Never Let Go (1960)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1960. Independent Artists, Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions. Story by John Guillermin, Peter De Sarigny, Screenplay by Alun Falconer. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by Peter De Sarigny. Music by John Barry. Production Design by George Provis. Costume Design by Vi Murray. Film Editing by Ralph…

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I’m All Right, Jack (1959)

JOHN BOULTING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1959. Charter Film Productions, Boulting Brothers. Screenplay by Frank Harvey, John Boulting, with Alan Hackney, based on his novel. Cinematography by Mutz Greenbaum. Produced by Ray Boulting. Music by Ken Hare. Production Design by William C. Andrews. Costume Design by John McCorry. Film Editing by…

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Carry On Doctor (1967)

GERALD THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1967.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Talbot Rothwell.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Peter Rogers.  Music by Eric Rogers.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Halfway through the lengthy career of the Carry On films, they’re still winning at the box office and, in this…

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The Wicked Lady (1983)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   United Kingdom, 1983.  Golan-Globus Productions, London-Cannon Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Arliss, Michael Winner, additional dialogue by Gordon Glennon, Aimee Stuart, based on the book Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by Magdalen King-Hall.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Tony Banks.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by…

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A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Chaplin Film Productions Ltd., Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Jerome Epstein.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann, Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Charles Chaplin waited ten years to follow up the box office disappointment…

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Berserk (1967)

JIM O’CONNOLLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Herman Cohen Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson. Produced by Herman Cohen.  Music by John Scott.  Production Design by Maurice Pelling.  Costume Design by Jay Hutchinson Scott.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.   This hilariously goofy thriller’s kitschy qualities are what make it so entertaining….

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Scrooge (1970)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Waterbury Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Bricusse, based on the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Leslie Bricusse.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Peter Weatherley.   Charles Dickens’ best known story is adapted…

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Lolita (1962)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  A.A. Productions Ltd., Anya, Transworld Pictures.  Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by James B. Harris.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by William C. Andrews.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Humbert Humbert (James Mason) arrives from Europe to a…

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Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Accord Productions.Screenplay by Len Deighton, based on the musical play by Joan Littlewood, from the play by Charles Chilton.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Brian Duffy.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Kevin Connor.   Already a celebrated actor, Richard Attenborough made his directorial…

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