Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Hans Kuhnert, Theo Zwierski.   Costume Design by Ursula Maes.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   An…

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Earthquake (1974)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group.  Screenplay by George Fox, Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Mark Robson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer. Released at the height of the…

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A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.   Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Fred Zinnemann…

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The Journey (1959)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1959.  Alby Pictures.  Screenplay by George Tabouri.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Isabella Schlichting, Werner Schlichting.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   A varied group of passengers are trying to catch a flight out of Budapest during the Hungarian Uprising…

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The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Jennings Lang, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This film was laughed off the…

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Decision Before Dawn (1951)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bavaria Film.  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, based on the novel Call It Treason by George Howe.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Anatole Litvak, Frank McCarthy.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Noel Howard.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1951.  Golden Globe Awards 1951.   Twentieth century-Fox head Darryl…

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Cluny Brown (1946)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, contributing writer James Hilton, based on the novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film…

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To Be Or Not To Be (1942)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Romaine Film Corporation.  Original Story by Melchior Lengyel, Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Werner R. Heyman.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Podcast: My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1942.   Fantastic war comedy, most notable for being the…

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Heaven Can Wait (1943)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by Alfred Newman, Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Leland Fuller.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1943.   Not since…

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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. Academy Awards 1951.  Strangely absorbing melodrama that features terrific performances and…

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Cleopatra (1963)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 1963.  Twentieth Century Fox, MCL Films S.A., Walwa Films S.A..  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, based on the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius and Appian, and the book The Life And Times of Cleopatra by Carlo Mario Franzero.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Jack Hildyard.  Produced by…

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The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by R.A. Dick.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Eleanor Behm.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1947. Gene Tierney decides to break free of her…

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