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Initial post: Dec 21, 2012 2:01:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 8:44:59 AM PST
mack says:
Wuthering Heights,Jane Eyre w/orson Wells & Joan Fontaine, Madame X w/Lana Turner,Imitation of Life,Gone with the Wind, Who's Afraid of Baby Jane, ETC. There are so many good movies from years ago...Psych-Out with Jack Nicholson & Dean Stockwell(1968).

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 2:09:07 PM PST
The Rathbone Sherlock Holmes series. The first two had excellent production values. Rathbone will always be "the" Holmes for me. The BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch is well done, updating the stories to modern times, but it takes some time to get accustomed to a very young Holmes!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 2:14:35 PM PST
Re: Who's Afraid of Baby Jane

What Ever Happened to Virginia Woolf?

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 3:11:11 PM PST
LOL Sloany.

The way mack has of mixing and mangling information makes me suspect that he may actually be Aunt Chovee from the AOL chat rooms. Wrong dates, wrong people, mistakes which are obvious, the kinds of mistakes which one would not normally expect. The mistakes are so good they seem to be intentional. Just a thought but, given his posts on other threads, seems like a real possibility.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 5:12:22 PM PST
Ya hit the nail on the head, there, JD. I'd bet my house on that "real possibility", being a reality.

Anyone up for that bet must also stake their house. Any takers?

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 5:24:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 11:59:35 PM PST
RichieV says:
Here are a few movies I enjoy:

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.

Operation Petticoat.

Rio Bravo

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 6:31:18 PM PST
Some favorites are:

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charity

Singin' in the Reign of Terror

Ride the High and Low Country

The Last Year at MarienBad Sleep Well

The Heart is a Lonely Night of the Hunter

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Thing from Another World

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 7:14:23 PM PST
RichieV says:
If 40's -60's means all of the 1960's then I would add a movie I loved as a kid called, the Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 7:56:54 PM PST
Some of mine include:

North by Northeast

Sunset Road

Seven Ninjas

The Big Awakening

The Fifth Man

Dr. Weird Infatuation

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 7:57:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012 8:09:42 AM PST
mack says:
Another favorite of mine is 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir with Rex Harrison & Gene Teriney! Also the
movie Laura w/Gene Tierney.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 8:49:35 AM PST
Double Indemnity has to be near the top of most 40's movies

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 11:10:42 AM PST
RichieV says:
Mack, speaking of Gene Tierney, she was great in the Razors Edge.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 12:15:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 1:45:02 AM PST
1940's

Anchors Aweigh
The Bishop's Wife
Fantasia
Frenchman's Creek
The Ghost and Mrs Muir
How Green Was My Valley
It's A Wonderful Life
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Kipps
Little Women
The Man From Colorado
Pride and Prejudice
Rachel and The Stranger
Random Harvest
Rebecca
That Midnight Kiss
The Three Musketeers

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 3:19:40 PM PST
'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Mr. Chicken' is a good movie. I caught that on Turner American Classics a few years ago.
Another good one in 'The Singing Nun's Greatest Story Ever Told'.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 3:50:18 PM PST
KAB says:
Let's not forget the Sturgis Presto Classics

The Great McGuilty
The Palm Bleach Story
Hail the Conquering Zero
Sullivan Unravels
The Lady Heaves
Unfaithfully up Yours

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 4:03:30 PM PST
And four other Sturges films of the '40s:

Christmas in Julie
The Miracle Hat of Morgan's Creep
The Bootyful Blonde of Bashful Bendover
The Sins of Harry Diddleboy

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 5:08:00 PM PST
1940s
The Maltese Falcon
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
The Big Sleep
Casablanca
The Grapes Of Wrath

1950s
High Noon
The African Queen
On The Waterfront

1960s
Psycho
Dr. Strangelove
Midnight Cowboy
Easy Rider
The Dirty Dozen
Cool Hand Luke
The Hustler
Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid
Planet Of The Apes
True Grit

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 7:35:30 PM PST
O kay, fer real dis time, here is me tops 10 of each decade: 40s, 50s, & 60s, dats all off the heezy fo sheezy:

'fortiez:

The Big Clock; Blood and Sand; The Curse of the Cat People; Day of Wrath; The Devil and Daniel Webster; Intruder in the Dust; Nightmare Alley; Out of the Past; Portrait of Jennie; Une Si Jolie Petite Plage.

Best short of the '40s: 'Listen to Britain'

'fiffies:

From Hell to Texas; The Hidden Fortress; Kiss Me Deadly; Nazarin; Odds Against Tomorrow; Ordet; Pushover; Touchez Pas au Grisbi; I Vitelloni; The World of Apu.

