The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

JACK ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1957. Universal International Pictures. Screenplay by Richard Matheson, based on his novel. Cinematography by Ellis W. Carter. Produced by Albert Zugsmith. Music by Irving Gertz, Earl E. Lawrence, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein. Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen. Costume Design by Jay A. Morley…

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Autumn Leaves (1956)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1956. William Goetz Productions. Screenplay by Jean Rouverol, Hugo Butler, Lewis Meltzer, Robert Blees. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by William Goetz. Music by Hans J. Salter. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Michael Luciano. Joan Crawford is excellent…

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

CHARLES LAMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1955.  Universal International Pictures.  Story by Lee Loeb, Screenplay by John Grant.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by Howard Christie.  Music by Irving Getz, Henry Mancini, Lou Maury, Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bill Newberry.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by…

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The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

CHRISTY CABANNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane, based on a 1932 screenplay by John L. Balderston, Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Ben Pivar.  Music by Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by…

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Bend Of The River (1952)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1952.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Borden Chase, based on the novel by William Gulick.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth. A community of settlers are making their way…

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Scarlet Street (1945)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1945.  Walter Wanger Productions, Fritz Lang Productions, Diana Production Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the novel by Georges de la Fouchardiere, Andre Mouezy-Eon.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Fritz Lang.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.  Fritz…

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The Wolf Man (1941)

GEORGE WAGGNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Curt Siodmak.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by George Waggner.  Music by Charles Previn, Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.   Lon Chaney Jr. plays an heir who returns home to England for the first time in decades,…

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Son Of Dracula (1943)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Curt Siodmak, Screenplay by Eric Taylor.  Cinematography by George Robinson.  Produced by Ford Beebe.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by John B. Goodman, Martin Obzina.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Saul A. Goodkind. Sure, Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is no longer around, but there’s nothing stopping his son…

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Can’t Help Singing (1944)

FRANK RYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Story by John D. Klorer, Leo Townsend, Screenplay by Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ryan, based on the novel Girl Of The Overland Trail by Samuel J. Warshawsky, Curtis B. Warshawsky.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Felix Jackson.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, John…

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The Great Commandment (1939)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1939.  Cathedral Films.  Story and Screenplay by Dana Burnet.  Cinematography by Charles P. Boyle.  Produced by John T. Coyle.  Music by Walter Jurmann, Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Ralph Dixon. An industry of religious B-movies existed in the earlier half of the twentieth century,…

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This Island Earth (1955)

JOSEPH  M. NEWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955. Universal International Pictures. Screenplay by Franklin Coen, Edward G. O’Callaghan, based on the story The Alien Machine by Raymond F. Jones.  Cinematography by Clifford Stine. Produced by William Alland. Music by Henry Mancini, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel. Costume Design…

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Bedtime Story (1964)

RALPH LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Pennebaker Productions, The Lankershim Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.  Cinematography by Clifford Stine.  Produced by Stanley Shapiro.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had its origins in this delightful…

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