Friday, February 02, 2007

500 Favorite Films, 101-200: From 1937 into 1944

101-200

101.BREAKFAST FOR TWO(1937-Alfred Santell)
Barbara Stanwyck,Herbert Marshall
102.BULLDOG DRUMMOND’S REVENGE(1937-Louis King)
John Howard,Louise Campbell,John Barrymore
103.CHARLIE CHAN ON BROADWAY(1937-Eugene Forde)
Warner Oland,Keye Luke,Joan Marsh
104.THE FIREFLY(1937-Robert Z.Leonard)
Jeanette MacDonald,Allan Jones
105.FLIGHT FROM GLORY(1937-Lew Landers)
Chester Morris,Whitney Bourne,Van Heflin,Douglas Walton
106.GASPARONE(1937-Georg Jacoby)
Johannes Heesters,Marika Rokk
107.HEIDI(1937-Allan Dwan)
Shirley Temple,Jean Hersholt,Mary Nash,Thomas Beck
108.LA HABANERA(1937-Detlef Sierck{Douglas Sirk})
Zarah Leander,Karl Martell
109.SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS(1937-David Hand) animated
110.THANK YOU MR.MOTO(1937-Norman Foster)
Peter Lorre,Thomas Beck,Jayne Regan,Philip Ahn

111.BORDER G-MAN(1938-David Howard)
George O’Brien,Laraine Johnson(Laraine Day)
112.THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY(1938-Marc Donskoi)
Alyosha Lyarsky,Varvara Massalitinova
113.COWBOY FROM BROOKLYN(1938-Lloyd Bacon)
Dick Powell,Priscilla Lane
114.GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST(1938-Robert Z.Leonard)
Jeanette MacDonald,Nelson Eddy,Walter Pidgeon
115.HAWAIIAN BUCKAROO(1938-Ray Taylor)
Smith Ballew,Evalyn Knapp
116.JEZEBEL(1938-William Wyler)
Bette Davis,Henry Fonda,George Brent,Fay Bainter
117.MARIE ANTOINETTE(1938-W.S.Van Dyke)
Norma Shearer,Tyrone Power,Robert Morley
118.RAWHIDE(1938-Ray Taylor)
Smith Ballew,Lou Gehrig,Evalyn Knapp
119.SWEETHEARTS(1938-W.S.Van Dyke)
Jeanette MacDonald,Nelson Eddy
120.VOLGA - VOLGA(1938-Grigori Aleksandrov)
Lyubov Orlova,Igor Ilyinsky

121.BLONDIE BRINGS UP BABY(1939-Frank Strayer)
Penny Singleton,Arthur Lake,Larry Simms,Jonathan Hale
122.BLONDIE MEETS THE BOSS(1939-Frank Strayer)
Penny Singleton,Arthur Lake,Larry Simms,Jonathan Hale
123.BLONDIE TAKES A VACATION(1939-Frank Strayer)
Penny Singlton,Arthur Lake,Larry Simms,Donald Meek
124.FIRST LOVE(1939-Henry Koster)
Deanna Durbin,Robert Stack,Helen Parrish,Eugene Pallette
125.THE FLYING DEUCES(1939-Edward Sutherland)
Stan Laurel.Oliver Hardy,Jean Parker
126.HALLO JANINE(1939-Carl Boese)
Marika Rokk,Johannes Heesters
127.HONEYMOON IN BALI(1939-Edward H.Griffith)
Madeleine Carroll,Fred MacMurray
128.THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME(1939-William Dieterle)
Charles Laughton,Maureen O’Hara,Cedric Hardwicke,Edmond O’Brien
129.LADY OF THE TROPICS(1939-Jack Conway)
Hedy Lamarr,Robert Taylor
130.MADE FOR EACH OTHER(1939-John Cromwell)
Carole Lombard,James Stewart

131.MAN IN THE IRON MASK(1939-James Whale)
Louis Hayward,Joan Bennett
132.MARSHAL OF MESA CITY)1939-David Howard)
George O’Brien,Virginia Vale,Henry Brandon,Leon Ames
133.THE MIKADO(1939-Victor Schertzinger)
Kenny Baker,Jean Colin,Sydney Granville
134.MYSTERY PLANE(1939-George Waggner)
John Trent,Marjorie Reynolds,Polly Ann Young
135.ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS(1939-Howard Hawks)
Cary Grant,Jean Arthur
136.OVER THE MOON(1939-Thornton Freeland)
Merle Oberon,Rex Harrison,Robert Douglas
137.SECOND FIDDLE(1939-Sidney Lanfield)
Sonja Henie,Tyrone Power,Edna May Oliver
138.SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939-Rowland V.Lee)
Basil Rathbone,Boris Karloff,Lionel Atwill,Bela Lugosi
139.THE APE(1940-William Nigh)
Boris Karloff,Maris Wrixon
140.BRIGHAM YOUNG(1940-Henry Hathaway)
Tyrone Power,Linda Darnell,Dean Jagger

