The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

STUART WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Seton I. Miller, Bogart Rogers, based on a story by John Monk Saunders.  Cinematography by Harry Fischbeck.  Produced by Bayard Veiller.  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Robert Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by James Smith. Tragic drama made in the shadow of popular hits like Wings and Hell’s…

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Ministry Of Fear (1944)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Seton I. Miller, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Henry Sharp.  Produced by Seton I. Miller.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.  Fritz Lang’s powerful visual style has not abated by the time he makes…

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Scarface (1932)

HOWARD HAWKS, RICHARD ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  The Caddo Company.  Screen story by Ben Hecht, Continuity and dialogue by by Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett, based on the novel by Armitage Trail.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes, L. William O’Connell.  Produced by Howard Hawks, Howard Hughes.  Music by Adolph Tandler.  Production Design by Harry Oliver.  Film Editing by Edward…

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

ALEXANDER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, based on the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Viola Lawrence.   In this adorable fantasy, a prizefighting boxer…

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The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

FELIX E. FEIST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Jack M. Warner Productions, Phoenix Films.  Story by Seton I. Miller, Screenplay by Seton I. Miller, Philip MacDonald.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Jack Warner Jr..  Music by Louis Forbes.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Elois Jenssen.  Film Editing by David Weisbart.   Lee J. Cobb stars in this highly entertaining…

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The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)

MICHAEL CURTIZ, WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller, based upon ancient Robin Hood legends. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio, Sol Polito.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   It’s hard…

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The Sea Hawk (1940)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.   My favourite of Errol Flynn‘s swashbuckling adventures (not counting The Adventures of Robin Hood) is this exciting…

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