The Detective (1968)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  Arcola Pictures, Arcola-Millfield Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Roderick Thorp.   Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.   Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.   Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Donald Brooks, Moss Mabry.   Film…

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Them! (1954)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1954.  Warner Bros..  Story by George Worthing Yates, adaptation by Russell S. Hughes, Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman.  Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Stanley Fleischer.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Thomas Reilly.  One of…

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King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production…

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The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1970.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Robert E. Kent, Ellis St. Joseph, based on the autiography by Christine Jorgensen.  Cinematography by Jacques R. Marquette.  Produced by Edward Small.  Music by Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter.  Production Design by Frank Paul Sylos. Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by R.A. Radecki.  Podcasts:  BGM: Bad Gay Movies/Bitchy Gay Men….

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Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Arcola Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by George W. Davis, J. McMillan Johnson.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..  Academy Awards 1962.  Golden Globe Awards 1962. The worst…

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Move Over, Darling (1963)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Melcher-Arcola Productions.  Screenplay by Hal Kanter, Jack Sher, based on a story by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack, Leo McCarey, and a screenplay by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Hilyard M. Brown, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design…

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Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough (1975)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Aries Productions, Paramount Pictures, Sujac Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Rita Roland.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1975. The third adaptation…

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Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Cactus Flower (1969)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond, based on the stage play by Abe Burrows, from the play Fleur de Cactus by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Gredy.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe….

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Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Story by Nicholas Ray, Screenplay by Stewart Stern, adaptation by Irving Shulman. Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler, James Moore.  Academy Awards 1955. The original teen angst masterpiece that made James…

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The Bad Seed (1956)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, from the novel by William March. Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by John Beckman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Warren Low.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  …

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Butterflies Are Free

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Goldie Hawn is funny, tragic, serious and as endearing as she could possibly be as Jill, the wacky new girl in town who finds herself surprised when her neighbour Don (Edward Albert, son of Eddie) reveals to her that he’s completely blind. They have lunch, go shopping, get to know each other,…

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