Across 110th Street (1973)

BARRY SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1973. Film Guarantors. Screenplay by Luther Davis, based on the novel Across 110th by Wally Ferris. Cinematography by Jack Priestley. Produced by Fouad Said, Ralph B. Sharpe. Music by J.J. Johnson. Production Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III. Film Editing by Byron…

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A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.   Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Fred Zinnemann…

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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch,Harriet Frank Jr., based on the stories Barn Burning and The Spotted Horses and the novel The Hamlet by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film…

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A Face In The Crowd (1957)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Newtown Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Budd Schulberg.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Tom Glazer.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert, Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford. A media-saturated America is anticipated by this excellent Elia Kazan film made…

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