You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

WILLIAM A. SEITER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1942.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Carlos A. Olivari, Sixto Pondal Rios, Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by Lionel Banks.   Costume Design by Irene.   Film Editing by…

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The More The Merrier (1943)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1943.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Screenplay by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Rudolph Sternad.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.   Hollywood writers working after the Hayes code came into effect…

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I Married A Witch (1942)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Rene Clair Productions, Cinema Guild Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story completion by Norman Matson, Screenplay by Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, based on a story by Thorne Smith.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Rene Clair.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Eda Warren.   Veronica Lake and…

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True Confession (1937)

WESLEY RUGGLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1937.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Claude Binyon, based on the play Mon Crime by Louis Verneuil, Georges Berr.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Albert Lewin.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Paul Weatherwax. Highly imaginative fiction writer Carole Lombard (in one of her…

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Hands Across The Table (1935)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1935.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, based on a story by Vina Delmar.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William Shea. Carole Lombard shines…

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Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1937.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Oscar Hammerstein II, based on a play by George Manker Watters, Arthur Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Phil Boutelje, Ralph Rainger, Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Eda Warren. Carole Lombard misses…

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Love Before Breakfast (1936)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Herbert Fields, from the novel Spinster Dinner by Faith Baldwin.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Edmund Grainger.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Brymer.  Film Editing by Maurice Wright.   Carole Lombard is engaged to a boring fuddy-duddy but keeps finding…

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My Man Godfrey (1936)

GREGORY LA CAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Morris Ryskind, Eric Hatch, based on the novel by Eric Hatch.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Charles R. Rogers.  Music by Charles Previn, Rudy Schrager.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent, Russell F. Schoengarth.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1936.  …

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The Princess Comes Across (1936)

WILLIAM K. HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, based on a story by Philip MacDonald, from the novel by Louis Lucien Rogger.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing…

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The Talk Of The Town (1942)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Irwin Shaw, Sidney Buchman, adaptation by Dale Van Every, based on the story by Sidney Harmon.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Lionel Banks.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.   A falsely accused criminal (Cary Grant) holes up…

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Notorious (1946)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, based on the story The Song Of The Dragon by John Taintor Foote.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Theron Warth.   Ingrid Bergman plays the daughter of a…

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