Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1931)

ROUBEN MAMOULIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Adolph Zukor.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea.   Moody, gothic interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ever-popular novel is a horror film…

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Laura (1944)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, based on the novel by Vera Caspary.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Great murder mystery about an…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (1943)

ARTHUR LUBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Taylor, Samuel Hoffenstein, Adaptation by John Jacoby, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by W. Howard Greene, Hal Mohr.  Produced by George Waggner.  Music by Edward Ward.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Gaston Leroux’s…

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Cluny Brown (1946)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, contributing writer James Hilton, based on the novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film…

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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the 1931 screenplay by Percy Heath, Samuel Hoffenstein, from the novel The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Victor Fleming.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by…

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The Great Waltz (1938)

JULIEN DUVIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Walter Reisch, from an original story by Gottfried Reinhardt.   Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Bernard H. Hyman.  Music by Artur Guttmann, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Tom Held.   Fictionalized biography of composer Johann Strauss that…

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Desire (1936)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the play Die Schonen Tage von Aranjuez by Hans Szekely, Robert A. Stemmle.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William…

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The Gay Divorcee (1934)

MARK SANDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1934.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by George Marion Jr., Dorothy Yost, Edward Kaufman, musical adaptation by Kenneth S. Webb, Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the musical The Gay Divorce by Dwight Taylor.   Cinematography by David Abel.   Produced by Pandro S. Berman.   Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Van…

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