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Old 06-12-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I see lots of guy-centric movies here so I feel obligated to balance it out a little

1932, One Way Passage, starring Kay Francis and William Powell - you can't help but fall in love with Francis and Powell as they fall in love with each other. Wonderful, but forgotten gem!

1946, Cluny Brown, starring Jennifer Jones and Charles Boyer - Directed by Ernst Lubitsch (what else do I need to say??) Delightful movie, and it makes you sorry Jennifer Jones didn't do more comedies!

1952, Sudden Fear, starring Joan Crawford and Jack Palance - Joan is awesome in this, such a nailbiter!
Agreed, gotta have a few roses amongst all the thorns. Here's one that's so girl-centric I think even the guys were played by women in drag. That mustache on "Adloph Menjou" ain't foolin' nobody. Not all that obscure, I guess, but to some it might be. What a bunch of broads!! Oops did I say that out loud?


YouTube - ‪Stage Door Trailer (1937)‬‏
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Agreed, gotta have a few roses amongst all the thorns. Here's one that's so girl-centric I think even the guys were played by women in drag. That mustache on "Adloph Menjou" ain't foolin' nobody. Not all that obscure, I guess, but to some it might be. What a bunch of broads!! Oops did I say that out loud?


YouTube - ‪Stage Door Trailer (1937)‬‏
Oooh, good choice! Yes, I guess the guys did dress themselves with a little more flair back then.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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"The Canterville Ghost" a 1944 film in a WWII backdrop. I know this qualifies for old...but not sure about being obscure. At any rate...this is one of our family favorites and Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien (as a lovely little girl) were a delightful pair if you can settle for just an evening of family entertainment with adults and kids alike.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Million Dollar Mermaid - Esther Williams gets wet and looks gorgeous

The Fabulous Dorseys - The Big Band sounds of Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey

Las Vegas Nights - More Tommy Dorsey and the feature film debut of some singer from Hoboken. Frank Something-or-other
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Million Dollar Mermaid - Esther Williams gets wet and looks gorgeous

The Fabulous Dorseys - The Big Band sounds of Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey

Las Vegas Nights - More Tommy Dorsey and the feature film debut of some singer from Hoboken. Frank Something-or-other
Thanks for Esther Williams and Frank-something...I'll check these out.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Good performance by Richard Burton.

YouTube - ‪Richard Burton - Look Back In Anger - Movie Trailer‬‏
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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"The Canterville Ghost" a 1944 film in a WWII backdrop. I know this qualifies for old...but not sure about being obscure. At any rate...this is one of our family favorites and Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien (as a lovely little girl) were a delightful pair if you can settle for just an evening of family entertainment with adults and kids alike.
I have to check that out, sounds great plus it is directed by the brilliant Jules Dassin. Have you ever seen "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" with Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney? Perhaps the most enjoyable romantic comedy I've ever seen but with a great mother-child subplot and really good humor. I wish they would make more movies like it.


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Old 06-12-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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Smile - Bruce Dern - California girls at a beauty pagent
Oh wow, Smile! I ran across this one last year, never heard of it before, and I couldn't turn it off! One of those movies from the 70s that feels really dated, but it a good way. That whole weird world of pageants, and all that Americana - I thought it was such a good satire. I would love to see that again sometime!
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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''Mr. Smith goes to Washington''......great...like a replay of today's corrupt politics.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:13 AM
 
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House of Strangers, with Richard Conte, Edward G. and Susan Hayward


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Can't say this is a great one, but just entertaining, with McQueen and Natalie Wood at the top of their game..


YouTube - ‪Love With The Proper Stranger‬‏


Experiment in Terror, Lee Remick, Glenn Ford and Stepanie Powers and Ross Martin, threatening anonymous phone calls from a kidnapping asthmatic, truly scary.


YouTube - ‪Experiment In Terror (1962)‬‏
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