Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell Director: Fred Zinneman Marshall Will Kane (Cooper) is a well respected man who has just married Amy (Kelly) and is looking at a comfortable future when he is told that an evil man he put away years ago is heading into town for revenge, and will arrive on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: High Noon (1952)

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Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick Director: Preston Sturges John Sullivan (McCrea) is a director of comedies but longs to be taken seriously as an artistic director of dramas. His decides to stage a stunt and heads off into the world disguised as a hobo, in order to learn about how real people live.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

Starring: John Wayne, Clair Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Louise Platt, Director: John Ford A group of very different strangers are travelling in a stage coach, when they find out that they're about to pass through dangerous territory. They decide to go on together, and in the process of facing danger learn that those who… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Stage Coach (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

  Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell Director: Wim Wenders Set against the untamed, dry landscape of Texas, and scored by the strains of the slide guitar, Paris, Texas is a quintessential film about America, made by a foreigner. A man wanders out of the desert, dusty and silent, and walks back into… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Paris, Texas (1984)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ladykillers (1955)

Starring: Alec Guiness, Cecil Parker, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom Director: Alexander Mackendrick Pretending to be a musical group, a band of robbers rent out a room from a sweet old lady, who they think will be no trouble at all. But when she finds out about their crime, she urges them to come forward and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Ladykillers (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry Director: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney Of all the adaptations of Gaston Leroux's famous Gothic romance of 1910, this silent era film of the 1920's sticks the closest to the original plot. It's the story of Christine (Philbin), a young singer in the Paris Opera, who is catapulted to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen Director: Sidney Lumet Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (Cazale) are two desperate men who have decided to rob a bank in the heat of a 70's Summer in Brooklyn, to pay for a sex change operation for Sonny's partner. But from the start, things go wrong: one of their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The China Syndrome (1979)

Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon Director: James Bridges The China Sydrome is a metaphorical term used to describe the idea that if there was a nuclear meltdown at a power plant, the reactor would burn through the earth all the way to China. As you can see from the poster above, it wasn't… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The China Syndrome (1979)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Double Indemnity (1944)

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G Robinson Director: Billy Wilder The film opens with a wounded man staggering into his office and making a confession. As he talks, time spools back and we learn he is Walter Neff (MacMurray) an insurance agent who has gotten caught up in something bad. Neff meets a beautiful… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Double Indemnity (1944)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara Director: Otto Preminger There is a murder. A man has killed someone who was seen flirting with his wife. He claims that she was raped, and that he killed the man in a fit of fury and insanity. But something about his history as a jealous type and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)