Murders In The Zoo (1933)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. The opening scene has one of the most shocking images of any movie made in the early thirties, the…

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The Last Outpost (1935)

CHARLES BARTON, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, adaptation by Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, based on the short story The Drum by F. Britten Austin.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Bernard Kaun, William E. Lynch, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier,…

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Island Of Lost Souls (1932)

ERLE C. KENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, based on a novel by H.G. Wells.      Cinematography by Karl Struss.    Production Design by Hans Dreier.    Made around the time that exotic horror adventures were extremely popular (The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong), this one features a…

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The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer (1935)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Louis D. Lighton. Music by Herman Hand, John Leipold, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film…

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