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 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

It was a HUGE year for cinema:

1. Ninotchka
2. Golden Boy
3. Gone With The Wind
4. Rules of the Game
5. Wuthering Heights
6. Stagecoach
7. The Women
8. The Roaring Twenties
9. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
10. Babes on Broadway

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • LA FIN DU JOUR
  • THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
  • LE JOUR SE LEVE
  • MIDNIGHT
  • NINOTCHKA
  • OF MICE AND MEN
  • THE ROARING TWENTIES
  • THE RULES OF THE GAME
  • STAGECOACH
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ


    Edit: I'm switching THE ROARING TWENTIES for ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS. Not that there's anything wrong with with ANGELS but Cagney, Bogart, Walsh and gangsters... can't top that!

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     Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 7:39 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    My 5 favourite films of 1939, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Hawks' ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, are :

    DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK
    LA FIN DU JOUR
    PIEGES
    THE SPY IN BLACK
    YOUNG MR. LINCOLN

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 7:48 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    One of the two or three films starring Maurice Chevalier I actually can stand ! And it's a fantastic one, kind of murder mystery movie directed by Siodmak.

    And even though it's two times too many, Chevalier sings only two times in it !



     
     
     Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 8:09 AM   
     By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

    AKA Hollywood's golden year, nine films & a serial:

    Stagecoach
    The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
    Dodge City
    Marx Brothers At The Circus
    Beau Geste
    The Four Feathers
    The Man In The Iron Mask
    Only Angels Have Wings
    The Son Of Frankenstein
    Zorro's Fighting Leagion

     
     Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 11:09 PM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

    I winnowed it down to ten per the OP's thread title (and it wasn't easy), but here's the whole megillah.

    1939

  • BEAU GESTE
  • THE CAT & THE CANARY
  • DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
  • EACH DAWN I DIE
  • LA FIN DU JOUR
  • GOLDEN BOY
  • THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
  • LE JOUR SE LEVE
  • THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
  • OF MICE AND MEN
  • MIDNIGHT
  • NINOTCHKA
  • ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS
  • THE ROARING TWENTIES
  • THE RULES OF THE GAME
  • THE SPY IN BLACK
  • STAGECOACH
  • YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN
  • YOUNG MR. LINCOLN
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ
  • THE WOMEN


    Need to see:
    Bel Ami
    La charrette fantôme
    Le dernier tournant
    Fric-Frac
    On the Night of the Fire
    Pièges
    Sans lendemain

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     Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 11:32 PM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

    One of the two or three films starring Maurice Chevalier I actually can stand ! And it's a fantastic one, kind of murder mystery movie directed by Siodmak.

    And even though it's two times too many, Chevalier sings only two times in it !



    Hardly a ringing endorsement and yet it ends up in your top five! Erich von Stroheim, Marie Dea, Pierre Renoir, and Maurice Chevalier(!) - this is a film I would very much like to see.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 13, 2014 - 2:02 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    Hardly a ringing endorsement and yet it ends up in your top five!

    So you can imagine how great it must be ! smile


    Erich von Stroheim, Marie Dea, Pierre Renoir, and Maurice Chevalier(!) - this is a film I would very much like to see.

    Gaumont has released it in France on its "On Demand Collection" with some french subtitles for the hearing impair.

    But let's hope for a proper Criterion treatment. wink

     
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