Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank … More Tom Thumb (1958)

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Under The Roofs Of Paris (Sous Les Toits De Paris)

BBB (out of 5) A Romanian girl with dazzling eyes lives in Paris and liberally steals hearts, turning the heads of a gangster and a street musician.  The men both have unfortunate ties to underworld figures that get the musician in trouble with the law when a friend of his leaves a bag of stolen … More Under The Roofs Of Paris (Sous Les Toits De Paris)

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The Fallen Idol

BBBB (out of 5) Carol Reed directed three screenplays by Graham Greene, the first being this devastasting classic followed by the masterpiece The Third Man and ending with Our Man In Havana. While not as tricky or exciting as the Orson Welles thriller, The Fallen Idol is a brilliant character piece with much to recommend it. … More The Fallen Idol

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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1943.  Independent Producers, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Joseph Bato.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr..  During an army protocol practice run, a near-retired Colonel is appalled at … More The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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Bonjour Tristesse

BB.5 (out of 5) Deborah Kerr plays the new love of lonely widower David Niven, who is confident about their new relationship except where his rebellious daughter (Jean Seberg) is concerned.  Seberg is too lost in her teen angst complications to allow her dad to be happy, and believes Kerr to be a reckless philanderer and … More Bonjour Tristesse

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