Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.   Adaptation of the second half of D.H. Lawrence’s masterful novel…

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The Best Of Everything (1959)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, Mann Rubin, based on the novel by Rona Jaffe.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   This film,…

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Peyton Place (1957)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Grace Metalious.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, James B. Clark.  …

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Beloved Infidel (1959)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Sy Bartlett, based on the book by Sheilah Graham, Gerold Frank.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by William Reynolds. Deborah Kerr fans are advised to steer clear of…

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An Affair To Remember (1957)

LEO MCCAREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Donald Ogden Stewart, from a story by Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith,Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by James B….

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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch,Harriet Frank Jr., based on the stories Barn Burning and The Spotted Horses and the novel The Hamlet by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film…

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Let’s Make Love (1960)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, additional material by Hal Kanter.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Gene Allen, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   The last musical Marilyn Monroe ever appeared in was this so-so…

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