The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1954.  Victor Hanbury Productions, Sidney Cohn.  Screenplay by Harold Buchman, Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Maurice Moiseiwitsch.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.   Produced by Victor Hanbury.   Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Evelyn Gibbs.   Film Editing by Reginald…

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Breaking The Sound Barrier (1952)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Sound Barrier United Kingdom, 1952.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Joseph Bato, John Hawkesworth.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Hennings.  Film Editing by…

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel The Small Woman by Alan Burgess.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Box, Geoffrey Drake.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.  Academy Awards 1958.  Golden Globe Awards 1958. Ingrid Bergman  plays…

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Trapeze (1956)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Joanna Productions, Susan Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, adaptation by Liam O’Brien, based on the novel The Killing Frost by Max Catto.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by James Hill.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini. Costume Design by Veniero Colasanti.  Film Editing by Bert Bates. Well-worn male…

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The Chalk Garden

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.  Academy Awards 1964.  Golden Globe Awards 1964.  …

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Tunes Of Glory

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Knightsbridge Films.  Screenplay by James Kennaway, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Colin Lesslie.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton. Costume Design by Charles Guerin.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Academy Awards 1960. Fantastic British film featuring a squaring off between two pristine actors, in…

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No Highway In The Sky (1951)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  No Highway United Kingdom, 1951.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by R.C. Sherriff, Oscar Millard, Alec Coppel, based on the book by Nevil Shute.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by C.P. Norman.  Costume Design by Christian Dior.  Film Editing by Manuel del Campo. James Stewart plays…

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Hobson’s Choice (1954)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. United Kingdom, 1954.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Screenplay by David Lean, Norman Spencer, Wynyard Browne, based on the play by Harold Brighouse.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by John Armstrong.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor. One of Britain’s most…

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The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, based on the novel Le Pont de la Riviere Kwai by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by John Wilson-Apperson.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.  Academy Awards…

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures, Academy Pictures Corporation, Camp Films.  Screenplay by Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold, Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Oliver Messel.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck,…

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