Beware! The Blob (1972)

LARRY HAGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1972. Jack H. Harris Enterprises. Screenplay by Jack Woods, Anthony Harris, based on the story A Chip Off the Old Blob by Richard Clair, Jack H. Harris. Cinematography by Al Hamm. Produced by Anthony Harris. Music by Mort Garson. Production Design by Raymond McGrath, Larry Wallin….

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I Was A Communist For The F.B.I. (1951)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the article by Matt Cvetic, Pete Martin.  Cinematography by Edwin B. DuPar.  Produced by Bryan Foy.  Music by William Lava.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Vic Vallejo, Mina Willowbird.  Film Editing by Folmar…

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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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The Gay Deceivers (1969)

BRUCE KESSLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1969.  Fanfare Films.  Story by Abe Polsky, Gil Lasky, Screenplay by Jerome Wish.  Cinematography by Richard C. Glouner.  Produced by Joe Solomon.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by Archie J. Bacon.  Film Editing by Reg Browne, Renn Reynolds.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. The Vietnam draft is in full swing in 1969 and Danny and…

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Out Of The Past

JACQUES TOURNEUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on his novel Build My Gallows High.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Warren Duff.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Jack Okey.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Samuel E. Beetley.   Stellar film noir features a terrific lead performance by…

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Artists And Models (1955)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1955.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Don McGuire, Frank Tashlin, Herbert Baker, Hal Kanter, based on the story Rock-A-Bye Baby by Michael Davidson, Norman Lessing.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Splashy colours and…

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Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken. Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. One of my favourite comedies ever made is this terrific Preston Sturges masterpiece. It…

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