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    Volume #301 - King Vidor

    Solomon and Sheba (1959)
    War and Peace (1956)
    Man Without a Star (1955)
    Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954) (TV)
    Ruby Gentry (1952)
    Japanese War Bride (1952)
    Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
    Beyond the Forest (1949)
    The Fountainhead (1949)
    On Our Merry Way (1948)
    Duel in the Sun (1946)
    An American Romance (1944)
    H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
    Comrade X (1940)
    Northwest Passage (1940)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Kansas scenes) (uncredited)
    The Citadel (1938)
    Stella Dallas (1937)
    The Texas Rangers (1936)
    So Red the Rose (1935)
    The Wedding Night (1935)
    Our Daily Bread (1934)
    The Stranger's Return (1933)
    Cynara (1932)
    Bird of Paradise (1932)
    The Champ (1931)
    Street Scene (1931)
    Billy the Kid (1930)
    Not So Dumb (1930)
    Hallelujah (1929)
    Show People (1928)
    The Patsy (1928)
    The Crowd (1928)
    Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
    La Boheme (1926)
    The Big Parade (1925)
    Proud Flesh (1925)
    The Wife of the Centaur (1924)
    His Hour (1924)
    Wine of Youth (1924)
    Happiness (1924)
    Wild Oranges (1924)
    Three Wise Fools (1923)
    The Woman of Bronze (1923)
    Peg o' My Heart (1922)
    Conquering the Woman (1922)
    Dusk to Dawn (1922)
    Real Adventure (1922)
    Love Never Dies (1921)
    The Sky Pilot (1921)
    The Jack-Knife Man (1920)
    The Family Honor (1920)
    Poor Relations (1919)
    The Other Half (1919)
    Better Times (1919)
    The Turn in the Road (1919)
    The Accusing Toe (1918)
    Tad's Swimming Hole (1918)
    The Chocolate of the Gang (1918)
    Bud's Recruit (1918)
    The Grand Military Parade (1913)
    Hurricane in Galveston (1913)
     
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    Solomon and Sheba (1959) [​IMG][​IMG]
    War and Peace (1956) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Man Without a Star (1955) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954) (TV)
    Ruby Gentry (1952) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Japanese War Bride (1952)
    Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
    Beyond the Forest (1949)
    The Fountainhead (1949) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    On Our Merry Way (1948)
    Duel in the Sun (1946) [​IMG][​IMG]
    An American Romance (1944)
    H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
    Comrade X (1940)
    Northwest Passage (1940) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Kansas scenes) (uncredited) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Citadel (1938)
    Stella Dallas (1937) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Texas Rangers (1936)
    So Red the Rose (1935)
    The Wedding Night (1935)
    Our Daily Bread (1934)
    The Stranger's Return (1933)
    Cynara (1932)
    Bird of Paradise (1932)
    The Champ (1931) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Street Scene (1931)
    Billy the Kid (1930)
    Not So Dumb (1930)
    Hallelujah (1929)
    Show People (1928) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Patsy (1928)
    The Crowd (1928) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
    La Boheme (1926)
    The Big Parade (1925) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Proud Flesh (1925)
    The Wife of the Centaur (1924)
    His Hour (1924)
    Wine of Youth (1924)
    Happiness (1924)
    Wild Oranges (1924)
    Three Wise Fools (1923)
    The Woman of Bronze (1923)
    Peg o' My Heart (1922)
    Conquering the Woman (1922)
    Dusk to Dawn (1922)
    Real Adventure (1922)
    Love Never Dies (1921)
    The Sky Pilot (1921)
    The Jack-Knife Man (1920)
    The Family Honor (1920)
    Poor Relations (1919)
    The Other Half (1919)
    Better Times (1919)
    The Turn in the Road (1919)
    The Accusing Toe (1918)
    Tad's Swimming Hole (1918)
    The Chocolate of the Gang (1918)
    Bud's Recruit (1918)
    The Grand Military Parade (1913)
    Hurricane in Galveston (1913)

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  3. SteveGon

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    Just The Fountainhead, Duel in the Sun, and the Wiz.
     
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    KING VIDOR (1894 - 1982)


    Solomon and Sheba (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    War and Peace (1956)
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    Man Without a Star (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954)
    Ruby Gentry (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Japanese War Bride (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
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    Beyond the Forest (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fountainhead (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    On Our Merry Way (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Duel in the Sun (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    An American Romance (1944)
    H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Comrade X (1940) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Northwest Passage (1940) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Wizard of Oz (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Citadel (1938) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stella Dallas (1937) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Texas Rangers (1936)
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    So Red the Rose (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Wedding Night (1935) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Our Daily Bread (1934) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Stranger's Return (1933)
    Cynara (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bird of Paradise (1932) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Champ (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Street Scene (1931) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Billy the Kid (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Not So Dumb (1930) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hallelujah (1929)
    Show People (1928) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Patsy (1928) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Crowd (1928)
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    Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    La Boheme (1926) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Big Parade (1925) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Proud Flesh (1925)
    The Wife of the Centaur (1924)
    His Hour (1924)
    Wine of Youth (1924)
    Happiness (1924)
    Wild Oranges (1924) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Three Wise Fools (1923)
    The Woman of Bronze (1923)
    Peg o' My Heart (1922)
    Conquering the Woman (1922)
    Dusk to Dawn (1922)
    Real Adventure (1922)
    Love Never Dies (1921)
    The Sky Pilot (1921)
    The Jack-Knife Man (1920)
    The Family Honor (1920)
    Poor Relations (1919)
    The Other Half (1919)
    Better Times (1919)
    The Turn in the Road (1919)
    The Accusing Toe (1918)
    Tad's Swimming Hole (1918)
    The Chocolate of the Gang (1918)
    Bud's Recruit (1918)
    The Grand Military Parade (1913)
    Hurricane in Galveston (1913)
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Kansas scenes) (uncredited)
    The Crowd (1928)
    The Champ (1931)
    The Big Parade (1925)
    Northwest Passage (1940)
    The Fountainhead (1949)
    Duel in the Sun (1946)
    Stella Dallas (1937)
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    Solomon and Sheba (1959) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    War and Peace (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Duel in the Sun (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Northwest Passage (1940)
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    Rankings

