Ten Favorite Black & White Films

By Kate Riley August 14, 2013

A little off topic today, but I watched #7 over the weekend so I felt like discussing. When I was a girl, my mom would always play the AMC channel on Saturday afternoons. The features in the last few decades on that channel are more modern but back in the eighties, AMC played mostly black and white classic films.

In my youth I’d sit and watch the famous actors of the silver screen, and formed a lifetime affection for the greats: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and countless others. To this day, when I want to relax on a winter day with a hot cup of tea, I turn to a classic black and white film. They’ve even influenced my design aesthetic, I still prefer classic interiors above all others.

Matt and I got on the subject of great black and white films and narrowed down our favorites. His were different than mine, his leaning toward the westerns or action flicks while I favored female heroines.  Here are our lists, mine is up first.

#10. The Artist

We had no expectations watching this movie, we only knew it was a silent film with just music and no words spoken. Both Matt and I really loved this picture and so it made both our top ten lists. We’re still impressed such a great story can be told without words at all, and it was a breath of fresh air among what comes out of the Hollywood studios these days.

the artist


#9.  Some Like it Hot

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are hilarious as cross dressing men hiding from the mob. Marilyn Monroe is the sultry singer Sugar in the traveling girls band they sign up with while on the run. It’s filmed at the modern day Hotel Del Coronado which makes a fabulous backdrop to all the antics.

some like it hot

For another funny Curtis & Lemmon caper, watch The Great Race also starring the gorgeous Natalie Wood as a suffragette, it’s a total crack up about two rival daredevils racing across the globe, my kids love the massive pie fight at the end.


#8. 12 Angry Men

This is such a great film (and play). It’s a hot summer night in New York City and a jury of twelve is deliberating the facts of a case involving a young man accused of killing his father. Henry Fonda plays the lone doubter who convinces the rest to stay a bit longer to examine the evidence.

12 angry men


#7.  Suspicion

I’ve never seen a Cary Grant film I didn’t like. I could list so many of his movies that I adore (my faves below) but Suspicion pairs the intrigue created by director Alfred Hitchcock with Cary cast as a suspicious playboy with money problems.

suspicion cary grant

Other Cary faves include His Girl Friday, North by Northwest, The Philadelphia Story, Father Goose, An Affair to Remember, The Bishop’s Wife, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, To Catch a Thief.


#6.  The Miracle Worker

Anne Bancroft won an Oscar for her role as Annie Sullivan, the only teacher strong enough to teach young blind and deaf Helen Keller to communicate. Patty Duke’s performance is incredible as Helen, she also won the Best Supporting Actress award.

the miracle worker


#5.  It’s a Wonderful Life

Our family watches this every December with James Stewart playing George Bailey, a small town resident with a suppressed wanderlust but a heart of gold that makes him a savior to the downtrodden and the truest kind of friend. He gets a chance to see what life would be like if he’d never lived. We shed a tear every time Harry toasts “To my big brother George, the richest man in town.” An absolute must see.

its a wonderful life


#4. Laura

This film stars the strikingly beautiful Gene Teirney as a climbing the ladder career gal and a jaded police officer (Dana Andrews) who falls in love with her while investigating her murder. Quintessential film noir, rent it on a dark stormy night.

laura gene tierney


#3.  Adam’s Rib

Katharine Hepburn was brazen on and off the screen, the first lady to boldly wear pants in the 1940s in a sea of culturally acceptable skirts. Kate played women with spunk and in Adam’s Rib  she is an attorney married to prosecuting lawyer Spencer Tracy and she defends a woman accused of shooting her philandering husband.

adams rib katharine hepburn


#2.  All About Eve

Bette Davis is one of the great ladies of her day who with her roles paved the way for women to do things by their own terms. This is my favorite Bette Davis movie, she plays an aging stage actress worshiped by an aspiring ingénue who gets a little too close for comfort. It’s a “watch your back” tale of the very best kind.

all about eve


#1.  Casablanca

It’s WWII and “I stick my neck out for nobody” Rick runs a popular bar in Casablanca where many are waiting to escape to America. The plot thickens when Rick’s former lover played by Ingrid Bergman shows up with a complicated request. The dialogue is brilliant – you simply can’t go through life without seeing this film all the way through to its iconic ending.



