Zouzou (1934)

MARC ALLEGRET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1934. Les Films H. Roussillon, Productions Arys. Screenplay by Carlo Rim, based on the novel by G. Abatino. Cinematography by Boris Kaufman, Michel Kelber, Jacques Mercanton, Louis Née. Produced by Arys Nissotti. Music by Roger Bernstein, Georges Koger, Louis Wins. Production Design by Lazare Meerson, Alexandre…

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The Beauty Of The Devil (1950)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Beaute du Diable Alternate title:  Beauty And The Devil France/Italy, 1950.  London Films, Universalia Film, Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche.  Screenplay by Rene Clair, Armand Salacrou.  Cinematography by Michel Kelber. Produced by Salvo D’Angelo.  Music by Roman Vlad.  Production Design by Franco Lolli.  Costume Design by Mayo.  Film Editing by James Cuenet.   Michel Simon plays a…

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French Cancan (1954)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1954.  Franco London Films, Jolly Film.  Idea by Andre-Paul Antoine, adaptation and dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Michel Kelber.  Produced by Louis Wipf.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Borys Lewin. Exuberant musical by the always reliable Jean Renoir that circumnavigates the…

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