Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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The Whisperers (1967)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Seven Pines.  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Michael Laughlin, Ronald Shedlo.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Edith Evans is excellent as a woman who is slowly losing touch with…

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Moonlight Sonata (1937)

LOTHAR MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1937.  Pall Mall Productions Ltd..  Story by Hans Rameau, Screenplay by E.M. Delafield, Edward Knoblock.  Cinematography by Jan Stallich.  Produced by Lothar Mendes.  Production Design by Laurence Irving.  Film Editing by Philip Charlot. Real-life pianist Ignacy Paderewski begins this film with half an hour of footage of his performing popular classical pieces…

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1944.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Jock Laurence, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Arthur Breton, Dorothy Edwards.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr. A young American G.I. (John Sweet, who was in…

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One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  British National Films, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.   Michael Powell was commissioned by the British government to make a propaganda film to help out with the…

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49th Parallel (1941)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Alternate title:  The Invaders United Kingdom, 1941.  Ortus Films.  Scenario by Rodney Ackland, Emeric Pressburger, Original story and screenplay by Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Michael Powell.  Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.   The first international hit that put the team of Powell and…

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The Prince And The Pauper (1937)

WILLIAM KEIGHLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1937.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Laird Doyle, based on the play by Catherine Chisholm Cushing, from the novel by Mark Twain.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.   Adorable…

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The Naked Edge (1961)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel First Train To Babylon by Max Ehrlich.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Georges Glass, Walter Seltzer.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.   When an American businessman (Gary…

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