The Go-Between (1971)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, EMI Films, World Film Services.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by L.P. Hartley.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by John Furniss.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.   The aristocratic gentry play host…

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz, based on the novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Victor Saville.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by Charles Frend.   Robert Donat is fantastic in this superior adaptation of James Hilton’s novel about a shy boys’ school…

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Village Of The Damned (1960)

WOLF RILLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by Ronald Kinnoch.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Ivan King.  Costume Design by Eileen Sullivan.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales.   Ignore the idiotic John…

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Children Of The Damned (1964)

ANTON LEADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Lawrence P. Bachmann Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by John Briley, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Lawrence P. Bachmann.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Boring sequel to the terrific original has very…

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The Citadel (1938)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1938.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Ian Dalrymple, Frank Wead, Elizabeth Hill, additional dialogue by Emlyn Williams, based on the novel by A.J. Cronin.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Victor Saville.  Music by Louis Levy.  Production Design by Alfred Junge, Lazare Meerson.  Film Editing by Charles French. Powerful story about…

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The Naked Edge (1961)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel First Train To Babylon by Max Ehrlich.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Georges Glass, Walter Seltzer.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.   When an American businessman (Gary…

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