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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Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Arcola Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by George W. Davis, J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   The worst (and, by all accounts, least…

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Desire Under The Elms (1958)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1958.   Don Hartman Productions.   Screenplay by Irwin Shaw, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.   Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.   Produced by Don Hartman.   Music by Elmer Bernstein.   Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.   Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.   Film Editing by George Boemler.     Boring adaptation…

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Road To Bali (1952)

HAL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Paramount Pictures, Bing Crosby Productions, Hope Enterprises.  Story by Frank Butler, Harry Tugend, Screenplay by Frank Butler, Hal Kanter, William Morrow.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Harry Tugend.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Bing Crosby and Bob Hope reunite for…

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Elephant Walk (1954)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the novel by Robert Standish.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Irving Asher.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Reasonably involving drama about a British shopkeeper (Elizabeth Taylor)…

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Portrait Of Jennie (1948)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Vanguard Films, Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis, adaptation by Leonardo Bercovici, based on the novel by Robert Nathan.  Cinematography by Joseph H. August.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard.  Film Editing by William Morgan.   Soapy romance film…

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The Paradine Case (1947)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1947.  Selznick International Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Screenplay by David O. Selznick, adaptation by Alma Reville, based on the novel by Robert Hichens.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Hal C. Kern.   The worst…

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To Catch A Thief (1955)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by David Dodge.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Lyn Murray.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Cary Grant plays a famous thief who has retired…

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Rear Window (1954)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   James Stewart is fantastic as a…

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Duel In The Sun (1946)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1946.  Selznick International Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Screenplay by David O. Selznick, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, suggested by a novel by Niven Busch.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes, Ray Rennahan, Harold Rosson.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Hal…

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