Friday, February 02, 2007

500 Favorite Films, 201-300: From 1944 into 1953

201-300

201.THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS(1944-Jean Negulesco)
Sydney Greenstreet,Peter Lorre
202.MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS(1944-Vincente Minnelli)
Judy Garland,Margaret O’Brien
203.SONG OF NEVADA(1944-Joseph Kane)
Roy Rogers,Dale Evans
204.THE SPIDER WOMAN(1944-Roy William Neill)
Basil Rathbone,Nigel Bruce,Gale Sondergaard
205.TOGETHER AGAIN(1944-Charles Vidor)
Irene Dunne,Charles Boyer
206.THE BULLFIGHTERS(1945-Malcolm st.Clair)
Stan Laurel,Oliver Hardy,Richard Lane
207.THE GREAT FLAMARION(1945-Anthony Mann)
Erich von Stroheim,Mary Beth Hughes
208.HANGOVER SQUARE(1945-John Brahm)
Laird Cregar,Linda Darnell,George Sanders
209.LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN(1945-John M.Stahl)
Gene Tierney,Cornel WildeJeanne Crain
210.THE SPANISH MAIN(1945-Frank Borzage)
Maureen O’Hara,Paul Henreid,Walter Slezak

211.STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP(1945-Frank Wisbar)
Rosemary La Planche,Blake Edwards
212.SUDAN(1945-John Rawlins)
Maria Montez,Jon Hall,Turhan Bey
213.THRILL OF A ROMANCE(1945-Richard Thorpe)
Esther Williams,Van Johnson
214.THE WICKED LADY(1945-Leslie Arliss)
Margaret Lockwood,James Mason,Patricia Roc,Griffith Jones,Michael Rennie
215.ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY(1945-Gordon Douglas)
Wally Brown,Alan Carney,Bela Lugosi,Anne Jeffreys
216.CENTENNIAL SUMMER(1946-Otto Preminger)
Jeanne Crain,Linda Darnell,Cornel Wilde,Constance Bennett,Walter Brennan
217.GILDA(1946-Charles Vidor)
Rita Hayworth,Glenn Ford,George Macready
218.HUMORESQUE(1946-Jean Negulesco)
Joan Crawford,John Garfield
219.LA BELLE ET LA BETE/BEAUTY AND THE BEAST(1946-Jean Cocteau)
Jean Marais,Josette Day
220.OF HUMAN BONDAGE(1946-Edmund Goulding)
Paul Henreid,Eleanor Parker

221.THE RAZOR’S EDGE(1946-Edmund Goulding)
Tyrone Power,Gene Tierney,Anne Baxter,Clifton Webb,John Payne,Lucile Watson
222.SUSPENSE(1946-Frank Tuttle)
Belita,Barry Sullivan,Albert Dekker,Eugene Pallette
223.ZIEGFELD FOLLIES(1946-Vincente Minnelli)
Fred Astaire,Lucille Bremer,Judy Garland,Kathryn Grayson,Gene Kelly
224.CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE(1947-Henry King)
Tyrone Power,Jean Peters,Cesar Romero
225.THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE(1947-Felix Feist)
Lawrence Tierney,Ted North,Nan Leslie
226.THE EXILE(1947-Max Ophuls)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr,Maria Montez
227.THE FOXES OF HARROW(1947-John M.Stahl)
Rex Harrison,Maureen O’Hara
228.GERMANIA ANNO ZERO/GERMANY YEAR ZERO(1947-Roberto Rossellini)
Edmund Meschke,Ingetraud Hinz
229.THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR(1947-Joseph L.Mankiewicz)
Gene Tierney,Rex Harrison,George Sanders,Natalie Wood
230.MY WILD IRISH ROSE(1947-David Butler)
Dennis Morgan,Arlene Dahl

231.NORTHWEST OUTPOST(1947-Allan Dwan)
Nelson Eddy,Ilona Massey,Hugo Haas
232.THE PARADINE CASE(1947-Alfred Hitchcock)
Gregory Peck,Alida Valli,Charles Laughton,Charles Coburn,Louis Jourdan
233.THIS TIME FOR KEEPS(1947-Richard Thorpe)
Esther Williams,Johnnie Johnston
234.ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948-Charles Barton)
Bud Abbott.Lou Costello,Bela Lugosi,Lon Chaney Jr.,Lenore Aubert,Jane Randolph
235.BLANCHE FURY(1948-Marc Allegret)
Valerie Hobson,Stewart Granger
236.CHANDRALEKHA(1948-S.S.Vasan)
T.R. Rajkumari,Ranjan
237.FABIOLA(1948-Alessandro Blasetti)
Michele Morgan,Henri Vidal,Massimo Girotti
238.THE KISSING BANDIT(1948-Laslo Benedek)
Frank Sinatra,Kathryn Grayson
239.THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI(1948-Orson Welles)
Rita Hayworth,Orson Welles,Everett Sloane,Glenn Anders
240.MACBETH(1948-Orson Welles)
Orson Welles,Jeanette Nolan,Dan O’Herlihy,Edgar Barrier

