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Initial post: Jul 9, 2008 10:07:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2008 10:09:19 AM PDT
I watched "20 Million Miles to Earth" in color - I actually liked it.
Now I am looking for all the old b&w movies that have been colorized. "The Day The Earth Stood Still", "It! The Terror from Beyond Space", "The Thing". I know they were made B&W and TNT showed them in colorized format but hard to find. I hope they put them on Blu-Ray in colorized format. They can also put them in B&W for the die hards that live in the past. I now refuse to buy any B&W movies unless they have been colorized. You have to let the past - old - B&W go!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2008 10:47:49 PM PST
MacGuffin says:
You're certainly entitled to your preferences but why do we have to "let the past...go?" It's not as though black & white is the equivalent of "broken" or "defective."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2008 1:59:17 PM PST
Janis Drexel says:
Why not both as Jamack suggested? I also prefer color to black & white. I feel as if all of my choices are being taken away from me -- from "full-screen" to "wide-screen". I've been watching full screen my whole life, now I'm expected to be satisfied with half a screen. If that's what you like, ok; but why take away the choice? They made Ted Turner stop colorizing movies, why? You could still have the black and white. I would love to see the movie, "Them!" in color; I saw the movie "Cowboy & the Lady" in color on channel 9 about 5 years ago, but couldn't find it. I love the old movies -- I grew up with them, but I would love to see them in color.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2008 7:29:10 PM PST
D. Thomas says:
I just watched the colorized version of Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version w/ natalie wood) and rather enjoyed it. I have seen the b&w version also. My mother had it on VHS from a number of years back and we watched it the other day for a holiday movie. She, being 49, didnt enjoy the colorized version, but myself, 20, rather did. Maybe its the generation gap.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2008 7:11:32 AM PST
Janis Drexel says:
No generation gap here -- I'm a 57 year old mother and I prefer color and full screen! Can someone please tell me where I can find these movies in color VHS or DVD?: "East Side, West Side (1950)"; "Them (1954)"; "The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)". Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2009 10:06:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 31, 2009 10:07:36 PM PST
How sad that you refuse to buy B&W movies. You're missing out on some good movies. A few decades ago, colorizing was all the rage, but I think there's been a backlash on it as "a fad" that is now looked down on (as is a good bit of 1980s' pop culture). To each his own, but I watch B&W movies with the mindset of "that's how it was made back in the day".

What should bug you more than color vs. b&w are the incessant 'bugs' and 'crawls' that now infest movies on TV (except on TCM, thankfully).

