Father Goose (1964)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1964. Granox Company. Story by S.H. Barnett, Screenplay by Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by Cy Coleman. Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Alexander Golitzen. Costume Design by Ray Aghayan. Film Editing by Ted J. Kent. A year after…

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Operation Petticoat (1959)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. Granart Company. Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, suggested by a story by Paul King, Joseph Stone. Cinematography by Russell Harlan. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by David Rose. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert Emmet Smith. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by…

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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   A group of soldiers is stationed at a research facility…

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Ace In The Hole (1951)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternative title:  The Big Carnival Paramount Pictures.  USA, 1951.  Story by Victor Desny, Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman. Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by A. Earl Hedrick, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.   A stunning piece of news media…

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The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad (1988)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft, based on the television series Police Squad by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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The Big Heat (1953)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on a Saturday Evening Post serial article by William P. McGivern.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Henry Vars.  Production Design by Robert Peterson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Superb film noir that shows the genre at…

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Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1949.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr., based on the novel by Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Sam Benson.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.   Gregory Peck becomes the…

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Young Bess (1953)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jan Lustig, Arthur Wimperis, based on the novel by Margaret Irwin.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher.  Produced by Sidney Franklin.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   The earlier life of Queen Elizabeth I is explored in this…

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Sweet Charity (1969)

BOB FOSSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1969.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Stone, from the New York stage production by Neil Simon, based on the screenplay Nights Of Cabiria by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Cy Coleman.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing…

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Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

CHARLES BARTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1948.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant, based on characters created by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Charles Van Enger.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Hilyard M. Brown, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Grace Houston.  Film Editing by Frank Gross.   Hilarity ensues…

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