Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude Klotz.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Robert Crawford Jr., Yves Rousset-Rouard.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosine…

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French Cancan (1954)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1954.  Franco London Films, Jolly Film.  Idea by Andre-Paul Antoine, adaptation and dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Michel Kelber.  Produced by Louis Wipf.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Borys Lewin. Exuberant musical by the always reliable Jean Renoir that circumnavigates the…

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The Earrings Of Madame De… (1953)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Madame De… France/Italy, 1953.  Franco London Films, Indusfilms, Rizzoli Film.  Screenplay by Marcel Achard, Max Ophuls, Adaptation by Annette Wademant, Dialogue by Marcel Achard, based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Ralph Baum.  Music by Oscar Straus, Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design…

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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  Academy…

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Cartouche (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Swords of Blood France/Italy, 1962.  Filmsonor, Les Films Ariane, Mondex Films, Vides Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Philippe de Broca, Charles Spaak.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Costume Design by Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Laurence Mery-Clark.   Silly adventure…

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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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