141.THE CARSON CITY KID(1940-Joseph Kane)
Roy Rogers,Pauline Moore,Bob Steele
142.CHARLIE CHAN IN PANAMA(1940-Norman Foster)
Sidney Toler,Victor Sen Yung,Jean Rogers,Mary Nash
143.FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT(1940-Alfred Hitchcock)
Joel McCrea,Laraine Day
144.HUDSON’S BAY(1940-Irving Pichel)
Paul Muni,Gene Tierney,John Sutton
145.I TAKE THIS WOMAN(1940-W.S.Van Dyke)
Hedy Lamarr,Spencer Tracy
146.LA CORONA DI FERRO/THE IRON CROWN(1940-Alessandro Blasetti)
Massimo Girotti,Elisa Cegani
147. LAW AND ORDER(1940-Ray Taylor)
Johnny Mack Brown,Nell O’Day,Fuzzy Knight
148.THE LETTER(1940-William Wyler)
Bette Davis,Herbert Marshall,James Stephenson
149.THE MARK OF ZORRO(1940-Rouben Mamoulian)
Tyrone Power,Linda Darnell
150.SANTA FE TRAIL(1940-Michael Curtiz)
Errol Flynn,Olivia deHavilland,Raymond Massey

151.THE SEA HAWK(1940-Michael Curtiz)
Errol Flynn,Brenda Marshall,Flora Robson
152.STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR(1940-Boris Ingster)
Peter Lorre,John McGuire
153.STRIKE UP THE BAND(1940-Busby Berkeley)
Mickey Rooney,Judy Garland
154.THE THIEF OF BAGDAD(1940-Michael Powell,Tim Whelan & Ludwig Berger)
Conrad Veidt,Sabu,June Duprez,John Justin
155.’TIL WE MEET AGAIN(1940-Edmund Goulding)
Merle Oberon,George Brent,Pat O’Brien
156.TIN PAN ALLEY(1940-Walter Lang)
Alice Faye,John Payne,Jack Oakie,Betty Grable
157.YOU’LL FIND OUT(1940-David Butler)
Kay Kyser,Boris Karloff,Peter Lorre,Bela Lugosi,Helen Parrish,Dennis O’Keefe
158.BILLY THE KID(1941-David Miller)
Robert Taylor,Brian Donlevy, Mary Howard
159.CITIZEN KANE(1941-Orson Welles)
Orson Welles,Joseph Cotten,Dorothy Comingore
160.THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES(1941-Sam Wood)
Jean Arthur,Charles Coburn

161.HIGH SIERRA(1941-Raoul Walsh)
Humphrey Bogart,Ida Lupino,Joan Leslie
162.INVISIBLE GHOST(1941-Joseph H.Lewis)
Bela Lugosi,Polly Ann Young,John McGuire
163.NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK(1941-Edward F.Cline)
W.C.Fields,Gloria Jean
164.SILVER STALLION(1941-Edward Finney)
David Sharpe,LeRoy Mason,Chief Thundercloud
165.SIS HOPKINS(1941-Joseph Santley)
Judy Canova,Bob Crosby,Susan Hayward
166.SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS(1941-Preston Sturges)
Joel McCrea,Veronica Lake
167.SUNNY(1941-Herbert Wilcox)
Anna Neagle,John Carroll,Ray Bolger
168.SUN VALLEY SERENADE(1941-Bruce Humberstone)
Sonja Henie,John Payne,Lynn Bari
169.WEEK-END IN HAVANA(1941-Walter Lang)
Alice Faye,John Payne,Carmen Miranda
170.YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH(1941-Sidney Lanfield)
Fred Astaire,Rita Hayworth

