Father Goose (1964)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1964. Granox Company. Story by S.H. Barnett, Screenplay by Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by Cy Coleman. Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Alexander Golitzen. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan. Film Editing by Ted J. Kent. A year after…

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Seven Days In May (1964)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Joel Productions, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Rod Serling, based on the novel by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by…

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From Russia With Love (1963)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Eon Productions.  Adaptation by Johanna Harwood, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum,based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as fast and…

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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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Mary Poppins (1964)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1964.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, based on the books by P.L. Travers.  Cinematography by Edward Colman.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, William H. Tuntke.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas, Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton.  After so many years, this film hasn’t…

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The Chalk Garden (1964)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Quota Rentals Limited, Ross Hunter Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the play by Enid Bagnold.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Hayley Mills plays a precocious teenager…

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The World Of Henry Orient (1964)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Pan Arts.  Screenplay by Nora Johnson, Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Nora Johnson.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman, Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Peter Sellers takes a back seat in…

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Zorba The Greek (1964)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Alexis Zorbas USA/United Kingdom/Greece, 1964.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Mihalis Kakogiannis.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Vassilis Photopoulos.  Costume Design by Anna Stavropoulou.  Film Editing by Mihalis Kakogiannis.    After a young Englishman (Alan Bates) learns that he has…

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Becket (1964)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Wallis-Hazen, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films.  Screenplay by Edward Anhalt, based on the play by Jean Anouilh, as translated by Lucienne Hill.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   The…

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The Pink Panther (1963)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Mirisch G-E Productions.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Maurice Richlin.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Jurow.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca, Yves Saint-Laurent.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Henry Mancini’s cool-as-ice jazz score is just the beginning of enjoying…

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The Night Of The Iguana (1964)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   A one-time pastor (Richard Burton) finds himself working as a tour…

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Marriage Italian Style (1964)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original title:  Matrimonio All’Italiana Italy/France, 1964.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia.  Screenplay by Renato Castellani, Tonino Guerra, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, based on the play Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo.  Cinematography by Roberto Gerardi.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Carlo Egidi.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi,…

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