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Let me give this a try.

 

1. The Awful Truth

2. My Favorite Wife

3. Holiday

4. Bringing Up Baby

5. The Philadelphia Story

6. Mr. Blandings

7. Talk Of The Town.

8. The Bishop's Wife

9. Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer

10. Operation Petticoat

11. Notorious

12. Destination Tokyo

13. Monkey Business

14. Gunga Din

15. The Grass Is Greener

 

There, that sounds bland enough.

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> I'm surprised to see you making a Cary Grant list. I never really think of you as being a Grant fan. I didn't know you liked The Awful Truth the most.

>

 

I like him, I just don't go kookoo for him.

 

Of all his movies, I like *Charade* the most. *The Awful Truth* is just the funniest of his comedies right now.

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Good snowy afternoon, Movieman -- Nicely done with your Grant list. So you really do like the comedies the most. I'm the opposite of that. His Girl Friday (my favorite comedy of all) is the comedy of Grant's that I love the most, but the rest of my very favorites of his are non-comedies. Having said that, I do like Grant's comedies, for the most part. They are just less interesting to me.

 

For the other side of Grant check out "The Howards of Virginia" and "The Pride and The Passion." Proof that not everything was a winner. Oh, throw "Night and Day" in there.

 

Those films certainly don't call out for me, I'll say that.

 

Hola, Manhattan Blizzard -- Yeah, I'm blaming you.

 

I like him, I just don't go kookoo for him.

 

You're the one who is kookoo, Cocoa Puff!

 

Of all his movies, I like Charade the most.

 

I have to watch that one again. I really liked it when I first saw it.

 

The Awful Truth is just the funniest of his comedies right now.

 

It's really good. Grant is at the top of his game. I also love some of the gags, especially the ones where Grant is hiding out. My favorite Grant comedies are:

 

1. His Girl Friday

2. Holiday

3. The Awful Truth (Funnier than Holiday, though. I just prefer the message of Holiday)

4. The Philadelphia Story

5. Bringing Up Baby

 

Cary Grant Characters:

 

1. Geoff Carter (Only Angels Have Wings) (# 4)

2. T.R. Devlin (Notorious) (# 11)

3. Johnny Case (Holiday) (# 15)

4. Walter Burns (His Girl Friday) (# 18)

5. Joe Adams aka Joe Bascopolous (Mr. Lucky) (# 32)

6. John Robie (To Catch a Thief) (# 36)

7. Peter Joshua (Charade) (# 78)

8. Jerry Warriner (The Awful Truth) (# 82)

9. Roger O. Thornhill (North by Northwest) (# 95)

10. Johnnie Aysgarth (Suspicion) (# 104)

11. C.K. Dexter Haven (The Philadelphia Story) (# 140)

12. Nickie Ferrante (An Affair to Remember)

13. Dr. Noah Praetorius (People Will Talk)

14. Philip Shayne (That Touch of Mink)

15. Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Monkey Business)

16. Dr. David Huxley (Bringing Up Baby)

 

Cary Grant Performances

 

1. Only Angels Have Wings

2. Notorious

3. His Girl Friday

4. Suspicion

5. The Awful Truth

6. North by Northwest

7. An Affair to Remember

8. Mr. Lucky

9. The Philadelphia Story

10. Holiday

11. Charade

12. To Catch a Thief

13. Bringing Up Baby

14. Monkey Business

15. People Will Talk

16. That Touch of Mink

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The last 15 films that I have watched:

 

All This, and Heaven Too

Downhill

Fate is the Hunter

The Heiress

Home from the Hill

Little Caesar

Madame Bovary

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Miss Sadie Thompson

Night Train to Munich

99 River Street

Picnic

Seas Beneath

The Smiling Lieutenant

They Drive by Night

 

So, Miss G, how do you think they ranked in terms of my liking?

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It's too easy.

 

10. All This, and Heaven Too

7. Downhill

4. Fate is the Hunter

6. The Heiress

13. Home from the Hill

9. Little Caesar

11. Madame Bovary

8. The Man Who Came to Dinner

14. Miss Sadie Thompson

5. Night Train to Munich

1. 99 River Street

2. Picnic

15. Seas Beneath

3. The Smiling Lieutenant

12. They Drive by Night

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It's too easy.

 

Such confidence! You did very good, though. You were badly off (five or more) with just one of them.

