Every Day’s A Holiday (1937)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1937. Emanuel Cohen Productions. Screenplay by Mae West. Cinematography by Karl Struss. Produced by Emanuel Cohen. Music by Leo Shuken. Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Costume Design by Schiaparelli. Film Editing by Ray Curtiss. Academy Awards 1937. Mae West‘s last film before finishing her contract…

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Crash Dive (1943)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Original story by W.R. Burnett, Screenplay by Jo Swerling.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by David Buttolph.  Production Design by Richard Day, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss, Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards…

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Wilson (1944)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1944.  Golden Globe Awards 1944. Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck really put his…

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Rancho Notorious (1952)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1952.  Fidelity Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the story by Silvia Richards.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Howard Welsch.  Music by Ken Darby, Emil Newman.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Arthur Kennedy is devastated by the murder of his girlfriend when bandits break into the town Assayer’s storage and kill…

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Moon Over Miami (1941)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Vincent Lawrence, Brown Holmes, adaptation by George Seaton, Lynn Starling, based on the play Three Blind Mice by Stephen Powys.  Cinematography by Allen M. Davey, J. Peverell Marley, Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown.  Music by David Buttolph, Charles Henderson, Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.  Production…

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Go West, Young Man (1936)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1936.  Emanuel Cohen Productions.  Screenplay by Mae West, based on the play by Lawrence Riley.  Cinematography by Karl Struss.  Produced by Emanuel Cohen.  Music by George Stoll, Herbert Taylor.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Irene Jones.  Film Editing by Ray Curtiss.   Mae West is in…

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Duck Soup (1933)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin.  Cinematography by Henry Sharp.  Produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz.  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Wiard Ihnen.  Film Editing by LeRoy Stone. This is definitely one of the most popular, beloved comedies starring the Marx…

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Blonde Venus (1932)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jules Furthman, S.K. Lauren.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Josef von Sternberg.  Music by W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Paul Marquardt, Oscar Potoker.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Josef von Sternberg.   Marlene Dietrich conceived the original story for this film, which…

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Dancing Pirate

BB.5 (out of 5) Silly fluff, an early Technicolour feature in which a nineteenth century dance instructor is kidnapped by pirates and forced to sail the south seas with them. When they arrive in Mexico he manages to escape during a fracas and end up in a nearby village; the residents of the village accidentally…

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