Love On The Run (1936)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1936. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Manuel Seff, Gladys Hurlbut, from the story by Alan Green, Julian Brodie. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by…

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Red Dust (1932)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Wilson Collison.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg, Irving Thalberg.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell.  Clark Gable runs a rubber plantation in southeast Asia, his daily grind interrupted by the…

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The Bad Seed (1956)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, from the novel by William March. Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Warren Low.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  …

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Quo Vadis (1951)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography by William V. Skall, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy…

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Scarface (1932)

HOWARD HAWKS, RICHARD ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  The Caddo Company.  Screen story by Ben Hecht, Continuity and dialogue by by Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett, based on the novel by Armitage Trail.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes, L. William O’Connell.  Produced by Howard Hawks, Howard Hughes.  Music by Adolph Tandler.  Production Design by Harry Oliver.  Film Editing by Edward…

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Show Boat (1951)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the musical play by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.  Academy…

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Mogambo (1953)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Wilson Collison.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees, Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.  Academy Awards 1953.  Golden Globe Awards 1953. It is thanks to watching movies that one gathers…

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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the 1931 screenplay by Percy Heath, Samuel Hoffenstein, from the novel The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Victor Fleming.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by…

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Captains Courageous (1937)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Elmo Veron.  Academy Awards 1937. Rousing adventure based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling is…

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, John Huston, based on the novel by Charles Shaw.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Buddy Adler, Eugene Frenke.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Russell Lloyd.  Academy Awards 1957.  Golden Globe Awards 1957.  New…

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Elephant Walk (1954)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the novel by Robert Standish.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Irving Asher.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Reasonably involving drama about a British shopkeeper (Elizabeth Taylor)…

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Naughty Marietta (1935)

ROBERT Z. LEONARD, W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the book of the musical play by Rida Johnson Young.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by Victor Herbert, Gus Kahn, Herbert Stothart, Rida Johnson Young.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design…

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