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What is a film classic?

For roughly thirty-five years, from the thirties to the mid-sixties, the Silver Screen was larger than life. The titles listed below unfold further depth upon repeated viewings, movies moving you beyond yourself. (Is that intense richness what makes them classics?) To enter into their worlds is to find yourself echoing Faulkner: The past is never dead. It's not even past.


Why is watching old movies important?

Not watching old movies, the sad habit of too many young people today, means suffering from acute cultural deprivation. Never having encountered the films of "Forbidden Hollywood," we think we in the twenty-first century outrank the censor. But with an equally true take on the past, L.P. Hartley reminds us: The past is a different country. They do things differently there. To put it more positively, "taking in" a movie classic is a magical voyaging. The joy of sitting in the dark about what to expect, watching subtly expressive, spellbindingly beautiful faces lit from within, casting a sideways glance at the slight downturn in Greta Garbo's lips.... What could be greater than getting outside one's time, which with the provinciality of the present moment would leave us lacking any breathable perspective on our age while presuming its superiority to days gone by?

Back "then" actors had more mobile, unusual faces and spoke not in monotones but with an animation that shames us by comparison. Because the pace of old movies is much slower than contemporary films, more play is given to explorations of interiority, lingering sweep, character, background layers, incandescent focus, adumbration. The camera's eye seems a difference in kind compared with today's. Not to mention the glories of shaded black and white, such a relief from more current cinema's shiny surfaces. Watching movies from the golden age means being immersed in Gaston Bachelard's "intimate immensity," meeting our almost touchable ancestors in silvered flesh and blood. They are uncannily more alive than we, not any wiser or better (alas) but nevertheless larger and more real, in fact taking such an immortal delight in dwarfing us, outliving and outdying us that we're left delighted too.


366 movie classics, 1915–1969

(Note: The use of asterisks to highlight notable films below as well as star actors/actresses to the left indicates personal favorites, which is not to imply that those with fewer or no stars are less worthy, simply not as readily memorable—perhaps because not as freshly viewed.)

Adam's Rib** (1949), Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy (Cukor)

Advise & Consent (1962), Franchôt Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda (Preminger)

Affair in Trinidad (1952), Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford (Sherman)

An Affair to Remember (1957), Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr (McCarey)

Algiers (1938), Hedy Lamarr, Charles Boyer (Cromwell)

All About Eve (1950), Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders (Mankiewicz)

All Fall Down (1962), Eva Marie Saint, Warren Beatty, Karl Malden (Frankenheimer)

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938), Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart (Litvak)

America, America** (1963), Stathis Gialleis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam (Kazan)

Anatomy of a Murder** (1959), James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara (Preminger)

Angel Face (1952), Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall (Preminger)

Angels Over Broadway (1940), Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell (Garmes-Hecht)

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, the Dead End Kids (Curtiz)

Anna Karenina (1935), Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Maureen O'Sullivan (Brown)

Anna Karenina (1948), Vivien Leigh, Kieron Moore, Ralph Richardson (Duvivier)

The Apartment (1960), Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine (Wilder)

Appointment with Danger (1951), Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Jan Sterling (Allen)

Arch of Triumph (1948), Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton (Milestone)

The Arrangement (1969), Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Hume Cronyn (Kazan)

Arrowsmith (1931), Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy (Ford)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Sterling Hayden, Gene Hagen (Huston)

Baby Face (1933), Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent (Green)

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell (Minnelli)

Bad Day at Black Rock (1954), Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine (John Sturges)

The Bad Seed (1956), Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack (LeRoy)

Ball of Fire (1941), Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck (Hawks)

The Band Wagon** (1955), Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Ava Gardner (Minnelli)

Barbary Coast (1935), Edward G. Robinson, Mariam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan, Brian Donlevy (Hawks)

The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart (Mankiewicz)

The Baron of Arizona (1950), Vincent Price, Ellen Drew (Fuller)

Belle de Jour (1967), Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel (Buñuel)

The Best Man (1964), Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams (Schaffner)

The Best Years of Our Lives** (1946), Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell (Wyler)

The Bicycle Thief (1948), Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola (De Sica)

The Birth of a Nation (1915), Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh (Griffith)

The Bishop's Wife (1947), Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven (Koster)

Blackboard Jungle (1955), Glenn Ford, Ann Francis (Brooks)

Black Orpheus** (1959), Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus (Camus)

Blonde Crazy (1931), James Cagney, Joan Blondell (Del Ruth)

The Blue Angel (1930), Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings (Von Sternberg)

The Blue Gardenia (1953), Richard Conte, Ann Baxter (Lang)

The Body Snatcher (1945), Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Wise; R.L. Stevenson, story; Val Lewton, produc.)

