31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE R’S

February 25, 2017 - Leave a Response

1Rear Window (1954)

Wheelchair bound Jimmy Stewart spies on his neighbors and maybe sees the aftermath of a murder take place.


Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

James Dean’s parents are tearing him apart.


Road to Morocco (1942)

Watch Bob Hope and Bing Crosby tear down the fourth wall in this comedy.


Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar-winning performance.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE Q

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The Quiet Man (1952)

Calling all lip readers, can you figure out what Maureen O’Hara is saying to John Wayne in the final scene?

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE P’S

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Katharine Hepburn’s comeback film.  She was labeled “box office poison” in 1938 and decided to buy out her contract at RKO.  Hepburn went to Broadway to do the play The Philadelphia Story.  The play was a smash hit and she bought the film rights with her starring and she could pick the two male leads.  She wanted Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, but both were unavailable.  Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart were nice consolation prizes.


The Pink Panther (1963)

This movie wasn’t originally centered on Inspector Clouseau, it was going to be a series of films about a famous jewel thief, played by David Niven.  During production, the director Blake Edwards changed his mind and focused the movie on Peter Seller’s character.  Niven wasn’t too happy about that.


A Place in the Sun (1951)

Boy meets girl.  Boy falls in love with girl.  Boy has pregnant girlfriend who wants him to marry her.  What’s a boy to do?


Poltergeist (1982)

Forget the remake.  Watch this instead.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE O’S

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Of Mice and Men (1939)

The 1939 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic.


On the Town (1949)

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra visit the sights of the Big Apple while on a 48-hour furlough.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE N’S

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Network (1976)

Features the first posthumous acting Oscar winner.


Ninotchka (1939)

Featuring the famous “Garbo laughs!” campaign.


North by Northwest (1959)

Cary Grant outruns an airplane in an expensive suit.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE M’S

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Orson Welles’ other masterpiece.


The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Considered one of the first film noirs and the directorial debut of John Huston.


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.


Mildred Pierce (1945)

Before you watch Jessica Lange play Crawford in FX’s Feud, watch her Oscar-winning performance and discover how the shoulder pads trend started.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCA: THE BEST OF THE L’S

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The Lady Eve (1941)

Barbara Stanwyck tries to con heir Henry Fonda and falls for her mark.


Little Women (1933) (1949)

 

Compare the two films.  Who’s the better Jo, Katharine Hepburn or June Allyson?


The Lost Weekend (1945)

Ray Milland won his only Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic writer who does on a bender over a long weekend.


Lust for Life (1956)

This is the movie that Kirk Douglas came closest to winning the Best Actor Oscar.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE K’S

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Kings Row (1942)

Our 40th President’s best role.  He plays a local playboy who loses his fortune, goes to work at the train station, and then has his legs amputated by a sadistic doctor unnecessarily.  Find out why.


Kiss Me Kate (1953)

A musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE J

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Jaws (1975)

The only “J” film on the docket.  A lot of people wouldn’t go swimming in the ocean for awhile.

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE I’S

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I Married a Witch (1942)

The ancestors of Frederic March’s character are cursed by witch Veronica Lake.  The precursor to Bewitched.


Imitation of Life (1934) (1959)

Compare the two movies and find out which one’s better.


In the Heat of the Night (1967)

This movie will be the opening film at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival with Sidney Poitier in attendance.  He will be 90! on the 20th.