The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1937. Warner Bros.. Story by Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, based on Zola And His Time by Matthew Josephson.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner. Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by…

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The Baron Of Arizona (1950)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Deputy Corporation.  Story by Homer Croy, Screenplay by Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Carl K. Hittleman.  Music by Paul Dunlap.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Alfred Berke, Kitty Mager.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.  Samuel Fuller never met…

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The Sea of Grass (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence, based on the novel by Conrad Richter.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..    Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Katharine Hepburn leaves the bustling city…

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Here Comes The Navy (1934)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1934.  Warner Bros..  Story by Ben Markson, Screenplay by Earl Baldwin, Ben Markson.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Esdras Hartley.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards 1934. James Cagney plays a construction worker who gets into a…

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Flight To Mars (1951)

LESLEY SELANDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1951.  Monogram Pictures.  Screenplay by Arthur Strawn.  Cinematography by Harry Neumann.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Film Editing by Richard V. Heermance.   A group of scientists and one reporter are bustled into a spaceship and sent to the red planet, eventually landing and discovering a…

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Baby Face (1933)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Warner Bros.. Story by Darryl F. Zanuck, Screenplay by Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola.  Cinematography by James Van Trees.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Howard Bretherton.   You need look no further for proof that Barbara Stanwyck was destined for stardom than this…

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The Last Of The Mohicans (1936)

GEORGE B. SEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, from an adaptation by John L. Balderston, Paul Perez, Daniel Moore, based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edward Small.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by John DuCasse Schulze. Costume Design by Franc Smith.  Film Editing…

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Road To Rio (1947)

NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Paramount Pictures.  Original Story and screenplay by Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Daniel Dare.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Ellsworth Hoagland.  Academy Awards 1947. One of the most enjoyable of the Road movies, featuring…

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Joan Of Arc (1948)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1948.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt, based on the play Joan Of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch, William V. Skall, Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins, Barbara Karinska.  Film Editing by Frank Sullivan.  Academy…

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The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Original story by Michael Jacoby, Screenplay by Michael Jacoby, Rowland Leigh, based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Harry M. Warner, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by…

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Captain Blood (1935)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Warner Bros., Cosmopolitan Productions.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the play by Rafael Sabatini. Cinematography by Ernest Haller, Hal Mohr.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown, Gordon Hollingshead.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Academy Awards 1935. Marvelous adventure…

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Go West (1940)

EDWARD BUZZELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1940.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Irving Brecher.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Gile Steele, Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell. The wind had long gone out of the creative sails of the Marx Brothers movies by this…

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