Only Two Can Play (1962)

SIDNEY GILLIAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1962. Vale Film Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by That Uncertain Feeling by Kingsley Amis. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Leslie Gilliat. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Albert Witherick. Costume Design by Muriel Dickson. Film Editing by…

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The Slipper And The Rose: The Story Of Cinderella (1976)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1976. Paradine Co-Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, based on the story Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. Cinematography by Tony Imi. Produced by Stuart Lyons. Music by Angela Morley. Production Design by Ray Simm. Costume Design by Julie Harris. 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 Guns Of Navarone (1961)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Highroad Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Alistair MacLean.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carl Foreman.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Geoffrey Drake.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.   The British fighting the Nazis during World War II need to get across the…

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The League Of Gentlemen (1960)

BASIL DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Allied Film Makers.  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by John Boland.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Michael Relph.  Music by Philip Green.  Production Design by Peter Proud.  Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge. Seven different men receive an anonymous package in the mail, which…

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The Small Back Room (1949)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Hour Of Glory United Kingdom, 1949.  The Archers, London Film Productions.  Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the novel by Nigel Balchin.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Josephine…

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Seance On A Wet Afternoon (1964)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.   Beaver Films, Allied Film Makers.   Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Mark McShane.   Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.   Produced by Richard Attenborough.   Music by John Barry.   Production Design by Ray Simm.   Costume Design by Laurel Staffell.   Film Editing by Derek York.    Kim…

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The Stepford Wives (1975)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Palomar Pictures, Fadsin Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Timothy Gee. Ira Levin’s creepy novel reaches the screen with mixed…

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A Shot In The Dark (1964)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  The Mirisch Corporation, Mirisch Films.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, based on a play by Harry Kurnitz, and characters created by Marcel Achard.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Ralph…

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Hopscotch (1980)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Edie & Ely Landau Inc., A Ronald Neame Film, International Film Investors, Sham Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Garfield, Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Brian Garfield.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson, Brian W. Roy.  Produced by Edie Landau, Ely A. Landau.  Music by Ian Fraser.  Production Design by William J. Creber.  Costume…

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Chaplin (1992)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA/France/Italy, 1992.  Carolco Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Canal+, RCS Video.  Story by Diana Hawkins, Screenplay by William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman, based on the books Chaplin His Life And Art by David Robinson, and My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Mario Kassar.  Music by…

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