The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1934.  London Film Productions.  Story and dialogue by Frederick Lonsdale, Lajos Biro, based on the play L’Homme A La Rose by Henry Bataille.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Vincent Korda, Francis Hallam.  Costume Design by…

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Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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Romeo And Juliet (1936)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Adaptation by Talbot Jennings, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Irving Thalberg.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian, Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by Margaret Booth.  Academy Awards 1936.   While it has many things to recommend itself above other versions of…

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The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

LUDWIG BERGER, MICHAEL POWELL, TIM WHELAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom, 1940.  Alexander Korda Films, London Film Productions.  Story by Miklos Rozsa, Screenplay and dialogue by Miles Malleson, scenario by Lajos Biro.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Vincent Kord.  Costume Design by John Armstrong, Oliver Messel, Marcel Vertes.  Film Editing by…

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures, Academy Pictures Corporation, Camp Films.  Screenplay by Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold, Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Oliver Messel.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck,…

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