A Few Old Movies You Might Want To Try

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  1. Jan Ahlmann

    Jan Ahlmann Well-Known Member
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    I pretty much just watch old movies now, although I did see Equalizer 3 with Denzel Washington. I like all three of those. He doesn't make movies with gratuitous sex and overly bloody.

    Anyways, I caught The Red House on Amazon Prime the other day. Edward G. Robinson is in it. It was good. Three of my favorites that I watch over and over are Hitchcock's Rebecca (based on an excellent book by Daphne Du Maurier); Midnight Lace with Doris Day (it's like a Hitchcock movie); and Leave Her to Heaven with Gene Tierney, one of my all time favorites. It's based on a book by Ben Ames Williams which is also good. Amazon has it.

    Any favorite old moves to recommend?
     
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    We like old westerns, and he likes many movies I do not like. All the war movies..geez there will be another soon no need to repeat now. Aside from White Christmas I don't watch many old movies, or new ones really. sorry
     
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    We don't really watch any "old movie", like back in the 40's/50's. We have a few Audi Murphy western movies and his To Hell And Back WWII movie about his life. I like, and we have, "action" type movies, like Under Siege (Steven Stegal), Last Stand (Arnold S.) and others. Comedies, like: Weekend At Bernie's, Blended, Bringing Down The House, etc.. Religious: The Shack, Blind Side and others. And, a few westerns, in color, not black/white. So, for us, a good variety.
     
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    The Red House is a very good movie. I didn't think anyone ever heard of it.
     
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    especially lovers of "The Christmas Story" from 1983.

    I got to thinking about who the heck was the narator in the movie because he really was excellent and I felt how little people ever talk about him, including me! So I looked it up and his name is Jean Shepherd. I found out he was the writer of the story and other stories as well. I'll put the article below if your are interested, also the link to the IMDB info on the movie itself. I'm going to watch it tonight, and watch it every year. It so brings back memories of Christmases when I was a little girl. Although it's set in some years before my time, when radio and Little Orphan Annie & Ovaltine was a big thing for kids:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Shepherd

    The Christmas Story, 1983
     
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    Oh I love all four of those, Jan! Joan Fontaine is the perfect Rebecca. I watch an old black and white on YouTube almost every night and on Sunday afternoons I watch one with a tiny group of people on a Classic Film site: https://classicfilmtvradio.freeforums.net/ We watch at the same time and make comments.

    The old movies had a real story and not just a lot of special effects and explosions. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- my husband watches that kind on the TV while I watch mine on the PC.

    What we watched yesterday was, "The Human Comedy," So good!
     
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    I’ll check out the forum. Thanks!
     
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    Dan, we just watched a really great movie last night. Story of June Carter, the beginning was a little slow, but it was a romance, thriller, history, all wrapped up into one.
    Such a surprise to see a woman of the 2000s to playing June Carter Cash, she was my grandkids favorite singers, The guy playing Johnny Cash was also a great actor.
    Very rare for today's actors to be able to play old performers.
    @Yvonne Smith, you may like this one if you hadn't already seen it.

     
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    "Laura" from 1944 was another great Gene Tierney movie. And has one of my favorite title songs.
     
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