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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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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Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1937.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Oscar Hammerstein II, based on a play by George Manker Watters, Arthur Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Phil Boutelje, Ralph Rainger, Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Eda Warren. Carole Lombard misses…

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My Man Godfrey

GREGORY LA CAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB (out of 5) Between this and The Awful Truth you can do no better for screwball comedy. During a rampantly wasteful ball in Depression-era New York City, a wealthy heiress (Carole Lombard) brings a “forgotten man” (i.e. tramp, played by William Powell) as part of a…

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