Autumn Leaves (1956)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1956. William Goetz Productions. Screenplay by Jean Rouverol, Hugo Butler, Lewis Meltzer, Robert Blees. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by William Goetz. Music by Hans J. Salter. Production Design by William Glasgow. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Michael Luciano. Joan Crawford is excellent…

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by James Warner, Willis Goldbeck, based on the story by Dorothy M. Johnson.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by Willis Goldbeck.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Eddie Imazu, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Otho Lovering.  Academy Awards 1962.   An aged James Stewart shows…

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The Searchers (1956)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1956.  C.V. Whitney Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, based on the novel by Alan Le May.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by James Basevi, Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Charles Arrico.  Film Editing by Jack Murray.   A perfect Western, and a study in the…

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Psycho (1960)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  Shamley Productions.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by John L. Russell.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Hurley.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous…

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The Wrong Man (1956)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Warner Bros..  Story by Maxwell Anderson, Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Film Editing by George Tomasini. Excellent drama by Alfred Hitchcock that is notable for being the first film he ever made that was…

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