Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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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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The Tamarind Seed (1974)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Incorporated Television Company, Jewel Productions, Pimlico Films, Lorimar Productions.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, based on the novel by Evelyn Anthony.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Ken Wales.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Harry Pottle.  Costume Design by John Briggs.  Film Editing…

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Edward, My Son (1949)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by Robert Morley, Noel Langley.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by John Wooldridge.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.   Robert Morley and Noel Langley’s play is adapted into pure film treacle, imagine an…

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The Blue Bird (1976)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Soviet Union, 1976.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Lenfilm Studio, Edward Lewis Productions, Sovinfilm, Tower International. Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.  Cinematography by Jonas Gricius, Freddie Young.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Harry N. Blum, Robert H. Greenberg.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design…

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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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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz, based on the novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Victor Saville.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Charles Frend.   Robert Donat is fantastic in this superior adaptation of James Hilton’s novel about a shy boys’ school…

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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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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel The Small Woman by Alan Burgess.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Box, Geoffrey Drake.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Ingrid Bergman  plays a dedicated woman who wants more…

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49th Parallel (1941)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Alternate title:  The Invaders United Kingdom, 1941.  Ortus Films.  Scenario by Rodney Ackland, Emeric Pressburger, Original story and screenplay by Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Michael Powell.  Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.   The first international hit that put the team of Powell and…

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Nicholas And Alexandra (1971)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Goldman, additional dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the book by Robert K. Massie.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   If the real Romanovs were this boring…

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Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson, based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   This is not just a movie, it’s THE movie:  David Lean’s…

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