Classic Movies - B&W only :-)

yeoldoak

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Hell Drivers (1957)
Patrick McGoohan, Sean Connery, Sid James

The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Alec Guinness
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yeoldoak

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I agree, a fun film even my kids were held to it, they dont often tolerate
older films considering all the wiz pop and glamour of newer lesser films
that they watch, overall up there for me too.
 

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I agree, a fun film even my kids were held to it, they dont often tolerate
older films
considering all the wiz pop and glamour of newer lesser films
that they watch, overall up there for me too.

Funny, what kids'll watch these days ... and what older films they don't seem to like. (A bit like being told broccoli tastes weird, then a kid grows up imagining it tastes bad yet hasn't ever had it.)

Ealing Studios was one of those "gems" along with RKO, the early United Artists, Rank and a couple of others during the 1930s-1950s that produced a good number of excellent films.

Among Ealing's other interesting films, IMO, there were:

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  • The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
  • The Cruel Sea (1953)
  • The Ladykillers (1955)

Kids might appreciate The Lavender Hill Mob. Maybe. It feels "dated" but it's still fun in the same way The Man In The White Suit is.

Gotta love the oldies but goodies. Sad, how many of those rotted in storage warehouses (and garages) to the point they were unrecoverable. To think that, for example, The Wizard Of Oz almost met that fate, and it took a herculean effort to resurrect it and correct its storage-related flaws.
 
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yeoldoak

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Have just sourced a couple from your mentioned list of films that I dont have,
including The Lavender Hill Mob, thanks for that.

Yeh I'd hate to think how many past films have been lost forever, though
there are efforts at play with the advance in tech in restoring,
so least nowadays there is a realization of the importance in salvaging film.

The Criterion Collection often throws up some older restored films in HD or 4k.
 

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Many wonderful films listed here - I need to start watching TCM more! It's a shame younger people won't watch these films.

I'll add "12 O'Clock High" to the list. Gregory Peck was marvelous.
 

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"King Rat"is a classic POW movie based on a James Clavell novel.
Others mentioned "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo" by Kurosawa, but a lesser known film by him is "The Hidden Fortress" which "Star Wars" is based on.
 

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