I’m All Right, Jack (1959)

JOHN BOULTING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1959. Charter Film Productions, Boulting Brothers. Screenplay by Frank Harvey, John Boulting, with Alan Hackney, based on his novel. Cinematography by Mutz Greenbaum. Produced by Ray Boulting. Music by Ken Hare. Production Design by William C. Andrews. Costume Design by John McCorry. Film Editing by…

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Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.   Adaptation of the second half of D.H. Lawrence’s masterful novel…

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Sunrise At Campobello (1960)

VINCENT J. DONEHUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1960.  Dore Schary Productions.  Screenplay by Dore Schary, based on his play.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by George Boemler.   Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is enjoying wife and family at his summer home on…

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The Alamo (1960)

JOHN WAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Batjac Productions, The Alamo Company.  Screenplay by James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Three hours of wet matches is what you will get from this bland disaster, starring and…

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The Apartment (1960)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch. Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Irene Caine.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   Jack Lemmon excels as a low-level office worker who, on occasion, lends his bachelor apartment…

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General Della Rovere (1959)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Il Generale Della Rovere Italy/France, 1959.  Zebra Films, Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont.  Screenplay by Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Indro Montanelli, Roberto Rossellini, based on the novel by Indro Montanelli.  Cinematography by Carlo Carlini.  Produced by Alain Poire.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Piero Zuffi.  Costume Design by Piero Zuffi.  Film Editing by Cesare…

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Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Japan, 1959.  Argos Films, Como Films, Daiei Studios, Pathé Entertainment, Pathé Overseas.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon.  Music by Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Minoru Esaka, Mayo, Petri, Lucilla Mussini.  Costume Design by Gerard Collery.  Film Editing by Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney, Anne Sarraute.  …

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Inherit The Wind (1960)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee.  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.   This riveting courtroom drama, based on…

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The Sundowners (1960)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Warner Bros. Productions.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel by Jon Cleary.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Gerry Blattner.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   A sheep-herding Australian family lives nomadically across the wild outback of…

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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 World Of Apu (1959)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Apur Sansar India, 1959.  Satyajit Ray Productions.  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Aparajito by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.  Cinematography by Subrata Mitra.  Produced by Satyajit Ray.  Music by Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.  Film Editing by Dulal Dutta.   Satyajit Ray’s beautiful trilogy of films comes to a conclusion with this exploration…

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Elmer Gantry (1960)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Elmer Gantry Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.   Cinematography by John Alton.    Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Andre Previn.   Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.  In an Oscar-winning role, Burt Lancaster is lively as…

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