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Posted: 9/26/2005 7:35:16 AM EDT
What's your favorites?

I'm talking pre-color era stuff.



Mine is probably 'Seargent York'.

(predictable, huh?)

Even better, why is it your favorite?

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:12:28 AM EDT
Pre Color:
Casablanca
Scrooge (with Alisdair Sim)

Post Color:
GWTW
The Wizard of Oz
1968's Romeo and Juliet
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:15:23 AM EDT
Casablanca

Twelve O'Clock High

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Hold That Ghost (Hey- nobody said they all had to be dramas!)

Black & white... hmm... Young Frankenstein!!!

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:55:37 AM EDT
Any of the Sherlock Holmes series that starred Basil Rathbone........... or early Laurel and Hardy movies (Stan was born just down the road........... well 30 miles)
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:08:41 AM EDT
Cool Hand Luke...in living color.

12 o' Clock High. (B&W)

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:49:37 AM EDT
Almost any Abbott and Costello movie.

My personal favorites:
Buck Privates
Hold That Ghost
Keep 'Em Flying
Who Done It?
Buck Privates Come Home
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (My #1 Monster Flick)

And
12 O’clock High
The Longest Day.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 11:46:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Pre Color:
Casablanca
Scrooge (with Alisdair Sim)

Post Color:
GWTW
The Wizard of Oz
1968's Romeo and Juliet




tell me more about B&W 'chick flicks'......


Link Posted: 9/26/2005 12:42:01 PM EDT
EASY. The original Universal horror films.

Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932) ,The Invisible Man (1933), Werewolf of London (1935) and all the sequels.

Love that old shit.

And gotta give a nod to RKOs King Kong (1933).
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 1:35:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

And gotta give a nod to RKOs King Kong (1933).



That was a ground breaking movie!

With the advent of CGI, kids today can't appreciate what that movie was.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:05:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
EASY. The original Universal horror films.

Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932) ,The Invisible Man (1933), Werewolf of London (1935) and all the sequels.

Love that old shit.

And gotta give a nod to RKOs King Kong (1933).



spot on!

My B/W favs are
Inherit the wind - Spencer Tracy
12 angry men - Henry Fonda
all of the Marx Brothers films

Color -
Wizard of Oz
All of the Disney Live Action
Treasure Island
Mary Poppins
Love Bug
20K leagues beneath the sea
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:56:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

And gotta give a nod to RKOs King Kong (1933).


I missed that!
Classic Movie!


The remakes suck Michael M. so far.

The latest one should be out sometime relatively soon.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:49:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:09:45 AM EDT by Snark1]
+1 on King Kong, an amazing movie, very atmospheric.
Winchester 73
Any of the Ma And Pa Kettle films but specially the one where they glow in the dark from the yuranium on their property.
Scared Stiff AND Ghost Breakers!!!

But the number one- No Time For Sargents.......When Andy Griffith Spits in the microphone and yells Hallo........HALLLOOOO........well, it's just priceless beyond words. And he weren't even in the infantry yet.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:08:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CB1:

12 angry men - Henry Fonda
all of the Marx Brothers films



+1 on both. I think the older films had better writing because they couldn't lean as heavily on special effects. Sometimes the acting got a little cheesy, but sometimes not... as in 12 Angry Men.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:10:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Pre Color:
Casablanca
Scrooge (with Alisdair Sim)

Post Color:
GWTW
The Wizard of Oz
1968's Romeo and Juliet




tell me more about B&W 'chick flicks'......





Thhppt...they're not all chick flicks! I have a holiday movie in there!!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:51:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

And gotta give a nod to RKOs King Kong (1933).

www.mummila.net/kuvat/doh.png
I missed that!
Classic Movie!


The remakes suck Michael M. so far.

The latest one should be out sometime relatively soon.



