Operation Petticoat (1959)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. Granart Company. Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, suggested by a story by Paul King, Joseph Stone. Cinematography by Russell Harlan. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by David Rose. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert Emmet Smith. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by…

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Rich, Young And Pretty (1951)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Dorothy Cooper, Screenplay by Dorothy Cooper, Sidney Sheldon.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Arthur Lonergan. Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero.  Fluff is never offensive…

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Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)

BERNARD VORHAUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces.  Screenplay by Harold Medford.  Produced by Ronald Reagan.  Music by David Rose.   A good example of how what used to be called “documentary” would be labeled a PSA now.  This one takes place in a German prisoner of war camp, where…

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Please Don’t Eat The Daisies (1960)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Euterpe.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the book by Jean Kerr.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   Doris Day plays housewife to university professor David Niven, who has just graduated…

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Texas Carnival (1951)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by William Ferrari, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.   Minor Esther Williams film hardly gets her into the pool in its zippy 77…

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Kalifornia (1993)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Viacom Productions, Propaganda Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions.  Story by Stephen Levy, Tim Metcalfe, Screenplay by Tim Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Steve Golin, Aristides McGarry, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Carter Burwell. Production Design by Michael White.  Costume Design by Kelle Kutsugeras.  Film Editing by Martin Hunter.   David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are…

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Hombre (1967)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Hombre Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr..  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Irving Ravetch, Martin Ritt.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Robert Emmet Smith.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Paul Newman continues his collection of anti-heroes with this excellent western, adapted from…

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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2005.   Pathe Pictures, BBC Films, Future Films, Micro Fusion, The Weinstein Company, UK Film Council, Heyman-Hoskins Productions, Mrs. Henderson Productions Ltd., Pathe Pictures International.  Screenplay by Martin Sherman, idea by David Rose, Kathy Rose,based on the book by Sheila van Damm.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Norma Heyman.  Music by George…

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Casino (1995)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Syalis DA, Légende Entreprises, De Fina-Cappa, GGG.  Screenplay by Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi, based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Barbara De Fina.  Music by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by John Dunn, Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Fantastic Martin Scorsese gangster film…

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