The Slender Thread (1965)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1965.    Stephen Alexander Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the article by Shana Alexander.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.   Produced by Stephen Alexander.   Music by Quincy Jones.   Production Design by Hal Pereira, Jack Poplin.   Costume Design by Edith Head.   Film Editing by Thomas Stanford.   Sidney…

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The Court Jester (1955)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.    USA, 1955.  Dena Enterprises.   Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Walter Scharf, Vic Schoen.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Tom…

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The Joker Is Wild (1957)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  AMBL Productions.  Screenplay by Oscar Saul, based on the book by Art Cohn.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Samuel J. Briskin.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Everett Douglas. Frank…

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Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)

MICHAEL D. MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1966.  Wallis-Hazen.  Story by Allan Weiss, Screenplay by Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence.  Cinematography by W. Wallace Kelley.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low….

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Knock On Wood (1954)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Dena Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Danny Kaye explodes…

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Red Garters (1954)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Fessier.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Pat Duggan.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt. This musical western tries to…

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Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1963.  Amro Productions.  Screenplay by Jack Rose, based on the book by Corinne Griffith.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank P. Keller.   Jackie…

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Here Comes The Groom (1951)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Liam O’Brien, Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, Liam O’Brien, Myles Connolly, based on the story and treatment “You Belong To Me” by Robert Riskin.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by A….

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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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The Black Orchid (1958)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Marcello Girossi, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini. Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Howard A. Smith. Sophia Loren is in mourning after the death of her husband, working day and night…

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The Mating Season (1951)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen, based on the play Maggie by Caesar Dunn.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Oleg Cassini.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   John Lund plays an ambitious…

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Detective Story (1951)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler, based on the play by Sidney Kingsley.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by William Wyler.  Production Design by A. Earl Hedrick, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   A New York police headquarters is the nexus of intense activity in…

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