Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wrong Man (1956)

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle Director: Alfred Hitchcock A jazz musician, Manny (Fonda) finds himself accused of robbing an insurance firm. When he's arrested, he does everything he can to cooperate with the police, which only makes them more convinced that he's guilty. The massive pressure to prove his innocence starts to affect… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wrong Man (1956)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Stella Dallas (1937)

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley Director: King Vidor Based on a well known novel that was already made into a silent film in 1925, this version of Stella Dallas is powerful and dramatic without ever being overly sentimental or emotional. It's the story of a working class woman (Stanwyck) who marries a man… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stella Dallas (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wolf Man (1941)

Starring: Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi, Warren Williams, Evelyn Ankers Director: George Waggner Part of the Universal monsters cycle, The Wolf Man is an enduring horror classic. While there had been werewolf movies before this, this was the one that grabbed audiences by the throat and made them sit up and take notice.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wolf Man (1941)

Film Reviews

Classic Movie Of The Week: Lolita (1962)

Starring: James Mason, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters Director: Stanley Kubrick Vladimir Nabokov's book was banned in many countries and was hugely controversial, and with good reason. No one thought that it could be made into a film, until Stanley Kubrick entered the scene, that lover of the sensational, controversial plot line. Using a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Lolita (1962)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ghost & Mrs Muir (1947)

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz In 1900, Lucy Muir (Tierney) is a young widow with a daughter (a very young Natalie Wood), who decides to move out of the home she shares with her miserable in-laws. She ends up choosing a house that is reputably haunted, but… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ghost & Mrs Muir (1947)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hustler (1961)

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie Director: Robert Rossen One of Paul Newman’s most loved films, The Hustler is about Fast Eddie, a pool shark who trawls the bars and pool halls to make a buck hustling games. When he falls in with a mentor who tries to teach him how to be a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Hustler (1961)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood Director: Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock was such a prolific film maker, and since many of his later films are the ones that he’s known for, it’s easy to forget that he started out making films in the silent era. This film, Blackmail, was his first “talkie” and one of… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Blackmail (1929)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Les Vampires (1915)

Starring: Musidora, Edouard Mathe, Marcel Levesque, Jean Ayme Director: Louis Feuillade I have a confession to make, before we go any further. This film is a seven hour long serial, of varying lengths, and I didn't watch it all. Yes, I know, that's very naughty, and I call myself a film buff... Les Vampires is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Les Vampires (1915)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: High Sierra (1941)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Alan Curtis Director: Raoul Walsh Roy Earle (Bogart) is a well known criminal recently released from prison, and whose old boss tasks him with aiding a group of inexperienced criminals to rob a resort.  But of course, things aren't going to go as planned. Before this film, Bogart was still… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Sierra (1941)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall Director: Ernst Lubitsch A young thief and a con man meet in Venice, and catching each other out in their crimes, fall in love. They're perfect for each other. But when they meet a wealthy heiress and decide to grift her out of her fortune, the con man… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Trouble In Paradise (1932)