Athena (1954)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1954. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Joe Pasternak. Music by George Stoll. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose. Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero. A conventional love story about opposites…

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Jail Bait (1954)

EDWARD D. WOOD JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1954. Howco Productions Inc.. Story and Screenplay by Alex Gordon, Edward D. Wood Jr.. Cinematography by William C. Thompson. Produced by Edward D. Wood Jr.. Music by Hoyt Curtin. Costume Design by Gene D. Evans, Jerry Mann. Film Editing by Charles Clement, Igo Kantor….

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The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1954.  Victor Hanbury Productions, Sidney Cohn.  Screenplay by Harold Buchman, Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Maurice Moiseiwitsch.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.   Produced by Victor Hanbury.   Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Evelyn Gibbs.   Film Editing by Reginald…

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Susan Slept Here (1954)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 1954.  Harriet Parsons Productions.   Screenplay by Alex Gottlieb, based on the play by Steve Fisher, Alex Gottlieb.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Harriet Parsons.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by…

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Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Hans Kuhnert, Theo Zwierski.   Costume Design by Ursula Maes.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   An…

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Knock On Wood (1954)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Dena Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Danny Kaye explodes…

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Them! (1954)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1954.  Warner Bros..  Story by George Worthing Yates, adaptation by Russell S. Hughes, Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman.  Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly.  One of…

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The Silver Chalice (1954)

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Victor Saville Productions. Screenplay by Lesser Samuels, based on the novel by Thomas B. Costain. Cinematography by William V. Skall. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Rolf Gerard. Costume Design by Marjorie Best, Rolf Gerard. Film Editing by George White….

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Red Garters (1954)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Pat Duggan.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt. This musical western tries to…

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The High and the Mighty (1954)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1954.  Wayne-Fellows Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest K. Gann, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Robert Fellows, John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  The original disaster movie!…

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The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Jay A. Morley Jr..  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   The trombonist bandleader who…

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Senso (1954)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Italy, 1954.  Lux Film.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, with the collaboration of Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, and dialogue collaboration by Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles, based on the novel by Camillo Boito.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker.  Produced by Domenico Forges Davanzati.  Production Design by…

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