Ladies’ Man (1931)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1931. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Rupert Hughes. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, John Leipold. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Sophistication is the word of the day in this pre-code melodrama, in which William…

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Moonlight Sonata (1937)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1937.  Pall Mall Productions Ltd..  Story by Hans Rameau, Screenplay by E.M. Delafield, Edward Knoblock.  Cinematography by Jan Stallich.  Produced by Lothar Mendes.  Production Design by Laurence Irving.  Film Editing by Philip Charlot. Real-life pianist Ignacy Paderewski begins this film with half an hour of footage of his performing popular classical pieces…

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