Favorite - TMC - Movies - Victor J.

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1.
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King. (119 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Clean comedy from the beginning to the end. Will Stockdale (Andy Griffith) is in My Top 10 greatest movie characters. One of just a handful of movies that receives a "10 Rating" from me.

Have seen it approximately 20 times prior to December 2012.

Watched: 11/12/12; ” - vicjenj
 
2.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. (126 mins.)
 
3.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
4.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
5.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
6.
Double Indemnity (1944)
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
7.
Fitzwilly (1967)
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When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke... (102 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
“ Several loyal and delightful characters. It progresses slowly but the final robbery scene makes the movie worth watching.

Watched: 12/23/12 ” - vicjenj
 
8.
Les Miserables (1952)
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A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman. (105 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
9.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
10.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. (94 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
11.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
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Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures... (105 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
12.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
13.
Father Goose (1964)
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During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female. (118 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
14.
Ladies of Leisure (1930)
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
15.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Great Christmas movie. Cary Grant is an angel that comes to a assist a bishop with his church and his family. The entire movie is entertaining but the good deeds and happiness at the beginning of the movie is good example of the Christmas spirit.

Watched: 12/23/12 ” - vicjenj
 
16.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other.... (102 mins.)
 
17.
Trooper Hook (1957)
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When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son. (81 mins.)
 
18.
The Violent Men (1955)
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A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price... (96 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
19.
Black Widow (1954)
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A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer. (95 mins.)
 
20.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
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Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics. (97 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
21.
Odd Man Out (1947)
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast. (116 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
22.
The Apartment (1960)
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
23.
Crossfire (1947)
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why? (86 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
24.
Holiday Affair (1949)
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A young widow is romanced by a sales clerk whom she inadvertently got fired. (87 mins.)
Director: Don Hartman
 
25.
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
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Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798. (94 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
26.
The 39 Steps (1935)
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
 
27.
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
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This hilarious comedy gave MacMurray a chance to show his comedic chops as Peter, a radio personality who is told he's just inherited two million dollars by a gold-digging secretary. (91 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
28.
The Big Clock (1948)
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When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly... (95 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
29.
Ladies They Talk About (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her. (69 mins.)
 
30.
Top Hat (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ I don't appreciate musicals very much, but this movie has a interesting and fun story plot of mistaken identity.

8/12/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj
 
31.
The Lady Eve (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him. (94 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
32.
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong. (80 mins.)
Director: Leigh Jason
“ I felt like this movie was a little slow. But it does have an awesome casts.

8/12/17. ” - vicjenj
 
33.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
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A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. (116 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
34.
Crime of Passion (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path. (84 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
35.
Baby Face (1933)
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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top. (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ Barbara Stanwyck is my favorite actress, and this is one of my favorite Stanwyck movie. I think the reason that I enjoy this movie so much is that when it aired sexual exploitation was taboo at the time. I also feel that it is awesome that she turned the table on the men that took advantage of women before their were any sexual harassment laws to help protect them. Stanwyck never looked better, beautiful an sexier than she does in this movie.

6/10/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj
 
36.
My Sister Eileen (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ I love stories of people being displaced (from the city goes to the country, etc.) and in this case ladies from small town Ohio moves to New York City.

The acting is great, the story line is great, but for some reason it fell a little flat for me. Still worth the watch.

8/18/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj
 
37.
Jeopardy (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man vacationing with his wife and son near a desolate jetty in Baja becomes trapped under a rotten timber as the inevitable tide threatens to drown him. (69 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ This movie is intense with Barbara Stanwyck racing against time and a killer fugitive to save her husband before the rising tide drowns him.

7/11/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj
 
38.
The Miracle Woman (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ In the opening scene Barbara Stanwyck addresses the church and informs them that her father has died. She said that after leading the church for over 20 years he couldn't even afford a decent burial. She give a fantastic speech were she calls out the congregation as hypocrites and more.

She eventually regains her faith and rededicates her life to the lord.

8/20/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj
 
39.
All I Desire (1953)
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted. (80 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
“ Those of you that have read some of my reviews know that I am a Barbara Stanwyck fan, and I really enjoyed her in this movie. It is a interesting twist that a mother/wife can abandon her family for 10 years and then basically pick up from when she left, but I just chalk it up to love, I guess. They are some fun/interesting characters in this movie.

8/14/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj
 
40.
My Reputation (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him. (94 mins.)
“ This is a great movie were Jessica Drumman's husband dies leaving her with two teenage sons and her mother who believes she should remain faithful to her dead husband. While on a skiing trip she meets Major Scott Landis (George Brent) who is a charming and respectful suitor to Jessica.

Barbara Stanwyck at her best. Stanwyck shows so many emotional ranging from grief, sadness, disappointment, courage and when she knows that Major Landis is going to come to a party her excitement is remarkable.

Stanwyck said that this was her favorite movie for her to act in.

Great love story and also showed a woman breaking some barriers and independence.

MUST WATCH in my opinion.

8/4/17

Victor J. ” - vicjenj