Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank … More Tom Thumb (1958)

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Tunisian Victory (1944)

JOHN HUSTON, HUGH STEWART, FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1944.  British Service Units, U.S. Army Signal Corps. Screenplay by Anthony Veiller.  Cinematography by D. Gallai-Hatchard, Harry Rignold.  Music by William Alwyn.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   This film on the North African campaign to stem the spread of Nazi power came out a year after Desert Victory covered a … More Tunisian Victory (1944)

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Beau Brummell (1954)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, based on the play by Clyde Fitch.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   The famed Englishman whose name is still often used to denote sartorial prowess began as a soldier … More Beau Brummell (1954)

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Ivanhoe

BBB (out of 5) Walter Scott’s popular novel is played as adventure for the Robin Hood fans in this handsomely mounted though hopelessly dated production. Robert Taylor is colorless as the titular knight who discovers that King Richard, long thought dead, is actually being held for ransom. Taylor must find a way to raise the money … More Ivanhoe

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce

BB.5 (out of 5) Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another all-star affair, three stories of disappointed love linked by the titular vehicle. It begins in the 1930s, when the luxury car makes its way straight from the factory into the possession of aristocrat Rex Harrison, … More The Yellow Rolls-Royce

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Conspirator (1949)

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sally Benson, adaptation by Sally Benson, Gerard Fairlie, based on the novel by Humphrey Slater.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by John Wooldridge.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   American Elizabeth Taylor visits her friend Honor Blackman in London and is immediately swept … More Conspirator (1949)

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Hell’s Angels

BBBB (out of 5) Billionaire Howard Hughes obsessed passionately over the making of this World War I melodrama which he himself produced and directed. It tells the tale of two English brothers (Ben Lyon, James Hall, sporting very un-English accents) and their best friend (John Darrow), a German student living in London, who are torn … More Hell’s Angels

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