Miracles Of Thursday (1957)

LUIS GARCIA BERLANGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB . Original Title: Los jueves, milagro Spain/Italy, 1957.  Producciones Cinematográficas Ariel, Domiziana Internazionale Cinematografica.  Story by Luis García Berlanga, Screenplay by Luis García Berlanga, José Luis Colina. Cinematography by Francisco Sempere.  Produced by Enrique Balader.  Music by Franco Ferrara. Production Design by Bernardo Ballester.  Film Editing by…

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Time Without Pity (1957)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1957.    Harlequin Productions Ltd..    Screenplay by Ben Barzman, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by John Arnold, Anthony Simmons.  Music by Tristram Cary.  Production Design by Reece Pemberton.  Costume Design by Irma Birch.  Film Editing by Alan…

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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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The Joker Is Wild (1957)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  AMBL Productions.  Screenplay by Oscar Saul, based on the book by Art Cohn.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Samuel J. Briskin.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Everett Douglas.  Academy…

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Designing Woman (1957)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by George Wells, from a story by Helen Rose.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Andre Previn. Production Design by E. Preston Ames, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Academy Awards 1957….

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The Enemy Below (1957)

DICK POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Dick Powell.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert Hogsett, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. …

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A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.   Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1957.  Golden…

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The Spirit Of St. Louis (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1957.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros., Billy Wilder Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Wendell Mayes, adaptation by Charles Lederer, based on the book by Charles A. Lindbergh.  Cinematography by Robert Burks, J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Jane Leonard, Vic Vallejo.  Film…

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Ill Met By Moonlight (1957)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation, Vega Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the book by W. Stanley Moss.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Nandi Routh.  Film Editing by Arthur Stevens.  True story…

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The Invisible Boy (1957)

HERMAN HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Edmund Cooper, Screenplay by Cyril Hume.  Cinematography by Harold E. Wellman.  Produced by Nicholas Nayfack.  Music by Les Baxter.  Production Design by Merrill Pye.  Film Editing by John Faure. MGM had spent so much creating the ridiculous Robby the Robot costume for Forbidden Planet that they got him…

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Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Edward Small Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Adaptation by Lawrence B. Marcus, based on the play by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Matty Malneck.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Joe King.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1957.  Golden Globe…

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Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Robin Estridge, co-operation with Hammond Innes, based on the novel by Hammond Innes.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Clifton Parker.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Dirk Bogarde is wonderful in this exciting adventure set…

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