Murders In The Zoo (1933)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. The opening scene has one of the most shocking images of any movie made in the early thirties, the…

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Springtime In The Rockies (1942)

IRVING CUMMINGS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1942. Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Philip Wylie, Screenplay by Walter Bullock, Ken Englund, adaptation by Jacques Thery. Cinematography by Ernest Palmer. Produced by William LeBaron. Music by Charles Henderson, Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright. Costume Design by Earl Luick. Film…

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When Worlds Collide (1951)

RUDOLPH MATE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie. Cinematography by W. Howard Greene, John F. Seitz.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Albert Nozaki, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   It must have dazzled the…

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Island Of Lost Souls (1932)

ERLE C. KENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, based on a novel by H.G. Wells.      Cinematography by Karl Struss.    Production Design by Hans Dreier.    Made around the time that exotic horror adventures were extremely popular (The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong), this one features a…

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