The Walking Hills (1949)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Producers-Actors Corporation.   Story and Screenplay by Alan Le May, additional dialogue by Virginia Roddick.   Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..   Produced by Harry Joe Brown.   Music by Arthur Morton.   Production Design by Robert Peterson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  John…

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Battleground (1949)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story and Screenplay by Robert Pirosh.  Cinematography by Paul Vogel.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   This one’s uncomfortable blend of gritty realism and jokey contrivances keep it from having aged flawlessly but its darker elements…

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Return From Witch Mountain (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1978.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein, based on characters created by Alexander Key.  Cinematography by Frank V. Phillips.  Produced by Jerome Courtland, Ron Miller.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by John B. Mansbridge.  Film Editing by Bob Bring. Weak sequel to the superhit original will be enjoyed by children only. The…

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