Susan Slept Here (1954)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 1954.  Harriet Parsons Productions.   Screenplay by Alex Gottlieb, based on the play by Steve Fisher, Alex Gottlieb.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Harriet Parsons.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by…

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Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Hans Kuhnert, Theo Zwierski.   Costume Design by Ursula Maes.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   An…

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Knock On Wood (1954)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Dena Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Danny Kaye explodes…

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Them! (1954)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1954.  Warner Bros..  Story by George Worthing Yates, adaptation by Russell S. Hughes, Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman.  Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly.  One of…

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The Silver Chalice (1954)

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Victor Saville Productions. Screenplay by Lesser Samuels, based on the novel by Thomas B. Costain. Cinematography by William V. Skall. Produced by Victor Saville. Music by Franz Waxman. Production Design by Rolf Gerard. Costume Design by Marjorie Best, Rolf Gerard. Film Editing by George White….

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Red Garters (1954)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Pat Duggan.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt. This musical western tries to…

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The High and the Mighty (1954)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1954.  Wayne-Fellows Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest K. Gann, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Robert Fellows, John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  The original disaster movie!…

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The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Jay A. Morley Jr..  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   The trombonist bandleader who…

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Robinson Crusoe (1954)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Mexico, 1954.  Producciones Tepeyac, Oscar Dancigers Production.  Screenplay by Hugo Butler, Luis Bunuel, based on the novel by Daniel Defoe.  Cinematography by Alex Phillips.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers.  Music by Anthony Collins.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage, Alberto Valenzuela.   Daniel Defoe’s classic novel…

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Three Coins In The Fountain (1954)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Patrick, based on a novel by John H. Secondari.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   Maggie McNamara comes to Rome to work…

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It Should Happen To You (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by John Meehan.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Judy Holliday reunites with Born Yesterday writer Garson Kanin and director George Cukor for another look at an adorably daffy…

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The Vanishing Prairie (1954)

JAMES ALGAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. USA, 1954.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by James Algar, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears.  Cinematography by Lloyd Beebe, Dick Borden, Herb Crisler, Murl Deusing, Warren Garst, Cleveland P. Grant, Bert Halwell, Stuart V. Jewell, Paul Kenworthy, Tom McHugh, Olin Sewall Pettingill Jr., James R. Simon.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Film…

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