Bombshell (1933), Jean Harlow, Franchot Tône (Tracy)

Bonjour Tristesse (1958), Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg (Preminger)

Breakfast at Tiffany's*** (1961), Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard (Edwards)

Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952), Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick (Lean)

A Breath of Scandal (1960), Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Angela Lansbury (Curtiz)

The Bride Wore Black** (1968), Jeanne Moreau, Michel Bouquet (Truffaut)

The Brothers Rico (1957), Richard Conte, Kathryn Grant (Karlson)

Butterfield 8** (1960), Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher (Mann)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt (Wiene)

Call Northside 777 (1948), James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker (Hathaway)

Camille* (1936), Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor (Cukor)

Carmen Jones* (1954), Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey (Preminger)

Carrie (1952), Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Mariam Hopkins, Eddie Albert (Wyler)

Casablanca** (1942), Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Heinreid, Conrad Veidt, Sidney Greenstreet (Curtiz)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof** (1958), Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives (Brooks)

Cat People** (1942), Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph (Tourneur-Wise-von Fritsch; Val Lewton, produc.)

Cavalcade** (1933), Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook (Lloyd; Noel Coward play)

Champagne for Caesar* (1950), Celeste Holm, Ronald Colman, Barbara Britton (Whorf)

Charade* (1963), Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau (Donen)

Cloudburst (1951), Robert Preston, Colin Tapley, Elizabeth Sellars (Searle)

Come and Get It (1936), Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennen (Hawks)

Come Back, Little Sheba* (1952), Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth (Mann)

The Country Girl* (1954), Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, William Holden (Seaton)

The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936), Rene Lefevre, Jules Berry (Renoir)

Criss Cross (1949), Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea (Siodmak)

The Curse of the Cat People* (1944), Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph (von Fritsch-Wise; Val Lewton, produc.)

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), José Ferrer, Mala Powers (Gordon)

Daisy Kenyon (1947), Ruth Warrick, Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford (Preminger)

The Dark Past (1948), William Holden, Lee J. Cobb, Nina Foch (Maté)

Darling (1965), Laurence Harvey, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie (Schlesinger)

Days of Wine and Roses*** (1962), Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick (Edwards)

Dead End (1937), Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart (Wyler)

Death Takes a Holiday*** (1934), Fredric March, Evelyn Venable (Leisen)

Desire Under the Elms (1958), Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives (Heisler)

Desk Set (1957), Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Gig Young (Lang)

Detective Story* (1951), Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix (Wyler)

Detour (1945), Tom Neal, Ann Savage (Ulmer)

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn (Wood)

The Devil's Eye** (1960), Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson (Bergman)

Dial M for Murder*** (1954), Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings (Hitchcock)

The Diary of Anne Frank*** (1959), Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer (Stevens)

Dishonored Lady (1947), Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe (Stevenson)

The Divorce of Lady X (1938), Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier (Whelan)

The Divorcée (1930), Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery (Leonard)

Dodsworth*** (1936), Walter Huston, Mary Astor (Wyler)

Don't Bother to Knock*** (1952), Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Ann Bancroft (Baker)

Double Indemnity*** (1944), Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck (Wilder)

A Double Life (1947), Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters (Cukor)

Dragonwyck (1946), Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price (Mankiewicz)

The Earrings of Madame de...** (1953), Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica (Orphüls)

East of Eden*** (1955), James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris (Kazan)

East Side, West Side* (1949), James Mason, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner (LeRoy)

Ecstasy (1933), Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog (Machaty)

Elephant Walk** (1954), Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Dana Andrews (Dieterle)

Elmer Gantry (1960), Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger (Brooks)

Emperor Jones (1933), Paul Robeson, Dudley Digges (Murphy)

The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936), William Powell, Jean Arthur (Roberts)

Executive Suite* (1954), William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March (Wise)

Experiment in Terror (1962), Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers (Edwards)

A Face in the Crowd* (1957), Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick (Kazan)