Just so you know the DVD release of the original 1933 King Kong will be out about the same time.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:53:28 AM EDT
Anything with Audrey Hepburn in itbut Breakfast at Tiffanies, Roman Holiday are my favorites. Man I love that lady.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:04:28 AM EDT
The Thin Man series was fun.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 1:45:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:24:30 PM EDT
Hell's Angels
Napolean (Abel Gance- hand colored)
From Here to Eternity
Elmer Gantry (not sure if BW)
The Killers
Phantom of the Opera (1933?)

Clark Gable:
GWTW
San Francisco
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Call of the Wild
It Happened One Night

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:38:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:
The Thin Man series was fun.

Just the first three or so.

When they got to Post World War II it went downhill.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:56:12 PM EDT
The Day The Earth Stood Still...............I love Sci fi and it's classic

It's A Mad,Mad,Mad World..........It's color, but hell it has the three stooges in it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:10:46 PM EDT
Sahara, 1943, Humphey Bogart. About 12 allied survivors British, Austrailian, French, American and a M2 Grant tank hold off a German mech. infantry regiment at a water hole in the Sahara desert.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:28:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GreginWV:
The Day The Earth Stood Still...............I love Sci fi and it's classic




Good one!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:55:55 PM EDT
Dr. Strangelove

Good luck making a funnier, better movie.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:13:58 AM EDT
Good thread so far.


What about John Wayne?

What's your favorite B&W John Wayne movie?

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Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Pre Color:
Casablanca
Scrooge (with Alisdair Sim)

Post Color:
GWTW
The Wizard of Oz
1968's Romeo and Juliet




tell me more about B&W 'chick flicks'......





Thhppt...they're not all chick flicks! I have a holiday movie in there!!!!



Ok, ok.


Tell me more about B&W 'chick flicks' anyway.......


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 10:58:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........



Arowner's got a girlfriend........................

I want proof.
Pics...ones WITHOUT her tied to a tree and begging for release, preferably...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:47:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........



Arowner's got a girlfriend........................

I want proof.
Pics...ones WITHOUT her tied to a tree and begging for release, preferably...



No g/f, just casually dating someone who likes old movies. She's a John Wayne fan.


Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:50:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........



Arowner's got a girlfriend........................

I want proof.
Pics...ones WITHOUT her tied to a tree and begging for release, preferably...



No g/f, just casually dating someone who likes old movies. She's a John Wayne fan.





She's beyond my tutelage I am afraid...remember...I am an evil artsy theatre type...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 11:55:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........



Arowner's got a girlfriend........................

I want proof.
Pics...ones WITHOUT her tied to a tree and begging for release, preferably...



No g/f, just casually dating someone who likes old movies. She's a John Wayne fan.





She's beyond my tutelage I am afraid...remember...I am an evil artsy theatre type...




GWtW is a favorite of hers too.....I think she pretty much likes anything made before color TV came out.

I mentioned GWtW, and then we had the Melanie vs. Scarlet discussion........

Tell me more about evil artsy theatre.......


<--taking whatever advice he can get here.....
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:07:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........



Arowner's got a girlfriend........................

I want proof.
Pics...ones WITHOUT her tied to a tree and begging for release, preferably...



No g/f, just casually dating someone who likes old movies. She's a John Wayne fan.





She's beyond my tutelage I am afraid...remember...I am an evil artsy theatre type...




GWtW is a favorite of hers too.....I think she pretty much likes anything made before color TV came out.

I mentioned GWtW, and then we had the Melanie vs. Scarlet discussion........

Tell me more about evil artsy theatre.......


<--taking whatever advice he can get here.....



First, GWTW is in color...and LOTS of it!
Great balls of Fire! Melanie was a wuss...call me Scarlett any day.
I could tell you...but then of course I'd have to kill you.


Forget movies. Go see some live performance of Romeo and Juliet for God's sake!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:12:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


I need to brush up on my old 'date' movies........



Arowner's got a girlfriend........................

I want proof.
Pics...ones WITHOUT her tied to a tree and begging for release, preferably...



