The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

CHRISTY CABANNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane, based on a 1932 screenplay by John L. Balderston, Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Music by Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by…

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Black Magic (1949)

GREGORY RATOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Italy, 1949.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, additional scenes and dialogue by Richard Schayer, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Arata, Anchise Brizzi.  Produced by Gregory Ratoff.  Music by Paul Sawtell.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne, Ottavio Scotti.  Costume Design by Georges Annenkov, Vittorio Nino Novarese.  Film Editing…

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The Sword Of Lancelot (1963)

CORNEL WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Lancelot And Guinevere United Kingdom, 1963.  Emblem Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Schayer, Cornel Wilde.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Bernard Luber, Cornel Wilde.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Terence Morgan.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Well before the popularity of the musical Camelot hit the screens, Cornel Wilde directed…

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Frankenstein (1931)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1931.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Scenario edited by Richard Schayer, based on the composition by John L. Balderston, the play by Peggy Webling and the novel by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Mae…

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The Mummy (1999)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films.  Screen story by Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre, Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, based on the 1932 story by Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, and screenplay by John L. Balderston. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by…

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Parlor, Bedroom And Bath (1931)

EDWARD SEDGWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Romeo In Pyjamas USA, 1931.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Richard Schayer, Additional dialogue by Robert E. Hopkins, based on the play by C.W. Bell, Mark Swan.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Buster Keaton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by William LeVanway.   Yet another example of the awkward early days of…

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Hallelujah! (1929)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1929.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Scenario by Wanda Tuchock,treatment by Richard Schayer, dialogue by Ransom Rideout, story by King Vidor.  Cinematography by Gordon Avil.  Produced by King Vidor.  Music by Eva Jessye.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Henrietta Frazer.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Director King Vidor put up his own salary to get MGM…

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The Mummy (1932)

KARL FREUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, Screenplay by John L. Balderston.   Cinematography by Charles J. Stumar.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by James Dietrich.  Production Design by Willy Pogany.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Moody, gothic horror film from the early thirties that began…

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