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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2017, 11:24:28 AM »
this list will definitely come in handy

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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
Not my jam and would take some convincing to ever watch one again.

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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2017, 11:39:46 AM »
Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer

I love old movies from the 40's and 50's. To many to be named here.
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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2017, 11:55:38 AM »
I am almost as likely to watch a movie made before 1970 than after.

Casablanca
Dr Strangelove
The Bicycle Thief
Duck Soup (Horse Feathers, Coconuts and a Day at the Races too!)
It's a Gift
Nosferatu
The Kid
The Circus
Frankenstein
Wings
African Queen
The Maltese Falcon
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Wizard of Oz
Citizen Kane
2001: A Space Odyssey
North by Northwest
Night of the Living Dead
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Psycho
The Producers
Take the Money and Run
The Graduate
Bedazzled
Rosemary's Baby
Fantasia
The Great Escape
It's a Wonderful Life
The Great Dictator
Vertigo
Easy Rider


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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2017, 01:56:10 PM »
Btw, I didn't realize that 2001 was made in '68
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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 02:06:31 PM »
The Thin Man (and several of its sequels)
Rebecca
Casablanca
Citizen Kane (more special effects than Star Wars!)
The Maltese Falcon
The Third Man
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
Like, any Kurosawa movie made during this time but especially Seven Samurai and Yojimbo (see also: Fistful of Dollars)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (although this sooooooooo badly needs to be redone)
Rear Window
North By Northwest
Rope (maybe my favorite Hitchcock movie, perhaps because it's the one you don't see as often - it's also shot to look like it was all made in one giant shot, which was not possible with film at the time so there's a little side "game" you can play in figuring out how Hitchcock handled the transitions)
Notorious
Strangers On A Train
Vertigo
The Lady Vanishes (the audio quality of this whenever I've seen it is pretty terrible but it's got to be remastered eventually, right?)
Twelve Angry Men
Double Indemnity
Sunset Boulevard
Duck Soup
The Cocoanuts
Horse Feathers
Monkey Business
Modern Times
City Lights

I'm sure I've only scratched the surface here...
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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 02:25:52 PM »
One more for M, a great film.

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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 02:38:37 PM »
Rope (maybe my favorite Hitchcock movie, perhaps because it's the one you don't see as often - it's also shot to look like it was all made in one giant shot, which was not possible with film at the time so there's a little side "game" you can play in figuring out how Hitchcock handled the transitions)

Also my favorite, the brilliant challenge he set himself up for was handled perfectly. I rank it above Rear window for a AH/JS movie.

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The Lady Vanishes (the audio quality of this whenever I've seen it is pretty terrible but it's got to be remastered eventually, right?)

You're in luck Criterion remastered it for Blue-Ray a while ago.

https://www.criterion.com/films/358-the-lady-vanishes?q=autocomplete
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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2017, 03:02:43 PM »
Also, nearly every major movie made in the year 1939. No other year in movie history comes close.

Includes:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, starring Mickey Rooney and Rex Ingram
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
Another Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
Beau Geste, directed by William Wellman, starring Gary Cooper and Ray Milland
Dark Victory, starring Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan
Destry Rides Again, directed by George Marshall, starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart

Dodge City, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
Drums Along the Mohawk, directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert
Gone with the Wind, directed by Victor Fleming, starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard,
Goodbye, Mr. Chips, directed by Sam Wood, starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson – (GB)
Gulliver's Travels, starring Jessica Dragonette and Lanny Ross
Gunga Din, directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sam Jaffe

The Hound of the Baskervilles, first in Sherlock Holmes series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by William Dieterle, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara
Intermezzo, starring Ingrid Bergman and Leslie Howard

Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara – (GB)
Jesse James, starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott
Juarez, starring Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Claude Rains, John Garfield, Brian Aherne
Love Affair, starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer (Academy Award nominee)
The Man in the Iron Mask, starring Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
Ninotchka, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr.
Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Berton Churchill, John Carradine
Stanley and Livingstone, starring Spencer Tracy and Cedric Hardwicke
The Three Musketeers, starring Don Ameche and The Ritz Brothers
Union Pacific, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton
The Women, directed by George Cukor, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
Wuthering Heights, directed by William Wyler, starring Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, starring W. C. Fields
Young Mr. Lincoln, directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda and Alice Brady

*Bolds are my personal favorites
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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 05:13:05 PM »
wow how could i forget the wizard of oz!?

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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2017, 10:32:51 PM »
Too many to list.
I watch tons of really old movies. Yeah the stages are poorly constructed and the music is over the top but I still love them.

Some faves:
Lady on the Train
Charade
Rear Window - Just about anything by Hitchcock
Animal Farm
Cool Hand Luke
Lord of the Flies
The Pink Panther
Cape Fear
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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2017, 11:04:25 AM »

The Third Man

I saw this once and liked it very much. The zither music soundtrack especially.

I also liked the chase through the sewer-- the clip-clop of the shoes were so integral to it. You'd have trouble doing a remake in this age when everyone wears soft soled shoes.

It's on Netflix now, I have it bookmarked, hope to see it this weekend.

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Re: Pre 1970 movies you like
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2017, 01:47:21 PM »
Lots of excellent choices in this thread which I won't repeat, but I'll add ones I didn't spot:

My Fair Lady
In the Heat of The Night (if you haven't watched it, put it on your list NOW)
How to Steal a Million
Lawrence of Arabia (possibly my favourite movie of all time)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Odd Couple (possibly the best comedy ever)