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Other worthwhile films

1. Tobacco Road
2. White Heat
3. The Caine Mutiny
4. Murder He Said
5. The Ghost Breakers
6. The Blue Max
7. The Gunfight At the OK Corral
8. The Best Man
9. Seven Days In May
10. Battle Ground
11. Guadalcanal Diary
12. Sabotage
13. Touch Of Evil
14. Garden Of Evil
15. Sweet Smell Of Success

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Manhunter. Great thriller that is sooo much better than Silence of the Lambs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhunter_(film)
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Employee of the month(Matt Dillon,Christina Applegate), freakin' awesome.


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I'm a big fan of the Film Noir genre. Try these for starters:

The 39 Steps
Big Clock
Dead Reckoning
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Hitchcock!

Rebecca
Any of the Road Series (Hope/Crosby)
Paleface and Son of Paleface (Jane Russell, WOW)
Arsenic and Old Lace (hilarious murder mystery!)
The Razors Edge (Bill Murray in a VERY serious role, but the movie is kind of a downer though well done)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harvey
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
and anything by The Groupe Python, Monty
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Bringing Up Baby
Murder, My Sweet
The Lady in the Lake
To Have and Have Not
and the two best movies ever made by accident:

Casablanca, and

The Maltese Falcon
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Bringing Up Baby
Murder, My Sweet
The Lady in the Lake
To Have and Have Not
and the two best movies ever made by accident:

Casablanca, and

The Maltese Falcon
Bill -"made by accident".... Enlighten me, please.

Thanks!

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One of the best plots I've seen in a movie in a long time. The film has a very calm, 1940's feel to it.

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Bill -"made by accident".... Enlighten me, please.

Thanks!

Tom
Well, actually "made by accident" might be putting it a bit strongly, but both were certainly average budget film noir stories, and Casablanca was still being written as shooting was taking place. I understand that both Bogart and Bergman had no idea how the story ended as it was being shot. Here's version of it's history from the Wikipedia;

"Although it was an A-list movie, with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected Casablanca to be anything out of the ordinary;[1] it was just one of dozens of pictures being churned out by Hollywood every year. The film was a solid, if unspectacular, success in its initial release, taking advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa. Despite a changing assortment of screenwriters frantically adapting an unstaged play to keep barely ahead of production, and Bogart attempting his first romantic lead role, Casablanca won three Academy Awards in 1943, including Best Picture. The characters, quotations, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity as time has gone by. It now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time"

The Maltese Falcon, on the other hand, had already been filmed two other times, and was never expected to be more than a run of the mill film noir entry when remade in 1938. Today viewed as THE Iconic example of film noir PI stories...
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"High and Low" by Kurosawa. It is a little slow by today's standards, but a stunning piece of work. The second half of the movie is essentially "CSI" in early 60's Japan. You can see where modern directors stole their chops.
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Bill - Thanks for the explanation!

Tom

Casablanca is my all time favorite.
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The outsiders starring everyone. So many famous actors were in that movie it was scary.

Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Glenn Withrow, Diane Lane, Leif Garrett, Darren Dalton, Michelle Meyrink, Tom Hillmann etc.
not a bad cast to work with.

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The title of this Thread is Classic Movies that are NOT AS POPULAR....
Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Harvey, Baby, Arsenic and Mockingbird are so well known and shown that they don't fit the topic of this Thread.
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My vote is for Howard Hugh's "Hell's Angels". Before watching it, you need to understand that film making was at several cross roads. Most is black-and-white. Part is tinted. Part is in color. All of it is in sound, yet it's easy to spot the parts that were filmed before sound (they look over-acted).

The Zeppelin scene is cool. The Fighters taking off in formation is awsome (consider what the camera used for filming must have weighed.) And as for Miss. Harlow? It's no wonder she is the Paris Hilton of the '20s. She's bra-less the entire movie.

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i read somewhere that the original casting for casablanca called for ann sheridan and ronald reagan.

angel and the badman
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ride the high country
lonely are the brave

by the way, today would be john waynes one hundred and one birthday, happy birthday duke.

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Here is another giant favorite vote for Bogart. He had it all as an actor.

Funny, the original post states there are very little cursing and sex in the old movies BUT (how is that possible??) they are still great!
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bogart in high sierra and the treasure of the sierra madre. both great movies.
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1. Hud
2. Harper
3. The Drowning Pool
4. The Torn Curtain
Can't believe no ones mentioned:
"Cool Hand Luke"

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