Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank … More Tom Thumb (1958)

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Operation Crossbow

BBB (out of 5) British intelligence sends three men across enemy lines during World War II to find and infiltrate a Nazi factory, where the Germans are creating rocket technology that they will use to destroy London. George Peppard and Tom Courtenay are already parachuting down from their planes when an intelligence error results in … More Operation Crossbow

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Labyrinth

BBB.5 (out of 5) An eternal cult favourite, delightfully imaginative for the young and trippy for the more mature.  Jennifer Connelly plays a girl fed up with having her social life dampened by the task of looking after her baby brother.  When she wishes that he would get kidnapped by goblins, she unwittingly unleashes disaster as … More Labyrinth

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Dragonslayer

BB (out of 5) If it were only for production value, this would be a highly recommended adventure film, but its shabby writing and poor acting really get in the way of its scoring points. Peter MacNicol is terrible as a young wizard’s apprentice whose master (the great Ralph Richardson) dies and leaves him with the … More Dragonslayer

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The Haunting (1963)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Humphrey Searle.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Maude Churchill.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.  Golden Globe Awards 1963.   Shy, neurotic Julie Harris lives … More The Haunting (1963)

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