Matt agrees with me on The Artist, Some Like it Hot, Casablanca, It’s a Wonderful Life, Adam’s Rib, and 12 Angry Men  but he prefers these additional four: Schindler’s List, (I agree, so amazing); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance; Young Frankenstein; and Raging Bull.

Other Runners Up: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; To Kill a Mockingbird; Sorry, Wrong Number, The Maltese Falcon, Shadow of a Doubt, and Roman Holiday.  If you’re looking for a cool flick, you can’t go wrong with these. The combination of scripts and actors stands the test of time, and the black and white media makes these films extra special.

Have you seen any of these movies?  Did we miss any greats?

What are some of your favorite black & white films?




  1. I love rom-com even in black & white so I would put “Roman Holiday’ in my top 10, as well as “Schindlers list”. Have to see the other films on your list.

  2. I love Miracle on 34th Street. My favorite Christmas movie of all time. Inherit the wind is another good classic.

    • I totally agree on Miracle on 34th street, classic! And I forgot about Inherit the Wind, haven’t seen in it years, will have to rent soon!

  3. I love all your choices! I would add The Best Years of Our Lives and the original French version of Beauty and the Beast. I’ve gone to the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood held in April the last couple of years. It’s great for a wide variety of classic films with lots of great guests introducing them.

    • The Best Years of Our Lives is my mom’s favorite too Karen! I’ve seen it many times, it’s sooo great, thanks for the reminder!

  4. My favorite movie is “Sullivan’s Travels” starring Joel McRae & Veronica Lake

  5. Some Like It Hot is the best and funniest movie of all time! Other favourites include: An Affair to Remember, The Apartment (very funny), Breakfast at Tiffany’s and, of course, Casablanca. I adore watching White Christmas during the winter holidays as well.

  6. There are so many good options: The Thin Man (and a few other in the series, Myrna Loy is a treat), A Letter to Three Wives (an intriguing set up, for a different type of mystery), Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House (particularly if you have ever remodeled), Gentleman’s Agreement (Gregory Peck as a writer who takes on anti-Semitism and the effects on his life and family)….

  7. Gaslight has always been one of my favorite murder/suspense, all of the Thin Man movies and for Cary Grant – Arsenic and Old Lace must be on the list! And any movie with Betty Grable or Katherine Hepburn. Love them all!

  8. The Thin Man movies!! With William Powell and Myrna Loy. Best movies ever! And there are six of them so lots of Nick and Nora, dog Asta and Little Nicky to enjoy…

    • Ah gotta love the Thin Man movies! And I so love Myrna Loy in just about everything – she was also in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House with Cary Grant and The Best Years of Our Lives. Such a great actress.

  9. My fave one to watch is “the ghost and mrs. Muir”. Thay was my fave growing up and still to this day. Will have to watch some of the movies on your list!

  10. One of my faves is Ransom with Glenn Ford in it. (It’s so much better than the version with Mel Gibson!)

  11. Such a fun post! We watch quite a bit of black and white . We have seen most on your list and agree! I think my daughters’ favourite is Shirley Temple’s Heidi or Stowaway. Mine is Woody Allen’s Manhatten.

  12. Great list! I have to add my comedy fave. “The Apartment.” (1960)
    Billy Wilder directed this super funny, amazingly photographed, and well art directed film featuring the likes of: Jack Lemmon, Shirley Mac Laine, and Fred MacMurray. Can’t go wrong!

  13. Imitation of Life with Claudette Colbert (1934 version) is one of my favorites. Great post!!

  14. One of my all time favorite black and white movies is Wait until Dark. A must see every Halloween. I have to say Miracle on 34th Street is another favorite! I grew up with Black and white movies and TV. Watching all the black and white movies remind me of growing up with one small TV and family viewing!

    • Melody I haven’t seen Wait Until Dark since I was a teenager, will have to rewatch again, I remember it was really good.

  15. great list! I need to see a few of those. I’ve watched “Gilda” several times–another classic film noir.
    And “Sunset Boulevard” is a favorite of mine.

  16. Hi Kate-you know I am a fan go every old movie ever made. You and Matt made up a great list. Rebecca is good one. Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine star in it. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

    • Diane, Rebecca is SOOOOO good! Joan Fontaine as the tormented new bride, and Judith Anderson as the creepy obsessed Mrs. Danvers all wrapped up in a Daphne Du Maurier novel, definitely one to watch!!

