The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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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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The Sword Of Lancelot (1963)

CORNEL WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Lancelot And Guinevere United Kingdom, 1963.  Emblem Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Schayer, Cornel Wilde.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Bernard Luber, Cornel Wilde.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Terence Morgan.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Well before the popularity of the musical Camelot hit the screens, Cornel Wilde directed…

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Flame Over India (1959)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  North West Frontier United Kingdom, 1959.  The Rank Organisation.  Original Story by Patrick Ford, Will Price, Screenplay by Robin Estridge, based on a screenplay by Frank S. Nugent.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Marcel Hellman.  Music by Mischa Spoliansky.  Production Design by Alec Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   This…

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Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Robin Estridge, co-operation with Hammond Innes, based on the novel by Hammond Innes.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Clifton Parker.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Dirk Bogarde is wonderful in this exciting adventure set…

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Arabesque (1966)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1966.  Stanley Donen Films.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, Stanley Price, Peter Stone, based on the novel The Cypher by Gordon Cotler.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Reece Pemberton.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson It couldn’t possibly come as any surprise that an attempt…

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