January 2013

3 I liked it.
4 I liked it a lot.
5 Loved it!
2 Didn't like it.
1 Wanted to stab someone.

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1.
Puss in Boots (2011)
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The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Miller
 
2.
Babes in Toyland (1934)
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Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage... (77 mins.)
 
3.
Come to the Stable (1949)
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England town with a plan to build a children's hospital... (94 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
4.
The Man with a Cloak (1951)
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In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune. (84 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
5.
That Lady in Ermine (1948)
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Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army... (89 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
6.
Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
7.
The Loving Story (2011 Documentary)
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving... (77 mins.)
Director: Nancy Buirski
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
8.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
9.
The Garden of Allah (1936)
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The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk. (79 mins.)
 
10.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
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The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life. (100 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
11.
Gypsy (1962)
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose. (143 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
12.
I Shot Jesse James (1949)
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Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust. (81 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
13.
The Return of Frank James (1940)
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Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
14.
Nocturne (1946)
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In 1940s Los Angeles, when womanizing composer Keith Vincent is found dead, the inquest concludes it was a suicide but police detective Joe Warne isn't so sure. (87 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
“ 3+ ” - mnoe
 
15.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. (205 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
16.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats... (99 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
17.
Madame Curie (1943)
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium. (124 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
18.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King. (128 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
19.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
20.
Les Misérables (1935)
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. (108 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
21.
International House (1933)
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Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television. (68 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
22.
One Hour with You (1932)
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An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one. (80 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
23.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
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An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side. (93 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
24.
The Love Parade (1929)
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
25.
The Chapman Report (1962)
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Based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of suburban women... (125 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 2.5 ” - mnoe
 
26.
Be Big! (1931 Short Film)
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On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver... (28 mins.)
 
27.
Laughing Gravy (1931 Short Film)
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Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy. (31 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
28.
Plane Crazy (1933 Short Film)
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A group of pilots and their planes are arriving at an air strip in New York City to do some flights for the public... (20 mins.)
Director: Roy Mack
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
29.
Monte Carlo (1930)
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Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo... (90 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 5 ” - mnoe
 
30.
Wonder Man (1945)
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice. (98 mins.)
 
31.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
32.
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
33.
The Sadist (1963)
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Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: James Landis
 
34.
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)
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Woman hopes to be a great singer and is encouraged by her scheming teacher. After she flops her husband, encouraged by an amorous professional singer tries opera and also flops. (75 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
“ 2.5 ” - mnoe
 
35.
Experiment Perilous (1944)
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In 1903, a doctor suspects murder in the gothic Bederaux family. (91 mins.)
 
36.
Grand Slam (1933)
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Because the Stanislavsky method of playing bridge has no rules, it promotes marital harmony for those who stick with it. (67 mins.)
 
37.
Bedtime Story (1941)
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Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play. (85 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
38.
The Tender Trap (1955)
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Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe... (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
39.
Shark Tale (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage. (90 mins.)
 
40.
Dune (1984)
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
41.
Moonfleet (1955)
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Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England. (84 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
42.
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
43.
The Baby (1973)
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A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant. (84 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
44.
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Claire (1956)
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A doctor's second wife is tormented by the presence of his pet cat, which reminds her of the fact that she was involved in her husband's first wife's drowning. (30 mins.)
“ 2 ” - mnoe
 
45.
They Met in Bombay (1941)
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A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China. (92 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
46.
The Rains Came (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The adventurous Lady Edwina Esketh travels to the princely state of Ranchipur in India with her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
47.
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
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A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California. (94 mins.)
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
48.
It's a Gift (1934)
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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
“ 4 ” - mnoe
 
49.
At Sword's Point (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue! (81 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
50.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
51.
Sahara (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with... (97 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
52.
Cat Ballou (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects. (97 mins.)
 
53.
Monte Walsh (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either. (106 mins.)