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Old B/W Movies Running Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Big fan of pre 1960 movies preferably in black and white. Have not had much time of late but
    over the holidays caught 2 of my favorites - The Caine Mutiny and Mutiny On The Bounty.
    Both classic sea sagas with harsh captains that the crews revolt against.
    Gable, Laughton and Bogart stand the test of time.

    Going to try and catch Casablanca this weekend-- in B/W.

    What are some of your favorites - Pre 1960 / B/W?
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  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    The Misfits.
  3. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Not pre-1960 (1961) but The Hustler.
    Sunset Boulevard
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    The 1960 cutoff seems odd. Anyway, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) is my favorite classic movie.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    1960 was really random. As we've already seen there are some real classics in the early 60's
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Can't go wrong with Marx Brothers or Hitchcock. "Horse Feathers" has always been my favorite Marx Brothers film, and partial to "Rear Window" and "North By Northwest" from Hitchcock. Would also add "Strangers On A Train", which I would never have watched had it not been on the play list for a film class I took in college.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Early 1960s (1964, I think), but "Fail Safe" is a tremendous movie.
    I don't think that President Fonda carried New York in the '64 election, though.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'll echo "Strangers on a Train". I saw it in a high school media studies class. The end is great.

    Also, "12 Angry Men" and Abbott and Costello films.
  9. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    Anything with Jimmy Stewart. It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Northside 777, Shop Around the Corner, Harvey off the top of my head. Also probably anything by Frank Capra (including the three with Stewart already mentioned). Others that come to mind are Double Idemnity and On the Waterfront.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It Happened One Night

    12 Angry Men
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  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Those plots sound familiar.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The naval mutiny / court marshal is a tried and true genre. The Sea Wolfe and Billy
    Budd come to mind. The on land version might be A Few Good Men although it would
    not meet the criteria for this thread.
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