"The HTF 100 Great Films of the 1930's Challenge"

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  1. Brian Lawrence

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    39 Steps, The
    42nd Street
    Adventures of Robin Hood, The
    After the Thin Man
    Âge d'or, L'
    Alexander Nevsky
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Angels with Dirty Faces
    Animal Crackers
    Another Thin Man
    Atalante, L'
    Awful Truth, The
    Black Cat, The
    Blood of a Poet
    Blue Angel, The (German version)
    Boys Town -
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Bringing Up Baby
    Captain Blood
    Captains Courageous
    Charge of the Light Brigade
    City Lights
    David Copperfield
    Day at the Races, A
    Destry Rides Again
    Dinner at Eight
    Dodsworth
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Dracula ( English & Spanish version)
    Duck Soup
    Four Feathers, The
    Frankenstein
    Freaks
    Fury
    'G' Men
    Gone with the Wind
    Good Earth, The
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Grand Hotel
    Grand Illusion
    Gunga Din
    Holiday
    Horse Feathers
    Hound of the Baskervilles, The
    Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
    I Am a Fugative from a Chain Gang
    Imitation of Life
    Informer, The
    Invisible Man, The
    Island of Lost Souls
    It Happened One Night
    It's A Gift
    King Kong
    Lady Vanishes, The
    Life of Emile Zola, The
    Little Caesar
    Little Women
    Lost Horizon
    Lost Patrol, The
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    Mad Love
    Midsummer Night's Dream, A
    Modern Times
    Monkey Business
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Mummy, The
    Music Box, The
    Mutiny on the Bounty
    My Man Godfrey
    Night at the Opera, A
    Ninotchka
    Nothing Sacred
    Of Mice and Men
    Old Dark House, The
    Olympia 1 & Olympia 2
    Private Life of Henry VIII, The
    Public Enemy, The
    Red Dust
    Rembrandt
    Rules of the Game
    San Francisco
    Scarface
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Sons of the Desert
    Stage Door
    Stagecoach
    Swing Time
    Thin Man, The
    Top Hat
    Topper
    Triumph of the Will
    Trouble in Paradise
    Twentieth Century
    Umarete wa mita keredo
    Way Out West
    Wizard of Oz, The
    Women, The
    Wuthering Heights
    You Can't Take It with You
    We have had an AFI 100 challenge and we have had a Sight & Sound challenge (Still running I believe), So now we have "The HTF 100 Great Films of the 1930's Challenge".
    This list is made up of the 64 films that myself and other members of the HTF, nominated and voted on in the '30s Tourney' I ran at the beginning of the year.
    At the end of that tournament I took more suggestions and nominations to complete a list of the 100 best films of the 1930's by choice of various HTF members who participated in the tournament , From this point on I shall refer to these fine folks as our "Expert Panel" [​IMG]
    The HTF 100 Great Films of the 30's, expert panel of classic film enthusiasts are...
    Dana A, Evan Case, Gabe D, George Kaplan, Jay E, Jeff Amaris, Jim Armstrong, Jim K, Justin Doring, Luke B, Martin Teller, Rain, Rob Tomlin, Steeve Bergeron, SteveGon, Tommy G, Walt Riarson, & Myself
    I really do feel that this list has just as much validity as any other top 100 list , and in some cases I would say even more so as We actually have a feel for who most of these people are and what types of films they may like or dislike. The same can not be said for any Academy or Select group of film critics.
    The object here is rather simple in concept- To View all 100 of the films on the list- I see this as being somewhere in between the AFI and S&S challenges in the level of difficulty. It will most likely be harder to complete than the AFI challenge, yet would seem to be easier than the Sight & Sound Challenge.
    If you are in question about a movie or what version it is, Just simply click on the linked title in the master list below, It should take you straight to the IMDB listing of the film in question.
    I went back and forth on how to set the deadline and came to the decision of June 30th, 2004 (20+ months). If it needs to be extended at that point than it will be.
    For your Consideration List
    These are the films that will be eligible for inclusion, during the revoting, that will be held at the end of this challenge.
    Angel
    A Nous La Libertie
    Arrowsmith
    Babes in Toyland
    Beau Geste
    Bete Humaine, Le
    Big House
    Block-Heads
    Champ, The
    Boudu Saved from Drowning
    Christmas Carol, A
    Confessions of a Nazi Spy
    Death Takes a Holiday
    Double Wedding
    Zemlya (aka: Earth)
    Ex-Mrs. Bradford
    Footlight Parade
    Gold Diggers of 1933
    Hallelujah I'm a Bum
    In Name Only
    International House
    Jewel Robbery
    Jezebel
    Judge Priest
    Kennel Murder Case
    Libeled Lady
    Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The
    Love Affair
    Love Finds Andy Hardy
    Love Me Tonight
    Man Who Knew Too Much, The
    Million, Le
    Morocco
    Most Dangerous Game, The
    Only Angels Have Wings
    Osaka Elegy)
    Pépé le Moko
    Prisoner of Shark Island
    Prisoner of Zenda, The
    Pygmalion
    Roaring Twenties
    Ruggles of Red Gap
    Scarlet Empress, The
    Secret Agent
    Shall We Dance
    Shanghai Express
    She Done Him Wrong
    Sign of the Cross
    Son of Frankenstein
    Star Is Born, A
    Story of Floating Weeds
    Story of the Late Chrysanthemums
    Tabu
    Tale of Two Cities
    Tarzan and His Mate
    Tarzan the Ape Man
    Testament of Dr. Mabuse
    Trader Horn
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    Vampyr
    Wee Willie Winkie
    WereWolf of London
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
    Young Mr. Lincoln
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

