Friday, August 11, 2017

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Favorite black and white movie.

80 comments:

Wanda said...

Night of the Hunter

sandybrook said...

Original King Kong, but there are so many others including many Marx Brothers, WC Fields and Citizen Kane

david said...

I have two!

"Casablanca," of course! (I'm a guy!)

"Three faces of Eve!" (I love how Joanne Woodward would change personalities! It was as if she was changing her mind! Excellent acting!)

Merlindbear said...

Sunset Boulevard

Dena said...

The 400 Blows

Jane Heir said...

Notorious.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Driving Miss Daisy

L.A. said...

I love the old LA looked in this film.

Gator said...

Any black and white Hitchcock film.

Smalls said...

To Kill a Mockingbird

cebii said...

young frankenstein

AndrewBW said...

"It Happened One Night". The scene between Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in the cabin the first night in the auto camp is one of the most romantic scenes in movie history.

"Ball of Fire". The scene where Barbara Stanwyck first enters the mansion in her sequined dress sparkling like the Milky Way.

I really don't think "Psycho" would have worked in color. Or, for that matter, "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Do Tell said...

There is a really good old silent movie with Gloria Swanson called "Men and Women." She plays the daughter of a wealthy old money family, with a much put-upon butler who does everything for them and doesn't get much respect in return. One day they all go out on the yacht, run into a storm and are shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Since the butler is the only one with any skills, he becomes the leader and the defacto king of the new community and Swanson's character, admiring his abilities (as well as aspiring to be at the top of the new social structure) falls in love with him.The butler, now king, puts all the useless wealthy people to work and everyone falls into line, grudgingly.

And then they are rescued. Do things change for the butler once they get back to the civilized world? Watch and see.

Stephie said...

A Place in the Sun with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters.
Psycho
It's a Wonderful Life

Do Tell said...

"Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" is another good one, as far as modern black and whites, as well as "Young Frankenstein" and "The Artist."

Sadie said...

Elephant Man

Salaam said...

"Citizen Kane" and "Metropolis"

Beachsign said...

Philadelphia Story
It's a Wonderful Life

HH314 said...

Ninochka, and any movie with Garbo for that matter. She was wonderful

HH314 said...

All about Eve

Phyllis Whitweed said...

The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin

Renshaw said...

I got introduced to b/w as a youngster. I went to a Charlie Chaplin movie, all kids in the theater and everyone was hooting and hollering specially at this scene. I got hooked on his movies. Too many favs as an adult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY0DOnNK3Wg

Brooklyn Girl said...

Imitation of Life with Lana Turner. Tear Jerker for sure.

Not That Guy said...

Double Indemnity. If for no other reason than Barbara Stanwyck brooding in the shadows....

Hayley said...

Psycho

Hot Cola said...

To Have and Have Not

Hot Cola said...

Now we know where Maddona got her "Castaway" aspirations from...

hothotheat said...

Penny Serenade - Clark Gable and Irene Dunne.

Elissa said...

Hobson's Choice (the original with Charles Laughton).

Tied for second: Night of the Hunter and The Bad Seed.

casting girl said...

On The Waterfront...fav movie period. All about telling the t no matter what.

sand said...

The Third Man- Orson Welles

sand said...

Tied with Random Harvest

Do Tell said...

"M" with Peter Lorre is simply fantastic. Thriller/mystery about a German serial killer of children.

Bflgs said...

Days of Wine and Roses

0edger0 said...

Metropolis by fritz lang

Salaam said...

Most beautiful woman ever on screen

Encino Man said...

Westward The Women

zerooptions said...

Me too! Love that movie!

zerooptions said...

The Seven Samurai

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

"The Thing With Two Heads", starring Rosey Greer and Ray Miland

The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
PG | 1h 31min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 19 July 1972 (USA)

Doctors are forced to transplant the head of a dying, racist surgeon onto the body of a black death row inmate.

shakey said...

That was such a sad movie.

shakey said...

The Bad Seed was awesome. Saw that when I was about the girl's age. Scared me silly.

shakey said...

