The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1938.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.   Original story by Leo McCarey, Frank R. Adams, Screenplay by S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.   Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.   Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day.   Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd. …

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The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Lloyd Nosler.  This excellent John…

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Dead End (1937)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Compelling adaptation of the play by Sidney Kingsley, with most of the…

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Wuthering Heights (1939)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1939.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Emily Bronte.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Romantically filmed, lush adaptation of Emily Bronte’s ever-so-popular novel about love between…

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Come And Get It (1936)

WILLIAM WYLER, HOWARD HAWKS, RICHARD ROSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Jane Murfin, Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate, Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss.   Edna Ferber’s themes of anti-materialism are…

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These Three (1936)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on her play The Children’s Hour.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   First of two film adaptations of Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour,…

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Dodsworth (1936)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1936.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Most of William Wyler’s films of the thirties and forties are at…

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Stella Dallas (1937)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, dramatization by Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Gertrude Purcell, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.   Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd.   Perennial twelve-hankie…

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A Star Is Born (1937)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1937.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, based on a story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson.  Cinematography by W. Howard Greene. Produced by David O. Selznick. Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Lansing C. Holden. Costume Design by Omar Kiam. Film Editing by…

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Les Miserables (1935)

RICHARD BOLESLAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1935.  20th Century Pictures.  Screenplay by W.P. Lipscomb, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.   inematography by Gregg Toland.    Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.   Music by Alfred Newman.    Production Design by Richard Day.    Costume Design by Omar Kiam.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.    Stodgy, lifeless adaptation…

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