The Lucky Texan (1934)

ROBERT N. BRADBURY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1934.  Paul Malvern Productions, Lone Star Productions.  Screenplay by Robert N. Bradbury.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Paul Malvern.  Film Editing by Carl Pierson. Delightful early adventure that makes an easy case for why the Duke became a legend.  John Wayne and his buddy George ‘Gabby’ Hayes find pieces of gold…

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Stagecoach (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1939.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the story by Ernest Haycox.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Gerard Carbonara.  Production Design by Alexander Toluboff.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1939.   The western that started it all; certainly the genre was already well…

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Gone With The Wind (1939)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   USA, 1939.  Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Hal C. Kern.  Academy Awards 1939. Like I could possibly say…

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For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Ray Rennahan.  Produced by Sam Wood.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by LeVaughn Larson, Pat Williams.  Film Editing by John F. Link Sr., Sherman Todd.  Academy Awards 1943.  Golden Globe Awards 1943.   This wooden…

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