The Walking Hills (1949)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Producers-Actors Corporation.   Story and Screenplay by Alan Le May, additional dialogue by Virginia Roddick.   Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..   Produced by Harry Joe Brown.   Music by Arthur Morton.   Production Design by Robert Peterson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.  John…

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You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

WILLIAM A. SEITER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1942.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Carlos A. Olivari, Sixto Pondal Rios, Screenplay by Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano, Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by Louis F. Edelman.   Music by Leigh Harline.   Production Design by Lionel Banks.   Costume Design by Irene.   Film Editing by…

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A Raisin In The Sun (1961)

DANIEL PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1961.  Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry, based on her play.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Ronald H. Gilbert, Philip Rose, David Susskind.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon, Paul Weatherwax.   Lorraine Hansberry wrote…

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The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo Friedhofer, Arthur Morton, Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson, Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   The great entertainer, once the…

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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 Secret Of Santa Vittoria (1969)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1969.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, William Rose, based on the novel by Robert Crichton.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Earle Herdan, William A. Lyon.   The Italian hamlet of Santa Vittoria decides,…

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From Here To Eternity (1953)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Directed by Fred Zinnemann.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   Romance develops between a military wife (Deborah Kerr) and…

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Picnic (1955)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the play by William Inge.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Jo Mielziner.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon, Charles Nelson.   The sexual subtext of this adaptation of William…

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The Caine Mutiny (1954)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stanley Roberts, additional dialogue by Michael Blankfort, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Henry Batista, William A. Lyon.   It’s World War II, and…

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Song Without End (1960)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  William Goetz Productions.  Screenplay by Oscar Millard.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by William Goetz.  Music by Morris Stoloff, Harry Sukman. Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   More like Movie Without End; you’d never believe just how boring Franz Liszt’s life really was until…

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