The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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Rich, Young And Pretty (1951)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Dorothy Cooper, Screenplay by Dorothy Cooper, Sidney Sheldon.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Arthur Lonergan. Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  Fluff is never offensive…

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Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1963.  Amro Productions.  Screenplay by Jack Rose, based on the book by Corinne Griffith.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank P. Keller.   Jackie…

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A New Kind Of Love (1963)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1963.  Llenroc Productions, Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Melville Shavelson.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Melville Shavelson.  Music by Erroll Garner, Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Definitely not a new kind of movie.  Joanne Woodward plays a dowdy fashion…

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Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)

RUSS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Roger Ebert, Russ Meyer, Screenplay by Roger Ebert.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Russ Meyer.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by David Hayes.  Film Editing by Dann Cahn, Dick Wormell.   A sequel in name only, this film has no…

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Robinson Crusoe On Mars (1964)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Aubrey Schenck Productions.  Screenplay by Ib Melchior, John C. Higgins, based on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Aubrey Schenck.  Music by Van Cleave.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Albert Nozaki, Hal Pereira.  Film Editing by Terry O. Morse.   A spaceship orbiting Mars has…

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Good Times (1967)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1967.  American Broadcasting Company, Motion Pictures International.  Story by Nicholas Hyams, Screenplay by Tony Barrett.  Cinematography by Robert Wyckoff.  Produced by Lindsley Parsons.  Music by Sonny Bono.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Melvin Shapiro. Sonny and Cher in their first and only movie together. Playing…

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My Geisha (1962)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Paramount Pictures, Sachiko.  Story and Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Shunichiro Nakao.  Produced by Steve Parker.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Makoto Kikuchi, Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Shirley MacLaine plays the wife of a famous director (Yves Montand) who flies to Japan for…

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MASH (1970)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  Aspen Productions, Ingo Preminger Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr., based on the novel by Richard Hooker.  Cinematography by Harold E. Stine.  Produced by Ingo Preminger.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Jack Martin Smith, Michael Friedman.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene.   For war…

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