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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

THE FILMS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Pillow Talk (1959)
Each performer showcase recommends five films to acquaint you with a particular performer or performing team that you may not know or know well. It lists one main recommendation and four other films. Here is a complete list of those main recommendations. Look over this list of 257 recommended films, find something you haven't seen and then, give it a try.


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  1. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    A
  2. Ace in the Hole (1951)
  3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  4. The African Queen (1951)
  5. The Alamo (1960)
  6. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
  7. All About Eve (1950)
  8. Anastasia (1956)
  9. And Then There Were None (1949)
  10. Angels in the Outfield (1951) [aka: Angels and the Pirates (UK)]
  11. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  12. Anthony Adverse (1936)
  13. The Apartment (1960)
  14. Arabian Nights (1942)
  15. Arizona Cyclone (1941)
  16. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  17. Atlantis The Lost Continent (1961)
  18. Away All Boats (1956)
  19. The Awful Truth (1937)
    B
  20. Bangville Police (1913)
  21. The Battle of Britain (1969)
  22. Beau Geste (1939)
  23. Becket (1964)
  24. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  25. Big Business (1929)
  26. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
  27. Blackbeard the Pirate (1952)
  28. The Black Cat (1934)
  29. The Black Pirate (1926)
  30. The Bohemian Girl (1936)
  31. Born Yesterday (1950)
  32. Boys Town (1938)
  33. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  34. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) ^
  35. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  36. Broken Blossoms (1919)
  37. The Browning Version (1951)
  38. The Brute Man (1946)
  39. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  40. Buffalo Bill (1944)
  41. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    C
  42. Cactus Flower (1969)
  43. Captains Courageous (1937)
  44. Casablanca (1942)
  45. The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1968)
  46. Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)
  47. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  48. Cimarron (1931)
  49. Citizen Kane (1941)
  50. Come September (1961)
  51. The Court Jester (1956)
  52. The Covered Wagon (1923)
  53. A Cure For Pokeritis (1912)
    D
  54. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
  55. Darby O'Gill And The Little People (1959)
  56. Dark Passage (1947)
  57. Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
  58. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1952)
  59. Dear Brat (1951)
  60. The Desert Hawk (1950) ^
  61. Desk Set (1957)
  62. Detective Story (1951)
  63. Dinner at Eight (1933)
  64. Dodsworth (1936)
  65. Double Indemnity (1944)
  66. Double Wedding (1937)
  67. Dracula (1931)
  68. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
  69. Dr. No (1962)
  70. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  71. Duck Soup (1933)
    E
  72. Easter Parade (1948)
  73. The Enchanted Forest (1945)
    F
  74. The Fallen Idol (1948)
  75. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
  76. Female on the Beach (1955)
  77. Flash Gordon (1936)
  78. Follow the Fleet (1936)
  79. Footlight Parade (1933)
  80. Forever [aka: Peter Ibbetson; The Great Romance (working title: USA)] (1921) ^
  81. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
  82. Frankenstein (1931)
  83. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
  84. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  85. From Russia With Love (1963)
  86. The Fuller Brush Man [aka: That Mad Mr. Jones (UK)] (1948)
  87. Funny Girl (1968)
    G
  88. The Geisha Boy (1958)
  89. The General (1927)
  90. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  91. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
  92. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  93. Gigi (1958)
  94. Gilda (1946)
  95. The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
  96. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  97. Good News (1947)
  98. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  99. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  100. Grand Hotel (1932)
  101. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  102. The Great Escape (1963)
  103. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  104. The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
  105. Green Pastures (1936)
  106. Gunga Din (1931)
  107. A Guy Named Joe (1943)
    H
  108. Hands Across the Table (1935) ^
  109. The Hasty Heart (1949)
  110. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
  111. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
  112. The Heiress (1949)
  113. High Noon (1952)
  114. His Girl Friday (1940)
  115. Holiday Affair (1949)
  116. Hop-Along Cassidy (1935)
  117. Horror of Dracula (1958)
  118. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  119. House of Dracula (1945)
  120. House of Wax (1953)
  121. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  122. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
    I
  123. I Married a Witch (1942)
