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    So with the recent threads that have gone up about jazz and blues, I decided to start a classic movie thread. What is your favorite movie or actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood? I am a huge fan of any Crosby/Hope movie or anything with Bogart or Stewart. My favorites are the old Road to movies, with Bing, Bob and Dorothy Lamour, they are just hilarious. So what is your favorite old movies?

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    Casablanca, African Queen, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and the Quite Man.

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    So The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence is good is assume, its the only Jimmy Stewart I haven't seen (and I call myself a Jimmy Stewart fan).

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    Ditto jfox520. You cannot go wrong with Director Ford. The Quiet Man, a sprawling epic of his home, Ireland is superb (any funny) as is also the Wayne Westerns, "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon," and the damn near perfect B/W "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence."

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    SHANE,should be on that list as Sargent York.

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    Cary Grant- "It Takes A Thief" & "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House". Bogart in "Casablanca", "Maltese Falcon" and any W.C. Fields movie. I also like the old English detective movies from the 1930's. And I'll only admit here that Rock Hudson in "Man's Favorite Sport" is in my top 10.
    Oh well, Basil Rathbone in the Sherlock Holmes movies and the Charlie Chan series too. Way too many to mention.

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    There ar so many great classic movies it is hard to choose. The great Wayne/Ford westerns as well as the Quiet Man. You can't go wrong with Bogey in Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The Big Sleep, etc.

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    All Best Movie nominees for 1939. An amazing year for Hollywood.

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    I love them all, but the first two that come to mind are Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. The horror, mystery and sci-fi are my favorite genres. Oh, another just came to mind, a real no brainer, Basil Rathbone!

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    almost anything with Bogart, Wayne or Hudson and Day. of course all the 3 Stooges and Laurel & Hardy. Redford in Three Days of the Condor and Peter Sellers in the Pink Panthers.

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    Peter Sellers is my favorite actor, but anything with Bogey, Basil Rathbone, Abbott and Costello or The Marx Brothers are right up there on top of my list.

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    My pipes and I enjoy watching good old classic war movies.

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    Bogart, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Steve McQueen, Gene Hackman (If he goes back far enough in French Connection & everything forward)

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    Many if not most of my favorite movies are probably from the '60s and '70s, but just as a point of reference in keeping with the OP, Hollywood's "Golden Age" is generally considered to have ended in '59. I definitely like nearly all the old Bogart flicks.

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    Some good mentions above, I like all of them. My favorite film of all time is The Wizard of Oz, with Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, and Ray Bolger. Probably because it was the first film I saw in the theater as a kid. I've seen it over a hundred times since, and my wife rolls her eyes whenever it comes on TV.

    Also, the 1931 Dracula with Bella Lugosi, and Dwight Frye. Frye played Renfield and his was the best acting in the film. The most notable scene was the "Rats, rats, rats" monologue he performed toward the end of the film. Super!

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    Ahhh. I do love old movies. I'm a big Jimmy Stewart fan. "Anatomy of a Murder" is a really good one. Some of my other favorites are Brando in "On The Waterfront" and James Cagney in "Angels with Dirty Faces." I agree; there are just too many good ones to mention them all.

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    I'm a fan of several old movies that I watch with some consistent regularity.
    Those being:
    My Fair Lady
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    Absolutely hands down no contest my favorite classic movie is The Maltese Falcon.

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yUVL-0ONwYY&feature=related

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    The Seventh Seal, though not American. Also Santa Sangre by Alexandro Jodorowsky.

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    Though they wouldn't be called great films I loved the Charlie Chan movies with Warner Oland.

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    Two of my favorites:
    "The Third Man" is a favorite (Orson Welles). My parents met in post-war, occupied Austria. My father was an Army plainclothes homicide investigator in Austria after the war(300 homicides in Salzburg, 1947!). This movie is set in that time and makes me think of them and how they met.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041959/

    "The Best Years of Our Lives" (Samuel Goldwyn) is also set in post WWII America.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/?ref_=sr_1

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    I like old B&W movies usually comedy types...one I can watch over and over is "Libeled Lady" (1936) stars Jean Harlow (wow!)Myrna Loy (another wow!) William Powell (the guy is so cool!) and Spencer Tracy(a great actor).

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    Any of the Hepburn and Tracy films.

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    And of course ALL Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett

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    The Wizard of Oz
    Gone With The Wind
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Anything starring The Duke

    That's all that comes to mind off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are more.

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    I like Paul Newman and Steve McQueen movies the best. Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, The Hustler, The Cinncinati Kid, and the Thomas Crown Affair are some of my favorites. I also prefer any James Bond Film with Sean Connery.

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    The Seventh Seal, though not American.

    The Seventh Seal is very good. In recent years, I’ve watched several of the Bergman classics for the first time. In addition to TSS, The Magician, Hour of the Wolf, Cries and Whispers, and the trilogy of Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light and The Silence. I think those are all of his I’ve seen so far. My favorite of these is Through a Glass Darkly.

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    Here's another vote for The Third Man.

    Nobody's mentioned The Big Sleep - another great piece of noir.

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    "It's a Wonderful Life"/A Christmas Carol (with Alistair Sim as Scrooge)/Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version)
    "The Long Hot Summer" (esp. Orson Welles' character)
    "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (Burl Ives was great as the Sherman tank type)

    Liked Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan

    Lots more...

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    Mrs. Miniver with Greer Garson; African Queen with Bogart and Hepburn; Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace

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    There are some classics that I feel belong on the list. Full Metal Jacket(first half) Clint Eastwood westerns and Dirty Harry. The Right Stuff is head and shoulders above all in my book. The space program when I was growing up captured my imagination. I wanted to be an astronaut in the worst way. The moon landings were the pinnacle of this country's greatness. I hope and pray we achieve something as equally grand in the future.

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    double

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    Captains Courageous.. Key Largo.. Mr Blanding's Builds His Dream House.. any George Burns.. not so classic but I like Death Wish and Monster movies any Vincent Price .. and British mystery's

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    This is so much fun!

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    Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, The Mummy (Boris Karloff), anything Jimmy Stewart, and the Thin Man Series (my wife loves William Powell, I hate to tell her he's dead).

    It's a sign of my age that I don't consider any movie that is newer than 1965 a classic.

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    I have an obsession with older movies that is probably odd for my age (I'm 27). My favorites, in no particular order:

    Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Killers, Psycho, Duck Soup, North by Northwest, Scarface, The Big Combo, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    I get accused of being an "old man" frequently.

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    Old is good. B/W films are good too.

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    Lady's man

    I have always wanted to see casablanca

    I love westerns true grit is one of my favorite.

    I am not sure if these are classics but they have a 1950s theme
    the outsiders, Tex,

    The of course theres my musicals
    West side story, grease

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    Re: cat on a hot tin roof- allthough burl ives performance was outstanding.the one
    Actor that nailed the character , according to tennesse williams, was Fred Gwynn...
    Wish I could of seen that.

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    Captains Courageous on TCM right now.

    Lionel Barrymore piping constantly.

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    Speaking of Lionel Barrymore, I submit You Can't Take It With You. Besides Barrymore it has Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Eddie (Rochester) Anderson and Spring Byington. Definitely a favorite.

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    Watching Captan's Courageous on TCM here, too! Pipes galore with these fishermen.

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    Man, they dont make 'em like that anymore.

    Beautiful ships, beautiful pipes...........

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