Baby’s Laxative (1931)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Original Title: On purge bébé France, 1931.  Les Établissements Braunberger-Richebé.  Screenplay by Pierre Prévert, Jean Renoir, based on the play by Georges Feydeau.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Gabriel Scognamillo.  Film Editing by Jean Mamy….

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Battle Hymn (1957)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Universal International Pictures.   Screenplay by Charles Grayson, Vincent B. Evans.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.   Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Emrich Nicholson. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Golden Globe Awards 1956. Rock…

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Capricious Summer (1968)

JIRI MENZEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Rozmarné léto Czechoslovakia, 1968.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Screenplay by Jirí Menzel, Václav Nývlt, dramatisation by Vladimír Kalina, Jan Libora, based on the novel by Vladislav Vancura.  Cinematography by Jaromir Sofr.   Produced by Zdenek Oves.   Music by Jirí Sust.  Production Design by Oldrich Bosak.  Costume Design…

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Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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Kuroneko (1968)

KANETO SHINDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Yabu no naka no kuroneko Japan, 1968.  Toho Company.   Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo.  Cinematography by Norimichi Igawa, Kiyomi Kuroda.  Produced by Nobuyo Horiba, Kazuo Kuwahara, Setsuo Noto.  Music by Hikaru Hayashi.   Production Design by Takashi Marumo.   Costume Design by Yoshio Ueno. Film Editing by Hisao…

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The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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Slightly French (1949)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures.  Story by Herbert Fields, Screenplay by Karen DeWolf. Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Irving Starr. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Carl Anderson. Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Don Ameche is a tyrannical filmmaker who…

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Lady of Burlesque (1943)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Hunt Stromberg Productions.   Screenplay by James Gunn, based on the novel the G-String Murders by Gypsy Rose Lee. Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.   Produced by Hunt Stromberg.   Music by Arthur Lange.  Production Design by Joseph B. Platt.  Costume Design by Natalie Visart.   Film Editing…

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Caged (1950)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1950. Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Virginia Kellogg, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the article Inside Women’s Prison by Virginia Kellogg.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Charles H. Clarke.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing…

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The Indian Tomb (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original Title:  Das indische Grabmal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film. Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, Richard Eichberg, based on the novel by Thea von Harbou. Cinematography by Richard Angst. Produced by Artur Brauner. Music by Gerhard Becker. Production Design…

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Their Own Desire (1929)

E. MASON HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB .  USA, 1929.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   Screenplay by Frances Marion, dialogue adaptation by James Forbes, from the novel by Sarita Fuller.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Harry Reynolds.  Academy Awards 1929/1930.  Norma Shearer…

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A Scandal In Paris (1946)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Arnold Pressburger Films.  Screenplay by Ellis St. Joseph, based on the memoirs of François-Eugène Vidocq.  Cinematography by Guy Roe.  Produced by Arnold Pressburger.   Music by Hanns Eisler.   Production Design by Gordon Wiles.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.   Film Editing by Albrecht Joseph. George Sanders…

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