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Haha here we go, further back in time.<br><br>
Considering the thirties were the first decades of the talkies, an astonishing number of wonderful movies came out during the period, the so-called Golden Era of Movies, during which Clark Gable and Myrna Loy were voted by film fans as the King and Queen of Hollywood, respectively.<br><br>
The Universal horror films to start:<br><br>
Dracula<br>
Frankenstein<br>
Bride of Frankenstein<br>
Son of Frankenstein<br>
The Wolf Man<br>
The Mummy<br>
The Invisible Man<br>
King Kong<br><br>
We move on to The Marx Brothers, their best films, IMO:<br><br>
Horsefeathers<br>
Duck Soup<br>
Monkey Business<br>
A Night at the Opera<br>
A Day at the Races<br><br>
and:<br>
Gone With the Wind<br>
The Wizard of Oz<br>
Dinner at Eight<br>
Bringing Up Baby<br>
42nd Street<br>
The Thin Man<br>
Topper<br>
Mutiny on the Bounty<br>
Captains Courageous<br>
Jezebel<br><br>
...and that's just for starters. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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This thread needs to be closed. Amy named all the good ones!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I definitely agree with all those Universal horror films. Have you seen the DVD box sets Universal released a few years ago? Fantastic stuff. Each set contains the entire sequence of movies from each franchise. So you can watch the first Mummy, which is a masterpiece, then see how it gets progressively butchered with each sequel.<br><br>
And the Marx Brothers movies, but <b>Duck Soup</b> is the only one I will watch all the way through without fast forwarding through the music sequences.<br><br><b>Make Way for Tomorrow</b> - A somewhat forgotten film directed by Leo McCarey, who also did Duck Soup. A surprisingly emotional movie about a senior couple who has been together for 50 years and lived a simple life only to find out their home has been foreclosed on. None of their adult children can take the both of them in, so each ends up with a a different couple and they rarely see each other. And meanwhile, their children resent having to take them in. Great movie.<br><br><b>Fury</b> - Fritz Lang directs Spencer Tracy as a man who attempts to take revenge on an entire town after they attempt to lynch him after a case of mistaken identity.<br><br>
But for me the high point of the 1930s is <b>THE THREE STOOGES</b>. Over 50 shorts, all with Curly.... the greatest comedian of the 20th century.
 

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This thread needs to be closed. Amy named all the good ones!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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I know!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Nah, I'm sure I missed quite a few.<br><br>
For example, speaking of Fritz Lang, he also directed the German movie "M" from 1931 with Peter Lorre in his first starring role. It's very intense - highly recommended.<br><br>
The Informer with Victor McLagen<br>
Stagecoach with John Wayne<br>
The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Charles Laughton<br>
The Grapes of Wrath with Henry Fonda<br><br>
And three from Laurel and Hardy:<br>
Babes in Toyland<br>
Bohemian Girl<br>
The Flying Deuces
 

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Oh, and now I'm thinking of the guy who gave his name to the term "Capraesque", Frank Capra. Someone else list his films from the thirties, please, I have to go to work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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