First Man Into Space (1959)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  Amalgamated Productions.  Story by Wyott Ordung, Screenplay by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Denys Pavitt.  Costume Design by Anna Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew. An astronaut sent beyond earth’s atmosphere in a rocket ship goes far beyond…

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Campbell’s Kingdom (1957)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Robin Estridge, co-operation with Hammond Innes, based on the novel by Hammond Innes.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Clifton Parker.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Dirk Bogarde is wonderful in this exciting adventure set…

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Lolita (1962)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  A.A. Productions Ltd., Anya, Transworld Pictures.  Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by James B. Harris.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by William C. Andrews.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Humbert Humbert (James Mason) arrives from Europe to a…

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