Posted on Mar 1, 2009 11:45:19 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 1, 2009 11:47:11 AM PST
Graham Clark says:
I too am a fan of colorized movies..I have over 150 of them including:
Colorized Movie List
42nd Street (1933) Warner Baxter & Ruby Keeler
A Christmas Carol (aka Scrooge) (1951) Alastair Sim
A Night at the Opera (1935) The Marx Brothers
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Ronald Colman
Above and Beyond (1952 Robert Taylor
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Fred MacMurray
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) Humphrey Bogart
Across the Pacific (1942) Humphrey Bogart
Advise and Consent (1962) Henry Fonda
After The Thin Man (1936) William Powell
Air Force (1943) John Garfield
Allegheny Uprising (1939) John Wayne
Ambush (1949) Robert Taylor
Angel and the Badman (1947) John Wayne
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) James Cagney & Humphrey Bogart
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Cary Grant
Back to Bataan (1945) John Wayne
Badman's Territory (1946) Randolph Scott
Bataan (1943) Robert Taylor
The Batchelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) Cary Grant
Battle Circus (1953) Humphrey Bogart
Battleground (1949) Van Johnson
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman
The Big Sky (1952) Kirk Douglas
The Big Sleep (1946) Humphrey Bogart
Blackboard Jungle (1955) Glenn Ford
Blood on the Moon (1948) Robert Mitchum
Blue Steel (1934) John Wayne
Bombardier (1943) Randolph Scott
Boom Town (1940) Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy
Boy's Town (1938) Spencer Tracy & Mickey Rooney
Camille (1936) Robert Taylor
The Canterville Ghost (1944) Charles Laughton & Robert Young
Captain Blood (1935) Errol Flynn
Captains Courageous (1937) Spencer Tracy
Casablanca (1942) Humphrey Bogart
Chain Lightning (1950) Humphrey Bogart
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) Errol Flynn
China Seas (1935) Clark Gable
Colorado Territory (1949) Joel McCrae
Command Decision (1948) Clark Gable
The Corsican Brothers (1941) Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Crisis (1950) Cary Grant
Crossfire (1947) Robert Mitchum & Robert Young
Dark Command (1940) John Wayne
Dark Passage (1947) Humphrey Bogart
Dark Victory (1939) Bette Davis & Humphrey Bogart
David Copperfield (1935) W C Fields
Desperate Journey (1942) Errol Flynn
Destination Tokyo (1943) Cary Grant & John Garfield
Devil's Doorway (1950) Robert Taylor
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941) Spencer Tracy
Edge of Darkness (1943) Errol Flynn
The Enchanted Cottage (1945) Robert Young
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) Glenn Ford
Father of the Bride (1950) Spencer Tracy
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) John Wayne
The Fighting Seabees (1944) John Wayne
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) John Wayne
Fury (1936) Spencer Tracy
Flying Tigers (1942) John Wayne
Fort Apache (1948) John Wayne
Gaslight (1944) Charles Boyer & Ingrid Bergman
Gentleman Jim (1942) Errol Flynn
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) Rex Harrison & Gene Tierney
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) Robert Donat & Greer Garson
The Great Sinner (1949) Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner
Gunga Din (1939) Cary Grant
High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper & Grace Kelly
High Sierra (1941) Humphrey Bogart
High Wall (1947) Robert Taylor
Honky Tonk (1941) Clark Gable
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
The Hucksters (1947) Clark Gable
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Charles Laughton
The Hurricane (1937) Jon Hall
In This Our Life (1942) Bette Davis
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) Kenneth Tobey
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart
In Old California (1942) John Wayne
Jezebel (1938) Bette Davis & Henry Fonda
Johnny Eager (1942) Robert Taylor
Julius Caesar (1953) Marlon Brando
Key Largo (1948) Humphrey Bogart & Edward G Robinson
Killer McCoy (1947 ) Mickey Rooney
King Kong (1933) Fay Wray & Bruce Cabot
Kit Carson (1940) Jon Hall
Lady From Louisiana (1941) John Wayne
The Last Gangster (1937) Edward G Robinson & James Stewart
The Last of the Mohicans (1936) Randolph Scott
The Last Man On Earth (1964) Vincent Price
The Letter (1940) Bette Davis
Libeled Lady (1936) William Powell & Jean Harlow
Lone Star (1952) Clark Gable
The Longest Day (1962) John Wayne
The Lucky Texan (1934) John Wayne
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Joseph Cotton
The Maltese Falcon (1941) Humphrey Bogart
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Louis Hayward & Joan Bennett
The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942) Bette Davis & Monte Woolley
The Mark of Zorro (1940 ) Tyrone Power & Linda Darnell
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Boris Karloff
