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Favorite old flicks

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Tired of the current crop of films of late, I've been rediscovering some great old H'wood films -- had never seen Lawrence of Arabia until this weekend and was floored by what a great piece of work it was. So, friends, point me in the direction of your fave
    old films (say, pre-1970) that I should check out.

    I've always dug Twelve Angry Men, Going My Way, South Pacific, Sgt. York, Midway, and of course It's a Wonderful Life. Lawrence now tops the list.

    So what's next in my queue?
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    A Bridge Too Far is a good one. To Hell And Back is another, if you like war flicks.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    lots of great character- and dialogue-driven black and whites that are pure gold.

    it happened one night is a good one.

    if you have a vcr (ha), get your hands on "you're a big boy now" ... my favorite movie.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    also, "hell in the pacific" is classic.
  5. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Bridge on the River Kwai

    Pride of the Yankees

    City Lights

    Citizen Kane
  6. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    The original Father of the Bride is a classic.
  7. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I am addicted to Turner Classic Movies. I have too many favorite classic movies to list, but I definitely include Citizen Kane, The Thin Man (and its sequels), Now Voyager, To Have and Have Not, It Happened One Night, Metropolis and African Queen on my list.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    nice pull on african queen.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Good list to start off with, though must resist the siren call, as this is outing territory, and shouldn't go too far.

    Duck Soup remains the greatest comedy in cinematic history, however.
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I'm going to pounded for this, but...
    While I enjoy Citizen Kane, I just never saw a reason to put it up there in the pantheon of "greatest ever" that seems the
    popular sentiment.
    And I also don't get Bogart. Dude just creeps me out for some reason, so I can enjoy African Queen but my dislike of Bogart just distracts me too much.

    Gotta check out some of these others, tho.
  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't pretend to rank them, just throwing some out there ...

    All the Bogart movies. Dark Passage is underrated.

    Original Flight of the Phoenix

    Harvey [/sf_express]

    Days of Wine and Roses

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Gone With The Wind

    East of Eden

  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Big Sleep is awe-inspiring, as is Maltese Falcon.

    For all his problems, Peter Lorre was riveting.
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