I’m All Right, Jack (1959)

JOHN BOULTING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1959. Charter Film Productions, Boulting Brothers. Screenplay by Frank Harvey, John Boulting, with Alan Hackney, based on his novel. Cinematography by Mutz Greenbaum. Produced by Ray Boulting. Music by Ken Hare. Production Design by William C. Andrews. Costume Design by John McCorry. Film Editing by…

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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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The Whisperers (1967)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Seven Pines.  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Michael Laughlin, Ronald Shedlo.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Edith Evans is excellent as a woman who is slowly losing touch with…

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The Millionairess (1960)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dimitri De Grunwald Production.  Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz, adaptation by Riccardo Aragno, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Pierre Rouve.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Paul Sheriff.  Costume Design by Pierre Balmain.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Abysmally…

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Salem Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Martin Ritt.  Music by Sol Kaplan.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   John Le Carre’s spy novel and this subsequent film adaptation came…

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Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Hawk Films.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George, based on the book Red Alert by Peter George.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Just like…

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Lolita (1962)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  A.A. Productions Ltd., Anya, Transworld Pictures.  Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by James B. Harris.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by William C. Andrews.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Humbert Humbert (James Mason) arrives from Europe to a…

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The Lion In Winter (1968)

ANTHONY HARVEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Haworth Productions.  Screenplay by James Goldman, based on his play.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   In 12th century England, King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) sits atop his throne and hesitates to…

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