The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edwin Blum, William Absalom Drake, based on the play by William Gillette, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Robert Russell Bennett, David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge, David…

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Queen Of Outer Space (1958)

EDWARD BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1958.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the story Queen Of The Universe by Ben Hecht.  Cinematography by William P. Whitley.  Produced by Ben Schwalb.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin. Familiarity with 50s science-fiction camp still can’t prepare you…

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The Atomic Submarine (1959)

SPENCER GORDON BENNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1959.  Gorham Productions.  Screenplay by Orville H. Hampton.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.  Produced by Alex Gordon.  Music by Alexander Laszlo.  Production Design by Don Ament, Daniel Haller.  Costume Design by Norah Sharpe, Roger J. Weinberg.  Film Editing by William Austin. Submarines gliding through waters close to the North Pole are being destroyed by unknown forces,…

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The Bat (1959)

CRANE WILBUR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1959.  Liberty Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by C.J. Tevlin.  Music by Louis Forbes.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin.   Agnes Moorehead plays a famous writer who comes to a small, peaceful town and rents…

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The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933)

ALEXANDER KORDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1933.  London Film Productions.  Scenario by Arthur Wimperis, story and dialogue by Lajos Biro, Arthur Wimperis.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander Korda, Ludovico Toeplitz.  Music by Kurt Schroder.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by John Armstrong.  Film Editing by Stephen Harrison.   Spirited film features beautiful sets and costumes and…

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The Gay Divorcee (1934)

MARK SANDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1934.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by George Marion Jr., Dorothy Yost, Edward Kaufman, musical adaptation by Kenneth S. Webb, Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the musical The Gay Divorce by Dwight Taylor.   Cinematography by David Abel.   Produced by Pandro S. Berman.   Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Van…

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