Cinema Classics

 

This is a listing of classics of the motion picture art to promote the inclusion of certain videos and dvds into the public library collections (which in too many cases are devoid of "the right stuff").

 

The listing is, by its very nature, incomplete due to ignorance* and bias.

*"Everyone is ignorant about something." - Will Rogers

 

Categories (alphabetical, not by importance!)

 

Action/Adventure

Animated

Biblical

Biographical

Comedy

Crime/Detective

Drama

Family

Fantasy

Historical/Costume

Horror

Musical

Romantic

Science fiction

Thriller

War

Western

 

 

Action/Adventure:

The Professionals

Ten Tall Men

 

Comedy:

Awful Truth

Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

His Girl Friday

The Horn Blows at Midnight

Mister Roberts

My Man Godfrey

To Be or not to Be
 

 

 

 

Crime/Detective:

Farewell My Lovely

The Glass Key

Green for Danger

Kennel Murder Case

Laura

The Maltese Falcon

The Miss Marple films

Murder My Sweet (much better than 70s remake)

Out of the Past

The Thin Man

 

 

 

Drama:

Counterfeit Traitor

Death of a Salesman

The Devil's Disciple

Island in the Sky

Julius Caesar

The Left Hand of God

Night of the Hunter

Pygmalion

Stalag 17

Sunset Boulevard

 

 

 

Romantic:

Affair to Remember

Bell, Book and Candle

Camille

Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Ninotchka

 

 

Musical:

An American in Paris

Band Wagon

Carousel

Gigi

Invitation to the Dance

Oklahoma

The Pirate

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Silk Stockings

Singin' in the Rain

Swing Time

 

 

Science fiction:

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Forbidden Planet

Them

The Thing

War of the Worlds

 

 

 

Thriller:

I See a Dark Stranger

The Lady Vanishes

Man Who Knew Too Much (both versions)

North by Northwest

Psycho

To Catch a Thief

The 39 Steps

Stage Fright

Strangers on a Train

 

 

War:

All Quiet on the Western Front

Battleground

Desert Rats

The Longest Day

Paths of Glory

Twelve o' Clock High

 

 

Western:

The Big Country

The Gunfighter

High Noon

Magnificent Seven

Man Without a Star

Red River

Rio Bravo

Shane

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Stagecoach

True Grit

The Westerner
 

 

An invitation to add to the list. Write to  xywwoficoa@milwpc.com