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. Academy Awards 1937. Mae West‘s last film before finishing her contract…

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Klondike Annie (1936)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1936. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Mae West, based on her play Frisco Kate and a story by Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell. Cinematography by George T. Clemens. Produced by William LeBaron. Music by John Leipold, Tom Satterfield, Victor Young. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun….

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Sextette (1978)

KEN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 1978.  Briggs and Sullivan.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, based on the play by Mae West.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Daniel Briggs, Robert Sullivan.  Music by Artie Butler.  Production Design by Thad Prescott.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Argyle Nelson Jr..  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Always the one to make a…

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She Done Him Wrong (1933)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Harvey F. Thew, John Bright, based on the play Diamond Lil by Mae West.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alexander Hall.  Academy Awards 1932/33. Mae West made a terrific splash into the world…

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Myra Breckenridge

BB (out of 5) Based on the popular, scandalous book by Gore Vidal, this film was disowned by the author the moment he saw it. Future film critic Rex Reed  stars as a lonely gay man named Myron Breckenridge who decides to have plastic surgery and turn into Raquel Welch (fat chance!) Now renamed Myra,…

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I’m No Angel (1933)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Story, Screenplay and Dialogue by Mae West, with suggestions by Lowell Brentano.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron. Music by Herman Hand, Howard Jackson, Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering. Mae West…

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Night After Night (1932)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Vincent Lawrence, continuity by Kathryn Scola, based on the story Single Night by Louis Bromfield.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Walter Plunkett.   So-so comedy that is lifted out of its mediocrity by the appearance of a debuting Mae…

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Go West, Young Man (1936)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1936.  Emanuel Cohen Productions.  Screenplay by Mae West, based on the play by Lawrence Riley.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Emanuel Cohen.  Music by George Stoll, Herbert Taylor.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Irene Jones.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss.   Mae West is in…

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Goin’ To Town (1935)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Emanuel Cohen Productions.  Story by Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell, Screenplay by Mae West.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by John Leipold, Stephan Pasternacki, Tom Satterfield.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone.   “What excuse does a gal like…

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Belle Of The Nineties (1934)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Mae West, based on her story It Ain’t No Sin.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Howard Jackson, John Leipold, Tom Satterfield.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone.   Mae West writes herself another fantastic vehicle in this…

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My Little Chickadee (1940)

EDWARD F. CLINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mae West, W.C. Fields.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Lester Cowan.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Russell A. Gausman.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss. Two comedic giants are teamed up in this hilarious comedy. Mae West stars as a woman…

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