The Slipper And The Rose: The Story Of Cinderella (1976)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1976. Paradine Co-Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, based on the story Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. Cinematography by Tony Imi. Produced by Stuart Lyons. Music by Angela Morley. Production Design by Ray Simm. Costume Design by Julie Harris. Film Editing…

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Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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Rollerball (1975)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1975.  Algonquin.  Screenplay by William Harrison, based on his short story Roller Ball Murder).  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   In 2018, war has been abolished and so has any form of government, replaced…

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The Whisperers (1967)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Seven Pines.  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Michael Laughlin, Ronald Shedlo.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Edith Evans is excellent as a woman who is slowly losing touch with…

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All Night Long (1962)

BASIL DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Nel King, Paul Jarrico, based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Michael Relph, Bob Roberts.  Music by Philip Green.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge. Shakespeare’s Othello is loosely updated to an anniversary…

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Sapphire (1959)

BASIL DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Janet Green, additional dialogue by Lukas Heller.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Michael Relph.  Music by Philip Green.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge.   Solid police procedural written by Janet Green, about the investigation of a young woman…

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Help! (1965)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Walter Shenson Films, Subafilms.  Story by Marc Behm, Screenplay by Marc Behm, Charles Wood.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Walter Shenson.  Music by Paul McCartney, Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith. The Beatles went straight into production of their second film…

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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1970.  The Mirisch Production Company, Mirisch Films, Sir Nigel Films, Phalanx Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing…

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Another Man’s Poison (1952)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 1952.  Angel Productions.  Screenplay by Val Guest, based on the play Deadlock by Leslie Sands.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Daniel M. Angel.  Music by John Greenwood.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Bette Davis co-stars with real-life husband Gary Merrill in this enjoyably noir-ish drama.  She…

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Housesitter (1992)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Imagine Entertainment, Imagine Films Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Mark Stein, Brian Grazer, Screenplay by Mark Stein.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   This film doesn’t deserve to be as funny…

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The Chalk Garden (1964)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Quota Rentals Limited, Ross Hunter Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the play by Enid Bagnold.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Hayley Mills plays a precocious teenager…

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The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Maurice Cowan Productions, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Janet Green, based on the novel Darkness I Love You by Nina Warner Hooks. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Maurice Cowan.  Music by Hans May.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck. Keith Michell…

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