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    Jacques Tati in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday FILM The Bandwagon d: Vincente Minnelli; scr: Adolph Green, Betty Comden The Big Heat d: Fritz Lang; scr: Sidney Boehm Blowing Wild d: Hugo…

  • Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey in Forbidden Games Best Film El Bruto / The Brute, dir.: Luis Buñuel; scr.: Luis Buñuel & Luiz Alcoriza. Carrie, dir.: William Wyler; scr.: Ruth Goetz…

  • FILM Ace in the Hole / The Big Carnival d: Billy Wilder; scr: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman The African Queen d: John Huston; scr: James Agee L’Auberge rouge…

  • Simone Signoret, Gérard Philipe in La Ronde Best Film All About Eve, dir. & scr.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Annie Get Your Gun, dir.: George Sidney; scr.: Sidney Sheldon. Caged, dir.:…

  • Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, Katharine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib FILM Adam’s Rib d: George Cukor; scr: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin The Heiress d: William Wyler; scr: Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz…

  • Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan in Letter from an Unknown Woman. FILM Anna Karenina d: Julien Duvivier; scr: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier Cry of the City d: Robert Siodmak;…

  • Best Film Black Narcissus , dir. & scr.: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. Crossfire , dir.: Edward Dmytryk; scr.: John Paxton. A Double Life, dir.: George Cukor; scr.: Ruth Gordon…

  • Gilda with Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Best Film Anna and the King of Siam, dir.: John Cromwell; scr.: Talbot Jennings & Sally Benson. Dragonwyck, dir. & scr.: Joseph L.…

  • Children of Paradise with Pierre Brasseur and Arletty. FILM Blithe Spirit d: David Lean; scr: Noel Coward Boule de suif / Angel and Sinner d: Christian-Jaque; scr: Henri Jeanson Brief…

  • John Hodiak, Tallulah Bankhead in Lifeboat FILM I Bambini ci guardano / The Children Are Watching Us d: Vittorio De Sica; scr: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Giulio Viola,…

  • Set in a 17th-century Danish village, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterful Vredens dag / Day of Wrath is a stark, but deeply felt indictment against religious fanaticism and intolerance. Moving performances…

  • Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire FILM Bambi d: David Hand; scr: Larry Morey and others The Black Swan d: Henry King; scr: Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller Casablanca…

  • Orson Welles in Citizen Kane FILM Cheers for Miss Bishop d: Tay Garnett; scr: Sheridan Gibney, Adelaide Heilbron Citizen Kane d: Orson Welles; scr: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles The…

  • Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath. Best Film The Blue Bird, dir.: Walter Lang; scr.: Ernest Pascal. Busman’s Honeymoon / Haunted Honeymoon, dir.: Arthur B. Woods; scr.: Monckton Hoffe,…

  • The Rules of the Game by Jean Renoir FILM Gone with the Wind d: Victor Fleming; scr: Sidney Howard Le Jour se lève / Daybreak d: Marcel Carné; scr: Jacques…

  • Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold in You Can’t Take It with You Best Film The Adventures of Robin Hood d: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley; scr: Seton I.…

  • Irene Dunne, Cary Grant in The Awful Truth FILM The Awful Truth d, scr: Leo McCarey Camille d: George Cukor; scr: Frances Marion, James Hilton, Zoe Akins The Hurricane d:…

  • Sacha Guitry, The Story of a Cheat. FILM Follow the Fleet d: Mark Sandrich; scr: Dwight Taylor Fury d: Fritz Lang; scr: Bartlett Cormack, Fritz Lang Libeled Lady d: Jack…

  • Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Clark Gable in China Seas FILM Alice Adams d: George Stevens; scr: Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner China Seas d: Tay Garnett; scr: Jules Furthman, James K.…

  • Norma Shearer in The Barretts of Wimpole Street FILM The Barretts of Wimpole Street d: Sidney Franklin; scr: Ernest Vajda, Claudine West, Donald Ogden Stewart The Count of Monte Cristo…

  • Greta Garbo in Queen Christina FILM Baby Face d: Alfred E. Green; scr: Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola The Barbarian d: Sam Wood; scr: Anita Loos, Elmer Harris Dinner at Eight…

  • FILM Beauty and the Boss d: Roy del Ruth; scr: Joseph Jackson Blessed Event d: Roy del Ruth; scr: Howard J. Green Jewel Robbery d: William Dieterle; scr: Erwin S.…

  • Willi Fritsch and Lilian Harvey in Congress Dances FILM À nous la liberté / Liberty for Us d, scr: René Clair City Streets d: Rouben Mamoulian; scr: Max Marcin, Oliver…

  • Made at the dawn of the sound era, All Quiet on the Western Front remains the best war film ever made. Despite some brave (and not so brave) attempts by…

  • Alexandra Schmidt in Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness FILM Eternal Love d: Ernst Lubitsch; scr: Hanns Kräly; titles: H. H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker The Last of Mrs. Cheyney d: Sidney…

  • The Crowd with Eleanor Boardman and James Murray. FILM The Crowd d: King Vidor; scr: King Vidor, James V. A. Weaver; titles: Joseph W. Farnham The Docks of New York…

  • George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor in Sunrise. FILM Breakfast at Sunrise d: Malcolm St. Clair; scr: Fred De Gresac, Gladys Unger The Enemy d: Fred Niblo; scr: Willis Goldbeck, Agnes…

  • Mary Pickford in Sparrows FILM Dancing Mothers d: Herbert Brenon; scr: Forrest Halsey Don Juan d: Alan Crosland; scr: Bess Meredyth; titles: Walter Anthony, Maude Fulton Kid Boots d: Frank…

  • Ramon Novarro and May McAvoy in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ FILM Ben-Hur d: Fred Niblo (assisted by Christy Cabanne, Alfred L. Raboch, B. Reeves Eason); scr: Carey Wilson,…

  • The Last Laugh with Emil Jannings (right). Best Film Black Oxen, dir.: Frank Lloyd; scr.: Frank Lloyd & Mary O’Hara. The Enchanted Cottage, dir.: John S. Robertson; scr.: Josephine Lovett;…

  • Ok, so Max Schreck (literally, Max Fright) was not romantic leading man material, but he did quite well for himself as the creepiest vampire of them all, Nosferatu. Those who…

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