Saturday, December 15, 2012


This isn't really a big deal, but I thought it worth mentioning that I finally reached my goal of seeing at least 20 films for every year from 1930-1959 (top 10 plus 10 honorable mentions) .  My next goal is to have 10 honorable mentions for each year that I love and can stand on equal footing together.  Right now, there are some in there that aren't nearly on par with some of the others.   But for now, I'm just glad I was able to do this.  It's been incredible.

Here are my lists as they look now:


1. The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh)
2. L’Age d’Or (Luis Buñuel)
3. Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko)
4. Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch)
5. Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman)
6. The Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau)
7. Under the Roofs of Paris (René Clair)
8. All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone)
9. The Tale of the Fox (Ladislas Starewicz)
10. Hell’s Angels (Howard Hughes)

Honorable Mention: The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg), Westfront 1918 (G.W. Pabst), Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock), The Flirting Widow (William A. Seiter), Anna Christie (Clarence Brown), Morocco (Josef von Sternberg), À propos de Nice (Jean Vigo), Hog Wild (James Parrott), Silly Symphonies (lots of people), Outward Bound (Robert Milton)


1. City Lights (Charles Chaplin)
2. M. (Fritz Lang)
3. Le Million (René Clair)
4. The Public Enemy (William A. Wellman)
5. The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch)
6. Frankenstein (James Whale)
7. Monkey Business (Norman Z. McLeod)
8. À Nous la Liberté (René Clair)
9. Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy)
10. Smart Money (Alfred E. Green)

Honorable Mention: Street Scene (King Vidor), The Champ (King Vidor), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian), The Maltese Falcon (Roy Del Ruth), Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu), The ThreePenny Opera (G.W. Pabst), Dracula (Tod Browning), Taris (Jean Vigo), The Front Page (Lewis Milestone), The Easiest Way (Jack Conway)


1. I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn Leroy)
2. Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McLeod)
3. Me and My Gal (Raoul Walsh)
4. Scarface (Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson)
5. Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
6. I Was Born, But... (Yasujiro Ozu)
7. Boudu Saved From Drowning (Jean Renoir)
8. Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
9. Freaks (Tod Browning)
10. Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian)

Honorable Mention: Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding), A Farewell to Arms (Frank Borzage), The Crowd Roars (Howard Hawks), The Old Dark House (James Whale), The Music Box (James Parrott), Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg), Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton), Red Dust (Victor Fleming), The Most Dangerous Game (Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack), Number 17 (Alfred Hitchcock)


1. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
2. Footlight Parade (Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley)
3. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack)
4. Design For Living (Ernst Lubitsch)
5. The Invisible Man (James Whale)
6. Man's Castle (Frank Borzage)
7. 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley)
8. Lady for a Day (Frank Capra)
9. Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (Lewis Milestone)
10. Little Women (George Cukor)

Honorable Mention: Zero de conduit (Jean Vigo), Lady Killer (Roy Del Ruth), Sons of the Desert (William A. Seiter), Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley), The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang), Dinner at Eight (George Cukor), The Private Life of Henry VIII (Alexander Korda), She Done Him Wrong (Lowell Sherman), Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian), The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Frank Capra)


1. The Thin Man (W.S. van Dyke)
2. L’Atalante (Jean Vigo)
3. The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg)
4. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
5. A Story of Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu) 
6. Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks)
7. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer)
8. The Gay Divorcee (Mark Sandrich)
9. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Dames (Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley)

Honorable Mention: The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch), It’s a Gift (Norman Z. McLeod), Man of Aran (Roberty J. Flaherty), Evelyn Prentice (William K. Howard),  The Count of Monte Cristo (Rowland V. Lee), Of Human Bondage (John Cromwell), Manhattan Melodrama (W.S. van Dyke), Babes in Toyland (Gus Meins, Charley Rogers), Judge Priest (John Ford), The Little Minister (Richard Wallace)


1. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
3. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
4. Top Hat (Mark Sandrich)
5. The Informer (John Ford)
6. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood)
7. “G” Men (William Keighley)
8. The Whole Town's Talking (John Ford)
9. David Copperfield (George Cukor)
10. Sylvia Scarlett (George Cukor)

Honorable Mention: Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz), Alice Adams (George Stevens), Gold Diggers of 1935 (Busby Berkeley), Mutiny on the Bounty (Frank Lloyd), Anna Karenina (Clarence Brown), China Seas (Tay Garnett), A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt), The Ghost Goes West (René Clair), Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl), Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leiser)


1. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava)
2. Dodsworth (William Wyler)
3. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin)
4. After the Thin Man (W.S. van Dyke)
5. The Petrified Forest (Archie Mayo)
6. Libeled Lady (Jack Conway)
7. The Lower Depths (Jean Renoir)
8. Fury (Fritz Lang)
9. The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu)
10. Partie de Campagne (Jean Renoir)

Honorable Mention: The Prisoner of Shark Island (John Ford), Osaka Elegy (Kenji Mizoguchi), Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock), Swing Time (George Stevens), Bullets or Ballots (William Keighley), San Francisco (W.S. van Dyke), Camille (George Cukor), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra), Gold Diggers of 1937 (Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley), Show Boat (James Whale)


1. Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
2. Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
3. Stage Door (Gregory La Cava)
4. Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier)
6. Mannequin (Frank Borzage)
7. Way Out West (James W. Horne)
8. Stella Dallas (King Vidor)
9. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
10. You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang)

Honorable Mention: Nothing Sacred (William A. Wellman), Dead End (William Wyler), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (lots of people), The Prisoner of Zenda (John Cromwell), The Hurricane (John Ford), Shall We Dance (Mark Sandrich), Topper (Norman Z. Mcleod), The Life of Emile Zola (William Dieterle), A Day at the Races (Sam Wood), Captains Courageous (Victor Fleming), A Star is Born (William A. Wellman)


1. Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné)
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz)
4. La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir)
5. Holiday (George Cukor)
6. Angels With Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz)
7. Hotel Du Nord (Marcel Carné)
8. You Can’t Take it With You (Frank Capra)
9. Vivacious Lady (George Stevens)
10. Three Comrades (Frank Borzage)

Honorable Mention: Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks), Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein), Jezebel (William Wyler), Pygmalion (Anthony Asquaith, Leslie Howard), A Slight Case of Murder (Lloyd Bacon), Carefree (Mark Sandrich), The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (Anatole Litvak), Boy Meets Girl (Lloyd Bacon), Room Service (William A. Seiter), A Christmas Carol (Edwin L. Marin)


1. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch)
2. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
3. Stagecoach (John Ford)
4. The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh)
5. Le Jour se leve (Marcel Carné)
6. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
7. Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford)
8. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
9. Destry Rides Again (George Marshall)
10. Drums Along The Mohawk (John Ford)

Honorable Mention: The Women (George Cukor), Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra), Each Dawn I Die (William Keighley), Another Thin Man (W.S. van Dyke), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (William Dieterle), In Name Only (John Cromwell), Jamaica Inn (Alfred Hitchcock), Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee)), It's a Wonderful World (W.S. van Dyke)


1. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)
2. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. Christmas in July (Preston Sturges)
4. I Love You Again (W.S. van Dyke)
5. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
6. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
7. Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock)
8. My Favorite Wife (Garson Kanin)
9. They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh)
10. Primrose Path (Gregory La Cava)

Honorable Mention: The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor), The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage), The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford), Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed), Pinocchio (lots of people), City for Conquest (Anatole Litvak), The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges), The Bank Dick (Edward F. Cline), The Sea Hawk (Michael Curtiz), The Letter (William Wyler)


1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
2. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges)
3. High Sierra (Raoul Walsh)
4. Man Hunt (Fritz Lang)
5. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
6. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
7. Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks)
8. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
9. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Dumbo (lots of people)

Honorable Mention: Manpower (Raoul Walsh), Buck Privates (Arthur Lubin), The Strawberry Blonde (Raoul Walsh), Shadow of the Thin Man (W.S. van Dyke), Love Crazy (Jack Conway), The Wolf Man (George Waggner), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Alfred Hitchcock), That Uncertain Feeling (Ernst Lubitsch), The Sea Hawk (Michael Curtiz), Ziegfeld Girl (Robert Z. Leonard)


1. To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch)
2. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
2. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
4. There Was a Father (Yasujiro Ozu)
5. I Married a Witch (René Clair)
6. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
7. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges)
8. Les Visiteurs du Soir (Marcel Carné)
9. Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Random Harvest (Mervyn LeRoy)

Honorable Mention: Bambi (lots of people), The Talk of the Town (George Stevens), This Gun For Hire (Frank Tuttle), Road to Morocco (David Butler), Rio Rita (S. Sylvan Simon), Holiday Inn (Mark Sandrich), Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz), The Black Swan (Henry King), The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler), You Were Never Lovelier (William A. Seiter)


1. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch)
3. Hangmen Also Die! (Fritz Lang)
4. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
5. The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman)
6. Ossessione (Luchino Visconti)
7. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur)
8. The More the Merrier (George Stevens)
9. I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
10. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Honorable Mention: Five Graves to Cairo (Billy Wilder), The Ghost Ship (Mark Robson), Northern Pursuit (Raoul Walsh), Sahara (Zoltán Korda), Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot), The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson), Cabin in the Sky (Vincente Minnelli), The Outlaw (Howard Hughes), Girl Crazy (Norman Taurog), Watch on the Rhine (Herman Shumlin)


1. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli)
2. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
3. Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges)
4. The Curse of the Cat People (Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise)
5. The Children are Watching Us (Vittorio De Sica)
6. To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks)
7. The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)
8. Laura (Otto Preminger)
9. The Princess and the Pirate (David Butler)
10. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Preston Sturges)

Honorable Mention: Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang), Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock), Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra), Tall in the Saddle (Edwin L. Marin), The Uninvited (Lewis Allen), Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk), Dark Waters (Andre De Toth), Gaslight (George Cukor), The Thin Man Goes Home (Richard Thorpe), Going My Way (Leo McCarey)


1. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné)
2. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
3. Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
5. Leave Her To Heaven (John M. Stahl) 
6. The Southerner (Jean Renoir)
7. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
8. Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
9. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)

Honorable Mention: Dead of Night (lots of people), And Then There Were None (René Clair), Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger), Christmas in Connecticut (Peter Godfrey), I Know Where I’m Going! (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger), The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder), Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson), The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise), Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer), Blithe Spirit (David Lean)


1. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
2. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
3. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica)
5. The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak)
6. Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur)
7. Monsieur Beaucaire (George Marshall) & Road to Utopia (Hal Walker)
8. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
9. Great Expectations (David Lean)
10. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)

Honorable Mention: The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler), Paisan (Roberto Rossellini), Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau), The Stranger (Orson Welles), Gilda (Charles Vidor), Bedlam (Mark Robson), The Killers (Robert Siodmak), A Night in Casablanca (Archie Mayo), The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett), The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall


1. Odd Man Out (Carol Reed)
2. Quai Des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
3. Pursued (Raoul Walsh)
4. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
5. Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin)
6. Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger)
7. Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
8. The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles)
9. Dark Passage (Delmer Daves)
10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Norman Z. McLeod)

Honorable Mention: Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway), Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk), Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz), Brute Force (Jules Dassin), Gentleman's Agreement (Elia Kazan), Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton), It Happened on Fifth Avenue (Roy Del Ruth), Where There's Life (Sidney Lanfield), Song of the Thin Man (Edward Buzzell)


1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)
2. Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls)
3. Red River (Howard Hawks)
4. Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges)
6. Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle)
7. Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini)
8. Moonrise (Frank Borzage)
9. Four Faces West (Alfred E. Green)
10. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles Barton)

Honorable Mention: The Red Shoes (William Powell, Emeric Pressburger), La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti), Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica), Key Largo (John Huston), 3 Godfathers (John Ford),  The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed), Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky), Oliver Twist (David Lean), The Paleface (Norman Z. McLeod), Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway)


1. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
2. The Third Man (Carol Reed)
3. White Heat (Raoul Walsh)
4. Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh)
5. They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray)
6. Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa)
7. A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
8. The Set-Up (Robert Wise)
9. Whirlpool (Otto Preminger)
10. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)

Honorable Mention: Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak), Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius), On the Town (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen), Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann), Orpheus (Jean Cocteau), Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer), Adam's Rib (George Cukor), Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock), The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls), Caught (Max Ophüls)


1. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
2. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
3. La Ronde (Max Ophüls)
4. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)
5. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa)
6. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis)
7. Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini)
8. Rio Grande (John Ford)
9. Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann)
10. Harvey (Henry Koster)

Honorable Mention: House by the River (Fritz Lang), Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel), The Furies (Anthony Mann), The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston), Born Yesterday (George Cukor), Stage Fright (Alfred Hitchcock), Side Street (Anthony Mann), The Flowers of Saint Francis (Roberto Rossellini), D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté), Cinderella (lots of people)


1. Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson)
2. Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu)
3. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder)
4. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby)
6. The African Queen (John Huston)
7. The Steel Helmet (Samuel Fuller)
8. The River (Jean Renoir)
9. Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman)
10. The Prowler (Joseph Losey)