241.MIRANDA(1948-Ken Annakin)
Glynis Johns,Griffith Jones,Googie Withers,Margaret Rutherford
242.MYSTERY IN MEXICO(1948-Robert Wise)
William Lundigan,Jacqueline White
243.THE PIRATE(1948-Vincente Minnelli)
Judy Garland,Gene Kelly,Walter Slezak
244.PITFALL(1948-Andre De Toth)
Dick Powell,Lizabeth Scott,Jane Wyatt,Raymond Burr
245.THE RED SHOES(1948-Michael Powell)
Anton Walbrook,Moira Shearer,Marius Goring
246.SIREN OF ATLANTIS(1948-Greg C.Tallas)
Maria Montez,Jean Pierre Aumont,Dennis O’Keefe
247.THREE DARING DAUGHTERS(1948-Fred M.Wilcox)
Jeanette MacDonald,Jane Powell,Jose Iturbi,Edward Arnold
248.UNDER CALIFORNIA STARS(1948-William Witney)
Roy Rogers,Jane Frazee,Michael Chapin
249.ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER(1949-Charles Barton)
Bud Abbott,Lou Costello,Boris Karloff,Lenore Aubert
250.ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN(1949-Vincent Sherman)
Errol Flynn,Viveca Lindfors,Robert Douglas,Alan Hale

251.BEYOND THE FOREST(1949-King Vidor)
Bette Davis,Joseph Cotten,David Brian
252.BLACK MAGIC(1949-Gregory Ratoff)
Orson Welles,Nancy Guild,Frank Latimore
253.THE BLUE LAGOON(1949-Frank Launder)
Jean Simmons,Donald Houston
254.BORDER INCIDENT(1949-Anthony Mann)
George Murphy,Ricardo Montalban, James Mitchell,Howard Da Silva
255.GRAND CANYON(1949-Paul Landres)
Richard Arlen,Mary Beth Hughes
256.GUN CRAZY(1949-Joseph H.Lewis)
Peggy Cummins,John Dall
257.MY DREAM IS YOURS(1949-Michael Curtiz)
Doris Day,Jack Carson,Lee Bowman,Eve Arden,S.Z.Sakall
258.PRINCE OF FOXES(1949-Henry King)
Tyrone Power,Orson Welles,Wanda Hendrix
259.THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER(1949-Anthony Pelissier)
Valerie Hobson,John Howard Davies,John Mills
260.STRAY DOG(1949-Akira Kurosawa)
Toshiro Mifune,Takashi Shimura

261.STROMBOLI(1949-Roberto Rossellini)
Ingrid Bergman,Mario Vitale
262.TOO LATE FOR TEARS(1949-Byron Haskin)
Lizabeth Scott,Don DeFore,Dan Duryea
263.CAGED(1950-John Cromwell)
Eleanor Parker,Hope Emerson,Agnes Moorehead,Lee Patrick,Jan Sterling
264.THE FORTUNES OF CAPTAIN BLOOD(1950-Gordon Douglas)
Louis Hayward,Patricia Medina,Dona Drake,Lowell Gilmore
265.THE FURIES(1950-Anthony Mann)
Barbara Stanwyck,Walter Huston,Wendell Corey
266,LUCI DEL VARIETA/VARIETY LIGHTS(1950-Federico Fellini & Alberto Lattuada)
Carla Del Poggio,Peppino De Filippo,Giulieta Masina
267.PAGAN LOVE SONG(1950-Robert Alton)
Esther Williams,Howard Keel
268.PANIC IN THE STREETS(1950-Elia Kazan)
Richard Widmark,Paul Douglas,Jack Palance,Zero Mostel,Barbara Bel Geddes
269.RASHOMON(1950-Akira Kurosawa)
Toshiro Mifune,Machiko Kyo,Masayuki Mori
270.ROCKETSHIP X-M(1950-Kurt Neumann)
Lloyd Bridges,Osa Massen,John Emery,Hugh O’Brian

