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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Laura (1944)

Listed here, in no particular order, are my all-time feel-good classic movies, the kind where you want to snuggle under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and a warm chocolate chip cookie, and enjoy...

They Got Me Covered (1943)

Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour - One of my favorite films - I first watched it on PBS. Very funny, very clever.

Frenchman's Creek (1944)

Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova - Lush, period piece based on Daphne Du Maurier's novel (which I also read and loved). Wonderfully romantic.

Ball of Fire (1941)

Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper - Another movie I saw on PBS as a pre-teen. Witty and heartwarming.

Laura (1944)

Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews - Wow. Gripping and romantic at the same time. First movie in which I discovered the very handsome Dana Andrews.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison. Wonderfully romantic and funny at the same time. A true classic.

Father Goose (1964)

Cary Grant, Leslie Caron. Wonderful comedy with a great romance. Cary Grant shines as the grouchy old bachelor who must take care of a schoolteacher and her students during World WarII.

Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard - A gripping war drama. I loved Frank in this.

The Longest Day (1962)

John Wayne, Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum, and a host of others. By far the best war movie - about the Invasion of Normandy. I try and watch this every Memorial Day.

The Grass if Greener (1960)

Cary Grant, Debora Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons. Delightful cast and story. Jean Simmons is hilarious and Robert Mitchum is a hunk.

State Fair (1945)

Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews. One of my favorite musicals of all time. The setting is so idealic, the story so romantic, that you want to literally find a time machine to travel back to the Iowa State Fair in the 1940s.

*Contributed by: MelissaAnne Date: Tue, Sept 13 2005 / 15:04:05 PST

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  • Dear MelissaAnne:
    State Fair was one of my favorites, too, because of the music. My favorite song from this musical was "Spring Fever" sung by
    "Margy". It was a winner!

    By Anonymous EmilyO, at Sun Nov 20, 03:21:00 PM PST