Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Harry Kurnitz, Screenplay by Irving Brecher, Harry Kurnitz, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by David Snell.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Police are investigating yet another big-city homicide…

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Lewis R. Foster, Screenplay by Sidney Buchman.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  ostume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Al Clark, Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1939. Frank Capra feel-good Americana about a pure-hearted boy-scout leader…

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It Happened One Night (1934)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1934.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1934. Classic road comedy has runaway bride Claudette Colbert team…

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Lady For A Day (1933)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a story by Damon Runyon.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Harry Cohn.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1932/1933. Frank Capra ended his career by remaking this adorable tearjerker as…

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You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)

SIDNEY LANFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano.  Cinematography by Philip Tannura.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff.  Music by Morris Stoloff.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Irene, Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.  Academy Awards 1941.   Lovable Fred Astaire musical has him team up with breathtaking Rita Hayworth after he has wooed her…

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For Me And My Gal (1942)

BUSBY BERKELEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1942.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Howard Emmett Rogers, Screenplay by Richard Sherman, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sid Silvers.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Roger Edens.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Ben Lewis.  Academy Awards 1942.   Gene Kelly‘s film debut came about in…

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Babes On Broadway (1941)

BUSBY BERKELEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Fred F. Finklehoffe,Screenplay by Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan.  Cinematography by Lester White.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Leo Arnaud, George Bassman, George Stoll.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith.  Academy Awards 1942.   Aimed at the audience who made Babes In Arms a…

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