The Virtuous Sin (1930)

GEORGE CUKOR, LOUIS J. GASNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1930. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Martin Brown, scenario by Louise Long, based on the play by Lajos Zilahy. Cinematography by David Abel. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film Editing by Otho Lovering. The plot of this melodramatic soap opera is not one that…

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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Mad Wednesday USA, 1947.  California Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Robert Pittack.  Produced by Howard Hughes, Preston Sturges.  Music by Werner R. Heymann. Production Design by Robert Usher.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore, Thomas Neff.   It’s as if the war ended and took Preston Sturges’ career with it, this failed…

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The Great Moment (1944)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on the book The Triumph Over Pain by Rene Fulop-Miller.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore Rare misfire from the great Preston Sturges has him…

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The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   All-American gal Betty Hutton comes home from a party for departing GIs drunk as a skunk, unable to…

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The Palm Beach Story (1942)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. Excellent Preston Sturges comedy about a runaway bride (Claudette Colbert) without a dime to her name who stows away…

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Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken. Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. One of my favourite comedies ever made is this terrific Preston Sturges masterpiece. It…

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Christmas In July (1940)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges, based on his play A Cup Of Coffee.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by John Leipold, Leo Shuken.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Harriet Altland, Murray Foster, Joe Kaplan.  Film Editing by Ellsworth Hoagland. In this short, adorable…

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