Stalag 17 (1953)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1953. Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, based on the play by Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Allan Sloane.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Inmates in a prisoner-of-war camp in World War II Germany are…

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The Time Machine (1960)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1960.  George Pal Productions, Galaxy Films Inc..  Screenplay by David Duncan, based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Paul Vogel.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Russell Garcia.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   After the success of Journey To The Center Of The Earth,…

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7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1964.  George Pal Productions. Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the novel The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Robert Fuca.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Cute…

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I Married A Monster From Outer Space (1958)

GENE FOWLER JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1958.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Louis Vittes.    Cinematography by Haskell B. Boggs.   Produced by Gene Fowler Jr..   Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof, Hugo Friedhofer, Leith Stevens, Franz Waxman, Victor Young.   Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Hazel Hegarty, John Noble.   Film Editing by George Tomasini.  …

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The Misfits (1961)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1961.  Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Arthur Miller.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Frank E. Taylor.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Bill Newberry.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by George Tomasini. Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable both make their last screen appearances, with Montgomery Clift giving one…

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Elephant Walk (1954)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the novel by Robert Standish.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Irving Asher.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Reasonably involving drama about a British shopkeeper (Elizabeth Taylor)…

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Marnie (1964)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1964.  Universal Pictures, Geoffrey Stanley.  Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on the novel by Winston Graham.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   This middling effort by Alfred Hitchcock is a psychologically sound…

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The Birds (1963)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Tippi Hedren plays a rich young woman with expensive habits and wild…

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Psycho (1960)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  Shamley Productions.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by John L. Russell.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Hurley.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film ever, and the reason why…

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North By Northwest (1959)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1959.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Harry Kress.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Recently restored to its original brilliance, this one concerns an honest businessman (Cary Grant) mistakenly caught by foreign agents led by…

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Vertigo (1958)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel D’Entre Les Morts by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   One of…

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The Wrong Man (1956)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Story by Maxwell Anderson, Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Film Editing by George Tomasini. Excellent drama by Alfred Hitchcock that is notable for being the first film he ever made that was…

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