 

1. (3.) The Smiling Lieutenant

2. (4.) Fate is the Hunter

3. (1.) 99 River Street

4. (8.) The Man Who Came to Dinner

5. (2.) Picnic

6. (5.) Night Train to Munich

7. (6.) The Heiress

8. (12.) They Drive by Night

9. (10.) All This, and Heaven Too

10. (11.) Madame Bovary

11. (9.) Little Caesar

12. (15.) Seas Beneath

13. (7.) Downhill

14. (14.) Miss Sadie Thompson

15. (13.) Home from the Hill

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you liked a maurice chevalier musical that much?

 

I did! It's wonderfully naughty! So now I really like two musicals, with The Smiling Lieutenant being my favorite.

 

they'll vote you out of the noirista club.

 

Not if they watch it! It's very sexual.

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> I did! It's wonderfully naughty! So now I really like two musicals, with The Smiling Lieutenant being my favorite.

>

 

butterscotch will be pleased. you should write in her musicals thread.

 

> they'll vote you out of the noirista club.

>

> Not if they watch it! It's very sexual.

 

maybe not in the way they like.

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hey fxreyman, while perusing your list I didn't see any Marx Bros. Are you not a fan or do you just not have any in your library. I also only saw three Cagney movies. Have you seen any of these favorites.

 

1 G Men

2 Yankee Doodle Dandy (your list)

3 Public Enemy

4 Strawberry Blonde

5 Angels with Dirty Faces (your list)

6 Bride Came C.O.D

7White Heat (your list)

8 Torrid Zone

9 Roaring Twenties

10 Captains of the Clouds

11 St. Louis Kid

12 Picture Snatcher

13 Ceiling Zero

14 Blonde Crazy

15 Mr. Roberts

15

11 C

 

 

6 Bride Came C.O.D

7 W

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here's one you'd like. how many movies can you list that you find sensual?

 

Yeah, that's one I like. :)

 

i mean the film's vibe or it's whole set up from the characters to the story to whatever. can you name any?

 

You know, this proved to be more difficult that I thought. There are films with scenes that I find sensual, but the entire vibe? That's challenging. Great question.

 

My Favorite Sensual Films (pre-70s)

 

You're gonna notice a trend.

 

10. Bell, Book and Candle

9. The Lady from Shanghai

8. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

7. Picnic

6. The Woman on the Beach

5. Strangers When We Meet

4. Ossessione

3. Vertigo

2. Morocco

1. Mogambo

 

I can't believe it's Ford at the top! Is there no wonder why I rate this film so highly compared to others?

 

My Favorite "Other" Films

 

10. Forty Guns

9. Human Desire

8. Gun Crazy

7. God's Little Acre

6. The Night of the Iguana

5. The Seven Year Itch

4. Pushover

3. The Smiling Lieutenant

2. Fallen Angel

1. Baby Doll

 

What are yours? I'm sure I know some of them.

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Well, it took me several weeks, but I have finally come up with a list that shows how many appearances actors have made in the more than 600 films I own on DVD / VHS. I have well over 2,000 actors appearing in my collection. So I have decided to create a list that shows the actors with at least five (5) appearances. As Frank will see, YES Virginia I guess John Wayne tops my list with 45 films. Many of which are his "B" movies from the 1930's.

Another point to make: You will notice that the actors that appeared in the original cast of the 60's tv series Star Trek that appeared in the films have at least 6 appearances. I know that they are mostly tv actors, but nonetheless, they are actors.

 

John Wayne

45

James Stewart

24

Ward Bond

20

Cary Grant

18

Henry Fonda

17

Spencer Tracy

15

Humphrey Bogart

14

Ben Johnson

13

Gene Hackman

13

Emma Thompson

12

Harrison Ford

12

Katharine Hepburn

12

Robert De Niro

12

Robert Ryan

12

Errol Flynn

11

Robert Redford

11

Steve McQueen

11

Anthony Hopkins

10

Barbara Stanwyck

10

Burt Lancaster

10

Claude Rains

10

Joel McCrea

10

Kirk Douglas

10

Martin Balsam

10

Randolph Scott

10

Robert Duvall

10

Robert Mitchum

10

Sean Connery

10

Tom Hanks

10

Walter Brennan

10

William Shatner

10

Clint Eastwood

9

Gabby Hayes

9

Gregory Peck

9

Jack Warden

9

Alan Hale

8

Arthur Kennedy

8

Henry Daniell

8

Jack Nicholson

8

Kevin Costner

8

Robert Preston

8

William Demarest

8

William Holden

8

Audrey Hepburn

7

Bette Davis

7

Charlton Heston

7

Dana Andrews

7

Dennis Hopper

7

Dustin Hoffman

7

E.G. Marshall

7

Ernest Borgnine

7

Harry Carey Jr.

