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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The Facts Of Life (1960)

MELVIN FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1960.  HLP.   Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Norman Panama.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Kenneth A. Reid.   Costume Design by Della Fox, Wally Harton, Edith Head, Edward Stevenson.   Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   …

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Midnight Lace (1960)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1960.  Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, based on the play Matilda Shouted Fire by Janet Green.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing…

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It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Clark Gable, in the…

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Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.   Adaptation of the second half of D.H. Lawrence’s masterful novel…

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Sunrise At Campobello (1960)

VINCENT J. DONEHUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1960.  Dore Schary Productions.  Screenplay by Dore Schary, based on his play.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by George Boemler.   Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is enjoying wife and family at his summer home on…

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The Alamo (1960)

JOHN WAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Batjac Productions, The Alamo Company.  Screenplay by James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Three hours of wet matches is what you will get from this bland disaster, starring and…

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The Virgin Spring (1960)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Jungfrukallan Sweden, 1960.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ulla Isaksson.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Ingmar Bergman, Allan Ekelund.  Music by Erik Nordgren. Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.   An old Swedish legend is turned into gorgeous baroque drama by Ingmar Bergman in this deservedly famous,…

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The Apartment (1960)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch. Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Irene Caine.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Jack Lemmon excels as a low-level office worker who, on occasion, lends his bachelor apartment…

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Our Man In Havana (1959)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  Kingsmead Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by Frank Deniz, Laurence Deniz.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Bert Bates.   In case The Third Man and The End of The Affair have you convinced that writer Graham Greene…

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Exodus (1960)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1960.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the novel by Leon Uris.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Rudi Gernreich, Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Otto Preminger’s three hour-plus presentation of the forming of the…

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Inherit The Wind (1960)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   This riveting courtroom drama, based on…

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