Zouzou (1934)

MARC ALLEGRET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1934. Les Films H. Roussillon, Productions Arys. Screenplay by Carlo Rim, based on the novel by G. Abatino. Cinematography by Boris Kaufman, Michel Kelber, Jacques Mercanton, Louis Née. Produced by Arys Nissotti. Music by Roger Bernstein, Georges Koger, Louis Wins. Production Design by Lazare Meerson, Alexandre…

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Under The Roofs Of Paris (1930)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sous Les Toits De Paris France, 1930.  Films Sonores Tobis.  Screenplay by Rene Clair.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal, Georges Raulet.  Music by Raoul Moretti, Vincent Scotto.  Production Design by Lazare Meerson.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Rene Le Henaff.   A Romanian girl with dazzling eyes lives in Paris and liberally steals…

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The Citadel (1938)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Ian Dalrymple, Frank Wead, Elizabeth Hill, additional dialogue by Emlyn Williams, based on the novel by A.J. Cronin.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Victor Saville.  Music by Louis Levy.  Production Design by Alfred Junge, Lazare Meerson.  Film Editing by Charles French. Powerful story about…

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A Nous La Liberte (1931)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1931.  Films Sonores Tobis.  Screenplay by Rene Clair.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Frank Clifford.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Lazare Meerson.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Rene Le Henaff.   Witty satire that isn’t overly that has its moments. Two convicts escape prison and one of them sets himself…

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Le Million (1931)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1931.  Films Sonores Tobis.  Screenplay by Rene Clair, based on the play by Georges Berr, Marcel Guillemaud.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal, Georges Raulet.  Music by Armand Bernard, Philippe Pares, Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Lazare Meerson.  Costume Design by Georges K. Benda. Delightful musical comedy by Rene Clair (A Nous La Liberte),…

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