7

Henry Travers

7

Hugh Grant

7

James Coburn

7

James Doohan

7

Jason Robards

7

Lee Marvin

7

Leonard Nimoy

7

Paul Newman

7

Robert Shaw

7

Thomas Mitchell

7

Tobey Maguire

7

Walter Koenig

7

Al Pacino

6

Alec Guiness

6

Anthony Quinn

6

Bruce Cabot

6

Charles Bronson

6

David Strathairn

6

Denzel Washington

6

Faye Dunaway

6

Ginger Rogers

6

H.B. Warner

6

James Earl Jones

6

James mason

6

Jane Fonda

6

John Carradine

6

Jospeh Cotten

6

Lionel Barrymore

6

Maureen O'Hara

6

Melvyn Douglas

6

Meryl Streep

6

Michael Caine

6

Murray Hamilton

6

Myrna Loy

6

Nichelle Nichols

6

Olivia de havilland

6

Patricia Neal

6

Raymond Massey

6

Richard Widmark

6

Rod Steiger

6

Sidney Poitier

6

Slim Pickens

6

Una O'Connor

6

Vera Miles

6

William H. Macy

6

Andy Devine

5

Barry Fitzgerald

5

Brian Donlevy

5

Bruce Dern

5

Christopher Plummer

5

Dean Jagger

5

Deborah Kerr

5

Denholm Elliot

5

Donald Crisp

5

Donald Sutherland

5

Ed harris

5

Edward Binns

5

Edward Everett Horton

5

Frnaces McDormand

5

Fred Astaire

5

Gary Cooper

5

Gene Lockhart

5

George macready

5

Gloria Grahame

5

Jack Hawkins

5

Jack Lemmon

5

James Whitmore

5

Jay C. Flippen

5

Jean Arthur

5

Jeff Daniels

5

John Cazale

5

John Ireland

5

John Travolta

5

Julie Andrews

5

Karl Malden

5

Kevin Kline

5

Melville Cooper

5

Mildred Natwick

5

Millard Mitchell

5

Morgan Freeman

5

Natalie Wood

5

Patrick Wayne

5

Paul Stewart

5

Peter O'Toole

5

R.G. Armstrong

5

Ralph Bellamy

5

Ray Collins

5

Richard Burton

5

Richard Dreyfuss

5

Richard Jaeckel

5

Ronald Coleman

5

Russell Crowe

5

Sam Jaffe

5

Scott Glenn

5

Shelley Winters

5

Shirley Jones

5

Sig Ruman

5

Simon Oakland

5

Sterling Hayden

5

Strother Martin

5

Thelma Ritter

5

Victor McLaglen

5

Walter Abel

5

Walter Matthau

5

Walter Pidgeon

5

Whit Bissell

5

Wilford Brimley

5

William Powell

5

Woody Strode

5

George Takei

5

Noah Beery Jr. 5

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Nicely done, Rey! I know how laborious a process all of that can be. I'm impressed by your having 12 Robert Ryan films and 10 Robert Mitchum flicks. Two of my faves. Ironically, our top three are the very same.

 

This is DVD only:

 

Actors

 

64 John Wayne

38 James Stewart

36 Ward Bond

34 Gary Cooper

32 Jack Pennick

27 Francis Ford

24 John Carradine

24 Boris Karloff

24 Hank Worden

23 Tyrone Power

22 Cary Grant

21 Henry Fonda

20 Robert Mitchum

19 Humphrey Bogart

19 Walter Brennan

19 Russell Simpson

19 Will Wright

18 Harry Carey, Jr.

17 Yakima Canutt

17 Samuel S. Hinds

17 Marc Lawrence

17 George Sanders

16 Lon Chaney, Jr.

16 John Qualen

16 Robert Ryan

16 Frank Sinatra

15 Don Beddoe

15 J. Farrell MacDonald

15 Dennis O'Keefe

14 Bruce Cabot

14 William Demarest

14 Dan Duryea

14 Jack Elam

14 Wallace Ford

14 Porter Hall

14 Gabby Hayes

14 Harry Morgan

13 Dana Andrews

13 Elisha Cook, Jr.

13 Ben Johnson

13 Charles McGraw

13 Thomas Mitchell

13 Alan Napier

13 Franklin Pangborn

13 Edward G. Robinson

 

Actresses

 

