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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I Walk Alone (1947)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, adaptation by Robert Smith, John Bright, based on the play by Theodore Reeves.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head. …

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Neptune’s Daughter (1949)

EDWARD BUZZELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 1949.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, additional dialogue by Ray Singer, Dick Chevillat.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Leo Arnaud, George Stoll.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton.  That an…

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Nightmare Alley (1947)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Jules Furthman, based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Produced by George Jessel.  Music by  Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by  Barbara McLean.   Tyrone Power plays the member of a…

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Ashton Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, suggested by a story by Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959. This hysterical comedy…

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Donovan’s Reef (1963)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1963.  Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions.  Story by Edmund Beloin, Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Eddie Imazu, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering.   Lighthearted romp that shows the great John…

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by John Paxton, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Adrian Scott.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Joseph Noriega. Terrific adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely which…

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Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)

JOE DANTE, CARL GOTTLIEB, PETER HORTON, JOHN LANDIS, ROBERT K. WEISS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1987.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland.  Cinematography by Daniel Pearl. Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by Ivo Cristante.  Costume Design by Taryn De Chellis.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell, Marshall Harvey, Bert Lovitt. This…

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The Canterville Ghost (1944)

JULES DASSIN, NORMAN Z. McLEOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Edwin Blum, based on the story by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by Arthur Field.  Music by George Bassman.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Chester W. Schaeffer. This film has very little…

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Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1961.  Franton Productions.  Screenplay by Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend, based on a screenplay by Robert Riskin, from a story by Damon Runyon.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Frank…

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Dick Tracy (1990)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., based on characters created by Chester Gould.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards 1990.   Warren…

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Around The World In 80 Days (1956)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Michael Todd Company.  Screenplay by James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman, based on the book by Jules Verne.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Michael Todd.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Miles White.  Film Editing by Howard Epstein, Gene Ruggiero.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  New York…

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