Best short of the '50s: 'Toute la Mémoire du Monde'

'sistys:

The Exterminating Angel; Family Portrait; The Flight of the Phoenix; Hour of the Gun; Love Is a Funny Thing; Muriel, or The Time of Return; Rocco and His Brothers; Strangers When We Meet; Le Trou; Un Soir...un Train.

Best short of the '60s: 'An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge' or 'Wavelength' (tie)

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 7:59:06 PM PST
Citizen Kane
The Countes From Hong Kong
The Killers
Le Samourai
Red Sun
Point Blank
The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 1:35:48 AM PST
1950's

The African Queen
12 Angry Men
Bell Book and Candle
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Carmen Jones
Carousel
Cheaper By The Dozen
The Court Jester
Harvey
Heaven Knows Mr Allison
The Happiest Days Of Your Life
Houdini
Lady and The Tramp
My Cousin Rachel
On Moonlight Bay
Peter Pan
The Prince And The Showgirl
The Quiet Man
Rear Window
Roman Holiday
Scrooge
Singin' In The Rain
Vertigo
We're No Angels
White Christmas

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 1:46:33 AM PST
OK, just to prove that we list makers cannot possibly resist making a list even when the thread is bogus.

1940's:
Citizen Kane
Sullivan's Travels
To Be or Not to Be
Now, Voyager
Casablanca
Lifeboat
Double Indemnity
A Walk in the Sun
The Best Years of Our Lives
Out of the Past
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Twelve O'Clock High
The Third Man

1950's:
All About Eve
The Asphalt Jungle
Ace in the Hole
A Streetcar Named Desire
High Noon
Singin' in the Rain
The Caine Mutiny
The Night of the Hunter
The Searchers
The Great Man
Twelve Angry Men
Sweet Smell of Success
Wild Strawberries
Some Like It Hot

1960's:
Inherit the Wind
The Hustler
Pocketful of Miracles
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Manchurian Candidate
Hud
Through a Glass Darkly
Dr. Strangelove
Woman in the Dunes
The Pawnbroker
King Rat
The Flight of the Phoenix
Blow-Up
Seconds
The Producers
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

A most unsatisfying exercise because I left out films that may not be the best but they are ones I truly love. So...

Shadow of a Doubt
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Big Sleep
It's a Wonderful Life
Brewster's Millions
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Key Largo
Gun Crazy
D.O.A.

Harvey
Champagne for Caesar
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Hellgate
Stalag 17
War of the Worlds
Little Figitive
The Naked Jungle
Bad Day at Black Rock
East of Eden
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
12 Angry Men
Witness for the Prosecution
Paths of Glory
Plunder Road
Land of the Pharaohs
Ten North Frederick
The World, the Flesh and the Devil

The Last Voyage
West Side Story
Judgment at Nuremberg
David and Lisa
The Music Man
Days of Wine and Roses
The Night of the Iguana
Medium Cool
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Lord Love a Duck
How I Won the War
Who's Minding the Mint?
Isadora
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Swimmer

I loves me some movies!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 2:42:37 AM PST
Balok says:
@JPB:

> 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Mr. Chicken' is a good movie.

Those of a certain age will remember the album by the band The Police that was inspired by that movie, "Ghost in the Machine of Mrs. Muir and Mr. Chicken."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:16:00 PM PST
Balok says:
@JPB:

> 'sistys:
>
> The Exterminating Angel; Family Portrait; The Flight of the Phoenix; Hour of the Gun; Love Is a Funny
> Thing; Muriel, or The Time of Return; Rocco and His Brothers; Strangers When We Meet; Le Trou; Un
> Soir...un Train.

See, this is why I generally don't get involved in these sorts of threads: there's always the chance that in listing my "favorite films of the '60s," I'd post a list and then only in retrospect realize, "OMG! I left out _Red Beard_!"

P.S. IMO, anyone (not just JPB) whose list of "Favorite Movies of the '60s" does *not* include _Matango_ (aka _Attack of the Mushroom People_) is taking this whole "Film Fandom" thing *way* too seriously.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 11:47:17 PM PST
OMG I left out 'High and Low'! Well, I name-checked it earlier.

For '50s I also forgot ''Will the Sweet Smell of Success Spoil Rock Hunter?''

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 12:05:50 AM PST
Balok says:
@JPB:

> For '50s I also forgot ''Will the Sweet Smell of Success Spoil Rock Hunter?''

As well as "In a Lonely Peyton Place" and "The Wild Strawberry One."

And for the '60s, you left out "Two for the Road to Hong Kong" and "The Man Called Flintstone Who Shot Liberty Valance."
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