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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, Themes, Actors, and Directors:…

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Actors: A – G

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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Actors: H – M

Hans Conried Films Bus Stop / Wrong Kind of Girl, The (1956) 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T., The (1953) Hitler’s Children (1943) Jet Pilot (1957) Journey Into Fear (1943) Lady Takes a Chance, A (1943) Patsy, The (1964) Peter Pan (1953) Senator Was Indiscreet, The (1947) Summer Stock (1950) Twonky, The (1953) Harold Lloyd Films For Heaven’s Sake (1926) Freshman, The (1925) Grandma’s Boy (1922) Milky Way, The (1936) Movie Crazy (1932) Safety Last! (1923) Sin of Harold Diddleback, The…

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Chronological Listing of Peary’s Titles: 1912-1939

Here are ALL of Peary’s recommended “must-see” titles from 1912-1939 — combined from the front and back of his book — in chronological order, with my “YES” (MUST SEE) or “NO” (NOT MUST SEE) vote provided afterwards. 1910s Quo Vadis? (1912) – YES Student of Prague, The (1913) – NO Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914) – YES Birth of a Nation, The (1915) – YES Intolerance (1916) – YES Straight Shooting (1917) – NO Hearts of the World (1918) – NO…

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Topics and Themes: N – R

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) Broken Arrow (1950) Buffalo Bill (1944) Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976) Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) Cheyenne Autumn (1964) Comanche Station (1960) Devil’s Doorway (1950) Flaming Star (1960) Fort Apache (1948) Gunsman’s Walk (1958) Hondo…

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Topics and Themes: G – M

Gambling Against All Odds (1984) Belles of St. Trinian’s, The (1955) Bob le Flambeur (1956) California Split (1974) Canyon Passage (1946) Dime With a Halo (1963) Force of Evil (1948) Funny Girl (1968) 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) Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) Saratoga (1937) Shanghai Gesture, The (1941) Show Boat (1951) Take Me…

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Actors: N – Z

Nancy Allen Films Blow Out (1981) Carrie (1976) Dressed to Kill (1980) Home Movies (1980) I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) Last Detail, The (1973) 1941 (1979) Strange Invaders (1983) Nancy Olson Films Battle Cry (1955) Pollyanna (1960) Sunset Blvd. (1950) Nastassja Kinski Films Cat People (1982) Exposed (1983) Hotel New Hampshire, The (1984) Moon in the Gutter (1983) One From the Heart (1981) Paris, Texas (1984) Tess (1979) Natalie Wood Films Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)…

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Directors

Akira Kurosawa Films Dersu Uzala (1975) Dodesthi’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, The / Magnificent Seven, The (1954) Stray Dog (1949) Throne of Blood (1957) 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…

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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 either…

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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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