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June 28, 2007

Thursday 13

13 classic films I highly recommend. :-} In no particular order, of course.

1. Suddenly, Last Summer.
I may have blogged about this one before. I love Elizabeth Taylor and Katherine Hepburn in this story of a young girl, traumatized by a summer trip and placed in a mental institution. Instead of dealing with her, her aunt, the lovely Katherine Hepburn, wants her to have a lobotomy.

2. High Society
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra star in this tale of a young woman about to marry, when her ex-husband shows up on her doorstop. Of course, he brings Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Celeste Holm. Frank falls in love with Grace, even though Celeste is madly in love with him. Grace eventually wises up and figures out what is best for her. Its a great movie filled with wonderful music, it is interesting to hear Bing Crosby and Sinatra sing together.

3. The Lady Eve.
Eve is the daughter of a riverboat gambler and con man. She falls in love and marries but her past catches up with her.

4. Gaslight
Ingrid Bergman stars as Paula, a woman who takes her new husband to live in house her aunt was murdered in. As she adjusts to married life and living in the house she discovered her aunt's body in, she finds herself more and more isolated by her seemingly overprotective husband.

5. The Thin Man
This mystery series is wonderfully fun. Myrna Loy and William Powell star as Nick & Nora. Nick is a retired investigator who enjoys the new life of leisure his marriage has afforded him. Nora is a curious socialite who longs for adventure. One way or another, they end up investigating murders.

6. Laura.
The detective assigned to Laura's murder falls hopelessly in love with her memory as he speaks to her friends and former lovers.

7. Wife Vs. Secretary.
This film has an all star cast including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy. Myrna Loy is worried that she is going to lose her husband, Gable, to his beautiful secretary played by Jean Harlow.

8. Funny Face.
Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star in this tale of a young bookstore clerk turned model.

9. How to steal a million starring Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey's family has a wonderful statue on display at the museum, the only problem is that its fake. Instead of letting her family be ruined by its discovery, she plans to rob the museum and steal the statue.

10. How to marry a millionaire
Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe star in this hunt for husbands. Three models take an apartment together in hopes of landing rich husbands, each find love, but not where they expected to.

11. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Also starring Marilyn Monroe with Jane Russell. Jane Russell is Marilyn's best friend sent along to chaperon the free spirit who truly believes that diamonds are a girls best friend. On the way to France, Jane finds herself falling in love only to find out that he's investigating Marylin.

12. Casablanca.
After my extreme disappointment in Gone with the Wind, I didn't expect to like Casablanca, but I loved it. Humphrey Bogart is wonderful as the night club owner in love with the girl he once had but lost. There are so many classic movie lines in this film, its a shame to miss it.

13. Vertigo.
I had to include at least one Hitchcock film. James Stewart finds himself suffering vertigo after losing a friend on the force. A friend asks him to follow his wife to see where she goes all day and Stewart becomes obsessed with her.

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