  17. Seeing this title in my feed made me giddy!! Have seen most of these. I adore every girl should be married with Our beloved Cary Grant and Betsy Drake and The mating of Millie neither would make Mr. Centsational Girls cut but both are happy happy girlie films! I am so happy citizen Kane did not make your list. How is that AFI!s top movie!! Thanks for this! Must see suspicion!

  18. I have never seen Ransom with Glenn Ford or Manhattan, although everyone says it’s one of Woody Allen’s better movies, will have to check them out. Thanks KJ and Asiyah.

  19. The Last Picture Show. Young Jeff Bridges (cute and goofy), Timothy Bottoms (so adorable!) and Cybill Shepherd (beautiful and looking a lot like Reese Witherspoon with a better jawline). Cloris Leachman won an Oscar in it. Ellen Burstyn was stunning. Great cinematography. Well worth watching.

  20. You needs screwball comedy! Some like it Hot is excellent but gotta love His Girl Friday or Bringing up Baby! None like Cary Grant which leads me to the original Philadelphia Story. That’s a great one.

    • OMG Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant are crazy funny in Bringing Up Baby!

  21. Great top 10! Our Vines Have Tender Grapes with Margaret O’ Brien is just precious. It’s one of my personal favorites

  22. So many great movies mentioned. I also enjoy Room for One More with Cary Grant and Betsy Drake; and The Enchanted Cottage with Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire.

  23. Ooh, great post! Totally agree with your #1, I just love “Casablanca”, saw it a couple of weeks ago on TCM. I watch “Holiday Inn” every Christmas (the original movie with the song “White Christmas” – yes, I’m a snob, lol). I also enjoy “Sunset Boulevard”. “Schindler’s List” is awesome but so difficult to watch, it really gets to me.

  24. Great post!- ironically just discussing favs this weekend with familly…

    have to mention SABRINA with Humphrey. Love it and the entire cast!

    I’ve never seen Suspicion l…looking forward to it thanks to you!

    • Okay that was a total fail not mentioning Sabrina, one of Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn’s best, thanks for the reminder Lisa !!

  25. I love so many of the movies listed here and others have offered some great ones. I’d add “The Women,” (sharp and witty) “My Man Godfrey,”(sweet and screwball) and the original “A Star is Born” with Janet Gaynor and Frederic March (yum). I also love almost anything Deanna Durbin or with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland–they are adorable on their own and even better together.

  26. I want to watch a lot of these now, but personally was surprised you didn’t mention Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I LOOOOOVE Jane Russell.

  27. Laura is one of my favourites and led me to watching black and white films. My absolute favourite movie of all time is Camille, the Greta Garbo version. I like All About Eve, but prefer Now, Voyager and Dark Victory. I love Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino in Beyond the Rocks as well.

    • Ack, Now Voyager and Dark Victory with Bette are so great Laura, I’ve seen those several times, tearjerkers!

  28. Great list! A few I’d add to my personal list: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Rebecca, and The Philadelphia Story.

  29. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is in color Dr. Juris, remember Marilyn Monroe in the pink dress singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s’ Best Friend” CLASSIC!!!! Love that one!

  30. My #1 is MY MAN GODFREY.

    So great.

    My husband’s putting PSYCHO out there. And we both definitely have ALL ABOUT EVE on our lists.

  31. I love all those movies and the ones everyone added BUT how can we forget To Kill a Mockingbird??? I love TCM. And i still laugh so hard at Young Frankenstein.

  32. Love old black and white movies! I can’t believe there are some on your list I haven’t seen. I had to recommend my favorite It Happened One Night with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. It is my favorite sweet, witty romance.

  33. I would definitely have to have The Philadelphia Story, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, and Roman Holiday in my top 10, maybe even Sabrina. I love your list, and Laura is my favorite to watch on a stormy night! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Suspicion or 12 Angry Men before, I’ll have to see if I can find them!

  34. If you’ve never seen Cary Grant, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” I recommend it for the list :). It’s one of my favorites. Another good one : “It Happened One Night” with Claudet Colbert and Clark Gable.

