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What are your favorite movies?
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Citizen Kane, Panique, Hello Frisco Hello, Shane, Quai des Orfevres, Laura, I Know Where I'm Going, Illusion Travels by Streetcar, Fallen Angel, Rose of Washington Square, The Maltese Falcon, A Place in the Sun, Odd Man Out, The Fighting Coward, My Best Girl, The Emperor Waltz, High Noon, One Hour With You, The Kid Brother, Speedy, Tumbleweeds, Notorious Lady, Mildred Pierce
Who are your favorite stars?
Alice Faye. Al Jolson, Maurice Chevalier, George Formby, Rita Hayworth, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, Wendy Hiller, W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman,Arthur Askey, Will Hay, Fred Astaire, Kay Francis, Eddie Cantor, Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, George Raft, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jan Kiepura, Barbara Stanwyck, Marilyn Monroe
Who are your favorite directors?
Max Ophuls, Julien Duvivier, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Carol Reed, Michael Powell, Fritz Lang, Walter Forde, Roy Baker, Robert Aldrich, Fred Zinnemann, Robert Siodmak, Anatole Litvak, Elia Kazan, Alberto Cavalcanti, Sidney J. Furie, Ken Hughes, David Lean, Otto Preminger, Joseph Losey, Clyde Bruckman, William Wyler, Josef von Sternberg, Joseph H. Lewis
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
A professional movie reviewer for over 55 years, John Howard Reid has written well over a hundred books on movies, of which 50 or 60 are still in print. He has acted in a couple of movies, directed two shorts and wrote the screenplay for "The Rim of Heaven" (adapted from his novel) which, alas, was abandoned just 3 days before shooting was to commence.
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At 10:24am on April 17, 2013, Ktrek said…

Hello John! Did you leave the site and decide to come back? I would have sworn you were already a member here! Anyway welcome!

Kevin

 
 
 

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