Flirtation Walk (1934)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  First National Pictures.  Story by Delmer Daves, Louis F. Edelman, Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by George Barnes, Sol Polito.  Produced by Frank Borzage.  Music by Heinz Roemhold.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  Silly but…

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I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1932.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard J. Green, Brown Holmes, based on the story by Robert E. Burns.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  A mere two years after The Big House and the movies have…

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Svengali (1931)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros., The Vitaphone Corporation.  Screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander, based on the novel Trilby by George L. Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Barney McGill.  Music by David Mendoza.  Production Design by Anton Grot.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by William Holmes.  This curious little piece of cinematic history is a terrific…

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Dark Victory (1939)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by George Emerson Brewer Jr., Bertram Bloch.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes.   It always amazes me that my fellow campy queens who…

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In This Our Life (1942)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Howard Koch, based on the novel by Ellen Glasgow.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William Holmes. A spoiled, bitchy socialite (Bette Davis, of course) dumps her fiancee (George Brent) and…

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Sergeant York (1941)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston, based on the diary of  Alvin C. York, edited by Tom Skeyhill.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Jesse L. Lasky, Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by John Hughes.  Costume Design by S. Kring, Ted Schultz, Jeanette…

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