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50s-70s romance movies?

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any romance comedy classic movies between 50s to late 70s .. I mean the groovy era of technicolor movies of 60s and 70s, please don't write musicals.

for me:(not ordered)
the long long trailer (1953)
Pillow Talk (1959)
splendor in the grass (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany's(1961)

All in a Nights Work (1961)
Sunday in New York (1963)

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Modesty Blaise (1966)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

Fathom (1967)

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Lovers and Other Strangers(1970)

 

 

 

what is your list?

 

Thanks.

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Some which I enjoy:

 

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

 

Sabrina (1954)

 

Pillow Talk (1959)

 

The Parent Trap (1961)

 

Sunday in New York (1963)

 

Come Fly With Me (1963)

 

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

 

Never Too Late (1965)

 

Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)

 

A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

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​Lovers and Other Strangers

​Annie Hall

Barefoot in the Park

​The Apartment

A New Leaf

​That Touch of Mink

​Tall Story

The Owl and the Pussycat

​Seems Like Old Times

Where the Boys Are

​Goodbye Columbus

Fatso

Any Wednesday

​What's Up Doc?

Walk Don't Run

​Minnie and Moskowitz

Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

​Cactus Flower

Butterflies are Free

​Same Time Next Year

​Play it Again, Sam

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​Lovers and Other Strangers

​Annie Hall

Barefoot in the Park

​The Apartment

A New Leaf

​That Touch of Mink

​Tall Story

The Owl and the Pussycat

​Seems Like Old Times

Where the Boys Are

​Goodbye Columbus

Fatso

Any Wednesday

​What's Up Doc?

Walk Don't Run

​Minnie and Moskowitz

Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

​Cactus Flower

Butterflies are Free

​Same Time Next Year

​Play it Again, Sam

 

I see a few on your list which I forgot to mention.

 

I see others on your list which I'm hoping to see some day.  :)

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From the 1950's, I love Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman aren't exactly young lovers but they're smart and chic, with expert comic timing. Age makes their romance all the more compelling. For the same reasons, I also love Vincente Minnelli's The Reluctant Debutante, with Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall as the older romantic pairing and a newly-minted Sandra Dee and a very appealing John Saxon for the younger audience. Both Harrison and Kendall were seasoned stage actors and, again, their comic timing is perfection. Another very smart romantic comedy from the 50's is The Swan, with Grace Kelly and Louis Jourdan as the star-crossed would-be lovers, as well as a surprisingly romantic Alec Guinness as her destined mate. All three films have obvious roots on the stage and may be off-putting for some for that reason, but I love all three.

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34 minutes ago, DougieB said:

From the 1950's, I love Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman aren't exactly young lovers but they're smart and chic, with expert comic timing. Age makes their romance all the more compelling. For the same reasons, I also love Vincente Minnelli's The Reluctant Debutante, with Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall as the older romantic pairing and a newly-minted Sandra Dee and a very appealing John Saxon for the younger audience. Both Harrison and Kendall were seasoned stage actors and, again, their comic timing is perfection. Another very smart romantic comedy from the 50's is The Swan, with Grace Kelly and Louis Jourdan as the star-crossed would-be lovers, as well as a surprisingly romantic Alec Guinness as her destined mate. All three films have obvious roots on the stage and may be off-putting for some for that reason, but I love all three.

I loved INDISCREET the first time I saw it about fifteen years ago (checked out on VHS from a public library). Then when TCM finally aired the movie about two or three years ago, I was disappointed by its slow pace and labored love story. Not at all what I remembered from the first viewing. 

Recently I found it on YouTube and re-watched the thing, just to give it one more chance. And strangely, I loved it again. I don't think I've ever gone from liking to disliking to liking a classic the way I have with INDISCREET. It's the same movie, it didn't change, but somehow my perspective did each time. I'm afraid to look at it a fourth time. LOL

It definitely is a slow movie, very leisurely paced, and as you indicated, its stage play roots are quite in evidence. But if the viewer is not in a hurry and just wants two captivating middle-aged stars to do their stuff and be charmed by them, then it works. Bergman's performance truly is flawless. I can't heap generous praise on Grant, as I think he's too fearful of being upstaged by her in some of their scenes (and there's a weird competitive energy that comes across from him)-- he certainly knows she's the better stage-trained performer. 

Donen's direction is equally flawless. And the set design is extraordinary. I also enjoyed the supporting performances by Phyllis Calvert and Cecil Parker.  

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