The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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The Lawless (1950)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Pine-Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring.  Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt.  Produced by William H. Pine, William C. Thomas.   Music by Mahlon Merrick.   Production Design by Lewis H. Creber.   Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.   Film Editing by Howard A. Smith. Macdonald Carey is excellent as…

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Battle Hymn (1957)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Universal International Pictures.   Screenplay by Charles Grayson, Vincent B. Evans.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.   Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Emrich Nicholson. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.  Rock Hudson plays a small-town…

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The Best Of Everything (1959)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1959.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, Mann Rubin, based on the novel by Rona Jaffe.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1959….

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Some Came Running (1958)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1958.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Patrick, Arthur Sheekman, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by William A. Horning, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Academy Awards 1958.  Golden Globe Awards 1958. Frank Sinatra falls…

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Lucky Me

BB (out of 5) Painful clunker that’s only as bearable as it is because of the cast. Doris Day, Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker and Eddie Foy Jr. are vaudevillians trapped in Miami without a dime to their name. They end up working at a posh hotel to bring in some dough and, luckily, find themselves in…

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Sabrina (1954)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, based on the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Van Cleave, Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Hubert de Givenchy.  Film Editing by…

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