    1)Duel in the Sun
    2)Solomon and Sheba
    3)Northwest Passage
    4)War and Peace (1956)



    Average Rating 3.5 out of 5
     
  7. Mario Gauci

    Mario Gauci Cinematographer

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    In order of merit:


    1.The Crowd (1928) ****
    2.The Big Parade (1925) ****
    3.The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Kansas scenes) (uncredited) ****
    4.Northwest Passage (1940) ***1/2
    5.Duel in the Sun (1946) ***1/2
    6.The Citadel (1938) ***
    7.The Fountainhead (1949) ***
    8.H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) ***
    9.War and Peace (1956) ***
    10.Hallelujah (1929) ***
    11.The Champ (1931) ***
    12.Stella Dallas (1937) ***
    13.Solomon and Sheba (1959) ***
    14.Man Without a Star (1955) ***
    15.La Boheme (1926) ***
    16.The Stranger's Return (1933) ***
    17.An American Romance (1944) **1/2
    18.The Wedding Night (1935) **1/2
    19.Comrade X (1940) **1/2


    Vidor was a pioneer and he tried his hand, with varying degrees of success, at virtually anything. As often happens with prolific film-makers, many of these I've watched only once many years ago; alas, very few of his work has made it to DVD so far[​IMG]! Still, from the rest of his filmography, I wouldn't mind watching the following:


    Ruby Gentry (1952)
    Beyond the Forest (1949)
    On Our Merry Way (1948)
    Our Daily Bread (1934)
    Cynara (1932)
    Bird of Paradise (1932)
    Street Scene (1931)
    Billy the Kid (1930)
    Show People (1928)
    Wild Oranges (1924)
     
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    1. The Crowd - A
    2. The Wizard of Oz - A
    3. The Big Parade - B+
    4. Duel in the Sun - B+
     
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    Ruby Gentry (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Beyond the Forest (1949) - 9/10

    The Fountainhead (1949) - 2/10

    Duel in the Sun (1946) - 7/10
    The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Kansas scenes) (uncredited) - 10/10

    Our Daily Bread (1934) - 5/10

    Hallelujah (1929) - 7/10
    The Crowd (1928) - 6/10


    The Big Parade (1925) - 9/10
     
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    I'm just curious... how do you all find these old movies to watch. I'd like to see a few movies from the 20's that a relative of mine was in, but I don't know where to find them. Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
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    War and Peace (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Solomon and Sheba (1959)
    War and Peace (1956) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Man Without a Star (1955) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954) (TV)
    Ruby Gentry (1952)
    Japanese War Bride (1952)
    Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
    Beyond the Forest (1949)
    The Fountainhead (1949)
    On Our Merry Way (1948)
    Duel in the Sun (1946)
    An American Romance (1944)
    H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
    Comrade X (1940)
    Northwest Passage (1940) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Citadel (1938)
    Stella Dallas (1937)
    The Texas Rangers (1936)
    So Red the Rose (1935)
    The Wedding Night (1935)
    Our Daily Bread (1934) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Stranger's Return (1933)
    Cynara (1932)
    Bird of Paradise (1932)
    The Champ (1931)
    Street Scene (1931) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Billy the Kid (1930) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Not So Dumb (1930)
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    Hallelujah (1929)
    Show People (1928) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Patsy (1928) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Crowd (1928) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
    La Boheme (1926) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Big Parade (1925) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Proud Flesh (1925)
    The Wife of the Centaur (1924)
    His Hour (1924)
    Wine of Youth (1924)
    Happiness (1924)
    Wild Oranges (1924) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Three Wise Fools (1923)
    The Woman of Bronze (1923)
    Peg o' My Heart (1922)
    Conquering the Woman (1922)
    Dusk to Dawn (1922)
    Real Adventure (1922)
    Love Never Dies (1921)
    The Sky Pilot (1921)
    The Jack-Knife Man (1920)
    The Family Honor (1920)
    Poor Relations (1919)
    The Other Half (1919)
    Better Times (1919)
    The Turn in the Road (1919)
    The Accusing Toe (1918)
    Tad's Swimming Hole (1918)
    The Chocolate of the Gang (1918)
    Bud's Recruit (1918) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Grand Military Parade (1913)
    Hurricane in Galveston (1913)
     
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