Evil Under The Sun (1982)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1982. EMI Films, Titan Productions, Mersham Productions Ltd.. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin. Music by John Lanchbery. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Costume Design by Anthony Powell. Film Editing…

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Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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The Destructors (1974)

ROBERT PARRISH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Alternate Title: The Marseille Contract United Kingdom/France, 1974.  Kettledrum Films, PECF.  Screenplay by Judd Bernard.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Judd Bernard.  Music by Roy Budd.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Andree Demarez.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen. Anthony Quinn plays an American…

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Kidnap Syndicate (1975)

FERNANDO DI LEO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  La Citta Sconvolta: Caccia Spietata Ai Rapitori Italy, 1975.  Cinemaster S.r.l..  Story by Galliano Juso, Screenplay by Fernando Di Leo, Ernesto Gastaldi, Nicola Manzari.  Cinematography by Erico Menczer.  Produced by Galliano Juso.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Francesco Cuppini.  Costume Design by Maria Luisa Panaro.  Film Editing by Sergio Montanari.   Exciting…

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Homage To Chagall: The Colours of Love (1977)

HARRY RASKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada, 1977.  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Maragall Productions.  Screenplay by Harry Rasky.  Cinematography by Kenneth W. Gregg.  Produced by Harry Rasky.  Music by Louis Applebaum.  Film Editing by Arla Saare.   The paintings of Marc Chagall have been deservedly celebrated for the colour and passion contained within their borders, and this sweet tribute gives some background…

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The Wicked Lady (1945)

LESLIE ARLISS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gainsborough Pictures.  Screenplay by Leslie Arliss, additional dialogue by Gordon Glennon, Aimee Stuart, based on the novel The Life And Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by Magdalen King-Hall.  Cinematography by Jack E. Cox.  Produced by R.J. Minney.  Music by Hans May.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film…

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Bigger Than Life (1956)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story and Screenplay by Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, based on the New Yorker article by Burton Roueche.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by James Mason.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler. A happily married…

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Odd Man Out (1947)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1947.  Two Cities Films.  Screenplay by F.L. Green, R.C. Sherriff.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Peggy Henderson.  Film Editing by Fergus McDonell.   IRA man James Mason participates in a robbery that goes sour when he accidentally shoots and…

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Age Of Consent (1969)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Australia, 1969.  Nautilus Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Yeldham, based on the novel by Norman Lindsay.  Cinematography by Hannes Staudinger.  Produced by James Mason, Michael Powell.  Music by Stanley Myers, Peter Sculthorpe.  Production Design by Dennis Gentle.  Costume Design by Anna Senior.  Film Editing by Anthony Buckley. James Mason co-produced this gorgeously sunny tale of love and…

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Caught (1949)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Enterprise Productions.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents, based on the novel Wild Calendar by Libbie Block.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Frank Paul Sylos.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish. Barbara Bel Geddes graduates from car-hop to salesgirl model after a rigorous…

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Georgy Girl (1966)

SILVIO NARIZZANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Everglades Productions.  Screenplay by Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols, based on the novel by Margaret Forster.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Robert A. Goldston, Otto Plaschkes.  Music by Alexander Faris.  Production Design by Tony Woollard.  Costume Design by Mary Quant.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Bridget Jones fans will definitely…

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The Man In Grey (1943)

LESLIE ARLISS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB United Kingdom, 1943.  Gainsborough Pictures, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Margaret Kennedy, Leslie Arliss, adaptation by Doreen Montgomery, based on the novel by Eleanor Smith.  Cinematography by Arthur Crabtree.  Produced by Edward Black.  Music by Cedric Mallabey.  Production Design by Walter W. Murton.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by R.E. Dearing.   Soap opera…

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