an original story by Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by John W. Considine Jr..  Music by Nacio Herb Brown, Roger Edens, Alfred Newman, Arthur Freed.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Eugene…

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Girl Crazy (1943)

NORMAN TAUROG, BUSBY BERKELEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the musical play by Guy Bolton, Jack McGowan.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Conrad Salinger, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.   Judy Garland got her first…

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Babes In Arms (1939)

BUSBY BERKELEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, based on the play by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.   Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney started a subgenre with this seminal…

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