On The Bowery (1956)

LIONEL ROGOSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1956. Rogosin Films. Screenplay by Richard Bagley, Lionel Rogosin, Mark Sufrin. Cinematography by Richard Bagley. Produced by Lionel Rogosin. Music by Charles Mills. Film Editing by Carl Lerner. Lionel Rogosin’s investigation of hard lives in one of, at the time, Manhattan’s roughest neighbourhoods has remained a…

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Moby Dick (1956)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom, 1956. Moulin Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Ray Bradbury, John Huston, based on the novel by Herman Melville. Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Produced by John Huston. Music by Philip Sainton. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake, Stephen Drake. Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Russell…

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The Silent World (1956)

JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU, LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Le monde du silence France/Italy, 1956. FSJYC Production, Requins Associés, Société Filmad, Titanus. Screenplay by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Louis Malle. Produced by Marcel Ichac. Music by Yves Baudrier. Film Editing by Georges Alépée. Louis Malle collaborated with oceanographer and famed…

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Full Of Life (1956)

RICHARD QUINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by John Fante, based on his novel. Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr.. Produced by Fred Kohlmar. Music by George Duning. Production Design by William Flannery. Costume Design by Ed Ware. Film Editing by Charles Nelson. It’s a very rare sight to see…

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The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1956. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie. Cinematography by Leo Tover. Produced by Buddy Adler. Music by Hugo Friedhofer. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler….

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Autumn Leaves (1956)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1956. William Goetz Productions. Screenplay by Jean Rouverol, Hugo Butler, Lewis Meltzer, Robert Blees. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by William Goetz. Music by Hans J. Salter. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Michael Luciano. Joan Crawford is excellent…

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The Rocket From Calabuch (1956)

LUIS GARCIA BERLANGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Calabuch Spain/Italy, 1956.  Águila Films, Films Costellazione.  Story by Leonardo Martín, Screenplay by Leonardo Martín, Florentino Soria, Ennio Flaiano, Luis García Berlanga.  Cinematography by Francisco Sempere.  Produced by José Luis Jerez Aloza.  Music by Guido Guerrini.  Production Design by Román Calatayud.  Film Editing by…

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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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A Wife’s Heart (1956)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Tsuma no kokoro Japan, 1956.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Toshirô Ide.  Cinematography by Masao Tamai.  Produced by Sanezumi Fujimoto, Masakatsu Kaneko.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Satoru Chuko.  Film Editing by Eiji Ooi. A family at a crossroads comprises the nucleus of this…

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War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design…

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A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

GERD OSWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1956.  Crown Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Roman, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Robert L. Jacks.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Addison Hehr.  Costume Design by Evelyn Carruth, Henry Helfman.  Film Editing by George A. Gittens. The first of two adaptations of Ira Levin’s first…

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The Opposite Sex (1956)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, based on the play The Women by Clare Boothe Luce.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   Watered down remake…

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