Athena (1954)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1954. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass. Cinematography by Robert H. Planck. Produced by Joe Pasternak. Music by George Stoll. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose. Film Editing by Gene Ruggiero. A conventional love story about opposites…

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Phone Call From A Stranger (1952)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the story by I.A.R. Wylie.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Elois Jenssen.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.   After a plane crash takes the lives…

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The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

CHARLES LAUGHTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Paul Gregory Productions.  Screenplay by James Agee, based on the novel by David Grubb.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez.  Produced by Paul Gregory.  Music by Walter Schumann.  Production Design by Hilyard M. Brown.  Costume Design by Jerry Bos.  Film Editing by Robert Golden.   Terrifying thriller directed by Charles Laughton features Robert Mitchum in one of…

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The Bad Seed (1956)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, from the novel by William March. Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Horrendously dated film feels like…

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Pinky (1949)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols, based on the novel by Cid Ricketts Sumner.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.   Years after…

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