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I am a fan of old movies. I find movies from the 1930s had better writing and dialogue than most movies that come out today. I like movies like King Kong, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. are there any old movies that I should check out? Has anybody any favorites of their own? Are you sad when you learn certain young people don't really like the classics?

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In the 30's and 40's a number of big shot novelists were lured to Hollywood. Most of them ran away screaming: Wiilam Faulkner, Aldous Huxley, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathaneal West, and Raymond Chandler among others. Some of their movies were quite good – The Big Sleep (Faulkner), To Have and Have Not (Faulkner). I'm also a big fan of film noir like Double Indemnity, Gaslight, Key Largo, Laura. There've been some really good more modern versions. I loved After Dark, My Sweet and Body Heat.

Deiter Level 8 Jan 19, 2019

Not quite that old of a movie but one of all time favorites is Whatever happened to Baby Jane with Betty Davis and Joan Crawford. Also Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. Big Betty Davis fan here!

Ktcyan Level 7 Jan 18, 2019

Young people? Hell, I know plenty of people my age who have no clue about some of these old movies. I maintain a sizable collection of digital films, mostly from 1930 on, but there are a number of older ones like Wings, or Metropolis. From the silent era, my absolute favorite is The General (Buster Keaton). The pre-Code films of early 30s are gems, Glenda Farrell, Joan Blondell and Jean Harlow are hilarious. The William Powell/Myrna Loy parings are classics (Libeled Lady, Thin Man series, Double Wedding). As a genre, I also love Film Noir. The best part of these old films is when you see one that is shot on location - you get old skylines, street views, cars and in some cases, views of old ships - the Cagney film Here Comes the Navy (1934) features real shots on board the USS Arizona, and reals shots of fleet exercises at sea. A precious peek into the past.

Byrdsfan Level 8 Jan 18, 2019

I'm a fan of old movies and watch them sometimes. Movies you mention were popular when I was younger and I've always been a movie and TV freak.

I saw a kiddie western when I was 12 called "Skipalong Rosenbloom" and cannot find it online anywhere. Not for free and not even in DVD rental. It is for sale but all I wanted was to watch it again. Let me know if you find it.

DenoPenno Level 8 Jan 18, 2019
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