Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

OSSIE DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Formosa Productions. Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis, based on the novel by Chester Himes. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Music by Galt MacDermot. Production Design by Emanuel Gerard. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Robert Q. Lovett….

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The Comedians (1967)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Graham Greene, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Henri Decae.   Produced by Peter Glenville.   Music by Laurence Rosenthal.   Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Film Editing by Francoise Javet.   Peter Glenville followed his brilliant Becket with this terrible adaptation of Grahame Greene’s novel. It stars Richard Burton as…

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The Pawnbroker (1964)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Landau Company, The Pawnbroker Company.  Screenplay by Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Philip Langner, Roger H. Lewis.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.   A Holocaust survivor…

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