Road To Zanzibar (1941)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Butler, Don Hartman, based on the story Find Colonel Fawcett by Don Hartman, Sy Bartlett.  Cinematography by Ted Tatzlaff.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Following the grand success of Road To Singapore,…

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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

IRVING PICHEL, ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Alternate title:   Hounds of Zaroff USA, 1932.  RKO Radio Pictures, Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, based on the story by Richard Connell.  Cinematography by Henry W. Gerrard.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Podcast: …

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Jungle Book (1942)

BBBB (out of 5) Rudyard Kipling’s most popular story, frequently adapted to film, has its richest and most enjoyable treatment in this wonderful adventure by Zoltan Korda.  Sabu is a delight as Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves after his father is attacked by the evil tiger Shere Khan and he is separated from his…

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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings, based on the short stories The Big Hunt and War Party by James Warner Bellah.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Michael Meyers, Ann Peck.  Film Editing…

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The Mummy (1932)

BBBB (out of 5) Moody, gothic horror film from the early thirties that began a hugely successful franchise for Universal Studios. At an Egyptian dig site, three archaeologists discover an entombed mummy whose burial objects detail an evil curse upon anyone who disturbs his slumber. Passing this warning off as superstitious mumbo-jumbo, the trio fiddle…

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The King Of Kings (1927)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1927.  DeMille Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Jeanie Macpherson.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon. Films about…

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King Kong (1933)

MERIAN C. COOPER, ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1933.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Edward Linden, J.O. Taylor, Vernon L. Walker.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark.  Costume Design…

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The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer (1935)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Louis D. Lighton. Music by Herman Hand, John Leipold, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film…

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