Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Wait Til Dark (1967)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna Director: Terence Young After an accident robs her of her sight, Susy (Hepburn) is adapting to life when her husband has to go away and leave her on her own. When three thieves (Arkin, Crenna) think that she has a doll in her possession full of heroin, they… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Wait Til Dark (1967)

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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 Of The Week: Wanda (1971)

Starring: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes Director: Barbara Loden In a coal mining town in Pennysylvania, Wanda (Loden) wanders through life, numbing her despair with alcohol and one night stands. She sleeps on her sisters couch and drifts through temporary employment. When she meets a man in a bar, she willingly heads home with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Wanda (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson Director: George Cukor There have been several versions of A Star Is Born, and there's set to be another one out this year. There's something about the story of the meteoric rise of the starlet while her famous love and mentor takes a massive fall that's so dark… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Star Is Born (1954)

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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 Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

Starring: Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien Director: Frank Tashlin You won't find many Jayne Mansfield movies in academic lists of classic films. Partly because she didn't make very many before she died in a car accident, and partly because her films are not considered very high brow. Many people felt that she was the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

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)

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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 Black Cat (1934)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop Director: Edgar G Ulmer If you've read Edgar Allen Poe's story The Black Cat, you'll soon notice that it has nothing in common with this film but the title. But don't let that put you off. This is the film that first put the great Bela… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Black Cat (1934)

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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)