The Haunted Strangler (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions.  Screenplay by Jan Read, John Croydon, from the story Stranglehold by Jan Read.  Cinematography by Lionel Banes.  Produced by John Croydon.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by John Elphick.  Costume Design by Anna Duse.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew.   Boris Karloff is once again the well-meaning man who cannot help but…

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Corridors Of Blood (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions, Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Jean Scott Rogers.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Emma Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew.   The presence of Boris Karloff and a title with so little subtlety will make you…

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First Man Into Space (1959)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  Amalgamated Productions.  Story by Wyott Ordung, Screenplay by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Denys Pavitt.  Costume Design by Anna Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew.   An astronaut sent beyond earth’s atmosphere in a rocket ship goes far beyond…

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Fiend Without A Face (1958)

ARTHUR CRABTREE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Herbert J. Leder, based on the original story The Thought Monster by Amelia Reynolds Long.  Cinematography by Lionel Banes.  Produced by John Croydon.  Music by  Buxton Orr.  Production Design by John Elphick.  Costume Design by Anna Duse.  Film Editing by Richard Q. McNaughton.   An unseen force is wiping out soldiers…

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures, Academy Pictures Corporation, Camp Films.  Screenplay by Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold, Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Oliver Messel.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck,…

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