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Clark Gable & William Powell
Meet John Doe (1941) Gary Cooper
Mighty Joe Young (1949) Ben Johnson
Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford & Jack Carson
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Maureen O'Hara & John Payne
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Cary Grant
Mr. Lucky (1943) Cary Grant
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) William Powell
Miss Annie Rooney (1942) Shirley Temple
The Money Trap (1965) Glenn Ford
The Mortal Storm (1940) James Stewart & Robert Young
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Joel McCrae
Mrs. Miniver (1942) Greer Garson
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Clark Gable
My Favorite Brunette (1947) Bob Hope & Dorothy Lamour
My Favorite Wife (1940) Cary Grant
My Man Godfrey (1936) William Powell
Now and Forever (1934) Gary Cooper & Carole Lombard
Objective, Burma (1945) Errol Flynn
Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum
Passage to Marseille (1944) Humphrey Bogart
The Petrified Forest (1936) Humphrey Bogart
The Philadelphia Story (1940) Cary Grant
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) John Garfield & Lana Turner
Pride and Prejudice (1940) Laurence Olivier & Greer Garson
Pride of the Marines (1945) John Garfield
The Prince & the Pauper (1937) Errol Flynn
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) Ronald Colman
Rachel and the Stranger (1948) Robert Mitchum & William Holden
The Racket (1951) Robert Mitchum & Robert Ryan
Random Harvest (1942) Ronald Colman & Greer Garson
The Red Badge of Courage (1951) Audie Murphy
Red Dust (1932) Clark Gable
Red River (1948) John Wayne
Return of the Bad Men (1948) Randolph Scott & Robert Ryan
Rio Grande (1950) John Wayne
The Roaring Twenties (1939) James Cagney & Humphrey Bogart
Robin Hood The Movie (1991) Richard Greene
Robin Hood's Greatest Adventures (1991) Richard Greene
Robin Hood Quest for the Crown (1991) Richard Greene
Rogue Cop (1954) Robert Taylor
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
San Francisco (1936) Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy
Santa Fe Trail (1940) Errol Flynn
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) Leslie Howard & Merle Oberon
The Sea Hawk (1940) Errol Flynn
The Sea Wolf (1941) Edward G Robinson & John Garfield
Second Chorus (1940) Fred Astaire & Paulette Goddard
Sergeant York (1941) Gary Cooper
The Shaggy Dog (1959) Fred MacMurray
She (1935) Randolph Scott
Sherlock Holmes & The Woman in Green (1945) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
Sherlock Holmes & Prelude to Murder aka Dressed to Kill (1946) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
Sherlock Holmes & The Secret Weapon (1943) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
Sherlock Holmes & Terror By Night (1946) Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
Soldiers Three (1951) Stewart Granger
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) Paul Newman
Stagecoach (1939) John Wayne
Stars in My Crown (1950) Joel McCrae
Stowaway (1936) Robert Young & Shirley Temple
Suspicion (1941) Cary Grant
Tall in the Saddle (1944) John Wayne
Tarzan, The Ape Man (1932) Johnny Weismuller
Test Pilot (1938) Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy
They Died With Their Boot's On (1941) Errol Flynn
They Drive By Night (1940) George Raft & Humphrey Bogart
They Were Expendable (1945) John Wayne
The Thin Man (1934) William Powell
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Spencer Tracy
Three Comrades (1938) Robert Taylor & Robert Young
Three Strangers (1946) Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre
Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) Robert Taylor
To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart
The Three Stooges (1936 Disorder in the Court & (1947) Brideless Groom
The Three Stooges (2 Disks) (Punch Drunks, Men in Black, Hoi Polloi, Disorder in the Court, Playing the Ponies, The Sitter-Downers, Violent is the Word, You Natzy Spy, No Census..No Feeling, An Ache in Every Stake, Brideless Groom, Sing a Song of Six Pants, Malice in the Palace)
Too Hot To Handle (1938) Clark Gable
Topper (1937) Cary Grant
Tortilla Flat (1942) Spencer Tracy & John Garfield
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Humphrey Bogart
The Two Mrs. Carroll's (1947) Humphrey Bogart
Until They Sail (1957) Paul Newman
Virginia City (1940) Errol Flynn
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) John Wayne
Waterloo Bridge (1940) Robert Taylor & Vivien Leigh
Way Out West (1937) Laurel & Hardy
The Westerner (1940) Gary Cooper & Walter Brennan
Westward the Women (1941) Robert Taylor
The Woman in the Window (1944) Edward G Robinson
The Young in Heart (1938) Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) James Cagney
Your Cheatin' Heart (1964) George Hamilton