Honorable Mention: A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan), The Tales of Hoffmann (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger), Europa '51 (Roberto Rossellini), Alice in Wonderland (lots of people), A Place in the Sun (George Stevens), An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli), People Will Talk (Joseph L. Mankiewicz), My Favorite Spy (Norman Z. McLeod), The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise), The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton)


1. Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica)
2. Le Plaisir (Max Ophüls)
3. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen)
4. The Quiet Man (John Ford)
5. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa)
6. Angel Face (Otto Preminger)
7. The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli)
8. Bend of the River (Anthony Mann)
9. The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer)
10. The Big Sky (Howard Hawks)

Honorable Mention: Forbidden Games (René Clement), The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi), On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray), Limelight (Charles Chaplin), The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray), Clash by Night (Fritz Lang), Pat and Mike (George Cukor), Kansas City Confidential (Phil Karlson), Monkey Business (Howard Hawks), The Marrying Kind (George Cukor)


1. The Earrings of Madame de...(Max Ophüls)
2. Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder)
3. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
4. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
5. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)
6. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)
7. Summer With Monika (Ingmar Bergman)
8. I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini)
9. The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann)
10. Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller)

Honorable Mention: I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock), Roman Holiday (William Wyler), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks), The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli), Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman), Peter Pan (lots of people), The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino), Shane (George Stevens), The Wild One (László Benedek), From Here to Eternity (Fred Zinneman)


1. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
4. La Strada (Federico Fellini)
5. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan)
6. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray)
7. Dial M For Murder (Alfred Hitchcock)
8. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen)
9. The Far Country (Anthony Mann)
10. Crime Wave (Andre De Toth)

Honorable Mention: Track of the Cat (William A. Wellman), French Cancan (Jean Renoir), Hobson's Choice (David Lean), River of No Return (Otto Preminger), Senso (Luchino Visconti), Vera Cruz (Robert Aldrich), Late Chrysanthemums (Mikio Naruse), The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Luis Buñuel), The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk), Sabrina (Billy Wilder)


1. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
2. Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman)
3. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Luis Buñuel)
4. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
5. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)
6. Lola Montès (Max Ophüls)
7. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
8. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
9. The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis)
10. Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Honorable Mention: The Trouble With Harry (Alfred Hitchcock), Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges), East of Eden (Elia Kazan), The Man From Laramie (Anthony Mann), Summertime (David Lean), To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock), Night and Fog (Alain Resnais), Lady and the Tramp (lots of people), The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (Charles Lamont)


1. The Searchers (John Ford)
2. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)
3. While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang)
4. Seven Men From Now (Budd Boetticher)
5. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray)
6. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
7. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
8. Early Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
9. Bob Le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville)
10. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)

Honorable Mention: Autumn Leaves (Robert Aldrich), The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa), Attack! (Robert Aldrich), Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel), Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi), The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang), Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox), Giant (George Stevens)


1. Wild Strawberries & The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
2. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean)
4. Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini)
5. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)
6. The Tall T (Budd Boetticher)
7. 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves)
8. Curse of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur)
9. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan)
10. Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder)

Honorable Mention: Le Notti Bianche (Luchino Visconti), Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Frank Tashlin), Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (John Sturges), A King in New York (Charles Chaplin), Decision at Sundown (Budd Boetticher), Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick), 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet), The Curse of Frankenstein (Terrence Fisher), Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (John Huston)


1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. The Magician (Ingmar Bergman)
3. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
4. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa)
5. Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli)
6. Terror in a Texas Town (Joseph H. Lewis)
7. Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger)
8. Horror of Dracula (Terrence Fisher)
9. Man of the West (Anthony Mann)
10. Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu)

Honorable Mention: Party Girl (Nicholas Ray), The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer), Le Beau Serge (Claude Chabrol), Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda), Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati), Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle), A Night to Remember (Roy Ward Baker), Gigi (Vincente Minnelli), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks), The Fly (Kurt Neumann)


1. Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu)
2. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger)
3. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
4. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
5. Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu)
6. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
7. Shadows (John Cassavetes)
8. North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
9. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)
10. Ballad of a Soldier (Grigori Chukhrai)

Honorable Mention: Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher), Les Cousins (Claude Chabrol), The Horse Soldiers (John Ford), Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk), The Mummy (Terence Fisher), Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa), Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus), Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise), Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais), Sleeping Beauty (lots of people)

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