Queen Bee (1955)

RANALD MacDOUGALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1955. Columbia Pictures. Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall, based on the novel by Edna Lee. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Jerry Wald. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Ross Bellah. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Viola Lawrence. Sweet and young Lucy Marlow…

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Interrupted Melody (1955)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Sonya Levien, based on the life story by Marjorie Lawrence.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg, Paul Vogel.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Alexander Courage, Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.  Academy Awards 1955. Marjorie Lawrence…

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Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer, based on the novel by Nelson Algren.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Academy Awards 1955.   Outstanding look at drug addiction by filmmaker Otto Preminger that…

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Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)

JACK WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955.  Mark VII Ltd..  Screenplay by Richard L. Breen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Jack Webb.  Music by David Buttolph, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Harper Goff.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Robert M. Leeds.  Academy Awards 1955.   Jack Webb directs and stars in this atmospheric drama about the seedy side of nightclub life….

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Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Daniel Fuchs, Screenplay by Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1955. Fictionalized biography of singer Ruth Etting makes for a very dark musical (for its…

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M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

JACQUES TATI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Les Vacances De Monsieur Hulot France, 1953.  Discina Film, Cady Films, Specta Films.  Story, Dialogue and Screenplay by Henri Marquet, Jacques Tati.  Cinematography by Jacques Mercanton, Jean Mousselle. Produced by Fred Orain.  Music by Alain Romans.  Production Design by Roger Briaucourt, Henri Schmitt.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron, Charles Bretoneiche, Jacques Grassi.  Academy Awards…

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The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, based on the novel by James A. Michener.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by William Perlberg, George Seaton.  Music by Lyn Murray.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.  Academy Awards 1955. One of the first big-budget anti-war movies. William Holden is…

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Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Story by Nicholas Ray, Screenplay by Stewart Stern, adaptation by Irving Shulman. Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler, James Moore.  Academy Awards 1955. The original teen angst masterpiece that made James…

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Marty (1955)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Hecht-Lancaster Productions.  Story and screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Ted Haworth,Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..   Academy Awards 1955.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1955.  New York Film Critics…

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The Virgin Queen (1955)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Harry Brown, Mindred Lord, based on the story Sir Walter Raleigh by Harry Brown.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1955. Bette…

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Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Patrick, based on the novel by Han Suyin.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by William Reynolds. Academy Awards 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1955….

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