  35. Great List! There are several I plan on watching. I have to tell you have to watch “Angels with Dirty Faces”. It has James Cagney (one of my faves) and it is a classic! Some other great ones are Song of Bernadette, An Affair to Remember, Maytime with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Let me know what you think!

  36. Fun post, Kate! I have seen several of the movies on your list. Casablanca would rank near the top for me too. I love Breakfast at Tiffany’s also, and Christmas always gets me with the black and white movies like Holiday Inn, White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th St. I used to love watching the Shirley Temple movies in black and white too! I’m not sure if anyone mentioned An Affair to Remember yet, but that’s a good one too. Ooh, and To Kill a Mockingbird! So many, now I want to watch a few. Good viewing for those cool fall days coming up soon, gotta make a list now. :)

  37. Kate,
    that is a good collection to watch…it just came two months late :) as the schools are starting now. I can think of watching all these screening one after the other each evening..Love them..

  38. My favorite Cary Grant movie is My Favorite Wife. Hilarious! I think it’s a black and white movie….

  39. I have to say your list is fantastic but one of my favorites is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane w/Bette Davis – such a great film!

  40. Great list! I have always had the opinion that every teenager in America should be required to watch Twelve Angry Men, Schindlers List and To Kill A Mockingbird! All make you think about your personal actions, consequences and possibilities.

  41. I LOVE Cary Grant too–especially in comedies. Have you seen My Favorite Wife? Hilarious! Also The Thin Man movies are awesome (William Powell & Myrna Loy). So happy to see them already mentioned in the comments. (Johnny Depp is starring in a remake!) Fred and Ginger dancing–doesn’t get any better than that. Best tear-jerker; To Each His Own starring Olivia de Havilland. And yes, Hepburn and Tracy–a blast to watch. I wrote about Hollywood Regency Style & my fave black/white films here http://elegantlygrounded.com/hollywood-regency-style/

    • Great post Jackie thanks for sharing, yes My Favorite Wife is so good – Cary Grant had the best chemistry onscreen with Irene Dunn.

    • Exactly Sue, it’s impossible for any woman not to fall in love with Cary Grant in The Bishop’s Wife.

  42. THanks for posting. I love that you when you stray from the norm.
    It is a perfect fit for your blog in my opinion. Black, white, beauty, texture, and entertainment all in one. So very you!!

  43. Yes, my husband says you missed Citizen Kane. Said there shouldn’t be a B&W movie list without that on it. ;)

  44. THanks for posting. I love when you stray from the norm.
    It is a perfect fit for your blog in my opinion. Black, white, beauty, texture, and entertainment all in one. So very Centsational!!

  45. I love your picks! I’d have to add more war films to the list, though, especially Mrs. Miniver and Twelve O’Clock High. Oh, and People Will Talk–do you know that one? Such great films here!

  46. And for comic relief, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is one of my favorites. I could watch over and over the scene where Mrs. Blandings describes her desired paint colors to the builder. Classic!

  47. Ooh, almost identical story for me! I was about 12 years old, rainy Sunday with nothing else to do, so I stayed in and watched an old movie on NBC. It was Singing in the Rain and I was enthralled. Next week was Arsenic and Old Lace and I was hooked. Cary Grant became one of my all-time favs after that and I made a point of being home on Sunday afternoons.

  48. Oh, I love classic films so much! This list brought back so many fantastic memories. It’s so hard to pick favorites. Sabrina was always a favorite romance. If you love film noir, you might like Dark Passage with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Meet John Doe with Barbara Stanwick and Gary Cooper is just a brilliant film about media and political propaganda (really, even back then!). His Girl Friday is hilarity with Cary Grant and shows a great “career girl” in the newspaper biz. I could go on and on. You’ve just inspired a movie marathon for me this weekend!

  49. Great post! Good for your for Mom introducing you to those fabulous movies. I love “The Awful Truth” with Cary Grant and Irene Dunn, “Kitty Foyle” with Ginger Rogers and my favorite Christmas movie is
    Christmas in Connecticut”

    • Christmas in Connecticut is too funny Molly, such a great story – and The Awful Truth with Cary Grant and Irene Dunn is really funny too. Did you ever see Penny Serenade with Cary & Irene where they adopt the little girl? LOVE that one. And that scene where Cary begs the judge to keep her? Ack, tears!!!!

