Even though most of us on here (including me, by the way) weren't around when those classic 40's movies were out, many of us have seen them and have particular favorites.
One of mine was The Lost Weekend (guy gets hit by a car and loses his memory). Another was Greer Garson in Madame Curie.
Do you have any favorites? How about favorite actors from that era?
Greer Garson and Katherine Hepburn were among mine. Robert Taylor was another one.
I do not know exactly whether it is 1940's movie or not but it is an old one. This is Mughal-e-Azam. It is a movie made in Mumbai, India. It is a classic movie depicting love story of Shehzada Salim (Jahangeer, Mogul emperor) and Anarkali.
My knowledge of the era is severely limited, but I'm partial to Citizen Kane, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and Pinocchio.
I LOVE Gilda, Ziegfeld follies, Easter parade, a Foreign Affair, On the Town, Broadway melody of '40, The Lady from Shanghai, That Forsyte woman, I was also rather fond of Madam Curie, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The kissin Bandit....These are a few....My list goes on and on...I live for classic cinema! (and im only 20)
My favourite actors were Rita Hayworth, Rob Taylor, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Ann Miller, Lauren Bacall, an early Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland etc...
I also loved (all Katharine Hepburn movies) Dragon Seed, Sea of Grass (really sad), Bringing Up Baby and, of course, Philadelphia Story.
"The Thin Man" Series, With Myrna Loy & William Powell, the first was produced in 1936 and the sixth in 1947.
Casablanca, The Man who came to Dinner, Brief Encounter, Adam's Rib, Grapes of Wrath
I absolutely love old movies and The Bicycle Thief (1948) came to my mind first when I saw this thread.
i like the old musicals but not sure what year they were filmed in...... like what actors and actresses are we talking about in this era
there's been quite a few Oscar best picture winners that are musicals (using Oscar as benchmark for quality, and therefore likeability) and there's one in the 40s - Going My Way with Bing Crosby
PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE (1940), Starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier!
what is the quality of these old films like, i actually dont think i have ever watched a film dating back so far.
Shadow of a Doubt. Alfred Hitchcock. This one of his rarely gets talked about as a classic (Psycho & The Birds always overshadow it) but it is an amazing film.
casablanca tops the list for me. I could watch it over and over.
hmm, also I think, The Grapes of Wrath, Notorious, Rebecca.
there are more, I can't think of their names.
Hitchcock classics like Foreign Correspondent and Notorious are among my faves. And as cheesy as many say it was, an obscure film noir called Deadline At Dawn is one I frequently revisit.
I need to go google this
is it available on netflix?
You can find all kinds of movies on Netfilx. They even have I Spit on Your Grave and Bad Taste..
thats too funny!!!
Ill have to look them up.
I love old movies
And I still dont know how old you are.
DAMMIT I think I said like, 42 or something before
but then, you thought I was 27...well, Ive got to run in a sec.
happy almost aniversary if I dont see you before then!!
i hope these are 40's movies... Double Indemnity and It's A Wonderful Life.
Mine would have to be It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart
and Miracle on 34th Street with Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood.
I watch them at least once every year during the holiday season and have been doing that since I was a kid. Wouldn't be Christmas without them!
Alfred Hitchcock Madame X, White Christmas got to be a classic for sure, AEvans a great pick!
So many great 40's movies to choose. I would say either 'Citizen Caine' or 'It's a Wonderful Life' depending on what mood I'm in.
I saw Grapes of Wrath recently and I was amazed by how far we've come.
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