Seconds (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1966.  Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Gibraltar Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by David Ely. Cinematography by James Wong Howe. Produced by Edward Lewis. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Ted Haworth. Costume Design by Jack Martell, Peter V. Saldutti….

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The Professionals (1966)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 1966.  Pax Enterprises, Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Frank O’Rourke.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Richard Brooks.   Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Jack Martell.    Film Editing by Peter Zinner. …

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Grand Prix (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Cherokee Productions.  Screen story and Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Sydney Guilaroff.  Film Editing…

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose, based on the novel The Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams.   A Russian submarine traversing the depths…

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An American Dream (1966)

ROBERT GIST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  See You In Hell, Darling USA, 1966.  William Conrad Productions.  Screenplay by Mann Rubin, based on the novel by Norman Mailer.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by William Conrad.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by LeRoy Deane.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by George R. Rohrs.   Television host and war hero…

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The Sand Pebbles (1966)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1966.  Robert Wise Productions, Solar Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on the novel by Richard McKenna.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   Robert Wise followed his mammothly successful The Sound Of…

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The Fortune Cookie (1966)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx-Jalem.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Luthardt.  Costume Design by Charles Arrico, Paula Giokaris.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   This was the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were teamed up on screen, and…

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Stop The World–I Want To Get Off (1966)

PHILIP SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Warner Bros..  Based on the book of the musical play by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, with additional material by David Donabie, Al Ham, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by William Sargent Jr.  Music by Al Ham.  Production Design by Sean Kenny.  Costume Design by Kiki Byrne, Gina Fratini.  Film Editing by…

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Morgan! A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  British Lion Film Corporation, Quintra.  Screenplay by David Mercer.  Cinematography by Larry Pizer.  Produced by Leon Clore.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Tom Priestley, Victor Procter.   Vanessa Redgrave made her starring debut in this hilariously cracked British comedy….

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Georgy Girl (1966)

SILVIO NARIZZANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Everglades Productions.  Screenplay by Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols, based on the novel by Margaret Forster.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Robert A. Goldston, Otto Plaschkes.  Music by Alexander Faris.  Production Design by Tony Woollard.  Costume Design by Mary Quant.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Bridget Jones fans will definitely…

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The Shop On Main Street (1965)

JAN KADAR, ELMAR KLOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Original title:  Obchod Na Korze Czechoslovakia, 1965.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Story by Ladislav Grosman, Screenplay by Ladislav Grosman, Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos.  Cinematography by Vladimir Novotny.  Produced by Milos Broz, Jaromir Lukas.  Music by Zdenek Liska.  Production Design by Karel Skvor.  Costume Design by Marie Rosenfelderova.  Film Editing by Diana Heringova, Jaromir Janacek.   A…

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Born Free (1966)

JAMES HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1966.  Open Road Films, Atlas.  Screenplay by Lester Cole, based on the book by Joy Adamson.Cinematography by Kenneth Talbot.  Produced by Sam Jaffe, Paul B. Radin.  Music by John Barry.  Film Editing by Don Deacon.   The joyous tale of Elsa the lioness that has entertained all ages for decades is…

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