Favorite Black And White Movie?

Discussion in 'Movies & Entertainment' started by Diana Kristof, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Diana Kristof

    Diana Kristof Active Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    169
    What is your favorite black and white movie? :)

    Mine will always be It's A Wonderful Life. I can watch it every Christmas and love it every time. I notice new things every time, too. I'm a bit of a Jimmy Stuart fanatic.

    Another one with Jimmy Stuart that I hadn't seen until this year is The Shop Around the Corner, which also stars Margaret Sullavan. It is set in Budapest. It's very funny and sweet.

    Anyone else? :)
     
    #1
  2. Ike Willis

    Ike Willis Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,451
    Likes Received:
    5,958
    Red River, Shindler's list, Mildred Pierce, 3:10 to Yuma. There's lots more, I just can't remember 'em all. I love movies, so I don't just have one favorite.:)
     
    #2
  3. Tim Burr

    Tim Burr Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Messages:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    2,263
    Just about any Bogart movie like 'Key Largo' with Lauren Bacall and 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre'.
    Henry Fonda in 'Fail Safe'.
     
    #3
  4. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Greeter
    Moderator Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,232
    Likes Received:
    9,453
    Most of the early movies that we saw when I was a child were in black and white, so it is hard to choose a specific one as my favorite. However, I think that the one which I remember the best and have re-watched the most, is probably "Jane Eyre", starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine.
    As a young teenager, I thought it was the greatest love story ever, and the book was one of my most favorites , too.
    I can't even remember anymore whether I read the book first and then saw the movie, or maybe saw the movie and then found the book in the library and read that, too. Either way, both the book and the movie have always been ones that I have enjoyed and both read and watched over and over.
    There have been newer renditions of the movie; but truthfully, I do not think that any of them can measure up to the original with Orson Welles,, who was SO perfect for the part of Mr. Rochester.

     
    #4
  5. Diana Kristof

    Diana Kristof Active Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    169
    Oh, Yvonne, that is a good movie. I love Jane Eyre as well, and have read it multiple times. Not to switch to books entirely, but have you ever read Wide Sargasso Sea? I recently read that book, which is a prequel/new take on the story, about Rochester and his first wife. It was utterly fascinating, and I actually now see Jane Eyre a different way. However, if this is your favorite, you might actually prefer not to read that book as it might shatter some of your memories. LOL
     
    #5
  6. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,460
    Likes Received:
    17,446
    To Kill a MockingBird, Psycho, all the Bette Davis movies, all the Susan Hayward movies, can't remember titles.

    Also loved "Rebecca".
     
    #6
  7. Diana Kristof

    Diana Kristof Active Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    169
    To Kill A Mocking Bird is another one I can watch over and over. :) Mmmmm, Gregory Peck. ;)

    Gone With The Wind too!
     
    #7
  8. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,460
    Likes Received:
    17,446
    I wanted to say Gone with the Wind also but wasn't sure if it was B&W.
     
    #8
    Yvonne Smith likes this.
  9. Arlene Richards

    Arlene Richards Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    530
    I agree with It's A Wonderful Life and also To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Isn't Gone With the Wind in color?
     
    #9
  10. Krissttina Isobe

    Krissttina Isobe Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    1,417
    Likes Received:
    1,477
    Mine are Charlie Chan movies and Abbot and Costello movies. I can watch marathons and wait for these marathons all the time. Once I watched a Charlie Chan movie marathon on TCM and loved it. Now I wait for marathons for all my favorites! I can watch these marathons all day and night too.
     
    #10
    Sheldon Scott and Tim Burr like this.
  11. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    3,705
    Laura, Key Largo, The Blue Dahlia, Portrait of Jenny, and lately I've been watching all the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone. There is so much about WW2 in those and I love the mysteries, but especially love hearing Sherlock quote Churchill:)
     
    #11
    Tim Burr likes this.
  12. Arlene Richards

    Arlene Richards Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    530
    Another good one is Psycho.
     
    #12
    Tim Burr likes this.
  13. Texas Beth

    Texas Beth Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    494
    To Kill a Mockingbird is still a favorite of mine. So much so that I almost gave my son the middle name of Atticus. It had poverty, ignorance, racial tension and legal ambiguity. Something for everyone..
     
    #13
    Tim Burr likes this.
  14. Patsy Faye

    Patsy Faye Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    9,907
    Likes Received:
    10,939
    It will always be 'Its a wonderful life' with the fabulous, wonderful Jimmy Stewart

    Anything with Cagney in it - black, white or in colour :p
     
    #14
  15. Von Jones

    Von Jones Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    Messages:
    3,495
    Likes Received:
    2,198
    Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds is my favorite black and white movie. I always wondered how they made those birds do those things particularly flying down the chimney.
     
    #15

Share This Page