Battle Hymn (1957)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Universal International Pictures.   Screenplay by Charles Grayson, Vincent B. Evans.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.   Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Emrich Nicholson. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Golden Globe Awards 1956. Rock…

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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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Seat In Shadow (2016)

HENRY COOMBES Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2016.  La Belle Allee Productions.  Screenplay by Henry Coombes, David Sillars.  Cinematography by David Liddell.  Produced by Deva Smith.  Music by Tut Vu Vu.  Production Design by Henry Coombes.  Costume Design by Emma Green.  Film Editing by Kurosh Kani, Geri Toth.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. …

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967. Julie Andrews is a jazz baby who…

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All That Heaven Allows (1955)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Universal International Pictures.  Story by Edna L. Lee, Harry Lee, Screenplay by Peg Fenwick.  Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Frank Gross, Fred Barratta.  The Criterion Collection. Widow Jane Wyman befriends her handsome young gardener…

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Imitation Of Life (1959)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Griffin, Allan Scott, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.   The subliminal messages in this…

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Magnificent Obsession (1954)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Blees, adaptation by Wells Root, based on the screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, from the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Bernard Herzbrun, Emrich Nicholson.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  Academy…

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All I Desire (1953)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by James Gunn, Robert Blees, Adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel Stopover by Carol Ryrie Brink.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Henry Mancini, Herman Stein.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Barbara…

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Madame X (1966)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions, Eltee.  Screenplay by Jean Holloway, based on the play by Alexandre Bisson. Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The classic tearjerker that has…

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The Chalk Garden (1964)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Quota Rentals Limited, Ross Hunter Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the play by Enid Bagnold.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Academy Awards 1964.  Golden Globe Awards 1964.  …

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Flower Drum Song (1961)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Universal International Pictures, Fields Productions.   Screenplay by Joseph Fields, based on the stage play by Joseph Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by C.Y. Lee.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.   Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film…

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Airport (1970)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970. What’s most laughable…

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