It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

BB.5 (out of 5) The Italian hamlet of Santa Vittoria decides, in the early forties, to oust their current leadership in favour of placing a drunken lout of a wine merchant (Anthony Quinn) as mayor. He takes the job with fervor but it does nothing to improve his standing with his nagging wife (Anna Magnani)…

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Beat The Devil (1953)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 1953.  Romulus Films, Dear Film, Santana Pictures Corporation, Rizzoli-Haggiag.  Screenplay by Truman Capote, John Huston, based on the novel by Claud Cockburn.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   This exotic adventure stars Humphrey Bogart and is directed by John…

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