The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

NATHAN JURAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1958. Columbia Pictures, Morningside Productions. Screenplay by Ken Kolb. Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper. Produced by Charles H. Schneer. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Production Design by Gil Parrondo. Film Editing by Edwin H. Bryant, Jerome Thoms. It’s actually Sinbad’s third and fifth voyages that are leaned upon…

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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   A group of soldiers is stationed at a research facility…

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The Old Man and The Sea (1958)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Edward Carrere, Art Loel.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt. Director John Sturges…

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Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank…

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The Black Orchid (1958)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Marcello Girossi, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Howard A. Smith. Sophia Loren is in mourning after the death of her husband, working day and night…

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Queen Of Outer Space (1958)

EDWARD BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1958.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the story Queen Of The Universe by Ben Hecht.  Cinematography by William P. Whitley.  Produced by Ben Schwalb.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin. Familiarity with 50s science-fiction camp still can’t prepare you…

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Hercules (1958)

PIETRO FRANCISCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Le Fatiche di Ercole Italy/Spain, 1958.  Embassy Pictures, Galatea Film, O.S.C.A.R., Urania Film.  Screenplay by Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini, Gaio Frattini, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, adaptation by Pietro Francisci, based on the poem The Argonautica by Apollonios Rhodios.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Federico Teti.  Music by Enzo Masetti.  Production Design…

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The Haunted Strangler (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions.  Screenplay by Jan Read, John Croydon, from the story Stranglehold by Jan Read.  Cinematography by Lionel Banes.  Produced by John Croydon.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by John Elphick.  Costume Design by Anna Duse.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew. Boris Karloff is once again the well-meaning man who cannot help but…

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The Lovers (1958)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Amants France, 1958.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louise de Vilmorin, based on the novel Point De Lendemain by Dominique Vivant.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar. Jeanne Moreau lives in the aristocratic country home of her boring husband (Alain Cuny) and, like all…

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Corridors Of Blood (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions, Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Jean Scott Rogers.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Emma Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew. The presence of Boris Karloff and a title with so little subtlety will make you…

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The Philosopher’s Stone (1958)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Parash Pathar India, 1958.  Aurora, L.B.Films International.  Dialogue and Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on a story by Rajshekhar ‘Parashuram’ Basu.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra.  Produced by Promod Lahiri.  Music by Satyajit Ray, Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta.   Lighthearted caprice from Satyajit Ray, about a low-level bank…

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The Music Room (1958)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Jalsaghar India, 1958.  Arora.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, assistant screenplay writer Santi P. Choudhury, based on the story by Tarashankar Banerjee.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra. Produced by Satyajit Ray.  Music by Ustad Vilayat Khan, Robin Majumdar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. An overextended aristocrat tries to hold on to…

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