Classic Movies - B&W only :-)

desert.snake

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- His Butler's Sister
- Some like it hot
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SCEMan

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Best Years Of Our Lives - 1946
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 1956
I never tire of watching these...
 
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pnwoutdoors

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Most of my favorite films are black & white. There's often a tension, a simplicity, that is imparted just because of that. Assuming of course, the script's great, the direction and cinematography and acting is spot-on.

  • Lilies Of The Field (1963) -- starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) -- starring Robert Donat, Greer Garson
  • 12 Angry Men (1957) -- starring Henry Fonda
  • Rebecca (1940) -- directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine
  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946) -- starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
  • Captains Courageous (1937) -- starring Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore
  • A Patch Of Blue (1965) -- starring Sidney Poitier
  • The Stranger (1946) -- starring Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson
  • The Longest Day (1962) -- starring ... well, everybody
  • M (1931) -- directed by Fritz Lang, starring Peter Lorre
  • To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) -- starring Gregory Peck
 

Monocrom

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- "Berkeley Square." (1933)

The first film to deal with time travel. (Literally nothing to do with Berkeley University.) Being the first, there are issues! Though it is, overall, done surprising well. A hidden gem that I was fortunate enough to enjoy a few years back. A man somehow switches places with an ancestor, and time travels back to Colonial days. He looks just like his ancestor, so everyone treats him as though he is that individual. This makes some otherwise very awkward moments flow more organically. The Time Traveler ends up falling in love in the past.

We never see what happens to his ancestor who is trapped in his body, in the then present-day. Though at the end of the film, we hear about his shenanigans. Tough to pin-point which genre this film falls into. Bit of heavy emphasis on God, but the audience isn't hit over the head with the religious element in the film. Despite being Pre-Code, nothing salacious in it. Definitely worth a watch.
 

alex21

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Just some random ones I don't think have been mentioned..

The incredible shrinking man
Dead of night
Twilight zone - The Time Element (not a movie per se but goes for about an hr)
Knife in the water and Repulsion (Polanski)
Strangers on a train (Hitchcock)

Anything Jimmy Stewart..
 

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Manchurian candidate (the remake sucked btw)

The Hustler.(Jackie Gleason serious role)

Rio Bravo (the Duke at his best)

Mr Blanding Builds a Dream Home (take my smoking jacket)

Run Silent Run Deep (Don Rickles and Steve McQueen had bit parts in the one)
 
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