No g/f, just casually dating someone who likes old movies. She's a John Wayne fan.





She's beyond my tutelage I am afraid...remember...I am an evil artsy theatre type...




GWtW is a favorite of hers too.....I think she pretty much likes anything made before color TV came out.

I mentioned GWtW, and then we had the Melanie vs. Scarlet discussion........

Tell me more about evil artsy theatre.......


<--taking whatever advice he can get here.....



First, GWTW is in color...and LOTS of it!
Great balls of Fire! Melanie was a wuss...call me Scarlett any day.
I could tell you...but then of course I'd have to kill you.


Forget movies. Go see some live performance of Romeo and Juliet for God's sake!




Actually, I'm more of a melanie fan - and the girl is too.

Romeo and Juliett...hmm.....



Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:25:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 12:25:33 PM EDT by PlaymoreMinds]

Originally Posted By arowneragain:


First, GWTW is in color...and LOTS of it!
Great balls of Fire! Melanie was a wuss...call me Scarlett any day.
I could tell you...but then of course I'd have to kill you.


Forget movies. Go see some live performance of Romeo and Juliet for God's sake!

Actually, I'm more of a melanie fan - and the girl is too.


Romeo and Juliett...hmm.....



As I said...beyond help...


Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:35:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
...Actually, I'm more of a melanie fan...



Me, too. I always get choked up when she dies & Rhett verbalizes the deep respect he held for her...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:36:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Snark1:
But the number one- No Time For Sargents.......When Andy Griffith Spits in the microphone and yells Hallo........HALLLOOOO........well, it's just priceless beyond words. And he weren't even in the infantry yet.




Permanent Latrine Orderly... P-L-O!
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:38:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 12:40:31 PM EDT by HardShell]
My favorite B&W dramas would include anything with Bogart, but especially The Maltese Falcon and Across The Pacific (with Lorre & Greenstreet in both of those) and The Big Sleep (Classic!)

Comedies? Bringing Up Baby, The Bachelor & the Bobbysoxer, It Happens Every Spring, and any Martin & Lewis movie
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:39:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
...Actually, I'm more of a melanie fan...



Me, too. I always get choked up when she dies & Rhett verbalizes the deep respect he held for her...



I may have to go rent GWtW the next time I have some free TV time....I haven't seen it in almost a year.


Melanies are hard to find nowadays. I guess they always have been.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 12:41:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 12:42:38 PM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I may have to go rent GWtW the next time I have some free TV time....I haven't seen it in almost a year...



Take my advice & do yourself a favor - buy the restored Anniversary DVD Box Set. Lots of really good extras in there for a GWTW devotee. (It's surprisingly inexpensive, too!)
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 1:03:04 PM EDT
Off the top of my head:
#5-The Birds
#4-Strategic Air Command
#3-High Noon
#2-Men In War

And my number one favoritest old movie of all time?
#1-Flight of the Phoenix

I'll list the why's when I have more time...
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:56:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:30:17 AM EDT by barkley-addict]
there's an unsettling vincent price movie that was oddly fun I saw on late night tv a few years back. He wanders the past century country side as an executioner of accused witches.

Also the older frankenstein, where they chase him up to the windmill and it burns.

I looked up the vincent price movie its known as witchfinder general

www.dvdmaniacs.net/Reviews/U-Z/witchfinder_general.html


"Those expecting the camp appeal or the tongue in cheek style horror movies that Price is oft times synonymous with may be surprised to find Witchfinder General contains some powerfully and disturbing interrogation scenes that are really nothing more than torture scenarios, some of which are quite gruesome. In the context of the film and its central titular character though, it makes sense that they be there and they do add a sense of dread to the film that it otherwise would not have had."
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 1:28:18 AM EDT
Casablanca

The Birds

Doctor Zhivago
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:34:34 AM EDT
Beau Geste (1939)

12 O'clock High

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