A Scandal In Paris (1946)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1946.  Arnold Pressburger Films.  Screenplay by Ellis St. Joseph, based on the memoirs of François-Eugène Vidocq.  Cinematography by Guy Roe.  Produced by Arnold Pressburger.   Music by Hanns Eisler.   Production Design by Gordon Wiles.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.   Film Editing by Albrecht Joseph. George Sanders…

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Invaders From Mars (1953)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Edward L. Alperson Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Blake.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Edward L. Alperson.  Music by Raoul Kraushaar.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Norma Koch. A young boy is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of thunder but, looking out his…

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Taras Bulba (1962)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Yugoslavia/USA, 1962.  Avala Film, Harold Hecht Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, Karl Tunberg, based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Harold Hecht.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted, Gene Milford, William Reynolds, Eda Warren.   Anyone looking for…

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Marty (1955)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Hecht-Lancaster Productions.  Story and screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Ted Haworth,Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..    Ernest Borgnine is excellent in this low-key drama, as a Brooklyn butcher who…

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Sayonara (1957)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1957.  Pennebaker Productions, William Goetz Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by James A. Michener.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by William Goetz.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson, Arthur P. Schmidt.   This South Pacific war drama must have…

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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the novel by Henry Farrell.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.   Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, famous for an off-screen rivalry,…

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Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Story by Henry Farrell, Screenplay by Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.    Following the enormous success of What Ever Happened To Baby…

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