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Dodsworth (1936)

“A man’s habits get pretty strong in 20 years.” Synopsis: A retired automobile magnate (Walter Huston) goes on a European tour with his wife (Ruth Chatterton), who is eager to “have a fling” and feel young again. After an embarrassing flirtation with a roue (David Niven), Chatterton falls for a playboy (Paul Lukas) and then a penniless baron (Gregory Gaye) — but will Huston wait patiently, or seek solace from a kind widow (Mary Astor)? Genres: David Niven Films Literature…

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Topics and Themes: G – M

Gambling Against All Odds (1984) Belles of St. Trinian’s, The (1955) California Split (1974) Dime With a Halo (1963) Force of Evil (1948) Gambler, The (1974) Guys and Dolls (1955) Hallelujah! (1929) Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976) Let’s Do it Again (1975) Little Miss Marker (1934) Only Game in Town, The (1970) Saratoga (1937) Shanghai Gesture, The (1941) Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) Gangs Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Bad Boys (1983) Cars That Ate…

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Actors: K – Z

Karen Black Films Born to Win (1971) Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983) Capricorn One (1977) Day of the Locust, The (1975) Easy Rider (1969) Family Plot (1976) Five Easy Pieces (1970) Great Gatsby, The (1974) In Praise of Older Women (1978) Law and Disorder (1974) Little Laura and Big John (1973) Nashville (1975) Pyx, The (1973) You’re a Big Boy Now (1966) Karen Morley Films Black Fury (1935) Dinner at Eight (1933) Gabriel Over the White House (1933)…

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Topics and Themes: N – Z

Naive Public American Madness (1932) Face in the Crowd, A (1957) Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) Meet John Doe (1941) Privilege (1967) Stuff, The (1985) Wild in the Streets (1968) Native Americans Big Sky, The (1952) Billy Jack (1971) Buffalo Bill (1944) Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976) Cheyenne Autumn (1964) Comanche Station (1960) Devil’s Doorway (1950) Flaming Star (1960) Fort Apache (1948) Gunsman’s Walk (1958) Hondo (1953) Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Last of the Mohicans,…

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Directors

Akira Kurosawa Films Dersu Uzala (1975) Dodes’ka-den (1970) Drunken Angel (1948) Hidden Fortress, The (1958) High and Low (1962) Idiot, The (1951) Ikiru (1952) Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior) (1980) Lower Depths, The (1957) Rashomon (1950) Ran (1985) Sanjuro (1962) Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven, The (1954) Stray Dog (1949) Yojimbo (1961) Alain Resnais Films Far from Vietnam (1967) Guerre Est Finie, La (1966) Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959) Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime (1968) Last Year at Marienbad (1962) Life is a…

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Actors: A – J

Abbott and Costello Films Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Buck Privates (1941) Hold That Ghost (1941) Little Giant (1946) Naughty Nineties, The (1945) Pardon My Sarong (1942) Time of Their Lives, The (1946) Adolphe Menjou Films Farewell to Arms, A (1932) Front Page, The (1931) Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) Golden Boy (1939) Hucksters, The (1947) Little Miss Marker (1934) Marriage Circle, The (1924) Milky Way, The (1936) Morning Glory (1933) Morocco (1930) One Hundred Men and a Girl…

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Back of Book Additional “Must See” Films

In the back of his Guide for the Film Fanatic (1986), Peary provides several thousand titles (listed below, with hyperlinks to my own reviews when available) which he recommends as additional “must see” movies. As Peary writes: “The films listed below are not ‘also-rans’ but other movies that I believe are essential viewing for the true film lover.” Also included here are the 71 titles Peary lists in the “Addendum” of the second edition of GFTFF — movies which were…

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Peary’s Must-See Titles Listed Chronologically

In case you’d like to see Peary’s recommended “must-see” titles in chronological order — here they are! 1910s Quo Vadis? (1912) Student of Prague, The (1913) Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914) Birth of a Nation, The (1915) Intolerance (1916) Straight Shooting (1917) Hearts of the World (1918) Broken Blossoms (The Yellow Man and the White Girl) (1919) Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1919) J’Accuse (1919) Male and Female (1919) Satan’s Sadists (1919) True Heart Susie (1919) 1920s Way Down East (1920)…

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Yet Another Take: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

In 2003, Barron’s published a massive volume entitled 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, edited by Steven Jay Schneider and with contributions by numerous film critics. It’s been updated regularly since then, given a new cover image each time, and translated into numerous languages. According to the back cover of the original (2003) edition: “These are films that nobody should miss: from 12 Angry Men to Z, from art house classics to westerns, the selections for this book…

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