Phaedra (1962)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Greece/USA, 1962.  Joele, Jorilie, Melinafilm.  Story by Margarita Lymberaki, Screenplay by Margarita Lymberaki, Jules Dassin, based on the play Hippolytus by Euripedes.  Cinematography by Jacques Natteau.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Jules Dassin followed up his massively…

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The Damned (1947)

RENE CLEMENT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Les Maudits France, 1947.  Spéva Films.  Story by Victor Alexandrov, Jacques Companeez, Adaptation by Rene Clement, Jacques Remy, dialogue by Henri Jeanson.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Andre Paulve, Michel Safra, Paul Wagner.  Music by Yves Baudrier.  Production Design by Paul Bertrand.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   A group of Nazi soldiers and…

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Topkapi (1964)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Monja Danischewsky, based on the novel The Light Of Day by Eric Ambler.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Jacques Douy.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Thrilling heist caper is right up there with Jules Dassin’s…

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Never On Sunday (1960)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Pote Tin Kyriaki Greece/USA, 1960.  Lopert Pictures Corporation, Melinafilm.  Screenplay by Jules Dassin.  Cinematography by Jacques Natteau.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Alekos Tzonis.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Melina Mercouri is brilliant as an independent prostitute in the Greek port of Piraeus who…

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Rififi (1955)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes France, 1955.  Pathe Consortium Cinema, IndusFilms, Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema, Primafilm.  Screenplay by Jules Dassin, dialogue by Auguste Le Breton, in collaboration with Rene Wheeler, based on the novel Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes by Auguste Le Breton.  Cinematography by Philippe Agostini.  Produced by Rene Bezard, Henri…

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Forbidden Games (1952)

RENE CLEMENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Jeux Interdits France, 1952.  Silver Films.  Screenplay by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Francois Boyer, Rene Clement, Dialogue by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Francois Boyer, based on the novel Les Jeux Inconnus by Francois Boyer.  Cinematography by Robert Juillard.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann.  Music by Narciso Yepes.  Production Design by Paul Bertrand.  Costume Design by…

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