Cash McCall (1960)

JOSEPH PEVNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Marion Hargrove, based on the novel by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. When an aging businessman decides to sell…

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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1958.  Beachwold Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   Fans of the two leads are the only people likely to…

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Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Story by Nicholas Ray, Screenplay by Stewart Stern, adaptation by Irving Shulman. Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler, James Moore.   The original teen angst masterpiece that made James Dean a movie…

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East Of Eden (1955)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   My favourite James Dean performance (of the mere…

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Auntie Mame (1958)

MORTON DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Morton DaCosta.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   One of the funniest, most enjoyable romps ever to be produced is…

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A Walk In The Spring Rain (1970)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Pingree Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel by Rachel Maddux.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Stirling Silliphant.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   A sweet tale of love blossoming between two middle-agers from complete opposite sides…

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The Pajama Game (1957)

GEORGE ABBOTT, STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by George Abbott, Richard Bissell, based on the musical by George Abbott, Richard Bissell, from the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by George Abbott, Stanley Donen.  Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume…

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