Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955)

JACK WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955.  Mark VII Ltd..  Screenplay by Richard L. Breen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Jack Webb.  Music by David Buttolph, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Harper Goff.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Robert M. Leeds.   Jack Webb directs and stars in this atmospheric drama about the seedy side of nightclub life. He is…

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story and Screenplay by Frank Tashlin, based on the play by George Axelrod.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Frank Tashlin.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.   The rise of consumer…

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The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Frank Tashlin, Herbert Baker, based on the novel Do Re Mi by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Tashlin.  Music by Leigh Harline, Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B. Clark.   Tom Ewell is pressured…

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The James Dean Story (1957)

ROBERT ALTMAN, GEORGE W. GEORGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Stewart Stern.  Produced by Robert Altman, George W. George.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Louis Clyde Stoumen.  Film Editing by Robert Altman, George W. George.   Early Robert Altman film that also predates the modern form of documentary, piecing together film clips and…

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