The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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The April Fools (1969)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1969. Jalem Productions, Cinema Center Films. Screenplay by Hal Dresner. Cinematography by Michel Hugo. Produced by Gordon Carroll. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Production Design by Richard Sylbert. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Bob Wyman. Jack Lemmon plays a financial trader who is invited for…

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Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his contempt for contemporary culture with…

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Avanti! (1972)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/USA, 1972.  Jalem Productions, The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Jack Lemmon shows up in…

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The Great Race (1965)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1965.  Warner Bros., Patricia, Jalem Productions, Reynard.  Original story by Blake Edwards, Arthur A. Ross, Screenplay by Arthur A. Ross.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Martin Jurow.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Blake Edwards hits the big time with this…

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Donn Pearce.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Gordon Carroll.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Paul Newman plays the title character, a man so named because…

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Mass Appeal (1984)

GLENN JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  David Foster Productions, Jalem Productions, Operation Cork, Turman-Foster Company.  Screenplay by Bill C. Davis, based on his play. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Shari Feldman, Bruce Walkup.  Film Editing by John Wright.  Superb performances are the…

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Days Of Wine And Roses (1962)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by J.P. Miller.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Manulis.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Patrick McCormack.   Excellent examination of alcoholism is still cutting edge drama after so many years. Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick are both top-notch…

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