Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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The Search (1948)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Switzerland/USA, 1948.  Praesens-Film.  Screenplay by Richard Schweizer, additional dialogue by Paul Jarrico, with collaboration by David Wechsler.  Cinematography by Emil Berna.  Produced by Lazar Wechsler.  Music by Robert Blum.  Film Editing by Hermann Haller.   Montgomery Clift deservedly became a star and former documentary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann a director to be reckoned with thanks to…

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Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Scenario by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Dialogue by Truman Capote, based on the story Terminal Station by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced…

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Terminal Station (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Giorgio Prosperi, Luigi Chiarini, dialogue by Truman Capote, based on a story by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro…

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The Big Lift (1950)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1950.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by George Seaton.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by J. Russell Spencer, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bobbie Brox.  Film Editing by William Reynolds, Robert L. Sampson.   Following the second World War, Russia’s blockade of Berlin cuts off its…

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Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1961.  Roxlom Films Inc..  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his original story.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   Abby Mann adapted his riveting teleplay for the big screen and the results are…

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Red River (1948)

HOWARD HAWKS, ARTHUR ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Monterey Productions.  Story by Borden Chase, Screenplay by Borden Chase, Charles Schnee.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan. Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by John Datu.  Costume Design by Jack E. Miller.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   Up there with The Searchers and Rio Bravo as the best westerns…

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From Here To Eternity (1953)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Directed by Fred Zinnemann.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   Romance develops between a military wife (Deborah Kerr) and…

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The Heiress (1949)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1949.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, based on their play, adapted from the novel Washington Square by Henry James.   Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William Wyler.   Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   Much of the narrative and…

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A Place In The Sun (1951)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, Harry Brown, based on the play by Patrick Kearney, adapted from the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by…

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Wild River (1960)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on novels by William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Montgomery Clift…

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The Misfits (1961)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1961.  Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Arthur Miller.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Frank E. Taylor.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Bill Newberry.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by George Tomasini. Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable both make their last screen appearances, with Montgomery Clift giving one…

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