The House of Rothschild (1934)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  20th Century Pictures.   Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on a play by George Hembert Westley. Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling. Film Editing by Barbara McLean,…

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Billy Liar (1963)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Vic Films Productions, Waterfall Productions.  Screenplay by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, based on the play by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, from the novel by Keith Waterhouse.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Laura Nightingale.  Film Editing by Roger…

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How Green Was My Valley (1941)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1941.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.  Academy Awards 1941. Wonderful Oscar-winner undeservedly beat Citizen Kane for…

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The Birds (1963)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1963. Tippi Hedren plays a rich young woman with expensive habits…

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Anna Karenina (1935)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Clemence Dane, Salka Viertel, dialogue adaptation by S.N. Behrman, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Strongest film version of Leo Tolstoy’s classic…

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