Summer And Smoke (1961)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1961. Hal Wallis Productions. Screenplay by James Poe, Meade Roberts, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Ride The Pink Horse (1947)

ROBERT MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB . USA, 1947.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Joan Harrison. Music by Frank Skinner. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Bernard Herzbrun. Costume Design by Yvonne Wood. Film Editing by…

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Phantom Lady (1944)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Joan Harrison. Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.   This terrific example of classic noir has a plot that just won’t quit. After…

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Can’t Help Singing (1944)

FRANK RYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Story by John D. Klorer, Leo Townsend, Screenplay by Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ryan, based on the novel Girl Of The Overland Trail by Samuel J. Warshawsky, Curtis B. Warshawsky.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Felix Jackson.  Music by Hans J. Salter.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, John…

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Trapeze (1956)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Joanna Productions, Susan Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, adaptation by Liam O’Brien, based on the novel The Killing Frost by Max Catto.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by James Hill.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini. Costume Design by Veniero Colasanti.  Film Editing by Bert Bates. Well-worn male…

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Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

TED POST Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, APJAC Productions.  Story by Paul Dehn, Mort Abrahams, Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by…

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The Furies (1950)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, based on the novel by Niven Busch.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   The title refers as much to the temperaments of its main characters as…

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Key Largo (1948)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1948.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, John Huston, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   Exciting intrigue in the Florida keys! When a big-time gangster (Edward…

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The Merry Widow (1952)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sonya Levien, William Ludwig, based on the operetta by Viktor Leon, Leo Stein.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Conrad A. Nervig.   The worst version of the popular operetta is this musical…

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