Summer And Smoke (1961)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1961. Hal Wallis Productions. Screenplay by James Poe, Meade Roberts, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Irving Block, Allen Adler, Screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Nicholas Nayfack.  Production Design by Irving Block, Mentor Huebner.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Here’s the Gone With The Wind…

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The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, based on the novel by James A. Michener.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by William Perlberg, George Seaton.  Music by Lyn Murray.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.   One of the first big-budget anti-war movies. William Holden is a soldier…

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Giant (1956)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  George Stevens Productions.  Screenplay by Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   One of the greatest-ever Hollywood epics…

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Broken Lance (1954)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Philip Yordan, Screenplay by Richard Murphy.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   Excellent western by Edward Dmytryk and featuring a terrific performance by Spencer…

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The Rainmaker (1956)

JOSEPH ANTHONY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by N. Richard Nash, based on his play.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   An unmarried daughter is such serious business that in…

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