Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank … More Tom Thumb (1958)

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The Candidate

BBBB (out of 5) Terrific political satire that takes place during a shift in the political machine being affected by the world of television coverage. Robert Redford plays an idealistic California lawyer who is encouraged to run as a democratic candidate for the Senate against an incumbent Republican, the intention to bring good press to the liberal … More The Candidate

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Larger Than Life

BB.5 (out of 5) Silly comedy about a man who loses his emotional barriers by befriending an elephant (yes, that’s right, an elephant). Bill Murray plays an overworked self-help guru who unwittingly inherits a pachyderm from his late circus performer father and has to find a way to transport it halfway across the country without … More Larger Than Life

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Indiscreet

BBBB (out of 5) Beautiful little charmer adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind Sir that feels as soft as the satin on Ingrid Bergman‘s dresses; it’s another great example of how well Stanley Donen shot films in colour.  Cary Grant plays a debonair NATO financier who romances the delectable Bergman, an actress of … More Indiscreet

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Murder By Decree (Sherlock Holmes And Saucy Jack)

BBBB (out of 5) Fans of Victorian horror stories will find much to enjoy in this delightful Sherlock Holmes mystery that seeks to unravel the legend behind Jack The Ripper. Ripper was a murderer who killed a number of prostitutes in late-19th century London in a brutal manner and is considered to be the first … More Murder By Decree (Sherlock Holmes And Saucy Jack)

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