  50. Gotta love Rear Window and Dial M for murder. I admit I love to watch the vintage fashion as much as the plot! Looks like you have a lot of b/w movie watching to do.

    • Tricia Rear Window is one of the best movies ever, also Dial M for Murder – Grace Kelly’s beauty is UNREAL – can’t take my eyes off her, she’s just so gorgeous!

  51. CLASSIC! No, they don’t play them like they used to, and it’s kinda sad. I grew up watching them with my mom, as well! They should bring them back! I wonder if there’s a special channel you can subscribe to, just for that? I would totally buy it. LOVE it’s a wonderful life. All time fave. ;}

  52. Just watched again Hitchcock’s ‘The Lady Vanishes’ last night and it is still a great film. Love how proper the two English gentlemen are. Very funny too.

  53. Hands down – my favorite topic (other than decorating!). I love all the movies you and the others mentioned, so I thought I’d throw in some fun musicals – any of the Gold Diggers series ( love Joan Blondell and Dick Powell), Astaire & Rogers – Flying Down to Rio, Swing Time, Top Hat!

    • Sue how crazy talented was Fred Astaire? I LOVE watching his movies with Ginger!!

    • Love The Gold Diggers of 1933! Watched it because of Ginger Rogers and feel in love Joan Blondell! Yes, yes, yes to Rogers & Astaire films!

  54. LOVE b&w movies, love the sets, costumes, mannerisms… How about Mildred Pierce, The Asphalt Jungle, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, and The Postman Always Rings Twice. So great.

  55. I loved this post! Thank you! I’ve seen many of these, but sure have some “work” to do! Casablanca is my husband’s favorite movie, which is unique since we are both pretty young. That made me fall in love with him–the fact that a 24 year old guy can appreciate such a film. Again, thanks!

  56. Probably the best ever is Seven Samurai and of course, one must include Bus Stop!

  57. “How to Marry a Millionaire” with Marilyn M and anything with Doris Day!!

  58. “Double Indemnity” I LOVE Barbara Stanwyck and I wrote a paper on Film Noir in college about this movie.

    • Ha Tammy and Laura, Matt and I watched Double Indemnity, I LOVE the plot, but Matt said “How many times is he (Fred MacMurray) going to end his sentences with “baby”?” I had to laugh at that, he does say it a lot! Barbara Stanwick is one of the greats though, I love all of her movies including that one. Did you see Sorry, Wrong Number where she overhears a murder plot over the telephone? SO good!

  59. THANK YOU for remembering “Double Indemnity”, Tammy! An absolute classic Film Noir movie with a great plot. And all the old office technology is so cool. Once you watch the movie, read the book.

  60. I stop whatever I’m doing to watch “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1939 version with Greer Garson) whenever it’s on. Also a fun one is “The Man who Came to Dinner” with Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, Billie Burke and Mary Wickes. The one-liners are hysterical!

  61. I got my 11-year hooked on “old” films when I rented “Roman Holiday”. I had her at “Well, a princess runs away and pretends to a regular girl…”. She loved it! Now she wants to watch other Audrey Hepburn movies (yay!). The next one I have, though, is “Arsenic and Old Lace”. She also loved “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House”, and we had to replay the moment when Cary Grant does a great double-take several times.

  62. Anything with Deborah Kerr or Joseph Cotton, and shocked there’s no Orson Welles on the list (acting or directing), 3rd Man is my favorite film of all time.

    • Hi Maxx, Deborah Kerr and Joseph Cotten are favorites of mine too, JC did two movies with Jennifer Jones that are really great: Love Letters and Portrait of Jennie. And he’s perfect as the sinister uncle in Shadow of a Doubt! Wasn’t Deborah a beauty in From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster? And of course An Affair to Remember with Cary!

  63. Some real classics. Love the suspense in some of these. Movies really aren’t like this anymore, I know I sound old. The clothes are gorgeous, so feminine, tailored just beautiful. Nice selection.

    • Agreed Patty, I love the way people dressed back then, tailored and elegant every day. *sigh*

  64. I love these kinds of posts Kate. Films are an art and a creative outlet also. We can’t do decorating and DIY every day. My favorite is Rear Window, but I am a huge Jimmy Stewart fan, he was kind of my grown up male idle as a young girl. It makes me feel like that young girl again when I watch him. Such a classy man, like your blog…classy!

