Do Not Disturb (1965)

BB (out of 5) Lesser effort from the dream factory that produced Doris Day‘s silly romantic comedies, this time putting more effort into the sharp fashions and decor than any kind of witty plotting. Day and Rod Taylor play a happily married couple who move to England for his work (he’s an executive for a…

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Can-Can

BBB (out of 5) In nineteenth century Paris the lewd dance of the Can-Can is forbidden, but Shirley MacLaine has been performing it in her Montmartre nightclub, where she and the other girls keep police officers from ratting on them while kicking up their skirts for their customers’ pleasure. When a young, moralistic judge (Louis Jourdan)…

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Carousel (1956)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, adapted by Benjamin Glazer, based on the stage book by Oscar Hammerstein II, from the musical play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Henry Ephron.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design…

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Planet Of The Apes (1968)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   USA, 1968.  APJAC Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.  Academy…

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Campanile Productions, Newman-Foreman Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe…

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An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith,Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B….

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Hombre (1967)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Hombre Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr..  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Irving Ravetch, Martin Ritt.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Robert Emmet Smith.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Paul Newman continues his collection of anti-heroes with this excellent western, adapted from…

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Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1944. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book by Sally Benson.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Roger Edens, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Lemuel Ayers, Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.  Academy Awards 1944. The apex of good…

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The Pirate (1948)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, based on the play by S.N. Behrman.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Lennie Hayton, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Tom Keogh.  Film Editing by Blanche Sewell.  Academy Awards 1948.   A perfect example of…

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Madame Bovary (1949)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Ardrey, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1949. Vincente Minnelli’s sumptous adaptation of the classic…

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Show Boat (1951)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the musical play by Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Adolph Deutsch, Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.  Academy…

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Fantastic Voyage (1966)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1966.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Otto Klement, Jerome Bixby, Screenplay by Harry Kleiner, adaptation by David Duncan.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Saul David.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy, Jack Martin Smith.  Film Editing by William B. Murphy.  Academy Awards 1966. Stephen Boyd plays an army commander who is brought…

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