**Updated to add the Musicals**
Thank you to Book Cupidity for starting this. I love old movies! Want to join in? Check below for the instructions.
Let's list favorite old (or older) movies. the list can be long or short, with a narrative or no, anything goes. The parameters is that it has to have been made prior to 1980, I sort of arbitrarily picked this number, and sort of didn't -- for the young whippersnappers, Star Wars is the equivalent to some of our black and white favs. Plus, I think cinema in the 80's had a different feel.
So, tell me some of your favorites! Maybe we will discover new great flicks and new friends. Let's tag the post so that we can search it over the weekend - "Fav old movies'. I will also use the tag 'BL Round Robin"
I read through the other posts and am not including anything that I saw already listed. I chose based on how much fun I've had watching these movies with family members.
7 Family Favorite Classics
- 40 lbs of Trouble (1962) - Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, and Suzanne Pleshette
- Houseboat (1958) - Cary Grant & Sophia Loren
- How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) - Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall
- The Lady Is Willing (1942) - Marlene Dietrich & Fred MacMurray
- Love in the Afternoon (1957) - Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, and Maurice Chevalier
- Midnight (1939) - Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and John Barrymore
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - James Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Claude Rains
- You Can't Take it With You (1938) - Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Lionel Barrymore
I would love to do an equal number of Musicals, but I have to go to bed. So this will have to suffice.
So here they are. Again, I'm not including any that I noticed on someone else's list. And again, these are based on the ones my family enjoyed most. There are a couple more, since fewer of my selections were already taken.
9 Family Favorite Classics
- Annie (1982) - Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, and Carol Burnett [This is my cheat, obviously]
- Bells Are Ringing (1962) - Judy Holliday and Dean Martin
- Guys and Dolls (1955) - Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine
- Harvey Girls (1946) - Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and more
- High Society (1956) - Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Celeste Holm
- Music Man (1962) - Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett
- Silk Stockings (1957) - Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse
- Singing in the Rain (1952) - Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
- Slipper and the Rose (1976) - Richard Chamberlain and Gemma Craven
And I want to acknowledge how blessed I was to have a family that joined me in my love for old movies. (Troy and I discussed it in the comments to his post.)