When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1939.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Dwight Taylor, based on the story A Modern Cinderella by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by John J. Mescall.  Produced by John M. Stahl.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth. Irene Dunne is a waitress at…

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Imitation of Life (1934)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1934.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by William Hurlbut, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Philip Cahn, Maurice Wright.  The Douglas Sirk remake of 1959 is better known,…

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945)

JOHN M. STAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Jo Swerling, based on the novel by Ben Ames Williams.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by William A. Bacher.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   A fascinating combination…

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