The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

TERENCE FISHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Hammer Films. Screenplay by Peter Bryan, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Jack Asher. Produced by Anthony Hinds. Music by James Bernard. Production Design by Bernard Robinson. Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot. Film Editing by Alfred Cox. One of the…

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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. HarBel Productions. Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding, based on a novel by William P. McGivern. Cinematography by Joseph C. Brun. Produced by Robert Wise. Music by John Lewis. Production Design by Leo Kerz. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Dede Allen….

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The World, The Flesh And The Devil (1959)

RANALD MacDOUGALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. HarBel Productions, Sol C. Siegel Productions. Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall, based on the story End of The World by Ferdinand Reyher, and the novel The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel. Cinematography by Harold J. Marzorati. Produced by George Englund. Music by Miklos Rozsa. Production Design…

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A Summer Place (1959)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1959. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Sloan Wilson. Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr.. Produced by Delmer Daves. Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Leo K. Kuter. Costume Design by Howard Shoup. Film Editing by Owen Marks. Delmer Daves follows…

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Shadows (1959)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1959. Lion International. Screenplay by John Cassavetes. Cinematography by Erich Kollmar. Produced by Maurice McEndree. Music by Shafi Hadi, Charles Mingus. Production Design by Randy Liles, Bob Reeh. Film Editing by John Cassavetes, Maurice McEndree. John Cassavetes made his directorial debut with this mostly improvised, beautifully…

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I’m All Right, Jack (1959)

JOHN BOULTING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1959. Charter Film Productions, Boulting Brothers. Screenplay by Frank Harvey, John Boulting, with Alan Hackney, based on his novel. Cinematography by Mutz Greenbaum. Produced by Ray Boulting. Music by Ken Hare. Production Design by William C. Andrews. Costume Design by John McCorry. Film Editing by…

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The Mouse That Roared (1959)

JACK ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Highroad Productions. Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Walter Shenson. Music by Edwin Astley. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake. Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson. Film Editing by Raymond Poulton. One of…

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The Giant Of Marathon (1959)

JACQUES TOURNEUR, BRUNO VAILATI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: La Battaglia Di Maratona Italy/France/USA, 1959. Titanus, Galatea Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Societé Cinématographique Lyre. Story and Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti, Bruno Vailati, from an idea by Alberto Barsanti, Raffaello Pacini. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Bruno…

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Goliath And the Barbarians (1959)

CARLO CAMPOGALLIANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Il terrore dei barbari Italy, 1959. Alta Vista, Standard Produzione. Screenplay by Gino Mangini, Emimmo Salvi, Nino Stresa, Giuseppe Taffarel. Cinematography by Bitto Albertini. Produced by Emimmo Salvi. Music by Les Baxter, Carlo Innocenzi. Production Design by Oscar D’Amico. Costume Design by Giorgio Desideri, Giovanna…

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The White Warrior (1959)

RICCARDO FREDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Agi Murad il diavolo bianco Italy/Yugoslavia, 1959. Majestic Film, Lovcen Film. Screenplay by Gino De Santis, Ákos Tolnay, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Mario Zama. Music by Roberto Nicolosi. Production Design by Kosta Krivokapic. Costume Design by…

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Operation Petticoat (1959)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. Granart Company. Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, suggested by a story by Paul King, Joseph Stone. Cinematography by Russell Harlan. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by David Rose. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert Emmet Smith. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by…

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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

IB MELCHIOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1959.  Sino Productions.  Story by Sidney W. Pink, Screenplay by Ib Melchior, Sidney W. Pink.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez.  Produced by Norman Maurer, Sidney W. Pink. Music by Paul Dunlap.  Production Design by Ned Shiells.  Costume Design by Marjorie Corso. Film Editing by Ivan J. Hoffman….

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