Humoresque (1946)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1946. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Clifford Odets, Zachary Gold, based on the short story by Fannie Hurst. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by Jerry Wald. Music by Leo F. Forbstein. Production Design by Hugh Reticker. Costume Design by Adrian, Bernard Newman. Film Editing by Rudi Fehr….

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Footlight Parade (1933)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Manuel Seff, James Seymour.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Al Dubin, Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Harry Warren, Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy….

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This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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Here Comes The Navy (1934)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1934.  Warner Bros..  Story by Ben Markson, Screenplay by Earl Baldwin, Ben Markson.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Esdras Hartley.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  James Cagney plays a construction worker who gets into a fight…

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Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Erwin S. Gelsey, James Seymour, Dialogue by David Boehm, Ben Markson, based on a play by Avery Hopwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Robert Lord, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Delightful piece of Depression-era…

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Three On A Match (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1932.  First National Pictures.  Story by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Screenplay by Lucien Hubbard.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff, Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss. Fascinating example of how different Hollywood films were before the introduction of…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)

WILLIAM DIETERLE, MAX REINHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Max Ree.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  A cavalcade of Warner Bros. stars…

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Hollywood Canteen (1944)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   War propaganda has never been as shameless as in this endless bore. The film takes place…

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Female (1933)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1933.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola, suggested by a story by Donald Henderson Clarke.   Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by Robert Presnell Sr..  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   Ruth Chatteron plays the head of a giant…

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42nd Street (1933)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Rian James, James Seymour, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Al Dubin, Harry Warren, Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Pratt, Frank Ware. The genre of backstage musicals…

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