Operation Petticoat (1959)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1959. Granart Company. Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, suggested by a story by Paul King, Joseph Stone. Cinematography by Russell Harlan. Produced by Robert Arthur. Music by David Rose. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert Emmet Smith. Costume Design by Bill Thomas. Film Editing by…

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The Perfect Furlough (1958)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   A group of soldiers is stationed at a research facility…

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A Very Special Favor (1965)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1965.  The Lankershim Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Stanley Shapiro.  Music by Vic Mizzy.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Yves Saint-Laurent.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Lawyer Charles Boyer, is appalled to learn that the reason he lost…

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Bernard Williams.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Stephen A. Rotter, William S. Scharf.   Comedic romp through the world of con artists is the lighter sibling…

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That Touch Of Mink (1962)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1962.  Granley Company, Arwin Productions, Nob Hill Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro.    Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Ted J. Kent.   Doris Day is adorable in this stock…

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Lover Come Back (1961)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1961.   7 Pictures, Nob Hill Productions Inc., Arwin Productions.    Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.    Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.   Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro.    Music by Frank De Vol.    Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.    Costume Design by Irene.    Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.     After…

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Bedtime Story (1964)

RALPH LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Pennebaker Productions, The Lankershim Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.  Cinematography by Clifford Stine.  Produced by Stanley Shapiro.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had its origins in this delightful…

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Pillow Talk (1959)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Arwin Productions.  Story by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The first of three hugely successful romantic comedies starring Doris…

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