Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Herman Miller, Screenplay by Herman Miller, Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman.  Cinematography by Bud Thackery.  Produced by Don Siegel.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert MacKichan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Sam…

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The Verdict (1946)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1946.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Milne, Israel Zangwill.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Ted Smith.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly.   Sydney Greenstreet gives a deliciously subtle performance as a judge who is removed from his position after a man…

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The Beguiled (1971)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1971.  The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp,based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore.  A Yankee soldier (Clint Eastwood) is found near death on the grounds…

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The Killers (1964)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1964.  Revue Studios.  Screenplay by Gene L. Coon, based on the story by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Richard L. Rawlings.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Frank Arrigo, George B. Chan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Richard Belding. Don Siegel excitingly remakes the Robert Siodmak classic using…

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Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1954.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard Collins.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Bruce B. Pierce Early Don Siegel action film that takes the high number of prison riots in the headlines at the time and creates great…

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Jinxed (1982)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    USA, 1982.  Herb Jaffe.  Story by Frank D. Gilroy, Screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy, David Newman.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Herb Jaffe.  Music by Miles Goodman, Bruce Roberts.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Douglas Stewart. A blackjack dealer (Ken Wahl) is in a major professional crisis…

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Richard Tuggle, based on the book by J. Campbell Bruce.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Allen E. Smith.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster. Clint Eastwood plays a real-life escape artist whose breaks from…

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Dirty Harry (1971)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 1971.  Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company.  Story by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Screenplay by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore. Very few people walk this…

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Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Mexico, 1970.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company, Sanen Productions.  Story by Budd Boetticher, Screenplay by Albert Maltz.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Carroll Case, Martin Rackin.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jose Rodriguez Granada.  Costume Design by Carlos Chavez, Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue While on a mission to find out about…

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1956.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on the Collier’s magazine serial by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Walter Mirisch, Walter Wanger.  Music by Carmen Dragon.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Film Editing by Robert S. Eisen. The original invasion! Kevin McCarthy is enjoying his perfectly normal suburban life until he realizes…

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Solofilm.  Screenplay by W.D. Richter, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Denny Zeitlin.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Douglas Stewart.   This remake of the 1956 classic is a superb revisiting…

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Play Misty For Me (1971)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Jo Heims, Screenplay by Jo Heims, Dean Riesner.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Robert Daley.  Music by Dee Barton.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Carl Pingitore.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. Well before Fatal Attraction had all of America…

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