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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At Long Last Love (1975)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 1975.  Copa del Oro, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall.  Music by Artie Butler, Lionel Newman.   Production Design by Gene Allen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Douglas Robertson.   Peter Bogdanovich followed his successful run of hits (The Last Picture Show,…

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The Long Voyage Home (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1940.  Argosy Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on four Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd.  Academy Awards 1940.   Four nautically-themed plays by Eugene O’Neill are strung together for a haunting…

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Barefoot In The Park (1967)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1967.  Wallis-Hazen, Nancy Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  Academy Awards 1967.   Neil Simon’s hit play transfers to the screen…

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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1949.  Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Laurence Stallings, based on the short stories The Big Hunt and War Party by James Warner Bellah.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Michael Meyers, Ann Peck.  Film Editing…

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The Quiet Man (1952)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1952.  Republic Pictures, Argosy Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, based on the story by Maurice Walsh.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Jack Murray.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952. If The…

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 1988.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, NFH Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play from the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy…

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The Trouble With Harry (1955)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Jack Trevor Story.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by John B. Goodman, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. Whereas a lot of Alfred Hitchcock’s…

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Daisy Miller (1974)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1974.  Copa del Oro, The Directors Company.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on the story by Henry James.  Cinematography by Alberto Spagnoli.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Mariolina Bono, John Furniss.  Film Editing by Verna Fields.  Academy Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards 1974.   The reign…

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