The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

TERENCE FISHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Hammer Films. Screenplay by Peter Bryan, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Jack Asher. Produced by Anthony Hinds. Music by James Bernard. Production Design by Bernard Robinson. Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot. Film Editing by Alfred Cox. One of the…

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Moby Dick (1956)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom, 1956. Moulin Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Ray Bradbury, John Huston, based on the novel by Herman Melville. Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Produced by John Huston. Music by Philip Sainton. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake, Stephen Drake. Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Russell…

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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Sinful Davey (1969)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Mirisch-Webb, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, based on the novel by David Haggart.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife, Freddie Young.  Produced by William N. Graf.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing…

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Ivanhoe (1952)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Noel Langley, adaptation by by Aeneas MacKenzie, based on the novel by Walter Scott.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Walter Scott’s popular novel is played…

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Corridors Of Blood (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions, Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Jean Scott Rogers.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Emma Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew. The presence of Boris Karloff and a title with so little subtlety will make you…

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From Russia With Love (1963)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Eon Productions.  Adaptation by Johanna Harwood, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum,based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as fast and…

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A Christmas Carol (1951)

BRIAN DESMOND HURST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Alternate title:  Scrooge United Kingdom/USA, 1951.  Renown Pictures Corporation.  Adaptation by Noel Langley, from the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by C.M. Pennington-Richards.  Produced by Brian Desmond Hurst.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Doris Lee.  Film Editing by Clive Donner.   Probably the best rendition of…

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Under Capricorn (1949)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1949.  Transatlantic Pictures.  Screenplay by James Bridie, adaptation by Hume Cronyn, based on the play by John Colton, Margaret Linden, from the novel by Helen Simpson.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film…

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