Midnight Lace (1960)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1960.  Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, based on the play Matilda Shouted Fire by Janet Green.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing…

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Class of 1984 (1982)

MARK L. LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.    Canada, 1982.  Guerilla High Productions.  Story by Tom Holland, Screenplay by Mark L. Lester, John C.W. Saxton, Tom Holland.  Cinematography by Albert J. Dunk.  Produced by Arthur Kent.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Geoffrey Holmes, Edwin Watkins.  Costume Design by Lynne MacKay.  Film Editing by Howard Kunin. Perry King is terrific…

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The Pied Piper (1942)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1942.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Nevil Shute.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Maurice Ransford.  Costume Design by Dolly Tree.  Film Editing by Allen McNeil.  Monty Woolley is a Brit enjoying a vacation in France after most…

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The White Cliffs Of Dover (1944)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Claudine West, Jan Lustig, George Froeschel, additional poetry by Robert Nathan, based on the poem by Alice Duer Miller.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Clarence Brown, Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Irene…

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Lassie Come Home (1943)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Hugo Butler, based on the novel by Eric Knight.  Cinematography by Leonard Smith.  Produced by Samuel Marx.  Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Film Editing by Ben Lewis.   It’s nice to know that decades of movies about children befriending animals began with a few great ones,…

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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Park Place Production, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell.  Academy Awards 1965.  Golden Globe Awards 1965.   Natalie Wood is terrific as a teenager living…

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Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1973.  Apjac International, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Paul Dehn, Screenplay by John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by John C. Horger, Alan Jaggs. Enjoyable conclusion to…

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Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Apjac International, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Tom Scott.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler, Alan Jaggs. The exciting Escape is followed by this incredibly curious science-fiction film, which…

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Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)

DON TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, APJAC Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on the characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Film Editing by Marion Rothman.   High-level entry in the film series, much better…

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Bedknobs And Broomsticks

BBB (out of 5) In this special-effects laden Disney film, three London children are sent out of the city to live in the country during World War II to avoid dangerous air raids. They go to live with a woman (Angela Lansbury) whom they discover is an apprentice witch, and the eldest of the three…

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The Grass Harp (1995)

CHARLES MATTHAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Charles Matthau-Jerry Tokofsky-John Davis Productions, Fine Line Features, Grass Harp, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis, based on the novella by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by James T. Davis, John Davis, Charles Matthau, Jerry Tokofsky.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design…

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Overboard (1987)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1987.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners, Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Alexandra Rose, Anthea Sylbert.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jim Dultz, James Shanahan.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Sonny Baskin, Dov Hoenig.   One of Goldie Hawn‘s worst comedies…

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