Bells Are Ringing (1960)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1960. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on their musical play. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. Produced by Arthur Freed. Music by Jule Styne. Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis. Costume Design by Walter Plunkett. Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan. Judy…

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Once A Thief (1965)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA, 1965.  Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques.   Screenplay by Zekial Marko, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Robert Burks.   Produced by Jacques Bar.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by George W. Davis, Paul Groesse.   Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   Alain Delon is an ex-con living in…

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Two Weeks In Another Town (1962)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, based on the novel by Irwin Shaw.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan, Robert James…

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David And Bathsheba (1951)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean. King David, played in some pretty…

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Arcola Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by George W. Davis, J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   The worst (and, by all accounts, least…

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The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  …

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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The Sandpiper (1965)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1965.  Filmways Pictures, Venice Productions.  Story by Martin Ransohoff, adaptation by Irene Kemp, Louis Kamp, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Bohemian artist…

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House of Strangers (1949)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, based on the novel by Jerome Weidman.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.   Edward G. Robinson lords over this dark, upsetting drama that…

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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Charles K. Feldman Group, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, George Axelrod, based on the play by George Axelrod.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Charles K. Feldman, Billy Wilder.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.  …

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the play by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by Leo Arnaud, Alexander Courage, Calvin Jackson.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   The story of Molly Brown, rags-to-riches society lady…

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Please Don’t Eat The Daisies (1960)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Euterpe.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the book by Jean Kerr.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   Doris Day plays housewife to university professor David Niven, who has just graduated…

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