What A Way To Go (1964)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1964. Apjac-Orchard Productions. Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Music by Nelson Riddle. Production Design by Ted Haworth, Jack Martin Smith. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler. Shirley MacLaine is a delight…

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The Pirates of Malaysia (1964)

UMBERTO LENZI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: I pirati della Malesia Alternate Title: Sandokan: Pirate of Malaysia, Pirates of the Seven Seas Italy/Spain/West Germany/France, 1964. Euro International Film, La Société des Films Sirius, Lacy Internacional Films. Story by Ugo Liberatore, Screenplay by Ugo Liberatore, Victor Andres Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, based on…

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Father Goose (1964)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1964. Granox Company. Story by S.H. Barnett, Screenplay by Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by Cy Coleman. Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Alexander Golitzen. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan. Film Editing by Ted J. Kent. A year after…

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Carry On Spying (1964)

GERALD THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Peter Rogers Productions.  Screenplay by Talbot Rothwell, Sid Colin.   Cinematography by Alan Hume.   Produced by Peter Rogers.   Music by Eric Rogers.    Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.   Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Archie Ludski. The ninth film in the delightful comedy…

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Seven Days In May (1964)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Joel Productions, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Rod Serling, based on the novel by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by…

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The Train (1964)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy/USA, 1964.  Les Films Ariane, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Dear Film Produzione.  Screen story and Screenplay by Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, based on Le Front De L’Art by Rose Valland.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Jules Bricken.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Willy…

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The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1964.  Alta Vista Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the story Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe.  Cinematography by Arthur Grant.  Produced by Pat Green.  Music by Kenneth V. Jones.  Production Design by Colin Southcott.  Costume Design by Mary Gibson.  Film Editing by Alfred Cox.   Richly enjoyable horror classic inspired by the story by…

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The Killers (1964)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1964.  Revue Studios.  Screenplay by Gene L. Coon, based on the story by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Richard L. Rawlings.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Frank Arrigo, George B. Chan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Richard Belding. Don Siegel excitingly remakes the Robert Siodmak classic using…

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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Seduced And Abandoned (1964)

PIETRO GERMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sedotta e Abbandonata Italy/France, 1964.  Lux Film, Ultra Film, Vides Cinematografica, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France.  Story by Pietro Germi, Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Pietro Germi, Luciano Vincenzoni.  Cinematography by Aiace Parolin.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Luigi Giacosi.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Carlo Egidi.  Costume Design by Angela…

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Charulata (1964)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Lonely Wife India, 1964.  R.D.Banshal & Co..  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Nastaneer by Rabindranath Tagore.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra.  Produced by R.D. Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Reuniting with Madhabi Mukherjee, the star of his masterful The Big City, Satyajit…

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Une Femme Mariee (1964)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Une Femme Mariee: Suite de Fragments D’Un France, 1964.  Anouchka Films, Orsay Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Production Design by Henri Nogaret.  Costume Design by Laurence Clairval.  Film Editing by Andree Choty, Francoise Collin, Agnes Guillemot, Gerard Pollicand.   More pensive investigation of the human condition in an increasingly commodified post-war…

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