The Dirty Dozen (1967)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MKH, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Kenneth Hyman.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Hutchinson.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano. It’s 1944 and…

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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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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the novel by Henry Farrell.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.   Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, famous for an off-screen rivalry,…

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Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Story by Henry Farrell, Screenplay by Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.    Following the enormous success of What Ever Happened To Baby…

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The Killing Of Sister George (1968)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1968.  Palomar Pictures, The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the play by Frank Marcus.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Gerald Fried.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.   Beryl Reid is excellent as a British television star…

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