The Perfect Furlough (1958)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   A group of soldiers is stationed at a research facility…

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The Old Man and The Sea (1958)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Leland Hayward Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Edward Carrere, Art Loel.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt. Director John Sturges…

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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…

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I Want To Live (1958)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Figaro.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz, based on newspaper articles by Ed Montgomery and the letters of Barbara Graham.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Victor A. Gangelin, Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Angela Alexander, Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   Susan Hayward shines in this…

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Teacher’s Pet (1958)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1958.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin.  Cinematography by Haskell B. Boggs.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Roy Webb. Production Design by A. Earl Hedrick, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.   Hard bitten newspaper man Clark Gable is asked to do a guest lecture for a…

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel The Small Woman by Alan Burgess.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Box, Geoffrey Drake.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Ingrid Bergman  plays a dedicated woman who wants more…

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Separate Tables (1958)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.   Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Clifton Productions.   Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, John Gay, based on a play by Terence Rattigan.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by David Raksin.   Production Design by Harry Horner.   Costume Design by Mary Grant, Edith Head.   Film Editing by Charles Ennis, Marjorie…

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The Defiant Ones (1958)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Curtleigh Productions, Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   After the police bus transporting them to prison suffers an accident, two prisoners chained…

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South Pacific (1958)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Magna Theatre Corporation, South Pacific Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the play by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Buddy Adler, Richard Rodgers.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle…

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The Big Country (1958)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Anthony Productions, Worldwide Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Robert Wilder, adaptation by Jessamyn West, Robert Wyler, based on the novel by Donald Hamilton. Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Gregory Peck, William Wyler.  Music by Jerome Moross.  Production Design by Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by…

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Bell, Book And Candle (1958)

RICHARD QUINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Julian Blaustein Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the play by John Van Druten.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   As Gillian Holroyd, a modern day witch…

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Some Came Running (1958)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1958.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Patrick, Arthur Sheekman, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by William A. Horning, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.   Frank Sinatra falls asleep on a bus in…

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