Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Top 5 Top 5 Lists Related To, But Not Including The Lady Eve

Top 5 Preston Sturges Films I Haven't Seen Yet:

1. Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen, 1940)
2. Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges, 1944)
3. The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
4. Imitation of Life (John Stahl, 1934)
5. Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, 1940)

Top 5 Barbara Stanwyck Films:

1. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
2. Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941)
3. Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
4. Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, 1933)
5. Clash By Night (Fritz Lang, 1952)

Top 5 Henry Fonda Films Not Directed By John Ford:

1. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
2. The Ox-Bow Incident (William Wellman, 1943)
3. Jezebel (William Wyler, 1938)
4. Advise & Consent (Otto Preminger, 1962)
5. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

Top 5 Henry Fonda Films Directed By John Ford:

1. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
2. My Darling Clementine (1946)
3. Fort Apache (1948)
4. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
5. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Top 5 Films of 1941:

1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
2. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
4. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg)
5. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)


Nathan said...

Those Sturges-directed films played at SAM a couple years back in a great series. Where were ya?

Both Conquering and Christmas are great, though don't quite scale the heights that Lady Eve and Sullivan's reach. Still, both are among the best sound comedies ever made.

sean said...

I have no excuse for not having seen any of these. they're all readily available, and in fact I own Christmas in July, have Remember the Night on the tivo (along with The Sin of Harold Diddlebock) and Hail the Conquering Hero is on the Instant Netflix.

Nathan said...

You must hate mirth and joy.

Or only own one pair of pants you are afraid of soiling.

sean said...

Nah, fortunately, the only thing I'm lacking is time.