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…

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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…

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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…

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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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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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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…

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Hell’s Angels (1930)

HOWARD HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1930.  The Caddo Company.  Story by Marshall Neilan, Joseph Moncure March, adaptation and continuity by Howard Estabrook, Harry Behn, dialogue by Joseph Moncure March.  Cinematography by Elmer Dyer, Tony Gaudio, Harry Perry, E. Burton Steene, Dewey Wrigley, Harry Zech.  Produced by Howard Hughes.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Julian…

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Mogambo (1953)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Wilson Collison.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees, Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   It is thanks to watching movies that one gathers important tips for surviving in…

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The V.I.P.s (1963)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald. Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by William Kellner.  Costume Design by Pierre Cardin.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Jolly, multi-casted romp about the jet set that transcends its Sidney Sheldon-esque trappings by featuring…

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Blow-Up (1966)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy/USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, English dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the short story Las Babas Del Diablo by Julio Cortazar.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film…

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Light In The Piazza (1962)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Elizabeth Spencer, Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein.  Cinematography by Otto Heller.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Frank White.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke. Olivia de Havilland plays an upper crust American woman traveling through Europe with her daughter (Yvette Mimieux) in this very enjoyable melodrama….

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