Favorite old movie(s)????

  1. OK, I admit it, I love old movies and musicals!! Mostly light entertainment and fluff . . . Favorites:

    Singin in the Rain
    White Christmas
    Holiday Inn
    Top Hat
    Now Voyager (Bette Davis)
    Royal Wedding (Jane Powell's knockout voice)
    (can you guess I like most anything w/Fred Astaire??)
    Born Yesterday
    Adam's Rib


    What are yours?? (give me some new ones to watch!)
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  2. 34 Comments

  3. by   nursegoodguy
    This is a great movie. Gene Tierney stars as Lucy Muir, a young widow anxious to move out of her in-laws' house. She finds a small seaside cottage for her daughter, Anna, her maid, Martha, and herself. Lucy gets it for fairly cheap because of a rumour that's it's haunted. But Lucy falls in love with it and isn't afraid. However, Lucy starts to hear strange laughing, and the lights go out one night. But she bravely says how she isn't afraid...and the ghost is acting like a coward because he isn't showing his face. Just then, she sees the previous owner of the house standing next to her. His name is Captain Daniel Gregg, and he is the one who's haunting the house. He says that he does it because he doesn't want anyone to take his home.

    Lucy is upset because she loves the house. Daniel agrees to let her stay only if she leaves the house to retired sailors and hangs his portrait in the master bedroom. Lucy agrees to do both. She brings the painting upstairs, but she doesn't like the way he seems to keep staring at her while she is undressing. She covers it with a blanket while she finishes up. As she's getting into bed, she hears Daniel saying "My dear, don't ever let anyone tell you to be ashamed of your figure!"

    Lucy is enjoying life now. She has her little cottage, her freedom, and her daughter. But then her in-laws visit telling her that her only source of income, gold mines left to her by her husband, petered out. Lucy has no money. The ladies tell her that she has to move back in with them. But Daniel comes to Lucy's rescue, saying that they'll figure something out. Lucy is thrilled that Daniel wants her to stay.

    Just when Lucy figures that she'll have to move out, Daniel comes up with an idea. They're going to write a book together. Lucy will write it out, and he will dictate. It is while they're writing this book that Daniel and Lucy fall in love.

    When Lucy takes the book to be published, she meets an author named Miles Fairley. He automatically sets out to win her heart. He's definitely a brute! But Lucy finds him "rather charming". This, of course, makes Daniel extremely jealous. When Miles and Lucy decide to get married, Daniel realizes that he must leave. He could only make Lucy hopelessly confused. So while she's sleeping, Daniel tells her that all of this had been a dream...she wrote the book herself. This part is sad, when Daniel says "Goodbye, my darling"
    Personally I picture myself and Heather (and her little angel) in the lead roles...
    Now go rent the movie to see how it ends!



    Last edit by nursegoodguy on Aug 18, '02
  4. by   Mkue
    hello, i like a lot of the "old".. 40's and 50's black and white movies.. too many to list.. i think my very favorite is..

    "lillies of the field" i love that movie

    national lampoons christmas vacation is a favorite also !
  5. by   Carleigh
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is so good!
    Sabrina(the old one with Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn)
    Heidi(Shirley Temple-I still cry when she says "Grandfather, Grandfather)
    My Fair Lady(Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn)
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    there are many that i like but i could watch "in the heat of the night" movie, over, and over, and over again. "they call me, mr. tibbs".
  7. by   Dr. Kate
    I always say my favorite movie is Gidget. After that: The Eygptian, Desiree, Seventh Heaven (a silent with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell). Made for Each Other (James Stewart and Carole Lombard)almost immediately reduces me to tears , as does To Each His Own and Penney Serenade. They just don't make tear jerkers the way they used to, only get one good cry out of the newer ones.
  8. by   delirium
    My very favorite old movie is 'Rebecca', the Hitchcock film.

    I was actually named after that movie. Too bad Rebecca was hopelessly dysfunctional.

