The Visitor (1979)

GIULIO PARADISI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Stridulum Italy, 1979. Brouwersgfracht Investments. Story by Giulio Paradisi, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Screenplay by Luciano Comici, Robert Mundi. Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri. Produced by Ovidio G. Assonitis. Music by Franco Micalizzi. Production Design by Franco Vanorio. Film Editing by Roberto Curi. This nonsensical “horror” film…

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Eaten Alive (1976)

TOBE HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1976.  Mars Productions Corporation.  Screenplay by Alvin L. Fast, Mardi Rustam, screen adaptation by Kim Henkel.  Cinematography by Robert Caramico.   Produced by Mardi Rustam.   Music by Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper.   Production Design by Marshal Reed.   Costume Design by J. Mancbach-Fletcher, Greg Tittinger.   Film Editing by Michael…

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Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design…

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Rancho Notorious (1952)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1952.  Fidelity Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the story by Silvia Richards.  Cinematography by Hal Mohr.  Produced by Howard Welsch.  Music by Ken Darby, Emil Newman.  Production Design by Wiard Ihnen. Arthur Kennedy is devastated by the murder of his girlfriend when bandits break into the town Assayer’s storage and kill…

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Lili (1953)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on a story by Paul Gallico.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Edwin H. Knopf.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Mary Ann Nyberg.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Leslie Caron is a delight in this positively charming family film. She…

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Born To Be Bad (1950)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1950.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, additional dialogue by Robert Soderberg, George Oppenheimer, adaptation by Charles Schnee, based on the novel All Kneeling by Anne Parrish.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Robert Sparks.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Hattie Carnegie,…

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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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Scaramouche (1952)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ronald Millar, George Froeschel, based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Carey Wilson.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters.  Costume Design by Gile Steele.  Film Editing by James E. Newcom.   The famed swordsman (played by Stewart Granger) scampers around 18th-century…

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Green Mansions (1959)

MEL FERRER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 1959.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, based on the novel by William Henry Hudson.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Edmund Grainger.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Embarrassingly bad adventure film starring Audrey Hepburn and directed by her…

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Wait Until Dark (1967)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Carrington, Jane-Howard Carrington, based on the play by Frederick Knott.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Mel Ferrer.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.   Effective thriller stars Audrey Hepburn as a blind woman whose house is invaded by a burglar (Alan Arkin). At first…

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The Longest Day (1962)

KEN ANNAKIN, ANDREW MARTON, BERNHARD WICKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, additional episodes by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Leon…

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