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#2521 Bogie56

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

LawrenceA, our lists for 1930 and 1931 are quite similar.

 

For 1931 - 39 films seen

 

1.  City Lights

2.  M

3.  Monkey Business

4.  Frankenstein

5.  The Front Page

6.  La Chienne

7.  The Public Enemy

8.  Dracula

9.  The Three Penny Opera

10.  Little Caesar

 

I have a long runner up list.  A Nous La Liberte, The Champ, The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Le Million, A Free Soul, and Huckleberry Finn to name a few.

 

I haven't seen Marius as yet, but now have copies of the original Fanny trilogy.

 

There are a lot of films on FrankGrimes 1930 list that I have yet to see.  Many of the pre-code films just never were in circulation when I was growing up.  Thankfully TCM is playing them now and I am in catch-up.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:44 AM

1931 - 49 films seen

1. FRANKENSTEIN
2. M
3. A NOUS LA LIBERTE
4. CITY LIGHTS
5. THE PUBLIC ENEMY
6. MARIUS
7. MONKEY BUSINESS
8. DRACULA
9. LITTLE CAESAR
10. THE FRONT PAGE
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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:56 AM

Geez, I need to start watching more films from 1930.  And I like the two lists posted for 1930.  Some excellent choices.

 

1. Morocco

2. The Blue Angel

3. Ladies of Leisure

4. Born Reckless

5. Murder!

6. All Quiet on the Western Front

7. The Big Trail

8. Monte Carlo

9. Animal Crackers

10. Raffles

11. Anna Christie

12. The Truth About Youth

13. Men Without Women

14. Up the River

15. Sin Takes a Holiday

16. Juno and the Paycock

17. Elstree Calling


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 11:17 PM

1. Stage Door (1937)
2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
3. Bringing up Baby (1938)
4. The Thin Man (1934)
5. The Women (1939)
6. The Cat and the Canary (1939)
7. Merrily We Live (1938)
8. Double Wedding (1937)
9. My Man Godfrey (1936)
10. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1936)


I haven't seen DOUBLE WEDDING. I'll look out for it.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 11:15 PM

1. Stage Door (1937)

2. Gone with the Wind (1939)

3. Bringing up Baby (1938)

4. The Thin Man (1934)

5. The Women (1939)

6. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

7. Merrily We Live (1938)

8. Double Wedding (1937)

9. My Man Godfrey (1936)

10. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1936)

 


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:51 PM

UP THE RIVER is creaky and corny, but I liked seeing Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart when they were starting out.

I don't know WESTFRONT 1918, and I haven't seen OUTWARD BOUND.

Westfront 1918 by G.W. Pabst is just about as good as All Quiet.   I think it has been on TCM.   Outward Bound was remade with Garfield as Between Two Worlds (1944).  The remake plays on TCM quite a bit.  



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:39 PM

UP THE RIVER is creaky and corny, but I liked seeing Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart when they were starting out.

I don't know WESTFRONT 1918, and I haven't seen OUTWARD BOUND.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:35 PM

I'm playing catch up with pre-code films.  I have only seen 24 films from 1930.  My lists are an ever evolving hobby.

 

1930

 

1.  All Quiet on the Western Front

2.  Westfront 1918

3.  The Blue Angel

4.  Outward Bound

5.  Animal Crackers

6.  The Big House

7.  The Divorcee

8.  Tom Sawyer

9.  Morocco

10. Min and Bill

 

Under the Roofs of Paris and L'Age d'or are on my runner up list along with Anna Christie, The Big Trail and The Royal Family of Broadway.

 

I have yet to see Earth or Up the River but I have copies.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:47 PM

In this thread I would like to share and compare lists of your personal top ten movies, going year by year. I will start with 1930, and add a new year every day or so. Please feel free to share your own, and any comments, suggestions and complaints about each other's choices are expected and encouraged. I like to read other's lists as sources of titles to look for in the future, and seeing other people's idiosyncratic choices can be amusing. My only request is if you personally don't like top ten lists, think they are stupid, a waste of time, been done to death, etc., please just move along to some other thread.

I will start by stating the year, how many titles from that year I've seen (yes, I have a list), and then the top ten. If I have any comments, I'll add them at the end. I start at 1930 simply for the reason that I haven't seen enough titles from the 20's or earlier to merit a list. Also, I know to expect some inconsistencies with what year to ascribe each film to. I try to use the imdb listed year, but everyone has they're own methodology. So, without further ado...

1930 - 37 films seen

1. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
2. L'AGE D'OR
3. ANIMAL CRACKERS
4. THE BLUE ANGEL
5. UP THE RIVER
6. UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS
7. THE DIVORCEE
8. MOROCCO
9. EARTH
10. THE BIG HOUSE
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