Chandu The Magician (1932)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES, MARCEL VARNEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Barry Conners, Philip Klein, based on the radio drama by Harry A. Earnshaw, Vera M. Oldham, R.R. Morgan.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Music by R.H. Bassett, Peter Brunelli, Louis De Francesco, Glen Knight.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Film Editing by Harold D….

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Night Nurse (1931)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett, additional dialogue by Charles Kenyon, from the novel by Grace Perkins.  Cinematography by Barney McGill.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Edward M. McDermott. Barbara Stanwyck is accepted into a hospital as a trainee to become a…

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The Public Enemy (1931)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, screen adaptation by Harvey F. Thew.  Cinematography by Devereaux Jennings.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Edward M. McDermott.  Exciting, stylish film by William A. Wellman, and much of whose camerawork and shocking images…

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The War Room (1993)

D.A. PENNEBAKER, CHRIS HEGEDUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Cyclone Films, McEttinger Films, Pennebaker Associates.  Cinematography by Nick Doob, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by R.J. Cutler.  Film Editing by Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer, D.A. Pennebaker.   Scintillating documentary that depicts the Clinton election team as it works to get a Democrat candidate into the Oval Office. Centering on the…

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Arsenic And Old Lace (1944)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, based on the play by Joseph Kesselring.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell. Hilarious adaptation of the popular play about a well-intentioned…

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Marked Woman (1937)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, Abem Finkel.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Bernhard Kaun, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   “I’ll get you! Even if I have to come back from the grave…

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Gold Diggers Of 1937 (1936)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Warren Duff, based on the play Sweet Mystery of Life by Richard Maibaum, Michael Wallace, George Haight.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Max Parker.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Thomas Richards.   Dick Powell stars in this pedestrian…

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