Seven Days In May (1964)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Joel Productions, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Rod Serling, based on the novel by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by…

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Tall Story (1960)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 1960.  Mansfield Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, from the novel by Howard Nemerov.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. Jane…

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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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With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

HOWARD MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Arwin Productions, Cinema Center Films.  USA, 1968.  Story by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Screenplay by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks, Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Martin Melcher.  Music by Robert Mersey.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Constance Edney, Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Harmless…

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Sayonara (1957)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1957.  Pennebaker Productions, William Goetz Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by James A. Michener.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by William Goetz.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson, Arthur P. Schmidt.   This South Pacific war drama must have…

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Wild River (1960)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on novels by William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Montgomery Clift…

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Friendly Persuasion (1956)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  Allied Artists Pictures, B-M Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, based on the book by Jessamyn West.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by William Wyler.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Robert Belcher, Edward A. Biery, Robert Swink.   William Wyler’s excellent drama about a Quaker family seems…

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World Without End (1956)

EDWARDS BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1956.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward Bernds.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Richard V. Heermance.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Eda Warren. This is the kind of hilarious science-fiction B-picture that features giant spiders made of foam attacking innocent bystanders. A spaceship crash-lands on…

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