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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The Indian Tomb (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title:  Das indische Grabmal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film. Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, Richard Eichberg, based on the novel by Thea von Harbou. Cinematography by Richard Angst. Produced by Artur Brauner. Music by Gerhard Becker. Production Design…

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The Crimson Kimono (1959)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1959. Columbia Pictures, Globe Enterprises.  Screenplay by Samuel Fuller. Cinematography by Sam Leavitt. Produced by Samuel Fuller. Music by Harry Sukman. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, William Flannery. Costume Design by Bernice Pontrelli. Film Editing by Jerome Thoms. An exotic dancer finishes her performance and…

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Porgy And Bess (1959)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by N. Richard Nash, based on the musical by DuBose Heyward, from the play by Dorothy Heyward.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by George Gershwin.  Production Design by Oliver Smith.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film…

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