I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1944. Selznick International Pictures. Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet, based on a radio play by Charles Martin. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio. Produced by Dore Schary. Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Emile Kuri, Earl Wooden. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by William…

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The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1937. Warner Bros.. Story by Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, based on Zola And His Time by Matthew Josephson.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner. Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by…

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The Racket (1928)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1928.  The Caddo Company.  Scenario by Del Andrews, titles by Tom Miranda, adaptation by Bartlett Cormack, based on his play.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Howard Hughes.  Music by Robert Israel.  Production Design by Julian Boone Fleming.  Film Editing by Eddie Adams.  Beautifully shot underworld…

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Little Caesar (1931)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1931.  First National Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Edward Faragoh, continuity by Robert N. Lee, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.   Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck.   Music by Erno Rapee.   roduction Design by Anton Grot.   Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss.  …

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The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Jack Killifer.   Excellent comedy about a crotchety…

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Hell’s Angels (1930)

HOWARD HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1930.  The Caddo Company.  Story by Marshall Neilan, Joseph Moncure March, adaptation and continuity by Howard Estabrook, Harry Behn, dialogue by Joseph Moncure March.  Cinematography by Elmer Dyer, Tony Gaudio, Harry Perry, E. Burton Steene, Dewey Wrigley, Harry Zech.  Produced by Howard Hughes.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Julian…

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The Old Maid (1939)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by Zoe Akins and the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy. Typical Bette Davis soaper has the great actress giving birth to…

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The Great Lie (1941)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the novel The Far Horizon by Polan Banks.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   When Mary Astor and George Brent elope, they find out their…

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The Letter (1940)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Robert Lord.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Amy, Warren Low.   In the exotic jungles of Malaya, Bette Davis is the wife of a rubber plantation…

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Juarez (1939)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Huston, Aeneas MacKenzie, Wolfgang Reinhardt, based on the play by Franz Werfel, and the novel The Phantom Crown by Bertita Harding.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Warren…

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The Story Of Louis Pasteur (1936)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Story and Screenplay by Sheridan Gibney, Pierre Collings.  Cinematography by Tony Gaudio.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   Immensely entertaining, though only erratically factual biopic of the man who introduced…

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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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