Classics at the Theatre

An ongoing list of classic movies (not first run) that I have enjoyed as they were meant to be enjoyed, on the big screen.

Note: silent films are on another list.
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1.
Shane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Theatrical re-release, 1960s ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall
TIFF - Bell Lightbox ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. (81 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
Night and the City (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter. (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
Thieves' Highway (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw. (94 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
Ride the High Country (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
It's a Gift (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ TIFF - Jackman Hall
Host, Joe Dante ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr... (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
Mon Oncle (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. (117 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ Cinematheque Ontario - Jackman Hall ” - misspaddylee
 
11.
Playtime (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ TIFF - Bell Lightbox ” - misspaddylee
 
12.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Theatrical re-release, 1970s ” - misspaddylee
 
13.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ TIFF - Bell Lightbox ” - misspaddylee
 
14.
Jesse James (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ Theatrical re-release ” - misspaddylee
 
15.
Queen of Destiny (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Picking up where Victoria the Great left off, this sequel to the 1937 film has Anna Neagle return to... (95 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
“ Toronto Film Society - Carlton Cinema ” - misspaddylee
 
16.
Folly to Be Wise (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Newly arrived Army chaplin Captain Paris (Alastair Sim) attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers. (91 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
“ Toronto Film Society - Carlton Cinema ” - misspaddylee
 
17.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ Cineplex Odeon Queensway ” - misspaddylee
 
18.
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected. (68 mins.)
“ An Evening With William A. Wellman
The Ontario Film Institute
July 9, 1974 ” - misspaddylee
 
19.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men. (75 mins.)
“ An Evening With William A. Wellman
The Ontario Film Institute
July 9, 1974 ” - misspaddylee
 
20.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Cineplex Odeon Queensway ” - misspaddylee
 
21.
Dracula (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ Cineplex Odeon Queensway ” - misspaddylee
 
22.
Frankenstein (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Cineplex Odeon Queensway ” - misspaddylee
 
23.
My Darling Clementine (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. (97 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ TIFF 2014
Bell Lightbox
September 2014 ” - misspaddylee
 
24.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
“ Sheridan College movie night. ” - misspaddylee
 
25.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ Classics @ Revue, April 2015 ” - misspaddylee