Good old films

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  1. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    there was a steward in front of us at Wembley for the Checkatrade who was the image of oddbod junior!
     
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    Thorn Shawnton, old mickaleen was good too
     
  3. lifeskyblue

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    Great thread. I had forgotten some of those mentioned...those rainy days will now be filled by watching some of these classics.
    I loved the original 3.10 to Yuma but not the remake. And my all time favourite western Shane.
    Also love the David Lean dickens films such as Great Expectations


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    Anything with Laurel & Hardy - especially the silent films.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Is that the one with Mr Bean in?
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  6. torchomatic

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    Other personal favourites:

    The Time Machine (1960)
    The VIPs (1963)
    This Island Earth (1955)
    Genevieve (1953)
    39 Steps (1959)
    Night of the Hunter (1955)

    The Ealing comedies too, of course. Man in the White Suit is a particular fave.

    Some of the American noir films are brilliant like Double indemnity, In a Lonely Place, Night of the City, Asphalt Jungle.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Strangely, that is one film I thought was really long-winded and boring. I've never watched it to the end. (Bit like porn movies really! I never see if the plumber ever got round to actually fixing the sink!)
     
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    The original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" 1959 was a classic too.
    Another sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" from 1956.
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    Yeah there's a shedload of US and UK scifi which is ace. The Quatermass films for example were great and scared me to death when I was young.
     
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    Yes, "Quatermass and the Pit" always gave me chills when I watched it.
    It was retitled as "Five Million Miles to Earth" in the USA, as the Professor Quatermass character was unknown there.
     
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    Yeah the one in the Underground station. Jesus that scared me.
     
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    You know what mate, I was watching the way he was soldering that t-joint and I'm not sure he was really was a plumber after all. And that TV repair man didn't have a clue either.
     
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    Ah, I prefer it in the original Shakespeare. ;) It's a great film, but it's really hard watching Leslie Nielsen in a straight role after all those years of "Airplane!" and "Police Squad".
     
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    I remember the TV series of Quatermass and the Pit in the 1950's. I was about 5 and my mum would watch it with us kids peeking from behind the bloody settee! I'm sure it must have been shown on a Wednesday night, coz that was the night my old man used to play dominoes down the pub and he wouldn't have let us watch it! Scared us bloody shitless! :emoji_alien:
     
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    Zulu
    Rambo
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Goodbye Mr Chips
    The Deer Hunter
     
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    Goodbye Mr Chips ia brilliant. Another classic we go back to time and again is The Ghost & Mrs Muir.
     
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still and Invasion of the Bodysnatchers.

    Originals of course
     
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    I found an old Ben Dover DVD I borrowed off a lad I played football with a while back to be fair I'm surprised the dvd worked as it's been in the garage in a box for the last 2 years, and Ben must be a good age now as the DVD was about 10 years old
     
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    Me too, HH!
     
  21. Gazolba

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    Saw another good one last night, from 1972 "Rage" with George C. Scott, Richard Basehart and Martin Sheen. Very good film.

    Don't confuse it with the totally different 2014 film with the same title.
     
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    The Deer Hunter
    Midnight Express
    are two belters.
     
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    Always been a big fan of midnight cowboy. As a modern great an English patient is a simply epic film.
     
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    My 6 year old is obcessed with Mary poppins. Classic film and holds the test of time
     
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    I used to love Norman Wisdom films, Laurel and Hardy, I think they are still funny today. Goodbye Mr Chips is one of my all time faves. There was a remake with the chap from Men Behaving Badly that wasn't too bad.
    The spaghetti westerns were brilliant. At the time i used to like the movie versions of things like On the Buses, Steptoe and Son and Till Death us Do Part. However, they have not stood the test of time.
    By the way does Austin Powers count as it was set in the sixties?
     
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  26. Gazolba

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    The original "Goodbye Mr Chips" was a classic.
    You sound like a person that might remember the "Old Mother Riley" films.
    Some of them were very funny.
    However, I haven't seen a rerun in decades so they might seem very dated if watched now.
     
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    Wasn't Old Mother Riley a bloke ?
     
  28. olderskyblue

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    Great films as I was growing up

    All the John Wayne cowboy films
    Quiet Man, as said before, a classic.
    Guns of Navarone
    James Bond
    The Graduate
    Easy Rider
    The Birds
    West Side Story...

    to name a few

    Side note: The Forbidden Planet. The Stage show "Return to the Forbidden Planet" is one of my all time faves.
     
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    Yes, Old Mother Riley was played by Arthur Lucan.
     
  30. clint van damme

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    This thread is actually quite depressing as some of the films listed I actually thought were quite recent!
     
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    You old fart:happy:
     
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    I was going to say Metropolis.... I have only seen a few silent films and out of them all Metropolis is something else. Brigitte Helm is unbelievabley captivating
     
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    The Powell and Pressbergwe films are brilliant: Life & Death of Colonel Blimp, A Matter Of Life & Death, 49th Parallel, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes.
     
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    Does anyone rate Woody Allen films?
     
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    I like some better than others but most are brilliant. Play It Again Sam, Manhattan Murder Mystery, etc are great.
     
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