Designing Woman (1957)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1957.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by George Wells, from a story by Helen Rose.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Andre Previn. Production Design by E. Preston Ames, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan. Sports reporter Gregory…

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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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Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Hans Kuhnert, Theo Zwierski.   Costume Design by Ursula Maes.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   An…

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Marooned (1969)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Mayo Simon, based on the novel by Martin Caidin.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Seth Banks.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Some movies are so terrible it’s a wonder to behold.  Three astronauts…

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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 Guns Of Navarone (1961)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Highroad Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Alistair MacLean.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carl Foreman.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Geoffrey Drake.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards 1961. The British fighting the Nazis during World War II…

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To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Universal International Pictures, Pakula-Mulligan, Brentwood Productions.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel Harper Lee.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell.  Academy Awards 1962.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 1963.  Golden Globe Awards 1962.  New York Film Critics…

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Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr., based on the novel by Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Sam Benson.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1949. Gregory…

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Beloved Infidel (1959)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Sy Bartlett, based on the book by Sheilah Graham, Gerold Frank.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by William Reynolds. Deborah Kerr fans are advised to steer clear of…

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The Boys From Brazil (1978)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Sir Lew Grade, Producers Circle, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Heywood Gould, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Martin Richards.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978. …

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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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Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the novel by Laura Z. Hobson.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Harmon Jones.  Academy Awards 1947.  Golden Globe Awards 1947.  …

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