Ladies’ Man (1931)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1931. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Rupert Hughes. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, John Leipold. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Sophistication is the word of the day in this pre-code melodrama, in which William…

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The Scarlet Empress (1934)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor McGeary, Manuel Komroff, based on the diary of Catherine II.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Josef von Sternberg.  Music by W. Franke Harling, John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Josef von Sternberg, Sam Winston. The role of Catherine The Great…

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