Fail-Safe (1964), Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau (Lumet)

Fallen Angel (1945), Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell (Preminger)

The Fallen Idol* (1948), Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan (Reed)

The Farmer's Daughter (1947), Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore (Potter)

Flamingo Road (1949), Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sidney Greenstreet (Curtiz)

Foreign Correspondent (1947), Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders (Hitchcock)

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse*** (1962), Glen Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Lee J. Cobb, Charles Boyer (Minnelli)

The 400 Blows (1959), Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier (Truffaut)

Fourteen Hours** (1951), Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Paul Douglas (Hathaway)

From Here to Eternity** (1953), Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra (Zinnemann)

From the Terrace** (1960), Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy (Robson)

Fury (1936), Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy (Lang)

Gaslight*** (1944), Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman (Cukor)

The Gay Divorcée*** (1934), Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers (Sandrich)

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best (Mankiewicz)

Giant** (1956), James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson (Stevens)

Gilda** (1946), Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford (Vidor)

The Glass Key* (1942), Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd (Heisler)

Gold Diggers of 1933 , Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell (LeRoy-Berkeley)

Golden Earrings (1947), Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich (Leisen)

Gone with the Wind*** (1939), Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Haviland, Hattie McDaniel (Fleming-Cukor)

Grand Hotel* (1932), Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford (Goulding)

The Grapes of Wrath** (1940), Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine (Ford)

Green Fire (1954), Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly (Marton)

Heaven Can Wait (1943), Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn (Lubitsch)

The Heiress** (1949), Olivia de Haviland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson (Wyler)

Heroes for Sale* (1933), Loretta Young, Aline McMahon (Wellman)

High Noon* (1952), Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Cheney Jr. (Zinnemann)

History is Made at Night (1937), Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur (Borzage)

The Hitch-Hiker (1953), Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy (Lupino)

Holiday*** (1938), Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Lew Ayres (Cukor)

Hotel** (1967), Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Rod Taylor, Richard Conte, Karl Malden (Quine)

House of Strangers (1949), Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Edward G. Robinson (Mankiewicz)

The House on Telegraph Hill*** (1951), Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese (Wise; Edith Head, wardrobe)

How to Marry a Millionnaire (1953), Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall (Negulesco)

How to Murder Your Wife (1965), Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Claire Trevor (Quine)

Hud (1963), Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal (Ritt)

The Hustler** (1961), Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie (Rossen)

I Married a Witch* (1942), Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley (Clair)

I Walk Alone (1948), Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas (Haskin)

I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Frances Dee, Tom Conway (Tourneur; Val Lewton, produc.)

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), Susan Hayward, Richard Conte (Mann)

Illicit (1931), Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie (Mayo)

Imitation of Life (1959), Lana Turner, John Gavin, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee (Sirk)

Inherit the Wind** (1960), Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Fredric March (Kramer)

Innocent Meeting (1959), Sean Lynch, Beth Rogan, Ian Fleming (Grayson)

It's a Wonderful Life* (1946), James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell (Capra)

Jezebel* (1938), Bette Davis, George Brent, Henry Fonda (Wyler)

Jennifer* (1953), Ida Lupino, Howard Duff (Newton)

Smash (1947), Susan Hayward (Heisler)

Johnny Eager (1942), Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Edward Arnold (LeRoy)

Johnny Guitar (1954), Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge (Ray)

Journey to Italy (1954), Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders (Rossellini)

Judgment at Nuremburg*** (1961), Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland (Kramer)

Jules and Jim (1962), Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre (Truffaut)

Keeper of the Flame (1942), Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn (Cukor)

The Key** (1958), Sophia Loren, William Holden, Trevor Howard (Reed)

Key Largo** (1948), Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson (Huston)

King Solomon's Mines (1950), Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger (Bennett-Marton)

Kitty Foyle (1940), Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan (Wood)

Ladies They Talk About (1933), Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster (Bretherton-Keighley)

The Lady Eve (1941), Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck (Preston Sturges)

The Lady from Shanghai (1948), Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth (Welles)

The Last Hurrah (1958), Spencer Tracy, Diane Foster (Ford)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell (Boleslawski)

The Last Time I Saw Paris*** (1954), Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson (Brooks)

Laura (1944), Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb (Preminger)

The Letter (1940), Bette Davis, James Stephenson, Herbert Marshall (Wyler)

