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. Academy Awards … More Them!
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 … More King Kong (1976)
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. Christine … More The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)
BB.5 (out of 5) The worst (and, by all accounts, least historically accurate) of the three major film adaptations of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall’s popular novel, this one takes advantage of all the technological enhancements available to films since the 1935 Oscar-winning classic but saps out all the drama and urgency. Marlon Brando is … More Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)
BBB.5 (out of 5) Production on Something’s Gotta Give was well under way when its star Marilyn Monroe overdosed and died in early 1962, halting production of the one film Twentieth Century-Fox was keeping running on their Hollywood backlot during a financially dire time for them (Cleopatra was draining all their funds during its years-long … More Move Over, Darling
BBB.5 (out of 5) The third adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s books, and the first one produced after her premature death in 1973, this is still an enjoyable if ridiculous soaper. Kirk Douglas plays a big-time Hollywood producer on the decline whose daughter (a fresh and amiable Deborah Raffin) has come home from months in rehab following … More Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough
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 Murray. Academy … More Mister Roberts (1955)