Sextette (1978)

KEN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 1978.  Briggs and Sullivan.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, based on the play by Mae West.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Daniel Briggs, Robert Sullivan.  Music by Artie Butler.  Production Design by Thad Prescott.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Argyle Nelson Jr..  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Always the one to make a…

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You And Me (1938)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1938.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Norman Krasna, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fritz Lang.  Music by Kurt Weill.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte.  Film Editing by Paul Weatherwax. Early Hollywood project by the recently-arrived Fritz Lang shows him off at his corniest. George Raft and Sylvia Sidney play employees…

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Ashton Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, suggested by a story by Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   This hysterical comedy of gender-errors was recently ranked…

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Night After Night (1932)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Vincent Lawrence, continuity by Kathryn Scola, based on the story Single Night by Louis Bromfield.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Walter Plunkett.   So-so comedy that is lifted out of its mediocrity by the appearance of a debuting Mae…

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Scarface (1932)

HOWARD HAWKS, RICHARD ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1932.  The Caddo Company.  Screen story by Ben Hecht, Continuity and dialogue by by Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett, based on the novel by Armitage Trail.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes, L. William O’Connell.  Produced by Howard Hawks, Howard Hughes.  Music by Adolph Tandler.  Production Design by Harry Oliver.  Film Editing by Edward…

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Casino Royale (1967)

VAL GUEST, KEN HUGHES, JOHN HUSTON, JOSEPH McGRATH, ROBERT PARRISH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Famous Artist Productions.  Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers, suggested by the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Jerry Bresler, Charles K. Feldman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Julie…

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Souls At Sea (1937)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1937. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Grover Jones, Dale Van Every, based on a story by Ted Lesser. Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad, Charles Lang. Produced by Henry Hathaway, Grover Jones, Adolph Zukor. Music by W. Franke Harling, Milan Roder. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film…

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Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Michael Todd Company.  Screenplay by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, based on the book by Jules Verne.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Michael Todd.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Miles White.  Film Editing by Howard Epstein, Gene Ruggiero.   Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of Jules Verne’s popular…

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