A Letter to Three Wives (1949), Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crane, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern (Mankiewicz)

Libeled Lady (1936), Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy (Conway)

Limelight*** (1952), Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton (Chaplin)

Little Caesar (1931), Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (LeRoy)

The Little Foxes (1941), Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright (Wyler)

Little Women (1933), Katherine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas (Cukor)

Lolita*** (1962), James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters (Kubrick)

Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards (Lumet)

The Long Night (1947), Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price (Litvak)

Look Back in Anger (1959), Richard Burton, Claire Bloom (Richardson)

The Lost Moment*** (1947), Susan Hayward, Robert Cummings (Gabler)

The Lost Weekend*** (1945), Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry (Wilder)

Love in the Afternoon (1957), Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier (Wilder)

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), William Holden, Jennifer Jones (King)

Lust for Life (1956), Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn (Minnelli-Cukor)

Macao (1952), William Bendix, Gloria Grahame, Robert Mitchum (Ray-Von Sternberg)

Madame X** (1966), Lana Turner, John Forsythe (Rich)

The Mad Miss Manton (1938), Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda (Jason)

Magic Town (1947), James Stewart, Jane Wyman (Wellman)

Major Barbara** (1941), Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Deborah Kerr (Pascal)

Maltese Falcon (1941), Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre (Huston)

The Manchurian Candidate** (1962), Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury (Frankenheimer)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit** (1956), Gregory Peck, Gigi Perreau, Lee J. Cobb, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March (Johnson)

The Man in the Net (1959), Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones (Curtiz)

Mannequin (1937), Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy (Borzage)

The Man with the Golden Arm*** (1955), Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak (Preminger)

Marnie*** (1964), Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery (Hitchcock)

Marty* (1955), Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair (Mann)

A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven) (1946), David Niven, Kim Hunter, Richard Attenborough (Powell-Pressburger)

Meet John Doe (1941), Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan (Capra)

Mildred Pierce* (1945), Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott (Curtiz)

The Miracle Worker*** (1962), Ann Bancroft, Patty Duke (Penn)

The Misfits*** (1961), Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift (Huston)

Mr. Arkadin (1962), Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave (Welles)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur (Capra)

Mr. Lucky* (1943), Cary Grant, Laraine Day (Potter)

Mister Roberts (1955), Henry Fonda, James Cagney (Ford, LeRoy)

Mr. Skeffington (1944), Bette Davis, Claude Rains (Sherman)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington** (1939), James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains (Capra)

Mogambo (1953), Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Gracy Kelly (Ford)

Monsieur Verdoux** (1947), Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll (Chaplin)

The Moon is Blue (1953), William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara (Preminger)

Moonrise** (1948), Dane Clark, Lloyd Bridges, Gail Russell, Ethyl Barrymore (Borsage)

Morocco (1930), Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou (Von Sternberg)

Murder! (1930), Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring (Hitchcock)

Mutiny on the Bounty** (1962), Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris (Milestone-Reed)

My Fair Lady*** (1964), Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway (Cukor)

My Man Godfrey (1936), William Powell, Carole Lombard (La Cava)

The Naked Street (1955), Ann Bancroft, Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn (Shane)

National Velvet (1944), Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury (Brown)

Night Nurse (1931), Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell (Wellman)

The Night of the Hunter (1955), Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish (Laughton)

The Night of the Iguana*** (1964), Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon (Huston)

Ninotchka* (1939), Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas (Lubitsch)

North by Northwest** (1959), Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint (Hitchcock)

Nosferatu (1929), Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroder (Murnau)

Not as a Stranger** (1955), Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Olivia de Haviland (Kramer)

Notorious*** (1946), Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains (Hitchcock)

Now, Voyager*** (1942), Claude Rains, Bette Davis (Rapper)

Ocean's Eleven (1960), Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte (Milestone)

The October Man** (1947), John Mills, Joan Greenwood (Baker)

The Old Man and the Sea** (1958), Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Mary Hemingway (John Sturges)

Only Angels Have Wings*** (1939), Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Thomas Mitchell (Hawks)

On Dangerous Ground (1952), Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan (Ray)

On the Beach* (1959), Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck (Kramer)

Out of the Past (1947), Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer (Tourneur)

Pal Joey (1957), Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak (Sidney)

