Holiday (1938)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1938. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, based on the play by Philip Barry. Cinematography by Franz Planer. Produced by Everett Riskin. Music by Sidney Cutner. Production Design by Stephen Goosson. Costume Design by Robert Kalloch. Film Editing by Al Clark, Otto Meyer….

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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Sturges Carne, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film…

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Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1940.  Academy Productions.  Story by Mildred Cram, Adele Comandini, Screenplay by Adele Comandini.  Cinematography by Lester White.  Produced by Lee Garmes.  Music by Frank Tours.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Edwina.  Film Editing by Otto Ludwig.   Three industrialists are working on Christmas Eve until the most chipper of the bunch…

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One Night Of Love (1934)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1934.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by S.K. Lauren,James Gow, Edmund H. North, based on the story Don’t Fall In Love by Dorothy Speare,  Charles Beahan.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Harry Cohn.  Music by Gus Kahn, Victor Schertzinger.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1934….

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Gilda (1946)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by E.A. Ellington, Adaptation by Jo Eisinger, Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Virginia Van Upp.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. Rita Hayworth is married to controlling and…

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The Little Foxes (1941)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   USA, 1941.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, additional scenes and dialogue by Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, based on the play by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Meredith Willson.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards…

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The Awful Truth (1937)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Vina Delmar, based on a play by Arthur Richman. Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Leo McCarey.  Music by Morris Stoloff.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy Awards 1937.   Comedy masterpiece by Leo McCarey that is probably his…

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You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, based on a play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Irene, Bernard Newman.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick.  Academy Awards 1938. Terrific Frank Capra comedy about a kooky, lower-class…

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Lost Horizon (1937)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Ernest Dryden.  Film Editing by Gene Havlick, Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1937. Ronald Colman and crew think it’s over for them when their…

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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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