The Enemy Below (1957)

DICK POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Dick Powell.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert Hogsett, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. …

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And God Created Woman (1956)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Et Dieu…Crea La Femme France/Italy, 1956.  Cocinor, Iéna Productions, Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise.  Screenplay by Roger Vadim, Raoul Levy.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raoul Levy.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Jean Andre.  Film Editing by Victoria Mercanton.   Seeing as how the film was only famous for featuring Brigitte Bardot‘s naked body in numerous scenes,…

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel The Small Woman by Alan Burgess.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Box, Geoffrey Drake.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Ingrid Bergman  plays a dedicated woman who wants more…

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Nicholas And Alexandra (1971)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Goldman, additional dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the book by Robert K. Massie.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   If the real Romanovs were this boring…

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Psyche 59 (1964)

ALEXANDER SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Troy-Schenck Productions.  Screenplay by Julian Zimet, based on the novel by Francoise des Ligneris.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Phillip Hazleton.  Music by Kenneth V. Jones.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Max Benedict.   Francoise de Ligneris’ novel is adapted to the big screen…

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by John Glen.   Long considered to be the best of the Roger…

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The Longest Day (1962)

KEN ANNAKIN, ANDREW MARTON, BERNHARD WICKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, additional episodes by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Leon…

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