Skip to comments.GREAT BLACK AND WHITE MOVIES OF THE PAST
Posted on 01/14/2013 2:33:05 PM PST by navysealdad
Free to watch classic movies of the past.
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The night scenes and the sewer scenes would be gorgeous still photographs, let alone they are motion pictures.
There are too many old B&W movies that I like, it would be hard to list them all.
Just to many to list really.
Here’s a good list to bookmark too http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Afeature_films&sort=-publicdate&page=2
My two favorites, right off the top of my head are “Dr. Strangelove” and “The Last Picture Show”.
Anything with Myrna Loy and/or William Powell is a winner.
I realy liked The 39 Steps. A 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film.
I will list just a few.
“Sargent York”, “Dracula” the Bela Lugosi one. “Edge of the World” from the 1930s. “Red River”, Just about all the Hitchcock ones such as “Psycho”.
I bet there are over a hundred if I saw a list.
“Anything with Myrna Loy and/or William Powell is a winner”
Love em both.
However just watched “Streetcar Named Desire” on TCM and forgot how over rated I found both the movie and the play.It didn’t translate well in the 70’s, 80’s or the 2013’s. I would hazard to guess that if there wasn’t the ubiquitous homosexual undertone found on almost all Tennessee Williams plays this would have opened and closed with nary a peep.
You can start with almost the entire “film noir” catalog.
“Dark Passage” with Humphrey Bogart.
Ha. Just going through a 9-pack of Bela Lugosi :).
The Birds is a great movie, but it is in color.
In Harm’s Way
“Metropolis” for sci fi, “Arsenic and Old Lace” for comedy, and “The Seventh Seal” for Death - yay Death!
That is interesting because I would have also guessed “The Birds” was in B&W too.
How about “Rear Window”? In my mind I see it as B&W.
So you know where I got my name!
Col. US Army
I watch over-the-air broadcasts of METV on my computer tuner. Perry Mason, The Rebel & The Rifleman.
Just watched 2 of the first episodes of the Rifleman. Michael Landon was in the 2nd episode. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. 1958. Before Bonanza. Good stuff
Also, saw Leonard Nimoy on a very old episode of The Rebel.
Not movies, but still, high quality B&W films...
Loved The Last Picture Show.
Dr. Strangelove - a CLASSIC
I liked “Last Picture Show” too. It had a lot of the atmosphere of the era. It was also the time period where I grew up.
There was one thing I noticed which McMurtry got wrong. He had the coaches constantly using profanity. I think the Florida Panhandle was very similar to the Texas Panhandle.
The coaches could make you bend over and then kick you and nobody minded but the parents would not have put up with profanity from a high school coach.
Now college was a different thing.
Pride and Prejudice with Greer Garson and Lawrence Olivier.
From Here to Eternity....In Harms Way....Midway....Red River
Damn your eyes! Going “for a quick glance”, I just spent over an hour looking at the banned commercials and other neat stuff at that site.
“Casey at the bat” will never be the same again: http://zanylol.com/obama_atbat.html
And a tip ‘o the derby to these airline pilots: http://zanylol.com/plane_landing.html
And gee, Ann Savage was such a pleasant leading-lady in little Columbia b-films. She goes over to PRC for “Detour” and becomes an all-out nightmare!
I remember showing “Detour” to a friend of mine in the early-1980s, and he was positively aghast at Savage and her character. Skin-crawling, disquieting. Nothing else remotely like it, from that era.
The Maltese Falcon-Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre
Out of the Past-Robert Mitchum
Double Indemnity-Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
i watch each of these several times a year!!
My favorite black and white was Blazing Saddles.
Thunder Road. Robert Mitchum just about totally did every thing about the film. He starred in it, wrote the theme song, directed it, and had his Son play his little Brother.
Another odd thing is a professional singer did the theme song in the movie but Mitchum sang a version which became a hit. Mitchum actually sounded better than the professional singer’s version.
and Barbara Stanwick!
“The Best Years of Our Lives”
“You Can’t Take It With You”
Orson Wells was a master of Black & White. Touch of Evil, Third Man,The Stranger & of Citizen Kane are fantastic. His camera angles and the use of lighting to create sinister characters out of shadows gives me chills.
Dr. Strangelove - a CLASSIC
“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the war room!”
Portrait of Jennie - except for the last ten seconds.....
One of my favorites. Others I like that haven't been mentioned are The Heiress, A Place in the Sun, Sink the Bismarck!, Fate is the Hunter, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Shadow of a Doubt.
Must have watched it on a B&W TV. mybad
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