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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Marooned (1969)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Mayo Simon, based on the novel by Martin Caidin.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Seth Banks.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Some movies are so terrible it’s a wonder to behold.  Three astronauts…

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Company, Alpha Productions, Alpha.  Screenplay by William Roberts, based on the screenplay Shichinin No Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by John Sturges.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is remade for the…

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The Great Escape (1963)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  The Mirisch Company.  Screenplay by James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, based on the book by Paul Brickhill.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by John Sturges.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   A huge cast of actors is assembled for this exciting wartime adventure. Steve McQueen heads…

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Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Millard Kaufman, adaptation by Don McGuire, based on a story by Howard Breslin.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown, Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Newell P. Kimlin.   When army veteran Spencer Tracy gets off the train in…

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