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  1. Lucky13

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    As you all know, I quite like the older mystery/detective movies etc. For the moment I'm looking to find G-Men with James Cagney to add to my collection. Does anyone else have any good suggestions for decent flick in this genre?8)
     
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    Lucky, my suggestion would be to grab some early Alfred Hitchcock. Many companies are issuing them on DVDs for CHEAP. I've got a whole collection from the 20s onward. Last year picked up his first 20 movies on 4 DVDs for $11 US!

    Some great ones....

    "The 39 Steps"
    "The Lady Vanishes"
    "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (early - not the Jimmy Stewart version)
    "The Lodger"

    all great movies.

    Oh and if you find "The Maltese Falcon" with Humphrey Bogart - GRAB IT!!
     
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    Got The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo with Humphrey and The Big Sleep, great flicks! Cheers mate!
     
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    No one is hotter than Lauren Bacall!
     
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    D*mn straight mate! There's a few lookers in those old b/w ones! :D
     
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    Ain't that the truth! She just...well.....ummmm...."you know how to whistle?"
     
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    *whistles* hubba hubba hubba!
     
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    Don't forget Hitchcock's "Vertigo"! I know it's post war, but there were some good films through the 50's.

    Also, if you've seen "The Big Sleep", then see "Murder, My Sweet" which is part of the series with detective Phillip Marlow.
     
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    Thanks GG!
     
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    Cool! Thanks Maria!
     
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    So how are we doing so far?

    You getting a good list put together?
     
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    This one isn't old at all, but Steve Martin's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" is fantastic. It's awesome to watch Martin interact with all of those 1930s 1940s actors. Hilarious.
     
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    I have to say that is the movie that changed my opinion of him.
    Up to that point I couldn't stand him as a comedian or actor.


    Wheels
     
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    Cleaning woman!!!:laughing7:
     

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    Getting a good list indeed folks, appreciated! Keep 'em coming though....8)
     
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    Heck, you can't beat the original of "12 Angry Men" (remake wasn't too bad, either...characters and their personalities changed to support the times, but it still holds true to the original. Is this the movie with the lowest special-effects/costuming/set-design budget, or what? :lol: )

    12 Angry Men (1957)
     
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    12 Angry Men is one of those DVD's that can watch over and again and never get bored of! 8)
     
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    Have you seen the remake? You'll be pleasantly surprised. The individuals and their issues are different, but still, its a phenomenal personality-study! I'd like to own both, some day. Heh. Of course, I don't think I've seen a movie with Jack Lemmon in it that I didn't like!

    12 Angry Men (1997) (TV)
     
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    I'd check these out:

    the killers (1946)

    framed (1947)

    high sierra (1941)

    north by northwest (1959)

    the big heat (1953)

    the big combo (1955)

    gun crazy (1950)
     

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