271.STORM WARNING(1950-Stuart Heisler)
Ginger Rogers,Ronald Reagan,Doris Day
272.THREE LITTLE WORDS(1950-Richard Thorpe)
Fred Astaire,Red Skelton,Vera-Ellen,Arlene Dahl
273.TREASURE ISLAND(1950-Byron Haskin)
Bobby Driscoll,Robert Newton
274.WHERE DANGER LIVES(1950-John Farrow)
Robert Mitchum,Faith Domergue
275.WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS(1950-Otto Preminger)
Dana Andrews,Gene Tierney,Gary Merrill,Tom Tully
276.ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN(1951-Charles Lamont)
Bud Abbott,Lou Costello,Arthur Franz,Nancy Guild,Adele Jergens
277.AN AMERICAN IN PARIS(1951-Vincente Minnelli)
Gene Kelly,Leslie Caron,Georges Guetary,Oscar Levant,Nina Foch
278.BADAL(1951-Amiya Chakrabarty)
Premnath,Madhubala
279.THE FLAME OF ARABY(1951-Charles Lamont)
Maureen O’Hara,Jeff Chandler
280.HONG KONG(1951-Lewis R.Foster)
Ronald Reagan,Rhonda Fleming

281.MARK OF THE RENEGADE(1951-Hugo Fregonese)
Ricardo Montalban,Cyd Charisse
282.RICH YOUNG AND PRETTY(1951-Norman Taurog)
Jane Powell,Danielle Darrieux,Wendell Corey,Vic Damone,Fernando Lamas
283.SHOW BOAT(1951-George Sidney)
Kathryn Grayson,Howard Keel,Ava Gardner
284.WESTWARD THE WOMEN(1951-William Wellman)
Robert Taylor,Denise Darcel
285.AARON SLICK FROM PUNKIN CRICK(1951-Claude Binyon)
Dinah Shore,Alan Young,Robert Nerrill,Adele Jergens,Minerva Urecal
286.THE BELLE OF NEW YORK(1952-Charles Walters)
Fred Astaire,Vera-Ellen
287.CUBA CABANA(1952-Fritz Peter Buch)
Zarah Leander,O.W.Fischer
288.THE DEVIL MAKES THREE(1952-Andrew Marton)
Gene Kelly,Pier Angeli,Claus Clausen
289.DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK(1952-Roy Ward Baker)
Richard Widmark,Marilyn Monroe,Anne Bancroft
290.LA REGINA DI SABA/THE QUEEN OF SHEBA(1952-Pietro Francisci)
Leonora Ruffo,Gino Leurini,Gino Cervi

291.THE MERRY WIDOW(1952-Curtis Bernhardt)
Lana Turner,Fernando Lamas
292.OTHELLO(1952-Orson Welles)
Orson Welles,Michael MacLiammoir,Suzanne Cloutier
293.RED PLANET MARS(1952-Harry Horner)
Peter Graves,Andrea King,Marvin Miller
294.SCARAMOUCHE(1952-George Sidney)
Stewart Granger,Eleanor Parker,Janet Leigh,Mel Ferrer
295.WAY OF A GAUCHO(1952-Hugo Fregonese)
Rory Calhoun,Gene Tierney,Richard Boone
296.ABBOTT & COSTELLO GO TO MARS(1953-Charles Lamont)
Bud Abbott,Lou Costello,Mari Blanchard,Robert Paige,Martha Hyer
297.THE BAND WAGON(1953-Vincente Minnelli)
Fred Astaire,Cyd Charisse,Jack Buchanan
298.BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF(1953-Robert D.Webb)
Robert Wagner,Terry Moore,Gilbert Roland,Richard Boone,Peter Graves
299.A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER(1953-Andrew L.Stone)
Joseph Cotten,Jean Peters
300.CALAMITY JANE(1953-David Butler)
Doris Day,Howard Keel,Allyn Ann Mclerie,Philip Carey,Dick Wesson

8 comments:

StinkyLulu said...

I've seen 10.

202.MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
217.GILDA
223.ZIEGFELD FOLLIES
240.MACBETH
245.THE RED SHOES
254.BORDER INCIDENT
267.PAGAN LOVE SONG
269.RASHOMON
277.AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
283.SHOW BOAT

goatdog said...

22 here:

201. THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS
204. THE SPIDER WOMAN
209. LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN
215. ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY
217. GILDA
219. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
220. OF HUMAN BONDAGE
221.THE RAZOR’S EDGE
225. THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE
234. ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
239. THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI
243. THE PIRATE
245. THE RED SHOES
254. BORDER INCIDENT
256. GUN CRAZY
260. STRAY DOG
265. THE FURIES
268. PANIC IN THE STREETS
269. RASHOMON
275. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS
277. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
289. DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK

I absolutely love your lists--they're so quirky and personal. I'm especially glad to see The Spider Woman, The Devil Thumbs a Ride, and Border Incident on this one.

Erin said...

I've seen 21.