171.ZIEGFELD GIRL(1941-Robert Z.Leonard)
Judy Garland,Lana Turner,Hedy Lamarr
172.ARABIAN NIGHTS(1942-John Rawlins)
Maria Montez,Jon Hall,Sabu
173.CAT PEOPLE(1942-Jacques Tourneur)
Simone Simon,Kent Smith,Jane Randolph
174.DESPERATE JOURNEY(1942-Raoul Walsh)
Errol Flynn,Raymond Massey,Ronald Reagan,Nancy Coleman
175.DIE GROSSE LIEBE(1942-Rolf Hansen)
Zarah Leander,Viktor Staal
176.HALALOS CSOK(1942-Laszlo Kalmar)
Katalin Karady,Istvan Nagy
177.HOLIDAY INN(1942-Mark Sandrich)
Bing Crosby,Fred Astaire,Marjorie Reynolds
178.I MARRIED AN ANGEL(1942-W.S.Van Dyke)
Jeanette MacDonald,Nelson Eddy
179.I MARRIED A WITCH(1942-Rene Clair)
Fredric March,Veronica Lake,Susan Hayward
180.THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS(1942-Orson Welles)
Joseph Cotten,Tim Holt,Anne Baxter,Agnes Moorehead,Dolores Costello,Ray Collins

181.THIS GUN FOR HIRE(1942-Frank Tuttle)
Alan Ladd,Veronica Lake,Robert Preston
182.THE GANG’S ALL HERE(1943-Busby Berkeley)
Alice Faye,Carmen Miranda
183.JITTERBUGS(1943-Malcolm St.Clair)
Stan Laurel,Oliver Hardy,Vivian Blaine
184.LE BARON FANTOME(1943-Serge de Poligny)
Alain Cuny,Gabrielle Dorziat
185.THE LEOPARD MAN(1943-Jacques Tourneur)
Dennis O’Keefe,Jean Brooks,Margo
186. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA(1943-Arthur Lubin)
Nelson Eddy,Claude Rains,Susanna Foster,Edgar Barrier
187.RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE(1943-Lew Landers)
Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescourt,Nina Foch,Miles Mander
188.THE SEVENTH VICTIM(1943-Mark Robson)
Kim Hunter,Jean Brooks,Tom Conway,Hugh Beaumont,Evelyn Brent
189.THE SONG OF BERNADETTE(1943-Henry King)
Jennifer Jones,Charles Bickford,Vincent Price,Gladys Cooper
190.SON OF DRACULA(1943-Robert Siodmak)
Lon Chaney Jr.,Robert Paige,Louise Allbritton,Evelyn Ankers

191.THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS(1943-David Butler)
Dennis Morgan,Joan Leslie,Eddie Cantor,Bette Davis,Errol Flynn,Ann Sheridan
192.ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES(1944-Arthur Lubin)
Maria Montez,Jon Hall,Turhan Bey
193.BLUEBEARD(1944-Edgar Ulmer)
John Carradine,Jean Parker
194.CAN’T HELP SINGING(1944-Frank Ryan)
Deanna Durbin,Robert Paige,Akim Tamiroff
195.A CANTERBURY TALE(1944-Michael Powell)
Dennis Price,Sheila Sims,Eric Portman
196.CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE(1944-Robert Wise & Gunter von Fritsch)
Simone Simon,Ann Carter,Kent Smith,Jane Randolph,Elizabeth Russell,Julia Dean
197.DIE FRAU MEINER TRAUME(1944-Georg Jacoby)
Marika Rokk,Viktor Janson
198.FRENCHMAN’S CREEK(1944-Mitchell Leisen)
Joan Fontaine,Arturo de Cordova
199.HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944-Erle C.Kenton)
Boris Karloff,Lon Chaney Jr.,John Carradine,Anne Gwynne,Lionel Atwill
200.JANE EYRE(1944-Robert Stevenson)
Joan Fontaine,Orson Welles,Peggy Ann Garner

8 comments:

StinkyLulu said...

I've seen 7.

109.SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
159.CITIZEN KANE
169.WEEK-END IN HAVANA
171.ZIEGFELD GIRL
173.CAT PEOPLE
177.HOLIDAY INN
180.THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

Nick Davis said...

13: Still an unlucky number.

109. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
116. Jezebel
117. Marie Antoinette
135. Only Angels Have Wings
143. Foreign Correspondent
148. The Letter
159. Citizen Kane
166. Sullivan's Travels
173. Cat People
180. The Magnificent Ambersons
182. The Gang's All Here
189. The Song of Bernadette
200. Jane Eyre

goatdog said...

