The Unknown (1927)

TOD BROWNING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1927.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Tod Browning, scenario by Waldemar Young, titles by Joseph Farnham, based on the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart.   Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Music by Jack Feinberg, Sam Feinberg. Production Design by Richard Day, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Lucia Coulter.  Film…

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Island Of Lost Souls (1932)

ERLE C. KENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, based on a novel by H.G. Wells.      Cinematography by Karl Struss.    Production Design by Hans Dreier.    Made around the time that exotic horror adventures were extremely popular (The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong), this one features a…

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The Sign Of The Cross (1932)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, from the play by Wilson Barrett, and the novel Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Jay Chernis, Rudolph G. Kopp, Paul Marquardt, Milan Roder.  Production Design by Mitchell Leisen.  Costume Design by Mitchell Leisen.  Film…

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Cleopatra (1934)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence, based on the adaptation of historical material by Bartlett Cormack.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Rudolph G. Kopp.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Vicky Williams.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens.  Academy Awards 1934. Not…

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Desire (1936)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the play Die Schonen Tage von Aranjuez by Hans Szekely, Robert A. Stemmle.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Frank Borzage, Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by William…

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The Lives Of A Bengal Lancer (1935)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1935. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, adaptation by Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Louis D. Lighton. Music by Herman Hand, John Leipold, Milan Roder, Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier. Costume Design by Travis Banton. Film…

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