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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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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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 Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the play by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by Leo Arnaud, Alexander Courage, Calvin Jackson.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   The story of Molly Brown, rags-to-riches society lady…

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Mary Poppins (1964)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1964.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, based on the books by P.L. Travers.  Cinematography by Edward Colman.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas, Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton.  After so many years, this film hasn’t…

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7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1964.  George Pal Productions. Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the novel The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Robert Fuca.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Cute…

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The Chalk Garden (1964)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Quota Rentals Limited, Ross Hunter Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the play by Enid Bagnold.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Hayley Mills plays a precocious teenager…

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The Organizer (1963)

MARIO MONICELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Original title:  I Compagni Alternate titles:  The Organiser, The Strikers Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1963.   Lux Film, Vides Cinematografica, Méditerrannée Cinéma Production, Avala Film.   Story and Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Franco Cristaldi.   Music by Carlo Rustichelli.   Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.   Costume…

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The Americanization Of Emily (1964)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Hans Peters, Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Tom McAdoo.   A comedy about D-Day? In Paddy…

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Goldfinger (1964)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   It took three films to…

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A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Walter Shenson Films, Proscenium Films, Maljack Productions.  Screenplay by Alun Owen.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Walter Shenson. Music by John Lennon, George Martin, Paul McCartney.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Superjollyfun musical starring The Beatles as themselves, giving us a glimpse into…

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Zorba The Greek (1964)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Alexis Zorbas USA/United Kingdom/Greece, 1964.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Mihalis Kakogiannis.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Vassilis Photopoulos.  Costume Design by Anna Stavropoulou.  Film Editing by Mihalis Kakogiannis.    After a young Englishman (Alan Bates) learns that he has…

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