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.
by klarawieck 7 years ago
Every Monday night it's Classic Movie Night at my house. The only condition is that the film must be at least fifty years old. Last night I watched "Just Call Me Madam" which is a musical written by Irving Berlin. What a genius he was! Shame that most people only recognize him as the...
by Mary Craig 13 months ago
What are your favorite top five movies?I recently wrote a hub about my favorite top twenty movies and received a lot of comments. This is my poll to see what Hubbers top movies might be but due to space and trying to pin down the answers I am limiting you to five.
by Sprinkler Man 9 years ago
What is your favorite Line in a movie?One of my favorite movies is Aliens - Favorite line,(Bill Paxton) Pvt Hudson: With those things running around out there "you can count me out"Then after a brief discussion on who should go and hook up the remote link,Bishop volunteers and Hudson says...
by TheKatsMeow 5 years ago
What's your favorite movie, and why would you recommend it?
by MickeySr 7 years ago
What films were favorites of yours when you were 10 or 12 or so that you still watch from time-to-time and enjoy as much as ever? What 'old' movies do you share with your kids or grandkids?
by Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 4 years ago
Whenever I think of my childhood—I think about the wonderful movies that graced the screen both the “silver screen” and the TV screen. Even as my own children were growing up; we spent many warm winters’ night watching the various movies and getting that “holiday feeling” that puts so...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|