The Freshman, Sunrise, Withnail & I, Modern Times, M, The Third Man, Night of the Iguana, Gaslight, The Cameraman, The Magnificent Ambersons, Night of the Hunter, Lilies, The Unknown, The Seventh Seal, Now, Voyager, Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Night Nurse, L'Eclisse, The Strawberry Blonde, Priceless, Broken Blossoms, The Divorcee, Private Lives, Camille, Night Must Fall, Design for Living, Ponyo
Who are your favorite stars?
Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Errol Flynn, Marion Davies, Cary Grant, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Cillian Murphy, Orson Welles, James Cagney, Monica Vitti, Bebe Daniels, Kay Francis, Nita Naldi, Tallulah Bankhead, Jetta Goudal, Joan Crawford, Mabel Normand, Alain Delon, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., more but I'll stop here!
Who are your favorite directors?
Murnau, Lang, Bergman, Welles, Keaton
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I'm interested in almost everything, but classic film has been a constant, unchanging interest for the past 8 years or so. I never get tired of it. :)
I thank you for the friend request. I do recommend the Nancy Carroll films. She was a really fine actress but do see ones such as "The Devil's Holiday", "Stolen Heaven", "Laughter" which are her drama films. She was in musicals with Charles "Buddy" Rogers but she really couldn't sing beyond a trilling sound. The ones with Phillips Holmes were some of her best films and his best, too. Both were put into rather mediocre films and their careers faded out. "An American Tragedy" is an excellent film for Phillips Holmes. Sylvia Sidney is superb as always. Frances Dee has much less to do than Elizabeth Taylor in the glossier remake, "A Place in the Sun". Helen Twelvetrees was a really fine actress and I think my favourite of hers is "Her Man" which is a gritty pre-code. Her co-star is Phillips Holmes. He had a number of really fine films but the roles got smaller. I love Dorothy Mackaill and she holds her own with Basil Rathbone in "The Flirting Widow". I like all of her films. Ann Harding is a strong favourite and her best films were in the 1930s. I love all of Sylvia Sidney's 30s films and all are well worth seeing. Marion Davies was best up to 1934 while at MGM. She was a marvelous comedienne. Her latter silent films really hold up so well today such as "Tillie the Toiler", "The Fair Co-Ed", "The Patsy", and "Show People". I see you have a photo of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in "Union Depot". That is a great film! And I do have it in my collection. Best to You! Dennis.
Thank you, Charissa! I love your photos. What a wonderful variety. Do I see that you are a Joan Crawford fan? Also, Rudolph Valentino and Lon Chaney. I have SO many films that I don't even know what is my collection. I have to be careful when I get anymore because I have traded with someone and found I already had the film.
Are you familiar with some of the early films of Nancy Carroll such as "The Devil's Holiday", "Stolen Heaven", "Laughter", etc.? She was great. Helen Twelvetrees is underrated and so is Phillips Holmes.
Charissa, I felt so awkward calling you "Eachday." I like your new name and avatar much better! Do you pronounce the "ch" like "charity" or like "charisma"? I didn't realize till now that we are fellow Floridians, although I'm one of the newcomers. I live in Tampa.
See you at the game, where your presence is much appreciated,
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