Accident (1967)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1967. Royal Avenue Chelsea. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Nicholas Mosley. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen. Music by John Dankworth. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson. Film Editing by Reginald Beck. Cannes…

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The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1954.  Victor Hanbury Productions, Sidney Cohn.  Screenplay by Harold Buchman, Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Maurice Moiseiwitsch.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.   Produced by Victor Hanbury.   Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Evelyn Gibbs.   Film Editing by Reginald…

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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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A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the…

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Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Robin Estridge, co-operation with Hammond Innes, based on the novel by Hammond Innes.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Clifton Parker.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Dirk Bogarde is wonderful in this exciting adventure set…

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Doctor In The House (1954)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1954.  Group Film Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Nicholas Phipps, Richard Gordon, based on the book by Richard Gordon.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Bruce Montgomery.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Gerald Thomas.   Hilarious comedy that inspired a series of sequels….

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I Could Go On Singing (1963)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Barbican Films.  Story by Robert Dozier, Screenplay by Mayo Simon.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Stuart Millar, Lawrence Turman.  Music by Mort Lindsey.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by John Shirley.   Judy Garland made her very last completed film in this marginally impressive musical, shot entirely…

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King And Country (1964)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  B.H.E. Productions.  Story by J.L. Hodson, Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the play Hamp by John Wilson.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop.  Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen.  Music by Larry Adler.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Roy Ponting.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills. Tom Courtenay plays a…

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The Servant (1963)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Elstree Distributors, Springbok Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Robin Maugham.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.  New York Film Critics Awards 1964.  …

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Modesty Blaise (1966)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Modesty Blaise Ltd., Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the comic strip by Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.  Cannes Film Festival 1966. She’s…

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Simba

BBBB (out of 5) Terrific British film that addresses the effects of colonialism and the damage done to an oppressed civilization. British citizens in Kenya are thrown into a terror when a group of native radicals form a vigilante squad that executes British farmers in an effort to end colonial rule. Newcomer Dirk Bogarde has just…

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The Damned (1969)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Caduta Degli Dei Italy/West Germany, 1969.  Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis, Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Vincenzo Del Prato.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by…

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