The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MKH, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Kenneth Hyman.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Hutchinson.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano. It’s 1944 and…

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When Time Ran Out… (1980)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Canada/USA, 1980.  International Cinema, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel The Day The World Ended by Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Irwin Allen.  Music by  Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Paul Zastupnevich.  Film Editing by Edward A….

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The Black Hole (1979)

GARY NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1979.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard H. Landau, Screenplay by Jeb Rosebrook, Gerry Day.  Cinematography by Frank V. Phillips.  Produced by Ron Miller.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Ellenshaw.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by G. Gregg McLaughlin.   Disney enters the space race after the…

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Jubal (1956)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Paul Wellman.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by William Fadiman.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Glenn Ford shows up near death on a sprawling ranch…

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Johnny Guitar (1954)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1954.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, based on the novel by Roy Chanslor.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Nicholas Ray.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien.  Film Editing by Richard L. Van Enger. Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge have a hoot of a time…

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Marty (1955)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Hecht-Lancaster Productions.  Story and screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Ted Haworth,Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..    Ernest Borgnine is excellent in this low-key drama, as a Brooklyn butcher who…

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The Wild Bunch (1969)

SAM PECKINPAH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Story by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner, Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Phil Feldman.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by James R. Silke.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   Sam Peckinpah’s ultraviolent western melodrama became a guiding point for…

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From Here To Eternity (1953)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Directed by Fred Zinnemann.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   Romance develops between a military wife (Deborah Kerr) and…

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Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Millard Kaufman, adaptation by Don McGuire, based on a story by Howard Breslin.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown, Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Newell P. Kimlin.   When army veteran Spencer Tracy gets off the train in…

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Barabbas (1961)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Christopher Fry, based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist.  Cinematography by Aldo Tonti. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Mario Chiari. Costume Design by Maria De Matteis.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.  Those who enjoyed the gladiatorial…

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Demetrius And The Gladiators (1954)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on a character created by Lloyd C. Douglas. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Robert Fritch, Dorothy Spencer.   Bargain-basement…

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