The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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My Cousin Rachel (1952)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952. Daphne…

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A Child Is Waiting (1963)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his story.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Film Editing by Gene Fowler Jr., Robert C. Jones.   Burt Lancaster plays a psychologist who runs a school in a small American town for children with…

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The Luck of the Irish (1948)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1948.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Constance Jones, Guy Jones.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..  Academy Awards 1948. Tyrone Power…

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Doll Face (1945)

LEWIS SEILER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Leonard Praskins, adaptation by Harold Buchman, based on the play The Naked Genius by Gypsy Rose Lee.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bryan Foy.  Music by David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Boris Leven, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Norman…

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The Fortune Cookie (1966)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx-Jalem.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Luthardt.  Costume Design by Charles Arrico, Paula Giokaris.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966. This was the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter…

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Irma La Douce (1963)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1963.  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Alexandre Breffort.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Edward L. Alperson, Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1963.  Golden Globe Awards 1963. The idea here…

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The Apartment (1960)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch. Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Irene Caine.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960. National Board of Review Awards 1960.  New York…

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Barefoot In The Park (1967)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1967.  Wallis-Hazen, Nancy Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  Academy Awards 1967.   Neil Simon’s hit play transfers to the screen…

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River Of No Return (1954)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Louis Lantz, Screenplay by Frank Fenton.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Stanley Rubin.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Addison Hehr, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler. One of Marilyn’s worst movies is this lame river-rafting adventure that starts with…

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Marty (1955)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Hecht-Lancaster Productions.  Story and screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Ted Haworth,Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..   Academy Awards 1955.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1955.  New York Film Critics…

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