Family Plot (1976)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning.  Cinematography by Leonard J. South.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.   A wealthy dowager (Cathleen Nesbitt) enlists her psychic (Barbara…

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Staircase (1969)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.   France/USA/United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Dyer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Dudley Moore.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Clare Rendlesham.  Film Editing by Richard Marden Richard Burton and Rex Harrison have been living together for over twenty years,…

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Three Coins In The Fountain (1954)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Patrick, based on a novel by John H. Secondari.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   Maggie McNamara comes to Rome to work…

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The Parent Trap (1961)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the book Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kastner.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.   Disney could have found no better use for…

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Separate Tables (1958)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.   Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Clifton Productions.   Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, John Gay, based on a play by Terence Rattigan.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by David Raksin.   Production Design by Harry Horner.   Costume Design by Mary Grant, Edith Head.   Film Editing by Charles Ennis, Marjorie…

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Julia (1977)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the story Pentimento by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Gene Callahan, Carmen Dillon, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Marcel Durham, Walter Murch.   Until writing her autobiographical book…

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An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith,Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B….

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Pygmalion (1938)

ANTHONY ASQUITH, LESLIE HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1938.  Pascal Film Productions.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, W.P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Arthur Honegger.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Ladislaw Czettel.  Film Editing by David Lean.  Not as splashy…

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