23 Mae Marsh

22 Bette Davis

19 Marilyn Monroe

18 Ann Doran

18 Gene Tierney

17 Ellen Corby

16 Barbara Stanwyck

15 Linda Darnell

14 Gloria Grahame

14 Maureen O'Hara

13 Rita Hayworth

13 Anna Lee

12 Jane Darwell

12 Marlene Dietrich

12 Ava Gardner

12 Esther Howard

12 Deborah Kerr

11 Carole Lombard

11 Myrna Loy

10 Beulah Bondi

10 Kim Novak

10 Lucile Watson

10 Loretta Young

9 Sara Allgood

9 Ingrid Bergman

9 Susan Hayward

9 Grace Kelly

9 Marie Windsor

8 Heather Angel

8 Spring Byington

8 Joan Crawford

8 Gale Sondergaard

8 Shelley Winters

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Thank you sir!

 

Yes, it was laborious, but at the same time quite fun. I am amazed that you have 64 of John Wayne in your collection. You must have quite a few of his 1930's "B" westerns, huh?

 

Yours is a list that encompases so much more than mine. I tried to include as many of the character actors as I could, but after a while it became too much.

 

So I ended up just including those performances that an actor would appear in five or more films, otherwise my list would have been miles long.

 

I am now starting to look at directors. That list should be on here sooner rather than later.

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Yes, it was laborious, but at the same time quite fun.

 

I'm glad you had some fun with it. It was a little rough going for me.

 

I am amazed that you have 64 of John Wayne in your collection. You must have quite a few of his 1930's "B" westerns, huh?

 

I have about 20 of them. I have this public domain collection of Wayne's:

 

http://www.amazon.com/John-Wayne/dp/B000A2XC6W/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1296248167&sr=1-1

 

The rest of the films I have of his are legit. I have six box sets. I still need to get four Wayne boxes, but one is OOP.

 

Yours is a list that encompases so much more than mine. I tried to include as many of the character actors as I could, but after a while it became too much.

 

When I first started out, I only included the biggest of stars and some supporting performers. But once I had them cataloged, I started to expand my list with future purchases. So every DVD that I add to my catalog, I will look to add a few new names to my performer list.

 

I am now starting to look at directors. That list should be on here sooner rather than later.

 

Yeah, that's an easy one to piece together. The only other items I catalog are years and I denote if a film is a film noir or western. I may eventually add cinematographer.

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So here then is my list of directors from my collection. Again, I chose not to show every director. In this list, different from the actors I have decided to show directors with 3 or more films each. If they are under 3 then I am not showing them. Too bad for them. I know who they are and that is more important.

As you can see Pappy leads the way.

 

John Ford 17

Howard Hawks 12

Alfred Hitchkock 11

Robert N. Bradbury 11

George Cukor 10

Michael Curtiz 10

Billy Wilder 9

John Huston 8

Preston Sturges 8

Raoul Walsh 7

Sidney Lumet 7

Alan J. Pakula 6

Clint Eastwood 6

Frank Capra 6

Fred Zinnemann 6

George Stevens 6

John Frankenheimer 6

John Sturges 6

Robert Wise 6

Sam Peckinpah 6

Steven Spielberg 6

Sydney Pollack 6

Anthony Mann 5

Budd Boetticher 5

James Cameron 5

Mervyn LeRoy 5

Richard Brooks 5

Stanley Kubrick 5

William Wyler 5

Andrew V. McLaglen 4

Blake Edwards 4

Charles Chaplin 4

Don Siegel 4

Edward Dmytryk 4

Francis Ford Coppola 4

Henry Hathaway 4

Mark Sandrich 4

Martin Ritt 4

Michael Mann 4

Norman Jewison 4

Victor Fleming 4

Vincente Minnelli 4

Cecil B. DeMille 3

David Lean 3

Edward Zwick 3

Ernst Lubitsch 3

James Whale 3

Joseph L. Mankiewicz 3

Lewis Milestone 3

Martin Scorsese 3

Michael Powell 3

Mike Nichols 3

Otto Preminger 3

Penny Marshall 3

Peter Hyams 3

Richard Lester 3

Robert Aldrich 3

Robert Redford 3

Robert Zemeckis 3

Sam Wood 3

Stanley Donen 3

Stanley Kramer 3

William Wellman 3

 

Edited by: fxreyman on Jan 28, 2011 6:02 PM

 

Edited by: fxreyman on Jan 28, 2011 6:06 PM

 

Edited by: fxreyman on Jan 28, 2011 6:08 PM

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