Flirtation Walk (1934)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  First National Pictures.  Story by Delmer Daves, Louis F. Edelman, Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by George Barnes, Sol Polito.  Produced by Frank Borzage.  Music by Heinz Roemhold.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  Silly but…

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This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by Irving Berlin.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon, Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.   Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by John…

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I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes, based on the story by Robert E. Burns.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  A mere two years after The Big House and the movies have…

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Now, Voyager (1942)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   One of Bette Davis‘ greatest Warner Bros. melodramas is this powerful…

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The Corn Is Green (1945)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1945.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Frank Cavett, Casey Robinson, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jack Chertok.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Frederick Richards.   This fully vibrant adaptation of Emlyn Williams’ successful stage play is at…

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The Petrified Forest (1936)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screen play by Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Owen Marks. Early Bette Davis classic is one of the best stage…

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Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1933.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Erwin S. Gelsey, James Seymour, Dialogue by David Boehm, Ben Markson, based on a play by Avery Hopwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Robert Lord, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy.  Delightful piece of Depression-era…

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Three On A Match (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1932.  First National Pictures.  Story by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Screenplay by Lucien Hubbard.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff, Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss. Fascinating example of how different Hollywood films were before the introduction of…

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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Lucille Fletcher, based on her radio play.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Anatole Litvak, Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Terrific adaptation of the marvelous radio play by Lucille…

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The Prince And The Pauper (1937)

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Laird Doyle, based on the play by Catherine Chisholm Cushing, from the novel by Mark Twain.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   Adorable…

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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 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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