Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1956.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on the Collier’s magazine serial by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Walter Mirisch, Walter Wanger.  Music by Carmen Dragon.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Film Editing by Robert S. Eisen. The original invasion! Kevin McCarthy is enjoying his perfectly normal suburban life until he realizes…

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Desire Under The Elms (1958)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1958.   Don Hartman Productions.   Screenplay by Irwin Shaw, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.   Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.   Produced by Don Hartman.   Music by Elmer Bernstein.   Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.   Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.   Film Editing by George Boemler.    Academy Awards 1958.  Cannes…

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Gypsy (1962)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Mervyn LeRoy Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Leonard Spigelglass, based on the musical book by Arthur Laurents, adapted from the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Jule Styne.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson.  Academy Awards…

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