The Palm Beach Story** (1942), Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, William Demarest (Preston Sturges)

Pandora's Box (1929), Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer (Pabst)

Panic in the Streets (1950), Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Parlance (Kazan)

The Paradine Case (1947), Gregory Peck, Charles Laughton, Alida Valli, Ethyl Barrymore (Hitchcock)

Paris When It Sizzles (1964), William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Noel Coward (Quine)

The Passionate Friends*** (1949), Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Ann Todd (Lean)

Pat and Mike** (1952), Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn (Cukor)

Paths of Glory** (1957), Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou (Kubrick)

The Pawnbroker (1965), Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald (Lumet)

Penny Serenade (1941), Cary Grant, Irene Dunne (Stevens)

Persona** (1967), Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullman (Bergman)

The Philadelphia Story*** (1940), Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart, Cary Grant (Cukor)

Pickup on South Street (1953), Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter (Fuller)

Picnic*** (1955), William Holden, Kim Novak (Logan)

A Place in the Sun** (1951), Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters (Stevens)

Portrait in Black** (1960), Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, John Forsythe (Gordon-Rich)

Portrait of Jenny (1948), Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore (Dieterle)

Possessed (1937), Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey (Bernhardt)

The Postman Always Rings Twice** (1946), Lana Turner, John Garfield, Hume Cronyn (Garnett)

Primrose Path** (1940), Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea (La Cava)

The Prince and the Pauper* (1937), Errol Flynn, Claude Rains (Keighley-Dieterle)

Private Hell 36 (1954), Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger, Dorothy Malone (Siegel)

The Public Enemy* (1931), James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell (Wellman)

Quicksand (1950), Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Peter Lorre (Pichel)

The Quiet American (1958), Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Giorgia Moll (Mankiewicz)

Raintree County (1957), Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint (Dmytryk)

Random Harvest (1942), Ronald Colman, Greer Garson (LeRoy)

Rear Window*** (1954), James Stewart, Grace Kelly (Hitchcock)

Rebecca** (1940), Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine (Hitchcock)

Rebel Without a Cause*** (1955), James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo (Ray)

Red-Headed Woman (1932), Jean Harlow, Chester Morris (Conway; A. Loos, Screenplay)

River of No Return*** (1954), Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe (Preminger)

The Roaring Twenties (1939), James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart (Walsh)

The Rocking Horse Winner** (1950), Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, John Mills (Pelissier)

Roman Holiday (1953), Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck (Wyler)

Rope (1948), James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger (Hitchcock)

The Rose Tattoo** (1955), Burt Lancaster, Anna Magnani (Mann)

Sabrina (1954), Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden (Wilder)

St. Martin's Lane (1937), Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Charles Laughton (Whelan-Schuster)

San Francisco (1936), Clark Gable, Jeannette McDonald, Spencer Tracy (Van Dyke)

Scaramouche** (1952), Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh, Mel Ferrer (Sidney)

Scarface* (1932), Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft, Boris Karloff (Hawks-Rosson)

Scarlet Street (1945), Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea (Lang)

The Searchers* (1956), John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood (Ford)

Separate Tables (1958), Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Rita Hayworth, Wendy Hiller (Mann)

The Seventh Seal (1941), Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson (Bergman)

Shadow of a Doubt** (1943), Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten (Hitchcock)

Shall We Dance** (1937), Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton (Sandrich)

Shanghai Express (1932), Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook (Von Sternberg)

Ship of Fools (1965), Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin (Kramer)

The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan (Lubitch)

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock** (1947), Harold Lloyd, Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Conlin (Preston Sturges)

Since You Went Away (1944), Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple (Cromwell)

Singin' in the Rain*** (1952), Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor (Donen-Kelly)

Smart Money (1931), Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney (Green)

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman** (1947), Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman (Heisler)

The Snake Pit*** (1943), Olivia de Haviland, Mark Stevens, Celeste Holme (Litvak)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro** (1947), Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner (King)

Some Came Running (1958), Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine (Minnelli)

Spellbound** (1945), Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman (Hitchcock)

The Spiral Staircase (1946), Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore (Siodmak)

Splendor in the Grass** (1961), Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty (Kazan)

Stage Door (1937), Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden (La Cava)

State of the Union* (1948), Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Adolphe Menjou, Van Johnson (Capra)

A Stolen Life (1946), Bette Davis, Glen Ford (Bernhardt)

