Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Thoeren, based on the novel by Martha Albrand.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Richard Maibaum.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie. A…

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I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the book by Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher. …

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Thunderball (1965)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Eon Productions.  Original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming, original Screenplay by Jack Whittingham, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Kevin McClory.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Ernest Hosler.   James Bond is on the scene once…

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From Russia With Love (1963)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Eon Productions.  Adaptation by Johanna Harwood, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum,based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as fast and…

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Dr. No (1962)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Monty Norman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Tessa Prendergast.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   The cinema’s longest running franchise got itself off…

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Bigger Than Life (1956)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story and Screenplay by Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, based on the New Yorker article by Burton Roueche.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by James Mason.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler. A happily married…

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

PETER R. HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, additional dialogue by Simon Raven, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.Cinematography by Michael Reed.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Marjory Cornelius.  Film Editing by John Glen.   Excellent Bond adventure stars…

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The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1974.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore, Oswald Morris.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Should go…

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry. Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick, Donfeld.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, John W. Holmes.   Sean Connery‘s…

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Goldfinger (1964)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   It took three films to…

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Ransom (1996)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ransom Productions.  Story by Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Screenplay by Richard Price, Alexander Ignon.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Kip Hagopian, Scott Rudin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Golden Globe…

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Licence To Kill (1989)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1989.  Danjaq, United Artists. Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Jodie Lynn Tillen.  Film Editing by John Grover.   Timothy Dalton‘s second…

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