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Author Topic: What are some of your favorite (classic) movies from the 1930's,40s,50s, and 60s  (Read 15396 times)
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« on: December 16, 2013, 03:12:34 PM »

I haven't watched a lot of classic movies from back then so I am trying to get some ideas on some that are really good to watch.  And I really don't know much about the classic movies from back then.  I really only have 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, movies.  I am ordering Rear Window so that's a great start.  I'm just starting to get interested in these classic movies.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 03:42:05 AM »

If you like Hitchcock then try The Torn Curtain. It stars Julie Andrews but I am pleased to say she does NOT sing.

Then there are the English movies. The Lavender Hill Mob, The Lady Killers, Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Man In White. They are from the 60s. Black and white and funny. I think they have aged quite well. They were filmed at Ealing studios in the UK and are usually referred to as The Ealing Comedies. Peter Sellers is one of the many stars that you may know.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 07:31:13 PM »

Thanks Lin :)
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 04:22:54 AM »

Favorite Hitchcock films would be Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Notorious, and Rope. Plus many others.

You should check out Billy Wilder. Sunset Boulevard., Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, One Two Three, and many others.

John Huston has made a huge number of great films, as has Howard Hawks, Frank Capra, John Ford to name only a small few.

Cary Grant is one of my very favorite actors, so check out anything with him.

Humphrey Bogart is another favorite, so check out anything with him. Casablanca is my second favorite movie of all time.

Lawrence of Arabia, with the recently deceased Peter O'Toole, is a must-see. A David Lean film I like even more is The Bridge on the River Kwai. I like a lot of film noir, though I haven't seen nearly enough. The Thin Man movies are great fun, especially the original.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 12:55:46 PM »

Thanks a lot Doug!
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 03:28:28 PM »

Carry On Cabbie
Carry On Camping
Carry On Spying
Carry On Cleo
Carry On Up THe Kyber
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Carry On Abroad spring to mind...
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 02:15:32 AM »

I remember when I first got cable tv and Turner Classic Movies was the one channel I was glued to each week. I was in movie heaven. If you have access to the channel R7, you'll see plenty of great films.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 02:23:53 AM »

The Guns of Navarone was one of my favourite movies.

I also loved the Ealing comedy movies.

The Lady Killers and Lavender and Old Lace are two that spring to mind.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 03:21:59 AM »

.... Lavender and Old Lace are two that spring to mind.

Never heard of this movie. When I search the title, I get a movie from 1921, and I don't think that's what you're referring to. Unless you mean the Lavender Hill Mob...? Or maybe Arsenic and Old Lace...? (I love this one!) But I don't see a movie from the 40s with the title Lavender and Old Lace.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 09:11:05 AM »

Never heard of this movie. When I search the title, I get a movie from 1921, and I don't think that's what you're referring to. Unless you mean the Lavender Hill Mob...? Or maybe Arsenic and Old Lace...? (I love this one!) But I don't see a movie from the 40s with the title Lavender and Old Lace.


Doug, you caught me out being a dummy. It's an age thing you know.    :-[

I did mean The Lavender Hill Mob and Arsenic and Old Lace.
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 12:08:21 AM »

Science fiction:
Destination Moon
The Thing
War of the Worlds
Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still
2001 A Space Oddysey


Non-Science Fiction:
Every Marx Brothers Film
Every Abbot and Costello Film
Every Betty Boop Film

The Cheaters
The Man Who Came To Dinner
Its A Wonderful Life
The Bishops Wife 
High Noon
The Searchers
Flying Tigers
Casablanca
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Maltese Falcon
Spirit of St Louis
Strategic Air Command
Holiday Inn
White Christmas
The Old Man and the Sea
Grapes Of Wrath
Moby Dick
The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
The Ugly American
All Jimmy Stewart films of the era.

The Gunfighter
Will Penny
Melody Jones
The Appaloosa
One Eyed Jack
On the Beach
Cleopatra
Thunder Road
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Dr. Strangelove
The Hunters
Jet Pilot
Reach for the Sky
The Wild One
Streetcar Named Desire
Love Me Tender (This is really a very good film aside from its historic signifigance as a Really Big Star's first movie)
Paint Your Wagon

Some Like It Hot
Breakfast at Tiffany
The Vikings
20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea
Spartacus
The Big Country (apparently not starring Kirk Douglas)
Ben Hur
Sayonara
the first James, James Bond, movie. cant remember the title.
all the James, James Bond, movies starring that Connery guy
All the Eastwood films in the 60s
Once Upon A Time In The West
Doctor Zhivago

***WARNING*** ADULT MATERIAL AHEAD!!!
I, A Woman starring Essy Persson. (Swedish film)
Blowup



My proviso: every title on my list is a film I have watched and have greatly enjoyed.


My tardis batteries have run down and so I gotta  now go wait a while while they are recharging before  traveling back in time again and adding to this list.
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2014, 03:44:20 AM »

More movies to put on my list but I am tired now and will do it after a few ZZZZs.

There were some good movies in those thrilling days of yesteryear.
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 04:31:55 PM »

I couldnt sleep last night so I turned my tv on and flipped through the channels and found this movie starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.  I think it was on Turner classics or something it was at 2:30am.  Anyways I really enjoyed this movie and ended up watching the rest of it till 3:30am.  Both Garland and Rooney were terrefic in this movie.  And I've always enjoyed listening to Judy Garland sing.  I had never seen it before or even heard of this movie before.  But I have really enjoyed coming across some of these older movies and watching them for the first time.  Same thing happened with Rear Window.  Stayed up really late into the morning and came across that one I had never seen or heard of before either.  I think its really cool and interesting to see how actors and actresses were back then and how the movies were made back in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.  Any of you seen that movie before?
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2014, 11:19:48 PM »

I've never seen the film before but it was a regular on TCM when I had cable TV. I think it may have been the first film Mickey and Judy did together too.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 01:21:57 AM »

You mention Rear Window Rawhide 7. That is one of my favourite "old" movies. It has everything, suspense, great acting and directing. Even though I know what happens I still like to watch it. 
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 12:36:38 PM »

James Cagney is a favorite.  Angels With Dirty Faces, White Heat and Yankee Doodle Dandee come to mind.  From Here To Eternity and Gunfight At The O.K. Corral are a couple I love watching.
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 12:43:50 PM »

1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front and City Lights
1940s - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Ox-Bow Incident
1950s - North by Northwest and The Hidden Fortress and Stalag 17
Early 1960s - The Great Escape and The Time Machine
Late 1960s - Le Samurai and 2001: A Space Odyssey
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 08:33:32 PM »

Lost Horizons
Lost Boundaries
Mildred Pierce
Sunset Boulevard
Imitation of Life (Both versions)
The Wizard of Oz
Camelot
Pinky
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Casablanca
Charade
House on Haunted Hill
The Haunting (up to the ending, which I didn't like)
Carnival of Souls
Night of the Living Dead
The Wild One
A Patch of Blue
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Hurricane (starring Jon Hall)
Indiscretion of an American Wife
I Confess
The Out-Of-Towners (Jack Lemon, Sandy Dennis)
Red River
A Place in the Sun
It Happened One Night
The Heiress
All About Eve
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2014, 01:18:13 AM »

^ Nice list, LCat! :)
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2014, 12:25:21 AM »

I recently watched All About Eve for the first time.... and thoroughly enjoyed it....
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