I will be receiving East Side, West Side this week
Graham Clark

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2009 6:47:48 PM PDT
N. Blackburn says:
where did you get your colorized version of Mrs. Miniver? That is my favorite film of all time and I love it in black and white, but would kill to see it in color! I have looked for it online, and can't seem to find it!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2009 8:20:30 PM PDT
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Graham Clark says:
Hi Nikki
Cant remember exactly when I got it..quality is good.
I started collecting the 21 Bogart colorized movies..then colorized John Wayne & next thing I knew I had over 200 of them.
Send me your email address & I will send you a complete list.
Or contact me at

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2009 3:29:02 PM PDT
Kathy Crosby says:
can you tell me where you got In this our life and they Drive by Night? I would love to get those two films in color. Did you record them off TV? Thanks for any information you have.

Kathy Crosby

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2009 4:07:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2009 4:11:29 PM PDT
Graham Clark says:
Hi Kathy
In This Our Life was recorded from TV over 20 years ago onto VHS & then transferred to DVD. They Drive by Night was released on VHS & I have transferred to DVD. Only about 1% of these movies were released onto DVD & about 2% onto VHS. They were copied onto VHS from Turner Classic Movies from TV over 20 years ago & transferred to VHS. You can email me if you like & I will give you an updated list (about 30 more titles)

Posted on Jun 30, 2009 11:10:30 AM PDT
Chris711 says:
Don't you think colorized films look unnatural and weird? All flesh tones are exactly the same!
Plus, B&W enhances the atmosphere of many films, especially horror films and film noir. Isn't there something to be said for the filmmaker's intentions as well?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2009 5:06:45 PM PDT
V. Winkler says:
where on earth are you getting all of these colorized movies--i live in the US in dallas tx. would like to get PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, RANDOM HARVEST, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, THE THIN MAN, SUSPICION and a lot of others you have

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2009 12:15:13 PM PDT
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sci-fi fan says:
"Filmmaker's intentions" was a claim made up by the anti-colorization movement of the 80s. As Ray Harryhausen has said on many occasions, most old B&W movies were made that way because IT WAS CHEAPER (period). Very, very, very few were intentionally made that way. "Filmmaker's intentions" was a buzzphrase that meant "if we had anything to do with a film at all (no matter how large or small) and you colorize it and increase its sales, we will object unless you pay us another royalty for the same picture". It was all about money...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2009 12:30:20 PM PDT
Janis Drexel says:
Graham, I love colorized movies. I am extremely interested in "East Side, West Side", "Miss Annie Roonie", "The Prince & the Pauper". Do you still have copies? How are they recorded, i.e. Standard Play (SP), Stereo sound -- what is the quality? Please e-mail me at Thank you. JDrexel

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2009 3:08:32 AM PDT
I have just come across your post on Amazon about colorized movies. I would love to have lots of
them but I don't seem to be able to track the sellers down. I live in Australia & there's no one here
that is able to help me. Could you please send me a list of available titles & an indication of where
they might be available from. Many thanks in anticipation, Michael Walsh, Adelaide Australia
my email address is :

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 8:26:04 AM PDT
Honest says:
I am over 50 yrs old and I would love to see every 'black and white' film that I have ever seen in past colorized; Especially the foreign films from Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, England etc.

I never thought the colorization of classic films was bad. I was saddened to see the negative reaction to what Ted Turner was doing.

I have never been able to get my children interested in any of the movies I have in black and white. As soon as it started, they always frowned and asked why it wasn't in color.

If we want these classic movies to be appreciated by future generations we must find ways to enhance the picture quality and do a better job in colorizing them.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 4:27:24 PM PDT
Like Honest I, too, believe that all black and white films should be colorized The original film is not destroyed even when a colorized version is made so if the films were available in both black and white as well as color I'm sure that this would create a new lease of life for them and also create a great deal of money for those who are able to provide this option.
Everyone knows that a huge number of "old" movies had great story lines and were extremely well photographed and presented as is verified by the number of people who still prefer to watch these films in spite of their only being available in black and white. Who can we convince that colorization is what a great number of film fans would love,
can we begin a campaign to push for it ?

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 4:35:08 PM PDT
I love musicals & there has been a lot of them in the past that were
excellent but crying out for color. I just don't like watching them
now but if they color them I'll want to watch them & own them too.
There's lots of other genres that should be done too.
Sally Ann
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