202.MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
210.THE SPANISH MAIN
217.GILDA
219.LA BELLE ET LA BETE/BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
223.ZIEGFELD FOLLIES
229.THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
234.ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
238.THE KISSING BANDIT
243.THE PIRATE
247.THREE DARING DAUGHTERS
253.THE BLUE LAGOON
257.MY DREAM IS YOURS
263.CAGED
276.ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN
279.THE FLAME OF ARABY
283.SHOW BOAT
284.WESTWARD THE WOMEN
286.THE BELLE OF NEW YORK
296.ABBOTT & COSTELLO GO TO MARS
297.THE BAND WAGON
300.CALAMITY JANE

CanadianKen said...

"Gun Crazy"'s essential. So's Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast". I generally like stories about obsessive love and Alida Valli's a mesmerizing object of same in Hitchcock's undervalued "Paradine Case". I'd have preferred Olivier in Peck's role but everyone else is splendid. Women's prison pic cum laude "Caged" is vital viewing for all lovers of great actressing. And it's supposededly due on DVD this year. Finally, I defy anyone to resist the combined forces of Gene Tierney,Joseph L.Mankiewicz, Bernard Herrmann and the 20th Century Fox art and cinematography departments all in spectacular high 40's form - in other words, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir."

Vertigo's Psycho said...

Thanks for the great list. If my count is right, I've seen 33.

Love you mentioned The Rocking Horse Winner- anyone who hasn't seen this remarkable film should do so, right now (I think Valerie Hobson's perfection in it).

I recently saw Storm Warning for the first time and was fairly blown away, especially by the under-ratedwork of Steve Cochran.

I saw The Red Shoes listed, and I'm curious to know if you've also seen Powell and Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffman? It's uneven, but one segment featuring Moira Shearer as a wind-up doll is brilliant, and Shearer's look and her dancing are breathtaking to watch (you start to believe she really is that doll).

I think I've seen all of the Esther Williams titles listed. Definitely one-of-a-kind films. There should be a box set out this year, if Warner stays true to it's word. Hope they talked to the lady herself for the DVDs.

Finally, where-oh-where are Caged and Beyond the Forest on DVD? My life just isn't complete without having the opportunity to hear jailbird Jan Sterling whine "Hey, I got news for ya" or Bette Davis sigh "what a dump" at any given moment of the day.

CanadianKen said...

To Vertigo's Psycho: Re "Tales of Hoffman". I tried to watch it some years back and bailed out. Found it too unremittingly high-brow for my tastes. I'm not big on omnibus style films to begin with. And, of course, its predecessor "The Red Shoes" had such a feverishly involving storyline. But on the strength of your remarks, I rented it again this week. Still have some of the same reservations. Its airlessness is often suffocating - like being trapped in a lavishly appointed coffin. But, you're right, it does have much to recommend it. The color's beyond rich, the decor (though frequently too stylized and stagey for my tastes) is fascinating. And Moira Shearer's memorable - with her star quality and breathtaking automoton dance. What's more, I finally see why producers thought they could make a movie star out of Ludmilla Tcherina. She's quite the lush Technicolor vision in the "Giulietta" sequence. Cut from the same shimmering cloth as Sarita Montiel with dashes of Hedy Lamarr and Dolores del Rio. And together she and Robert Helpmann communicate an arresting vampiric intensity. It's the segment I've rewatched most this week. Thanks for the nudge.

CanadianKen said...

To Vertigo's Psycho: Re "Tales of Hoffman". I tried to watch it some years back and bailed out. Found it too unremittingly high-brow for my tastes. I'm not big on omnibus style films to begin with. And, of course, its predecessor "The Red Shoes" had such a feverishly involving storyline. But on the strength of your remarks, I rented it again this week. Still have some of the same reservations. Its airlessness is often suffocating - like being trapped in a lavishly appointed coffin. But, you're right, it does have much to recommend it. The color's beyond rich, the decor (though frequently too stylized and stagey for my tastes) is fascinating. And Moira Shearer's memorable - with her star quality and breathtaking automoton dance. What's more, I finally see why producers thought they could make a movie star out of Ludmilla Tcherina. She's quite the lush Technicolor vision in the "Giulietta" sequence. Cut from the same shimmering cloth as Sarita Montiel with dashes of Hedy Lamarr and Dolores del Rio. And together she and Robert Helpmann communicate an arresting vampiric intensity. It's the segment I've rewatched most this week. Thanks for the nudge.

Vertigo's Psycho said...

Glad you gave it another look, Ken. I recommended it based primarily on the Shearer segment- I agree there are flaws in the film and that much of it is deliberately "arty," but Shearer's fabulous dancing amid those vibrant colors outweigh the negatives for me- she's truly something to see in it, and the doll story must certainly be the best-paced and most well-directed portion of the film.