Actually that was a remake of an Italian movie where the actress says "Sodomizé me" a number of times (it was said in Italian so I used the accent for emphasis).

CityGirl said...

Oh Me Too!!!

shakey said...

This one is really tough for me. The first thing that popped into my head was the Thin Man movies, so I'll go with them. Very witty, fast dialogue.

Of course, I'll probably think of many more after I hit "Post Comment".

8==D KermitGosnellKnobJob said...

Everytime I listen to Grieg I remember that movie.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069372/mediaviewer/rm2806168320

8==D KermitGosnellKnobJob said...

A lot of them.
I dislike chaplin; Marx Brothers (except the time Groucho speaks, the rest of the movies are crap highlighting the musical number that all of them have); and casablanca.

But I love, in no particular order:
Elephant man; The Saragossa manuscript; The Big Heat; Triumph des Willens (documentary); Sin City (it has a coloured part, but it is a african american & cracker movie anyway); Ed Wood; Clerks; Tales of a Pale and Mysterious Moon After the Rain/Ugetsu monogatary; Ivan the Terrible; Lady for a Day; Häxan; Sons of the desert; and Freaks.


Good lord, I wrote too many.

Wellywood said...

Arsenic and Old Lace, all the Astaire-Rogers or Hayworth movies, All About Eve. Love old Hollywood

Jill said...

Paper Moon

Kathy said...

High Noon

inga said...

Jean Cocteau: "Orpheus", "The Eternal Return" +....

inga said...

Arsenic and Old Lace: yes, yes, yes...

Lurky McLurkster said...

Young Frankenstein

Elissa said...

Me, too! It wasn't until I was much older that I found out that the original ending had been changed to make it LESS creepy. I don't think 10-year-old me could have handled it!

Elissa said...

I love this one, too! Particularly how the women were shot from below to make them appear much stronger than they look. And I always cry when **spoiler** dies.

Simply Nana said...

This is kind of cheating...(combines B&W with color)
The Wizard of Oz

JustReading said...

The Astonished Heart (Noel Coward)

Tired said...

Test Pilot with Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracey.
Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant.
Psycho with Anthony Hopkins.
It's a Wonderful Life with James Stewart.
Just so many.

meagain said...

Talk about Sophie's Choice ...... have to go with "It's a Wonderful Life" cause we watch it every year. Or "Casablanca".

Simon said...

It's a wonderful life and jezebel

just sayin\' said...

me three!

Farmgirl said...

Since You Went Away

just sayin\' said...

all of the below, love that this got such great responses! also (sorry if i'm repeating) the last picture show, rear window, manhattan -- loved everything with shirley temple when i was little.

pusssykatt said...

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

anon.4 said...

It Happened One Night

Sd auntie said...

Place in the sun is a favorite.. Wuthering Heights and old Shirley temple movies.

Meg00m said...

Young Frankenstein, His Girl Friday & Clerks.

Meg00m said...

Good one!

SundaySilence89 said...

The Caine Mutiny, Casablanca, Double Indemnity & On The Waterfront

Fairylights said...

It happened one night.

tobyt said...

Notorious and Roman Holiday

Shortie said...

Sunset Blvd., On the Waterfront, Double Indemnity, Marty, The Lady Vanishes, Anything with Barbara Stanwyke or Charles Laughlin, The Ladykillers (original), Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, 12 Angry Men, Mildred Pierce, Many Bette Davis movies.
P.S. Rear Window is in color.

Do Tell said...

Also, I recently saw "12 Angry Men", (the original) and that was really very good.

B626 said...

The Artist

hakunafrittata said...

Toss up between The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) and Time of Their Lives (1946)

Anjelicka said...

Some Like It Hot

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Not a film: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (that's how much I love that show television show—someone asks for a favourite "film", and I give them that answer). ?

Scandi Sanskrit said...

That's funny because I nearly answered "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and remembered that that's in colour too!

Scandi Sanskrit said...

The blood looked black in that one. LOL.