Breaking The Sound Barrier (1952)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Sound Barrier United Kingdom, 1952.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Joseph Bato, John Hawkesworth.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Hennings.  Film Editing by…

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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The Prince And The Showgirl (1957)

LAURENCE OLIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Warner Bros., Marilyn Monroe Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on his play The Sleeping Prince. Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Laurence Olivier.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Magnificent performances atone for a sluggish pace and…

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Separate Tables (1958)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.   Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Clifton Productions.   Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, John Gay, based on a play by Terence Rattigan.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Harold Hecht.   Music by David Raksin.   Production Design by Harry Horner.   Costume Design by Mary Grant, Edith Head.   Film Editing by Charles Ennis, Marjorie…

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1969.  APJAC Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on the novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   All the charm has been sapped out of this musical version of…

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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Camberwell / Fly Films, Film4, UK Film Council, Protagonist Pictures, Lipsync Productions, Artificial Eye, Fulcrum Media Finance.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the play by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Florian Hoffmeister.  Produced by Sean O’Connor, Kate Ogborn.  Music by Samuel Barber.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film…

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The V.I.P.s (1963)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald. Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by William Kellner.  Costume Design by Pierre Cardin.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Jolly, multi-casted romp about the jet set that transcends its Sidney Sheldon-esque trappings by featuring…

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The Browning Version (1951)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Javelin Films.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on his play.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson.  Produced by Teddy Baird.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge.   Immensely intelligent but at the same entertaining adaptation by Terence Rattigan of his own one-act play, lifted…

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