Midnight Lace (1960)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1960.  Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, based on the play Matilda Shouted Fire by Janet Green.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing…

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Move Over, Darling (1963)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Melcher-Arcola Productions.  Screenplay by Hal Kanter, Jack Sher, based on a story by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Leo McCarey, and a screenplay by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Hilyard M. Brown, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design…

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Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1962.  Euterpe, Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on the book by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Joe Pasternak.  Music by Leo Arnaud, Alexander Courage, Roger Edens, Robert Franklyn, Conrad Salinger, George Stoll, Robert Van Eps.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Costume Design…

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The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Arwin Productions, Reame Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Everett Freeman, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, George W. Davis. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   The Doris Day formula is tired but still has its…

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With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

HOWARD MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Arwin Productions, Cinema Center Films.  USA, 1968.  Story by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Screenplay by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks, Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Martin Melcher.  Music by Robert Mersey.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Constance Edney, Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Harmless…

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That Touch Of Mink (1962)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1962.  Granley Company, Arwin Productions, Nob Hill Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro.    Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.   Doris Day is adorable in this stock…

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Lover Come Back (1961)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1961.   7 Pictures, Nob Hill Productions Inc., Arwin Productions.    Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.    Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.   Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro.    Music by Frank De Vol.    Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.    Costume Design by Irene.    Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.     After…

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Do Not Disturb (1965)

RALPH LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1965.  Melcher-Arcola Productions.  Screenplay by Milt Rosen, Richard L. Breen, based on the play by William Fairchild.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Ray Aghayan.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   Lesser effort from the…

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Pillow Talk (1959)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Arwin Productions.  Story by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The first of three hugely successful romantic comedies starring Doris…

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The Thrill Of It All (1963)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1963.  Ross Hunter Productions, Arwin Productions.  Story by Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner, Screenplay by Carl Reiner.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Certainly one of Doris Day‘s most energetic and…

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