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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Beau Geste (1939)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1939. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Robert Carson, based on the novel by Percival Christopher Wren. Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl, Archie Stout. Produced by William A. Wellman. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Odell. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Scandal Sheet (1952)

PHIL KARLSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1952. Edward Small Productions. Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman, Eugene Ling, James Poe, based on the novel by Samuel Fuller. Cinematography by Burnett Guffey. Produced by Edward Small. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Robert Peterson. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Jerome Thoms….

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A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude Klotz.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Robert Crawford Jr., Yves Rousset-Rouard.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosine…

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Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Hans Kuhnert, Theo Zwierski.   Costume Design by Ursula Maes.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   An…

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All The King’s Men (1949)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Robert Rossen.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by Sturges Carne.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark.   Based on Robert Penn Warren’s novel, this thinly disguised biography of the rise and…

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Seven Sinners (1940)

TAY GARNETT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Meehan, Harry Tugend, based on the original story by Ladislas Fodor, Laszlo Vadnay.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.   Good songs, fun costumes, Marlene Dietrich‘s eyebrows:…

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Il Bidone (1955)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Italy/France, 1955.  Titanus, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Silvio Clementelli, Charles Delac, Mario Derecchi, Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dario Cecchi.  Costume Design by Dario Cecchi.  Film Editing by Mario Serandrei, Giuseppe Vari.   Broderick Crawford plays the…

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Born Yesterday (1950)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Mannheimer, based on the play by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by S. Sylvan Simon.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Judy Holliday is absolutely fantastic in this witty, sparkling adaptation of the…

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