  65. Oh, man. You brought back so many memories with this post. Katharine Hepburn was the greatest! And how many times have we seen Casablanca – the “Marseillaise” scene was so moving. Thanks!

  66. Love the b & w version of Pride and Prejudice with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. I could have that on all day. Also, did you ever see Random Harvest also with Greer Garson? Probably not a top ten, but still good. Loved that someone mentioned Every Girl Should Be Married. Every time I light candles I hear Betsy Drake in my head, “Madison, will you light the candles?” There’s something about her that’s annoying and cute at the same time. Why did AMC ever leave the classics?

  67. The Shop Around the Corner
    You Can’t Take it With You
    Bachelor Mother- with Ginger Rogers
    Anything Jimmy Srewart! But those are my 3 favorites
    And also- Carey Grant, Myrna Loy and (a grown up) Shirley Temple in The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer

  68. Love all the ones you listed, and what other readers added. One of my favorite black & white movies is “Since You Went Away” with Claudette Colbert. It’s a long movie, but every time it’s on, I can’t help but get drawn into it. Also love “In Name Only” with Cary Grant and Carole Lombard. I’d love to live in the cottage in that one.

  69. It Happened One Night is definitely my #1. LOVE that movie. And any of the Cary Grant/Irene Dunne movies. They were a great combo :)

  70. All these movies are great, but what about Notorius w/grant & Bergman, spellbound w/Gregory peck & Bergman, gaslight, of human bondage w/Bette Davis, or the scarlet pimpernel, wuthering heights, Gunga Din w/Cary grant…my personal favorite. Or mr smith goes to Washington, pride of the Yankees,morocco, the man in the grey flannel suit, shangr la….again, so many great back and white films!!!!!!

    • Great list Weezie! Oh Wuthering Heights is sad but wonderful, also Gunga Din. LOVE Notorious too !

  71. What about the Great Escape? Was always one of my favorites, probably because there ISN’T any romance in it!

    • The Great Escape is SO great April, wonderful story, amazing actors, sad ending, not black & white though! I love the motorcycle scene in the end with Steve McQueen, and always loved James Garner too, he looks just like my dad (when he was younger) :) I also love the scene where the Americans make moonshine on the Fourth of July to distribute to the camp!

  72. The Littlest Rebel with Shirley Temple. The scene where Shirley and Abraham Lincoln talk and share an apple is the best! Love this post. Thanks so much.

  73. I haven’t watched an old b&w in forever, but I LOVE them! My top 3 are It Happened One Night, The Philadelphia Story, and Roman Holiday. Why can’t people make comedies that are funny anymore? They’re just crass garbage these days.

  74. great list! I’ve seen a few of these. Love Some Like It Hot!

    And I completely agree on The Great Race, one of my favorite movies!! My parents had us watch it when I was a kid. I still love it to this day. :o)

  75. Love the list and the additional suggestions in the comments. I’d also add Witness For the Prosecution! Love that one.

  76. Life seemed to be so much simpler back then when these films were made. These movies take me back . . .

  77. Great list! I added a few I haven’t seen to my watch list but may I recommend one of my favorites… Red Dust with Clark Gable & Jean Harlow

  78. Alfred Hitchcock: Rebecca (Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier; Spellbound (Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck); Young & Innocent; Notorious (Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant).

    Double Indemnity (Barbara Stanwyck, Fred McMurray).
    Key Largo (Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart).
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Humphrey Bogart).
    The Maltese Falcon (Humphrey Bogart).

    Love the old BW film noirs!

  79. Laura is one of my favorites too. I recommend The Heiress (1949) with Olivia de Havilland if you have not seen it. :)

  80. I could watch Ball of Fire and The Lady Eve over and over again! And another Barbara Stanwyck, Meet John Doe. Never realized how talented she is with comedy until these movies.

  81. I love “Die Teuflischen” von Clouzot (1955) “Eyes without a face” von Franju (1960) and “Infam” von William Wyler and also the old Hitchcock films in black and white like “Spellbound” and many others.

  82. If you love The Thin Man(‘s) (William Powell, Myrna Loy) you might also like Star of Midnight 1935 (William Powell, Ginger Rogers) and The Ex-Mrs. Bradford 1936 (Willam Powell, Jean Arthur).

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