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dozie | 19:46 Fri 11th Nov 2005 | Film, Media & TV
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Watched "It's a Wonderful Life" last night for the first time (thoroughly enjoyed it as i was feeling depressed!!) Can anyone recommend any other classic films to watch? Apart from "Gone With The Wind" ssen that one loads, ta x



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All Quiet on the Western Front-Little Caesar with Ed. G. Robinson-Duck Soup (MarxBros.)-King Kong-The 39 Steps with Robert Donat-Top Hat with Fred Astaire-The Prisoner of Zenda-Way Out West with Laurel & Hardy-The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn-Angels with Dirty Faces with Jimmy Cagney-The Lady Vanishes-Destry Rides Again with James Stewart-The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Charles Laughton-Mr Smith Goes to Washington with James Stewart-Stagecoach-Foreign Correspondent-Gaslight- Grapes of Wrath-The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant-Rebecca with Laurence Olivier and Jane Fontaine(I love this film)-Citizen Kane with Orson Welles-The Maltese Falcon & Casablanca, both with Humphrey Bogart- Kings Row-Brief Encounter with Trevor Howard & Celia Johnson-The Lost Weekend-The Way to the Stars-The Best Years of our Lives-A Matter of Life & Death-Crossfire-Oliver Twist with Alec Guiness-The Red Shoes-Whisky Galore-On the Town-Passport to Pimlico-The Third Man- An American in Paris- The Lavender Hill Mob-High Noon-Singing in the Rain-On the Waterfront with Marlon Brando-Rear Window with James Stewart and Grace Kelly- The 7 Samurai-Bad Day At Black Rock with Spencer Tracy-Invasion of the Body Snatchers-Paths of Glory with Kirk Douglas-Sweet Smell of Success-12 Angry Men-Vertigo-Touch of Evil-Psycho-La Dolce Vita-Saturday Night & Sunday Morning.
That takes you up to 1960. May I suggest you get Halliwells Film, Video & DVD guide. It's a guide that seems particularly keen on older films, but seems a little harsh on modern productions. Sorry, if the list has bored you stupid.
"Fanny by gaslight"
"Harvey", lovely film, makes me cry everytime,
"Whistle down the wind"
"Boys Town"
"Angels with Dirty Faces"

A Matter of Life and Death ( David Niven)

The Bishop's Wife (David Niven)

Goodbye Mr Chips (Robert Donart)

For a good laugh--"Mr.Blandings Builds His dream Home" and if you're in the mood for feelgood,and a great story--"Random Harvest"!
Ice Cold In Alex is an all time classic and well worth a watch, if only for the final scene with the Carlsberg!

My two favourite films (black and white) of all time are

NOW VOYAGER (Bette Davis) and RANDOM HARVEST (Greer Garson)

Have the tissues ready.

Penny Serenade with Cary Grant (he was nominated for an Oscar for this film)
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Wizard of Oz
Hobsons Choice (with John Mills)
The St Trinians films
and then there's the 'kitchen sink' dramas of the early 60's - Room at the Top, Saturday Night Sunday Morning, In the Family Way etc
Forgot to add 'A Canterbury Tale'. Nothing to do with Chaucer!

I have to stamp my seal of approval on two films already mentioned: The Philadelphia story and Mr. Blandings builds his dream home.

For British film's what about: Spring and Port wine, Billy liar and A Taste of Honey.

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what a selection!! better get down the video shop,thanks all xx

Dont forget Ben Hur, with Charleton Heston

Mrs Minever, Greer Garson.

Sahara, James Stuart.

And of course not least. AFRICAN QUEEN Humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn. Great Classic film.

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