my classics on discsby shriekburk | created - 04 Jul 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
In September of 2015, I began volunteering at a retirement home where my girlfriend works. She is an activity director and had showed me the very professional theater the facility has for the residents. I was intrigued at the idea of being able to use the theater myself, and soon suggested that I show classic films to the folks.
I had recently re-engaged my self with Amazon, and one of my scores was the new Blu ray boxed set released for the 70th anniversary of Citizen Kane. This would be the perfect venue to watch it; back on the big screen!
Other than a handful of films and the Universal Monster movies, I never had considered myself a Classic-Movie guy. But since I've started showing the films to the audience that saw them when they were released in the 30s/40s/50s, learning about them and collecting them has become my main obsession!
Anyway, here's my (ever expanding) list of classic DVDs & Blu rays...
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1. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
TV-PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad ... See full summary »
2. Treasure Island (1934)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family
Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.
Votes: 2,243 | Gross: $2.54M
3. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
4. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.
5. Killer's Kiss (1955)
Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.
7. Track of the Cat (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western
Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.
8. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.
9. El Dorado (1967)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Votes: 22,178 | Gross: $12.97M
10. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.
Votes: 4,062 | Gross: $8.00M
14. Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
15. In a Lonely Place (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.
16. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.
Votes: 5,161 | Gross: $1.00M
17. King Solomon's Mines (1937)
Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.
19. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.
20. The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure
An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.
21. Madame Bovary (1949)
Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance
A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.
22. Billy Budd (1962)
Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
24. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
25. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Votes: 11,195 | Gross: $5.01M
32. San Francisco (1936)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.
33. Night Flight (1933)
Passed | 84 min | Drama
Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.
34. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 105,594 | Gross: $5.01M
36. Morocco (1930)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance
A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.
38. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.
40. Golden Earrings (1947)
Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, War
On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »
Votes: 951 | Gross: $7.00M
41. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Not Rated | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance