Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)

MICHAEL D. MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1966.  Wallis-Hazen.  Story by Allan Weiss, Screenplay by Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence.  Cinematography by W. Wallace Kelley.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low….

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A Foreign Affair (1948)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1948. Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen, adaptation by Robert Harari, based on an original story by David Shaw.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.   Billy Wilder…

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Fun In Acapulco (1963)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1963.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Allan Weiss.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stanley E. Johnson. Another Elvis Presley music-fest that serves as a collection of music videos in the days before MTV….

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Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Story by Allan Weiss, Screenplay by Edward Anhalt, Allan Weiss.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stanley E. Johnson.   The producers of this film seem to be slightly…

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Blue Hawaii (1961)

NORMAN TAUROG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1961.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Story by Allan Weiss, Screenplay by Hal Kanter.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Terry O. Morse. Elvis Presley gets out of the army and returns home to Honolulu, avoiding his…

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The Odd Couple (1968)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Robert B. Hauser.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Jack Bear.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Neil Simon’s most popular play is turned into a film that…

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Barefoot In The Park (1967)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1967.  Wallis-Hazen, Nancy Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   Neil Simon’s hit play transfers to the screen with charming…

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The Blue Dahlia (1946)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.  The definitive film noir for fans of the genre, and in particular the most famous pairing…

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The Nutty Professor (1963)

JERRY LEWIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond.Cinematography by W. Wallace Kelley.Produced by Ernest D. Glucksman.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John Woodcock.   Jerry Lewis is an absolute riot in this comedy which he also directed and…

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True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Warren Low.  John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of a…

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Shane (1953)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1953.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr., additional dialogue by Jack Sher, based on the novel by Jack Schaefer.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck, Tom McAdoo.   Jean Arthur and Van…

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A Place In The Sun (1951)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, Harry Brown, based on the play by Patrick Kearney, adapted from the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by…

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