I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes, based on the story by Robert E. Burns.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  A mere two years after The Big House and the movies have…

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Blossoms In The Dust (1941)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Ralph Wheelwright, Screenplay by Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Irving Asher, Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by George Boemler.  Academy Awards 1941. A Wisconsin girl is swept off her feet by a tall Texan who…

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Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Little Women (1949)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew’s.  Screenplay by Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck, Charles Edgar Schoenbaum.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1949….

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The Bad Seed (1956)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, from the novel by William March. Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Warren Low.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  …

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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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Quo Vadis (1951)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography by William V. Skall, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy…

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Madame Curie (1943)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Hans Rameau, based on the book by Eve Curie.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress.  Academy Awards 1943. This film biography of scientist Marie Curie, who discovered radium, is…

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Gypsy (1962)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Mervyn LeRoy Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Leonard Spigelglass, based on the musical book by Arthur Laurents, adapted from the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Jule Styne.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.  Academy Awards…

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Little Caesar (1931)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1931.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Edward Faragoh, continuity by Robert N. Lee, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.   Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck.   Music by Erno Rapee.   roduction Design by Anton Grot.   Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss.  …

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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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Anthony Adverse (1936)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Sheridan Gibney, based on the book by Hervey Allen.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   Drama and adventure on a grand scale as Fredric March is born to an adulterous woman…

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