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The 13 best Classics of all time!
What happened to the old classics from Hollywood? You know the ones with the great music, great acting, and tremendous story lines. Thanks to technology, they will never leave us!
I love the oldies on the silver screen don't you? Even though in 1939 movies turned to color, many movies were shot in black and white since. What does that tell you?
I hated to leave out The Midnight Hour, Random Harvest, Nosferatu, and so many others
This was a tough but fun list to make!
I hope you enjoy!
13. Psycho- Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh- A mamma's boy, a hotel, and a girl. Sounds safe enough, right? Wrong! This had one of the most famous scenes ever. With less than one minute of violence, Psycho shocked the world!
" ...the scene of
the crime". This motel also has as an adjunct an old house
which is, if I may say so, a little more sinister looking,
less innocent than the motel itself. And in this house, the
most dire horrible events took place." Alfred Hitchcock
12. The Grapes of Wrath- Henry Fonda- A farmer struggles in the depression. Can he and his wife hold the family together?
11. Pride of the Yankees- Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper,- Surprised? This was almost perfect. Coop was so much like Lou. He made the Babe look like a good actor, and jelled with the rest of the cast like a star should.
10. Frankenstien- Boris Karloff- A long time ago, in a country far away, a brilliant young scientist forged ahead with an illeagal and very risky experiment. It went wrong, very, very, wrong. The result was too awful to talk about at this time!
Harrison Ford's was good too!
9.The Philidelphia Story- Catherine Hepburn, Gary Cooper, James Sterwart- *Spoiler Alert* you will see all three actors again. Can you guess which movies are coming next that stars at least one of them?
8. Sabrina- Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart- Coop, Bogart and Stewart owned this list! However, Audrey Hepburn stole the show in this one!
Marlon makes the list!
7. On the Waterfront- Marlon Brando,- This was an great story about union bosses, and their corrupt way of controlling business and their workers. One boxer and a priest had enough and decided to fight back. It was bloody but so well done!
6. 12 Angry Men- One of the best dramas ever. Many would rank it higher, but I just saw 5 more as being a little better.
5. Casablanca- The one liners, the drama, the romance, it all came together and made this an unforgettable classic.
4. -Bringing up Baby- Catherine Hepburn, Cary Grant- They were awesome together and the story fit Catherine perfectly!
3. Its a Wonderful Life- James Stewart, Donna Reed. The best Christmas movie ever! Remember the story, the desperation, and the will to survive? Who could forget this moving account of the Christmas Spirit.
2. Citizen Kane- Orson Wells- This was a masterpiece that will never be duplicated. Orson Wells was an all time great and a legend. This was his best work by far! It was so good that many will "whack" me for not putting it at number one.
Have you guessed number one?
Here it is! NUMBER ONE-
This movie was about a story that lasted 85 minutes. That is exactly how long the movie was. That it considered one of the hardest things in movies to do today! The story was compelling and the cast was amazing together. The actor who played the lead was actually the 4th choice for this role. John Wayne said no, he thought the movie was unAmerican. Clark Gable thought that it was beneath him, and Dean Martin wanted to go in a different direction with his career. Then, they asked the man who was perfect! He and his supporting cast were awesome!
1. High Noon- Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, and Loyd Bridges.
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