Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Classic Cinema 2009: The list

As the close of 2009 quickly approaches and I look out across the blogsphere, I have noticed that making a list seems to be de rigueur. So, I thought I would reveal a list of my own. It's been my goal to watch all available films from 1930 to 1949- the best years, in my opinion, of classic cinema. A few months ago I compiled a list of all the major (and some minor) movie studios there were from the beginning of Hollywood cinema and then I went through their lists of movies produced to pick out what I had seen. Thus, the list contains the earliest movie I have seen right up to the last 1949 film I watched. Most of of which were viewed just this year for my blog journal. Looking at this compilation has proven one thing to me, I'm wonky for classics.

1. A Dog’s Life (1918)
2. Shoulder Arms (1918)
3. The Ace of Hearts (1921)
4. The Pilgrim (1923)
5. La Boheme (1926)
6. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
7. Marianne (1929)
8. The Godless Girl (1929)
9. Their Own Desire (1929)
10. The Locked Door (1929)
11. Not So Dumb (1930)
12. The Divorcee (1930)
13. Our Blushing Brides (1930)
14. Ladies of Leisure (1930)
15. The Sins of the Children (1930)
16. The Cheat (1931)
17. The Miracle Woman (1931)
18. Strangers May Kiss (1931)
19. Sporting Blood (1931)
20. Monkey Business (1931)
21. The Public Enemy (1931)
22. Merrily We Go To Hell (1931)
23. The Cheat (1931)
24. Mata Hari (1931)
25. Faithless (1932)
26. Freaks (1932)
27. American Madness (1932)
28. Three Wise Girls (1932)
29. A Farewell to Arms (1932)
30. Blondie of the Follies (1932)
31. Red Dust (1932)
32. Payment Deferred (1932)
33. Merrily We Go To Hell (1932)
34. Frisco Jenny (1932)
35. Trouble In Paradise (1932)
36. Red Dust (1932)
37. Grand Hotel (1932)
38. Midnight Mary (1932)
39. Big City Blues (1932)
40. The Crash (1932)
41. The Sign of the Cross (1932)
42. When Ladies Meet (1933)
43. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
44. Ekstase (1933)
45. Ann Carver’s Profession (1933)
46. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
47. Hold Your Man (1933)
48. Our Betters (1933)
49. Double Harness (1933)
50. Morning Glory (1933)
51. Little Women (1933)
52. Midnight Mary (1933)
53. Dinner at Eight (1933)
54. Penthouse (1933)
55. Bombshell (1933)
56. A Man’s Castle (1933)
57. Dancing Lady (1933)
58. Footlight Parade (1933)
59. Riptide (1934)
60. It Happened One Night (1934)
61. Twentieth Century (1934)
62. The Westerner (1934)
63. He Was Her Man (1934)
64. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
65. The Thin Man (1934)
66. We Live Again (1934)
67. Operator 13 (1934)
68. The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
69. Hide-Out (1934)
70. Forsaking All Others (1934)
71. Of Human Bondage (1934)
72. Fashions of 1934 (1934)
73. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
74. If Only You Could Cook (1935)
75. Alice Adams (1935)
76. Bordertown (1935)
77. Anna Karenina (1935)
78. The 39 Steps (1935)
79. Roberta (1935)
80. A Night at the Opera (1935)
81. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
82. Alice Adams (1935)
83. Anthony Adverse (1936)
84. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
85. Libeled Lady (1936)
86. Anthony Adverse (1936)
87. Bullets Or Ballots (1936)
88. Camille (1936)
89. After the Thin Man (1936)
90. Come and Get It (1936)
91. Craig’s Wife (1936)
92. Mary of Scotland (1936)
93. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
94. The Awful Truth (1937)
95. Topper (1937)
96. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
97. Personal Property (1937)
98. Night Must Fall (1937)
99. Dead End (1937)
100. A Star Is Born (1937)
101. Nothing Sacred (1937)
102. Stage Door (1937)
103. There’s Always a Woman (1938)
104. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
105. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
106. Boys Town (1938)
107. Having Wonderful Time (1938)
108. Vivacious Lady (1938)
109. There Goes My Heart (1938)
110. Holiday (1938)
111. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
112. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
113. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
114. Oklahoma Kid (1939)
115. Golden Boy (1939)
116. The Rains Came (1939)
117. Off the Record (1939)
118. Stagecoach (1939)
119. Idiot's Delight (1939)
120. Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)
121. Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)
122. It's a Wonderful World (1939)
123. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
124. The Women (1939)
125. Dark Victory (1939)
126. The Return of Dr. X (1939)
127. Five Came Back (1939)
128. Another Thin Man (1939)
129. The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
130. Gone with the Wind (1939)
131. The Old Maid (1939)
132. Foreign Correspondent (1940)
133. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
134. The Westerner (1940)
135. Turnabout (1940)
136. The Great Dictator (1940)
137. Rebecca (1940)
138. Fantasia (1940)
139. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
140. My Favorite Wife (1940)
141. His Girl Friday (1940)
142. I Love You Again (1940)
143. The Letter (1940)
144. Torrid Zone (1940)
145. Lady with Red Hair (1940)
146. Shop Around the Corner (1940)
147. The Bank Dick (1940)
148. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
149. Meet John Dow (1941)
150. Two Faced Woman (1941)
151. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
152. Citizen Kane (1941)
153. Weekend for Three (1941)
154. Suspicion (1941)
155. The Lady Eve (1941)
156. Rage in Heaven (1941)
157. A Woman's Face (1941)
158. A Bedtime Story (1941)
159. Mrs. Parkington (1941)
160. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
161. Sergeant York (1941)
162. Ball of Fire (1941)
163. Three Girls About Town (1941)
164. The Little Foxes (1941)
165. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941)
166. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
167. The Great Lie (1941)
168. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
169. Casablanca (1942)
170. Now, Voyager (1942)
171. Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
172. The Fleet’s In (1942)
173. Woman of the Year (1942)
174. Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
175. Reunion in France (1942)
176. The Gay Sisters (1942)
177. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
178. Holiday Inn (1942)
179. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
180. In This Our Life (1942)
181. Old Acquaintance (1943)
182. Mr. Lucky (1943)
183. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
184. Gaslight (1944)
185. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
186. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
187. Blonde Fever (1944)
188. National Velvet (1944)
189. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)
190. Double Indemnity (1944)
191. Casanova Brown (1944)
192. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
193. Mr. Skeffington (1944)
194. Conflict (1945)
195. She Wouldn’t Say Yes (1945)
196. The Body Snatcher (1945)
197. Escape in the Fog (1945)
198. Mildred Pierce (1945)
199. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
200. The Spiral Staircase (1945)
201. They Were Expendable (1945)
202. The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
203. The Yearling (1946)
204. Undercurrent (1946)
205. Brief Encounter (1946)
206. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
207. Deception (1946)
208. Strange Woman (1946)
209. My Reputation (1946)
210. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
211. Out of the Past (1947)
212. Lady in the Lake (1947)
213. Always Together (1947)
214. Song of the Thin Man (1947)
215. The Unsuspected (1947)
216. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
217. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
218. Out of the Past (1947)
219. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
220. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
221. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
222. Possessed (1947)
223. Rope (1948)
224. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
225. I Remember Mama (1948)
226. The Time of Your Life (1948)
227. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
228. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
229. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
230. Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
231. White Heat (1949)
232. The Passionate Friends (1949)
233. Little Women (1949)
234. A Woman’s Secret (1949)
235. The Stratton Story (1949)
236. Tell It to the Judge (1949)
237. The Heiress (1949)


Ya got any favorites up in here?

1 comment:

  1. Half of those are my favourites!! I Love this list!

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