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Re: Classic Classic Movies
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2020, 07:07:03 AM »
So you're all like, 87?    ;)

This thread is about classic movies-pre MPAA.  I take it reading comprehension isn't one of your strong suits. ::)  I'm not much older than you, for the record.
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Re: Classic Classic Movies
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2020, 07:21:13 AM »


I almost added The Petrified Forest and High Sierra but had to save something for later.  LOL.  The last few noirs, horrors and westerns that I added were deliberate mentions of underrated films that are favorites of mine. They are highly regarded in critical circles as well but just not as well-known.  Red River is also definitely one of the greats.
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Re: Classic Classic Movies
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2020, 07:24:33 AM »
Totally there's literally no boring parts during it. A perfect 2 hour movie

There's another b/w movie I just remembered. I was fortunate to catch Hitchcock's Blackmail (1929) during the beginning on TCM one day and had my attention for the whole movie (Didn't even know it was a Hitchcock film)I didn't even know he has movies that went back that far

Check out the Lodger.  It is an even older film but it is a silent, his best one.  Hitch's early films are kind of hit and miss.  Many of them are just dramas with little suspense.  They are generally well-made dramas but they get lower ratings because people watch them expecting Psycho or North By Northwest. My picks from his early film period in Britain are

1. The Lodger - 1927  *
2. Blackmail -1929  *
3. Murder! - 1930
4. The Man Who Knew Too Much - 1934  *
5. The 39 Steps - 1935   *
6. Sabotage - 1936
7. The Lady Vanishes - 1938  *
8. Jamaica Inn - 1939 (historical drama but has Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara in her screen debut- she was under contract to Laughton).


* Truly great films
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Re: Classic Classic Movies
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2020, 09:35:41 AM »
This thread is about classic movies-pre MPAA.  I take it reading comprehension isn't one of your strong suits. ::)  I'm not much older than you, for the record.
21, My reading comprehension is just Spiffy but my sense of humor is perhaps an acquired taste. I like your shorts, Ole fella ;)

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Re: Classic Classic Movies
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2020, 02:10:37 PM »
21, My reading comprehension is just Spiffy but my sense of humor is perhaps an acquired taste. I like your shorts, Ole fella ;)

Let the record show that I like my posts and I stand by them because I'm only here for one thing. MEeee!

BTW I'm 85 so I was right. +1

LOL.  I'm 53 so  :P!!  I did appreciate your John Holmes quip though. ;)  Ah the good old days when porn had real actors and sometimes even plots to their films.  However, I appreciate today's less bushy females if not all the tattoos.
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