The Crimson Kimono (1959)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1959. Columbia Pictures, Globe Enterprises.  Screenplay by Samuel Fuller. Cinematography by Sam Leavitt. Produced by Samuel Fuller. Music by Harry Sukman. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, William Flannery. Costume Design by Bernice Pontrelli. Film Editing by Jerome Thoms. Golden Globe Awards 1959.  An exotic dancer…

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The Atomic Submarine (1959)

SPENCER GORDON BENNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1959.  Gorham Productions.  Screenplay by Orville H. Hampton.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.  Produced by Alex Gordon.  Music by Alexander Laszlo.  Production Design by Don Ament, Daniel Haller.  Costume Design by Norah Sharpe, Roger J. Weinberg.  Film Editing by William Austin.   Submarines gliding through waters close to the North Pole are being destroyed by unknown forces,…

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Irma La Douce (1963)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1963.  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Alexandre Breffort.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Edward L. Alperson, Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1963.  Golden Globe Awards 1963. The idea here…

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One, Two, Three (1961)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Bavaria Film, The Mirisch Corporation, Pyramid Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play Egy, Ketto, Harom by Ferenc Molnar. Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Stratil, Heinrich Weidemann.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards…

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With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

HOWARD MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Arwin Productions, Cinema Center Films.  USA, 1968.  Story by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Screenplay by Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov, Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks, Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Martin Melcher.  Music by Robert Mersey.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Constance Edney, Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  Harmless…

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Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1950.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the play by Edmond Rostand, translated by Brian Hooker.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King, Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Harry W. Gerstad.  Academy Awards 1950.  Golden Globe Awards 1950.   Although this…

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Shock Corridor (1963)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1963.  Allied Artists Pictures, Leon Fromkess-Sam Firks Productions, F&F Productions.  Screenplay by Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez.  Produced by Samuel Fuller.  Music by Paul Dunlap.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Einar Bourman.  Film Editing by Jerome Thoms.  The Criterion Collection.   Samuel Fuller was one of the pioneers of independent film in the fifties and…

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