This sounds great! I had never heard of it or of Mary Hatcher.
46. "Show People" from 1928. Among the cameos are Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, John Gilbert, Mae Murray, Rod LaRocque, Leatrice Joy, Norma Talmadge, Elinor Glyn, King Vidor, William S. Hart and Louella Parsons.
I checked IMDB, and "Urban Cowboy" qualifies as number 46 in the game.
47. "It's a Great Feeling" from 1949. Doris Day plays a pretty but slightly crazy blonde who is trying to break into the movie industry with the help of Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson, who play themselves. Their mad pursuit nearly drives a poor producer insane. The film also features dozens of cameos from notable Warner Bros. actors, including Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn, and Edward G. Robinson. It's a great movie!
48, Scared Stiff (1953) - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis slapstick vehicle, directed by George Marshall.
A reworking of the movie The Ghost Breakers (1940), made a decade before. Likewise, this is also directed by George Marshall and starred Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, and much of the sets in the original film were used in the latter.
A nightclub crooner and a busboy try to escape the law and the gangster fraternity to a remote Cuban island. In one scene, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby appear as scary skeletons.
Some great sight gags and available to watch on YouTube.
49. It (1927) Clara Bow
The writer of the It book and creator of the "It" concept, Elinor Glyn appears in this movie as herself.
Shopgirl Betty Lou (Clara) has designs on Cyrus Waltham, the handsome owner of the department store where she works. Waltham, though, doesn't even know Betty Lou is around. In hopes of attracting Waltham's attention, she accepts a date with his best friend, Monty, under the condition that they dine at the Ritz, where Waltham also has a dinner date that evening. Her plan works and in no time at all she and Waltham are contemplating marriage. The romance cools when a newspaper reporter mistakenly writes a story depicting Betty Lou as an unwed mother.
I'm 25mins into this movie at the moment.
51. Thank Your Lucky Stars (going up to 51 this time because I accepted a TV episode)
We made it! I thought that was a pretty tough category, so I'm surprised it went so smoothly. It helped that a lot of people pitched in. Thank you, all!
We haven't talked about the next category yet, but I know that Tiffany was interested in doing movies that are partially in black and white and partially in color. That sounds like a tough category to me, and I doubt we would make it to 50, but maybe we could see how far we can get.
Looking for feedback from the group, and don't be shy! :-)
Agree it would be a tough category. Maybe go to 10 or something ? If we're going from our memories of movies we've watched, I'm pretty I can only think of about one. We could stretch the category to include something like movies where there is an animated scene (in an otherwise un-animated film), there are a few of those, but would be tough too.