La Strada (1954), Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart (Fellini)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers* (1946), Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott (Milestone)

The Strange Woman* (1946), Hedy Lamarr, Louis Hayward, George Sanders (Ulmer)

The Stranger (1946), Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles (Welles)

Strangers When We Meet* (1960), Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak (Quine)

A Streetcar Named Desire*** (1951), Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh (Kazan)

Stromboli (1950), Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale (Rossellini)

Suddenly (1954), Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Gates (Allen)

Suddenly Last Summer (1959), Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift (Mankiewicz)

Sullivan's Travels (1942), Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest (Preston Sturges)

Summer and Smoke* (1961), Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno (Glenville)

Sunset Boulevard** (1950), William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim (Wilder)

Suspicion** (1941), Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine (Hitchcock)

Svengali (1931), John Barrymore, Marian Marsh (Mayo)

Sweet Bird of Youth** (1962), Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley (Brooks)

Sweet Smell of Success* (1957), Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis (Mackendrick)

The Talk of the Town (1942), Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman (Stevens)

That Hamilton Woman (1941), Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier (Korda)

That Uncertain Feeling (1941), Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith (Lubitsch)

They Drive by Night (1940), George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino (Walsh)

The Third Man (1949), Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten (Reed)

The 39 Steps (1935), Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Peggy Ashcroft (Hitchcock)

This Gun for Hire (1942), Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston (Tuttle)

This Property is Condemned (1966), Natalie Wood, Robert Redford (Pollack)

Three Faces of Eve** (1957), Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb (Johnson)

Three on a Match (1932), Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell, Anne Shirley (LeRoy)

Thunder Road (1958), Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry (Mitchum)

Till the Clouds Roll By* (1947), June Allyson, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson, Van Heflin, Van Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Cyd Charisse, Angela Lansbury (Whorf-Minnelli-Sidney)

Time Limit** (1957), Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Rip Torn (Malden)

Time Without Pity** (1957), Michael Redgrave, Leo McKern, Ann Todd (Losey)

To Be or Not To Be (1942), Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack (Lubitsch)

To Catch a Thief** (1955), Cary Grant, Grace Kelly (Hitchcock)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Gregory Peck, Mary Badham (Mulligan)

Tomorrow is Forever (1946), Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent (Pichel)

Topaz* (1969), Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Forsythe (Hitchcock)

Top Hat** (1935), Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers (Sandrich)

Torn Curtain** (1966), Paul Newman, Julie Andrews (Hitchcock)

Town Without Pity (1961), Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting (Reinhardt)

Toys in the Attic (1963), Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux (Hill; L. Hellman, play)

Trapeze** (1956), Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida (Reed)

12 Angry Men** (1957), Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb (Lumet)

The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith (Godfrey)

The Uninvited (1944), Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey (Allen)

Vertigo*** (1958), James Stewart, Kim Novak (Hitchcock)

Wait Until Dark** (1967), Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Young)

War and Peace** (1956), Henry Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer (Vidor)

Watch on the Rhine (1943), Bette Davis, Paul Lucas (Shumlin)

Waterloo Bridge** (1940), Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Maria Ouspenskaya (LeRoy)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney (Preminger)

White Heat*** (1949), James Cagney, Virginia Mayo (Walsh)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf*** (1966), Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis (Nichols)

Wild Boys of the Road (1933), Frankie Darro, James Murray (Wellman)

Wild Strawberries (1957), Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson (Bergman)

Without Love* (1945), Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn (Bucquet)

Witness for the Prosecution** (1957), Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power (Wilder)

The Woman in the Window** (1944), Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Dan Duryea (Lang)

Woman of the Year*** (1942), Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn (Stevens)

The World of Suzie Wong* (1960), William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Michael Wilding (Quine)

Written on the Wind* (1956), Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Brian Keith (Sirk)

The Wrong Man (1956), Henry Fonda, Vera Miles (Hitchcock)

Wuthering Heights* (1941), Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven (Wyler)

You Were Never Lovelier (1942), Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou (Seiter)

Young at Heart (1954), Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Ethel Barrymore, Gig Young (Douglas)

Young Man with a Horn** (1949), Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day (Curtiz)

The Young Philadelphians** (1959), Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith (Sherman)

