Summer And Smoke (1961)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1961. Hal Wallis Productions. Screenplay by James Poe, Meade Roberts, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Scandal Sheet (1952)

PHIL KARLSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1952. Edward Small Productions. Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman, Eugene Ling, James Poe, based on the novel by Samuel Fuller. Cinematography by Burnett Guffey. Produced by Edward Small. Music by George Duning. Production Design by Robert Peterson. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Jerome Thoms….

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The Big Knife (1955)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 1955.  The Associates & Aldrich Company.   Screenplay by James Poe, based on the play by Clifford Odets.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano. Clifford Odets’s vicious play about…

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  American Broadcasting Company, Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, based on the novel by Horace McCoy.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   A roaring-twenties dance marathon represents…

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Avon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, James Poe, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.   Cinematography by William H. Daniels.    Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.    Music by Charles Wolcott.    Production Design by William A. Horning, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Here’s a rare example…

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Lilies Of The Field (1963)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Rainbow Productions.  Screenplay by James Poe, based on the novel by William E. Barrett.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Ralph Nelson.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Robert Eaton.  Costume Design by Wesley Sherrard.  Film Editing by John W. McCafferty.   In this very sweet-natured drama, a construction worker (Sidney Poitier) in…

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Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Michael Todd Company.  Screenplay by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, based on the book by Jules Verne.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Michael Todd.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Miles White.  Film Editing by Howard Epstein, Gene Ruggiero.   Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation of Jules Verne’s popular…

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