The Facts Of Life (1960)

MELVIN FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1960.  HLP.   Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Norman Panama.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Kenneth A. Reid.   Costume Design by Della Fox, Wally Harton, Edith Head, Edward Stevenson.   Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   …

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The Court Jester (1955)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.    USA, 1955.  Dena Enterprises.   Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Walter Scharf, Vic Schoen.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Yvonne Wood.  Film Editing by Tom…

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Knock On Wood (1954)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Dena Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Danny Kaye explodes…

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Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Star Said No USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton. Old westerns starring Howard Keel are…

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, based on the novel by Eric Hodgins.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Harry Marker. Cary Grant is an absolute riot in this…

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1966.  Melvin Frank Production.  Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee, based on the musical book by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, from the play by Titus Maccius Plautus.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.  Produced by Melvin Frank.    Music by Stephen Sondheim, Ken Thorne.   Production Design by Tony Walton.     Costume Design by…

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White Christmas (1954)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan.  Music by Gus Levene, Joseph J. Lilley, Van Cleave.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   The biggest box-office hit of 1954 was this enjoyable musical…

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A Touch Of Class (1973)

MELVIN FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Brut Productions, Gordon Film Productions, Joseph E. Levine Productions.  Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Jack Rose, based on the story She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night by Marvin Frank.  Cinematography by Austin Dempster.  Produced by Melvin Frank.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by…

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