Evil Under The Sun (1982)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1982. EMI Films, Titan Productions, Mersham Productions Ltd.. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin. Music by John Lanchbery. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Costume Design by Anthony Powell. Film Editing…

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Never Let Go (1960)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1960. Independent Artists, Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions. Story by John Guillermin, Peter De Sarigny, Screenplay by Alun Falconer. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by Peter De Sarigny. Music by John Barry. Production Design by George Provis. Costume Design by Vi Murray. Film Editing by Ralph…

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Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by John Hale.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject of Hal B. Wallis’…

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The Deep (1977)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Casablanca Filmworks, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn, based on the novel by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Peter Guber.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by David Berlatsky.   The success of Jaws meant that Peter Benchley’s follow-up…

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Ill Met By Moonlight (1957)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation, Vega Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the book by W. Stanley Moss.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Nandi Routh.  Film Editing by Arthur Stevens.  True story…

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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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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1970.  The Mirisch Production Company, Mirisch Films, Sir Nigel Films, Phalanx Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing…

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The Tales Of Hoffmann (1951)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1951.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the English libretto by Dennis Arundell, from the French text by Jules Barbier, adapted from stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann with French text by Michel Carre.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by…

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Gone To Earth (1950)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1950.  The Archers, London Film Productions, Vanguard Films.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the novel by Mary Webb.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker, Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills. How…

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The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  The Fighting Pimpernel United Kingdom, 1950.  The Archers, London Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the romance by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker, Nandi Heckroth, Bernard…

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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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The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1980.  G.W. Films, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hales, Barry Sandler, based on the novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Richard…

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