Every Day’s A Holiday (1937)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1937. Emanuel Cohen Productions. Screenplay by Mae West. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Emanuel Cohen. Music by Leo Shuken. Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Costume Design by Schiaparelli. Film Editing by Ray Curtiss. Mae West‘s last film before finishing her contract with Paramount is…

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The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Alternate title:  The Fighting Dorseys USA, 1947.  Charles R. Rogers Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard English, Art Arthur, Curtis Kenyon.  Cinematography by James Van Trees.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Louis Forbes, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Duncan Cramer.  Costume Design by Maria P. Donovan.  Film Editing by George M. Arthur.   The…

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The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   All-American gal Betty Hutton comes home from a party for departing GIs drunk as a skunk, unable to…

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Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken. Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. One of my favourite comedies ever made is this terrific Preston Sturges masterpiece. It…

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The Lady Eve (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Monckton Hoffe, Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Phil Boutelje, Charles Bradshaw, Gil Grau, Sigmund Krumgold, John Leipold,Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.    Podcast:  My Criterions. A simple-minded man, a conniving…

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Christmas In July (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on his play A Cup Of Coffee.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by John Leipold, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Harriet Altland, Murray Foster, Joe Kaplan.  Film Editing by Ellsworth Hoagland. In this short, adorable…

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