  124. Imitation General (1958)
  125. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
  126. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
  127. It Happened One Night (1934)
  128. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    J
  129. Johnny Belinda (1948)
  130. Johnny Eager (1942)
    K
  131. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
  132. The Killers (1946)
  133. The King and I (1956)
  134. The King of Kings (1927)
  135. Kings Row (1942)
  136. Knights of the Round Table (1953)
    L
  137. Lady of Burlesque (1943)
  138. The Last Command (1955)
  139. Laura (1944)
  140. Law Of The Lash (1947)
  141. Der Letzte Mann (1924) [aka: The Last Laugh (USA)] ^
  142. Libeled Lady (1936)
  143. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  144. Little Caesar (1931)
  145. The Little Princess (1939)
  146. The Long Hot Summer (1958)
  147. The Longest Day (1962)
  148. Lord Jim (1965)
  149. Lost Horizon (1937)
  150. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  151. The Love Bug (1969) 
  152. Love Me Tender (1956)
    M
  153. M (1931)
  154. Mad About Music (1938)
  155. The Major and the Minor (1942)
  156. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941)
  157. Manhunt Of Mystery Island [aka: Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine] (1945)
  158. Manslaughter (1922) ^
  159. Marie Antoinette (1939)
  160. Marty (1955)
  161. Mary Poppins (1964)
  162. Masterson of Kansas (1954) ^
  163. Maytime (1937)
  164. Meet John Doe (1941)
  165. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  166. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  167. The Misfits (1961)
  168. Modern Times (1936)
  169. Moon Over Miami (1941)
  170. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  171. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  172. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
  173. The Music Man (1962)
  174. My Little Chickadee (1940)
  175. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  176. Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933)
    N
  177. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  178. Ninotchka (1939)
  179. North by Northwest (1959)
    O
  180. Oklahoma! (1955)
  181. Old Yeller (1957)
  182. On Moonlight Bay (1951)
  183. On the Town (1949)
  184. Operation Petticoat (1959)
  185. Outward Bound (1930)
    P
  186. The Paleface (1948)
  187. The Parent Trap (1961)
  188. People Will Talk (1951)
  189. The Phantom Empire (1925)
  190. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  191. Phantom of the Opera (1943) ^
  192. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  193. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
  194. Pillow Talk (1959)
  195. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
    Q
  196. Queen Kelly (1929)
  197. The Quiet Man (1952)
    R
  198. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
  199. Rebecca (1940)
  200. Red Dust (1932)
  201. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)
  202. Rhapsody (1954)
  203. Road to Morocco (1942)
  204. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  205. Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)
  206. Roman Holiday (1953)
  207. Room For One More [aka: The Easy Way] (1952)
    S
  208. Sadie Thompson (1928)
  209. Sayonara (1957)
  210. Scarface (1932)
  211. Scrooge (1951)
  212. The Sea Chase (1955)
  213. The Searchers (1956)
  214. Sergeant York (1941)
  215. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  216. Shane (1953)
  217. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)
  218. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  219. Show Boat (1951)
  220. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  221. Sitting Pretty (1948)
  222. Six Days (1923) ^
  223. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  224. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
  225. The Sound of Music (1965)
  226. Stage Door (1937)
  227. Stagecoach (1939)
  228. Star is Born, A (1937)
  229. Star is Born, A (1954)
  230. Straight Shooting (1917)
  231. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  232. Sunrise At Campobello (1960)
  233. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  234. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
    T
  235. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  236. Tea For Two (1950)
  237. Teacher's Pet (1958)
  238. The Ten Commandments (1923)
  239. Texas (1941)
  240. That Night in Rio (1941)
  241. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
  242. The Thin Man (1934)
  243. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  244. To Sir With Love (1967)
  245. Twilight in the Sierras (1950)
    U
  246. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
    V
  247. Violent is the Word For Curly (1938)
    W
  248. War and Peace (1956)
  249. West Side Story (1961)
  250. What Price Hollywood? (1932)
  251. White Christmas (1954)
  252. Winchester '73 (1950)
  253. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  254. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  255. The Wolf Man (1941)
    Y
  256. Yojimbo (1961)
  257. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
    Z
  258. Z (1969)


*Provided by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve Randolph"

Movie still displayed: Pillow Talk (1959)

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