Never Let Go (1960)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1960. Independent Artists, Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions. Story by John Guillermin, Peter De Sarigny, Screenplay by Alun Falconer. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by Peter De Sarigny. Music by John Barry. Production Design by George Provis. Costume Design by Vi Murray. Film Editing by Ralph…

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Mr. Topaze (1961)

PETER SELLERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Alternate Title: I Like Money United Kingdom, 1961. Dimitri De Grunwald Production. Screenplay by Pierre Rouve, based on the play by Marcel Pagnol. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Pierre Rouve. Music by Georges Van Parys. Production Design by Donald M. Ashton. Costume Design by Pierre Balmain,…

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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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The Mouse That Roared (1959)

JACK ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Highroad Productions. Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Walter Shenson. Music by Edwin Astley. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake. Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson. Film Editing by Raymond Poulton. One of…

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Only Two Can Play (1962)

SIDNEY GILLIAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1962. Vale Film Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by That Uncertain Feeling by Kingsley Amis. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Leslie Gilliat. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Albert Witherick. Costume Design by Muriel Dickson. Film Editing by…

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Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank…

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The Millionairess (1960)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dimitri De Grunwald Production.  Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz, adaptation by Riccardo Aragno, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Pierre Rouve.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Paul Sheriff.  Costume Design by Pierre Balmain.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Abysmally…

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Murder By Death (1976)

ROBERT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   This film and The Cheap Detective make for a terrific pair of mystery spoofs, both filled with…

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The Ladykillers (1955)

ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1955.  The Rank Organisation, Ealing Studios.  Story and Screenplay by William Rose.  Cinematography by Otto Heller.  Produced by Michael Balcon.  Music by Tristram Cary.  Production Design by Jim Morahan.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Positively hysterical comedy that makes for one of the very best of the Ealing films made…

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The World Of Henry Orient (1964)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Pan Arts.  Screenplay by Nora Johnson, Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Nora Johnson.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman, Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Peter Sellers takes a back seat in…

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Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Hawk Films.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George, based on the book Red Alert by Peter George.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Just like…

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Lolita (1962)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  A.A. Productions Ltd., Anya, Transworld Pictures.  Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by James B. Harris.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by William C. Andrews.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Humbert Humbert (James Mason) arrives from Europe to a…

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