18 here:

109. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
116. JEZEBEL
130. MADE FOR EACH OTHER
135. ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS
138. SON OF FRANKENSTEIN
143. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
148. THE LETTER
159. CITIZEN KANE
166. SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
170. YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH
173. CAT PEOPLE
177. HOLIDAY INN
180. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
181. THIS GUN FOR HIRE
182. THE GANG’S ALL HERE
185. THE LEOPARD MAN
190. SON OF DRACULA
199. HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

CanadianKen said...

What a pleasant surprise to see people actually investigating this list! I was initially reluctant to even post it as it's so - well - idiosyncratic. And much of it's what you might call culturally downmarket. Anyway, thanks Brian for putting up the stinkylulu signpost.
Reading the responses, I got a real buzz thinking about the treats so many of you have in store. Of course, there are plenty of titles here I'd be hard pressed to defend logically. They're just too tied up with my own particular (peculiar?) tastes. "Do Not Disturb" (fluff - but Doris at the height of her Dayness) and the Dereks' "Tarzan the Ape Man" (widely reviled - but I found it an unexpectedly sweet take on the jungle legend). In the 90's a friend turned me on to the odd, compelling little world of Bob Steele westerns 1930-35. And I've been hooked ever since. But to many they may prove just an indigestible stew of crabgrass and cost-cutting. As for Euro-peplum, well proceed at your own risk. You may find yourself fighting bad dubbing and tinpot production values only to find there's nothing else there for you. But I think there's gold to be sifted in them - or at least what's gold to me. Bottom line. If I have to choose between Ettore Manni and Dustin Hoffman - or Moira Orfei and Scarlett Johannson, it's going to be "Viva Italia!" every time.
But there's also tons of stuff here I feel very very safe in recommending:
From 1-100
Anyone who hasn't seen "The Crowd" - you're gonna love it, trust me. And I believe it's due out on DVD this year. I can also give a wholehearted nod to "The Patsy". It captures Marion Davies at her irrepressible best. With Marie Dressler in snappy form too. Not on DVD, unfortunately. But watch for it. If you can, check out "A Girl's Folly". Grapevine Video has a pretty complete version (I think). It's a wonderful film - and you'll see why the nearly forgotten Doris Kenyon deserves a place among the great silent ladies. (She's also good in talkies, a stunning scene-stealer as John Barrymore's
chic, acerbic wife in "Counsellor at Law"). You haven't really seen "Intolerance" till you've watched the 1989 Thames Television edit with Carl Davis' sensational score. Davis turned out to be Griffith's ideal collaborator on the project - seventy years or so after the fact. Sadly not on DVD - but there was a VHS version available in the 90's. I like all of "The Mysterious Lady". But the first 30 minutes are are jaw-droppingly romantic. Garbo looks ravishing - and lives up to all the superlatives that have been heaped on her. It's on the Garbo Silents DVD set. But I prefer the earlier VHS version. the DVD features some commendable visual restoration - but lacks the video version's beautiful tints and swoon-inducing musical score.

CanadianKen said...
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CanadianKen said...

101-200
I feel pretty secure no one will be disappointed with
(1) the hushed and hypnotic "Stranger on the Third Floor" with should-have-been star John McGuire.
(2) William Dieterle's massive"Hunchback of Notre Dame". (3)"The Devil and Miss Jones" -Jean Arthur's finest hour - which is saying something.
(4)"I Married a Witch", with director Rene Clair conjuring up an atmosphere that's sinister and frothy all at once
(5)It seems no one's seen "The Seventh Victim". I'm surprised. Rent or buy it right away. You're in for a fantastic treat. Amazing it even got released in '43. And prepare to be blown away by Jean Brooks, a cult favorite who should have had a huge career.
(6) And if you've seen "Cat People" don't forget to check out the subsequent "Curse of the Cat People" - among other things, a feast for actressexuals.

Erin said...

21 for me:
107.HEIDI
109.SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
128.THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
135.ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS
143.FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
149.THE MARK OF ZORRO
151.THE SEA HAWK
153.STRIKE UP THE BAND
156.TIN PAN ALLEY
159.CITIZEN KANE
160.THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES
168.SUN VALLEY SERNADE
169.WEEK-END IN HAVANA
170.YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH
171.ZIEGFELD GIRL
177.HOLIDAY INN
179.I MARRIED A WITCH
182.THE GANG’S ALL HERE
189.THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
191.THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
196.CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE

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