Movie Stars and Character Actors, Teens to Sixties

Bibi Andersson
Dana Andrews
Edward Arnold
Jean Arthur*
Fred Astaire*
Mary Astor*
Lauren Bacall
Ethel Barrymore*
John Barrymore*
Lionel Barrymore
Richard Basehart
Ann Baxter
Warren Beatty*
Barbara Bel Geddes*
William Bendix
Ingrid Bergman*
Joan Blondell
Claire Bloom
Dirk Bogarde*
Humphrey Bogart*
Charles Boyer
Marlon Brando*
Walter Brennan
Yul Brenner
George Brent
Louise Brooks
Richard Burton*
James Cagney*
John Carradine
Charlie Chaplin*
Lon Cheney Jr.
Julie Christie
Montgomery Clift
Charles Coburn
Ronald Colman*
Richard Conte*
Joseph Cotten*
Noel Coward
Joan Crawford*
Hume Cronyn
Robert Cummings
Tony Curtis*
Howard Da Silva*
Bette Davis*
Olivia de Haviland*
James Dean*
Marlene Dietrich*
Brian Donlevy
Melvyn Douglas*
Irene Dunne
Dan Duryea
Edward Everett Horton
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.*
José Ferrer
Mel Ferrer
Errol Flynn
Henry Fonda
Joan Fontaine*
John Forsythe
Leo G. Carroll
Clark Gable
Greta Garbo*
Ava Gardner*
John Garfield
Judy Garland*
Lillian Gish
Jackie Gleason
Gloria Grahame
Farley Granger
Stewart Granger
Cary Grant*
Sidney Greenstreet*
Andy Griffith
Jean Harlow*
Julie Harris*
Rex Harrison*
Laurence Harvey*
Sterling Hayden
Susan Hayward*
Rita Hayworth*
Tippi Hedren
Van Hefflin*
Paul Heinreid*
Audrey Hepburn*
Katherine Hepburn*
William Holden*
Celeste Holm
Leslie Howard*
Ronald Howard
Trevor Howard*
Rock Hudson
Kim Hunter
Walter Huston*
Lee J. Cobb*
Boris Karloff
Buster Keaton
Grace Kelly*
Arthur Kennedy
Deborah Kerr*
Alan Ladd*
Veronica Lake*
Hedy Lamarr*
Angela Lansbury*
Charles Laughton*
Piper Laurie
Peter Lawford
Vivien Leigh*
Jack Lemmon
Gina Lollobrigida
Carole Lombard*
Sophia Loren*
Peter Lorre
Myrna Loy
Bella Lugosi
Ida Lupino*
Shirley MacLaine
Fred MacMurray
Anna Magnani*
Dorothy Malone
Fredric March
Herbert Marshall*
Dean Martin
James Mason*
Raymond Massey*
Marcello Mastroianni*
Walter Matthau
Mercedes McCambridge
Joel McCrea*
Dorothy McGuire
Adolph Menjou*
Ray Milland*
John Mills
Thomas Mitchell*
Robert Mitchum*
Marilyn Monroe*
Yves Montand
Robert Montgomery
Jeanne Moreau*
Paul Muny*
Patricia Neal
Paul Newman*
David Niven*
Kim Novak*
Merle Oberon*
Laurence Olivier*
Maureen O'sullivan
Geraldine Page
Gregory Peck*
Anthony Perkins*
Dick Powell
William Powell*
Anthony Quinn
George Raft*
Claude Rains*
Robert Redford
Lee Remick*
Ralph Richardson*
Thelma Ritter
Jason Robards
Paul Robeson*
Edward G. Robinson*
Ginger Rogers*
Mickey Rooney*
Robert Ryan*
George Sanders*
Maximilian Schell*
Lizabeth Scott
Norma Shearer
Sylvia Sidney
Simone Signoret
Jean Simmons
Frank Sinatra*
Barbara Stanwyck*
Maureen Stapleton
George Stevens
James Stewart*
Gloria Swanson
Jessica Tandy
Elizabeth Taylor*
Robert Taylor
Gene Tierney
Ann Todd*
Franchôt Tone*
Spencer Tracy*
Lana Turner*
Rudy Vallee*
Conrad Veidt
Eric von Stroheim
Max von Sydow*
Orson Welles*
Natalie Wood*
Joanne Woodward*
Teresa Wright
Loretta Young