The Indian Tomb (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title:  Das indische Grabmal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film. Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, Richard Eichberg, based on the novel by Thea von Harbou. Cinematography by Richard Angst. Produced by Artur Brauner. Music by Gerhard Becker. Production Design…

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Tales of Terror (1962)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1962. Alta Vista Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Matheson, based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.  Cinematography by Floyd Crosby.  Produced by Roger Corman.  Music by Les Baxter.  Production Design by Daniel Haller.  Costume Design by Marjorie Corso.  Film Editing by Anthony Carras. Highly entertaining triple dose of Edgar Allan Poe stories, all starring Vincent Price…

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House of Strangers (1949)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, based on the novel by Jerome Weidman.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.   Edward G. Robinson lords over this dark, upsetting drama that…

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Broken Arrow (1950)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, based on the novel Blood Brother by Elliott Arnold. Cinematography by Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Albert Hogsett, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..   James Stewart is riding through barren plains,…

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The Tiger Of Eschnapur (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Der Tiger von Eschnapur Alternate title:  Tiger Of Bengal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film.  Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, based on the novel Das Indische Grabmal by Thea von Harbou.  Cinematography by Richard Angst.  Produced by Artur Brauner.  Music by Michel Michelet.  Production Design by Helmut Nentwig, Willy Schatz.  Costume…

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Love Me Tender (1956)

ROBERT D. WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Maurice Geraghty, Screenplay by Robert Buckner.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.   Ridiculous melodrama that is merely an excuse for Elvis Presley (in his film debut)…

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Fourteen Hours (1951)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Joel Sayre, Screenplay by John Paxton. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Sol C. Siegel. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Edward Stevenson. Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Strangely absorbing melodrama that features terrific performances and also marks…

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The Ten Commandments (1956)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Motion Picture Associates.  Screenplay by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank, based on the books Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of Fire by J.H. Ingraham, On Eagle’s Wing by A.E. Southon.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production…

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Demetrius And The Gladiators (1954)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on a character created by Lloyd C. Douglas. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Robert Fritch, Dorothy Spencer.   Bargain-basement…

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