Operation Crossbow (1965)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Baroda, Bentley Productions, Jason Films, Monica Corp., Monmouth, Pennebaker-Baroda Productions.  Story by Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter. British intelligence sends three men…

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The Sword Of Lancelot (1963)

CORNEL WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Lancelot And Guinevere United Kingdom, 1963.  Emblem Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Schayer, Cornel Wilde.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Bernard Luber, Cornel Wilde.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Terence Morgan.  Film Editing by Frederick Wilson.   Well before the popularity of the musical Camelot hit the screens, Cornel Wilde directed…

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Village Of The Damned (1960)

WOLF RILLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by Ronald Kinnoch.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Ivan King.  Costume Design by Eileen Sullivan.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales.   Ignore the idiotic John…

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Murder, She Said (1961)

GEORGE POLLOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, George H. Brown Productions.  Screenplay by David Pursall, Jack Seddon, adaptation by David D. Osborn, based on the novel 4.50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by George H. Brown.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Harry White.  Costume Design by Felix Evans.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   The world’s…

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Children Of The Damned (1964)

ANTON LEADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Lawrence P. Bachmann Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by John Briley, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Lawrence P. Bachmann.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Boring sequel to the terrific original has very…

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The Day Of The Triffids (1962)

STEVE SEKELY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Allied Artists Pictures, Security Pictures Ltd..  Screenplay by Bernard Gordon, Philip Yordan, based on the novel by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by George Pitcher.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Bill Lewthwaite.   The world is made a madhouse when…

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Frenzy (1972)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Masterful work from the last period…

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