    I like some old movies, but I get irked with the women. They're just stupid.... catering to the men, wearing uncomfortable clothes, always whining about something.... suck it up and do something for yourself, chica.

    Sorry about that.
  9. by   shygirl
    Originally posted by nursegoodguy
    This is a great movie. Gene Tierney stars as Lucy Muir, a young widow anxious to move out of her in-laws' house. She finds a small seaside cottage for her daughter, Anna, her maid, Martha, and herself. Lucy gets it for fairly cheap because of a rumour that's it's haunted. But Lucy falls in love with it and isn't afraid. However, Lucy starts to hear strange laughing, and the lights go out one night. But she bravely says how she isn't afraid...and the ghost is acting like a coward because he isn't showing his face. Just then, she sees the previous owner of the house standing next to her. His name is Captain Daniel Gregg, and he is the one who's haunting the house. He says that he does it because he doesn't want anyone to take his home.

    Lucy is upset because she loves the house. Daniel agrees to let her stay only if she leaves the house to retired sailors and hangs his portrait in the master bedroom. Lucy agrees to do both. She brings the painting upstairs, but she doesn't like the way he seems to keep staring at her while she is undressing. She covers it with a blanket while she finishes up. As she's getting into bed, she hears Daniel saying "My dear, don't ever let anyone tell you to be ashamed of your figure!"

    Lucy is enjoying life now. She has her little cottage, her freedom, and her daughter. But then her in-laws visit telling her that her only source of income, gold mines left to her by her husband, petered out. Lucy has no money. The ladies tell her that she has to move back in with them. But Daniel comes to Lucy's rescue, saying that they'll figure something out. Lucy is thrilled that Daniel wants her to stay.

    Just when Lucy figures that she'll have to move out, Daniel comes up with an idea. They're going to write a book together. Lucy will write it out, and he will dictate. It is while they're writing this book that Daniel and Lucy fall in love.

    When Lucy takes the book to be published, she meets an author named Miles Fairley. He automatically sets out to win her heart. He's definitely a brute! But Lucy finds him "rather charming". This, of course, makes Daniel extremely jealous. When Miles and Lucy decide to get married, Daniel realizes that he must leave. He could only make Lucy hopelessly confused. So while she's sleeping, Daniel tells her that all of this had been a dream...she wrote the book herself. This part is sad, when Daniel says "Goodbye, my darling"
    Personally I picture myself and Heather (and her little angel) in the lead roles...
    Now go rent the movie to see how it ends!






    OMG, Guiseppe,

    This is my favorite movie!

    I also like:
    Casablanca
    Inherit the Wind
    Random Harvest
    Leaver to Heaven
    Man of a thousand faces
    Mrs. Miniver
    An affair to remember
    On a clear day
    True Grit
    Roman Holiday
    Breakfast at Tiffany
    Home from the Hills
    Sabrina ( the original)
    Rebecca
    The Fountainhead


    These are just a few. I love them all!
    Shygirl
  10. by   MPHkatie
    My Favorite old movei of all time, even with al the strange problems the film has (some editing) is HATARI with Red Buttons and Joh Wayne. not your typical John Wayne flick, I must add.
  11. by   researchrabbit
    I loved Kind Hearts and Coronets. What a weird movie! Not to mention anything by the Marx Brothers.
  12. by   Gator,SN
    I like "Father of the Bride" and the old "Tammy" movies.
    Abbott and Costello, and Gone with the Wind.
  13. by   Rustyhammer
    Godzilla VS Mothra
    I'm not sure but didn't it win an Oscar?
    -R
  14. by   Mkue
    They don't make movies like they used to !


    Betty Davis.. "Whatever Happend to Baby Jane".. was on last night.

    Edward G. Robinson.. I liked him.. but can't remember any titles.

    "Escape from Alcatraz" with Clint Eastwood is pretty thrilling.

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