Summer And Smoke (1961)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1961. Hal Wallis Productions. Screenplay by James Poe, Meade Roberts, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Hans Kuhnert, Theo Zwierski.   Costume Design by Ursula Maes.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   An…

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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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With A Song In My Heart (1952)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Lamar Trotti.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr..   Enormously enjoyable musical biopic of World World II songstress Jane Frohman. Frohman…

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Sixteen Candles (1984)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Universal Pictures, Channel Productions. Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Bobby Byrne.  Produced by Hilton A. Green.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Mark Peterson, Marla Denise Schlom.  Film Editing by Edward Warschilka.   While The Breakfast Club is the most intelligent and probing of John Hughes’s…

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Sex And The Single Girl (1964)

RICHARD QUINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1964.  Fernwood Productions Inc., Reynard.  Story by Joseph Hoffman, Screenplay by Joseph Heller, David R. Schwartz, based on the book by Helen Gurley Brown.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by William T. Orr.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by David Wages.   Helen Gurley Brown’s…

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Niagara (1953)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Charles Brackett. Music by Sol Kaplan. Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Barbara McLean. Other than Don’t Bother To Knock,…

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Bus Stop (1956)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by George Axelrod, based on the play by William Inge.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.   Produced by Buddy Adler.   Music by Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman.   Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Lyle R. Wheeler.   Costume Design by Travilla.    Film Editing by William Reynolds.    …

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It Happened To Jane (1959)

RICHARD QUINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Arwin Productions.  Story by Max Wilk, Norman Katkov, Screenplay by Norman Katkov.   Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Richard Quine.   Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   Minor Doris Day comedy that would be improved by some minor cuts to its healthy running…

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’10’ (1979)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Geoffrey Productions, Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Tony Adams, Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Patricia Edwards.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Pleasantly enjoyable sex comedy by Blake Edwards that never really amounts to much. Successful songwriter Dudley…

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