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    Printable Schedule
    -All Times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
    -All Showings are on "Turner Classic Movies" unless otherwise noted

    I am using 5:00 AM as the start of the next day. So a movie that is listed as Thursday at 4:30 am will be on very late Thursday night rather than late Wednesday/early Thursday
    Titles in bold with an asterisk are consideration titles

    MARCH
    06th 01:30 AM Death Takes a Holiday
    07th 08:00 PM The Sign of the Cross
    11th 09:30 PM Love Affair
    18th 02:00 AM The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
    29th 08:00 PM Death Takes a Holiday
     
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    (09-14-02) Brian Lawrence / 100 34 33 32 Last Seen "L' Âge d'or "
    (09-14-02) George Kaplan / 29 12 11 6 Last seen "Blood of a Poet"
    (09-15-02) David Dennison / 77 70 69 68 Last seen "Holiday"
    (09-15-02) Evan Case /27 02 01 FINISHED !!! ]
    (09-16-02) Eric Peterson /70 3 2 1 Last seen "I Was Born But...."
    (09-16-02) Tommy G / 45 31 30 29 Last Seen "The Black Cat"
    (09-16-02) Lew Crippen /100 2 1 01 FINISHED !!!
    (09-16-02) Rob Willey/ 27 14 13 12 Last seen "Grand Illusion"
    (10-03-02) Jeff Bannow / 100 97 96 95 Last seen "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde "
    (10-07-02) Steve Gon /13
    (11-03-02) Chris Richard / 75 1 FINISHED !!!
    (12-29-02) Adam S. / 91 2 1 FINISHED !!!
    (02-10-03) Jeff Gross / 84 73 62 61 Last seen "King Kong"
    (03-04-03) Arman / 88 72 71 70 Last seen "Rules of The Game"
    (04-13-03) Michael Streeter / 76 58 56 8 Last seen "???? "
    (05-14-04) Joe Lozo
     
  4. george kaplan

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    I'll bite.

    Let's see, there aren't very many films on that list that I haven't technically seen, but quite a few are fuzzy enough to deserve a rewatch, especially if we're going to be voting on them. Therefore 29 on my to watch list:

    Âge d'or, L'
    Alexander Nevsky
    Atalante, L'
    Black Cat, The
    Blood of a Poet
    Charge of the Light Brigade
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Fury
    'G' Men
    Imitation of Life
    Island of Lost Souls
    Little Women
    Lost Patrol, The
    Mad Love
    Midsummer Night's Dream, A
    Music Box, The
    Of Mice and Men
    Old Dark House, The
    Olympia 1 & Olympia 2
    Private Life of Henry VIII, The
    Rembrandt
    Rules of the Game
    Sons of the Desert
    Topper
    Triumph of the Will
    Trouble in Paradise
    Twentieth Century
    Umarete wa mita keredo
    Way Out West
     
  5. Scott_MacD

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    Am I welcome to officially try this challenge? I'm generally limited to what appears on television and can buy borrow or rent on DVD or laserdisc.(I don't get TCM, and I no longer have a VHS player.)
    As of the start of this challenge, I've only seen five of the list of films, which generally makes me a bit of a philistine wrt 30's film.
    [*]Angels with Dirty Faces [*]Gone with the Wind[*]Gunga Din[*]M[*]Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs[*]Wizard of Oz, The[/list]
    This post will be updated as I watch more of the films.
    Next on the list : 39 Steps, The : Criterion
     
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    This is a great list of films and I urge anyone interested in classic films to participate in this challenge and see as many as these films as possible.




    Crawdaddy
     
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    I always thought I was pretty weak in the 30's and this list confirms it, as I've only seen 33.
     
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    I'll have to second Crawdaddy. This is a very strong list indeed. Have fun everyone.

    ~Edwin
     
  9. David Dennison

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    I think my count is 24. There are a few others I believe I have seen, but they require a rewatch.

    I am always up for a good challenge.
     
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    I was wondering when this was going to start. I've seen 74 of these (75 if Olympia is counted twice), and have 5-6 others on tape. Almost all of the rest seem to pop up frequently on TCM.
    I'll certainly sign up.
    Evan
     
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    Unfortunately it is 24 seen, 76 to watch. Long but enjoyable road ahead.
     
  13. Evan Case

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    Ok, I'll add two seen for the Spanish-language Dracula and the additional Olympia. I'll take three off because I'm sorta fuzzy on Dr. Jekyll, Hound of the Baskervilles and Topper.
    My current count is therefore 73 seen out of 102.
    Evan
     
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    I'd like to participate, but I'm trying to complete the Sound and Sound challenge. Perhaps I'll join in a year.

    ~T
     
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    Quick recount, I've seen 34 plus the Spanish language Dracula.

    I'm not going to make much of an effort on this until I've finished the S&S Challenge and am closer to being caught up on my DVD backlog.
     
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    Put me down for 30 seen. There's a few more that I've seen partially or a long time ago, so I'll check those out again.
     
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    I'm definitely up for the challenge although it will be quite a challenge as I have seen 57 out of the 102 (seen both versions of Dracula and have not seen Olympia or Olympia 2). Here's what I need to see:
    42nd Street
    After The Thin Man
    Âge d'or, L'
    Another Thin Man
    Atalante, L'
    Black Cat, The
    Blood of a Poet
    Boys Town
    Captain Blood
    Captains Courageous
    Charge of the Light Brigade
    David Copperfield
    Destry Rides Again
    Dinner At Eight
    'G' Men
    The Good Earth
    Grand Hotel
    Gunga Din
    Holiday
    The Hound of Baskervilles
    Imitation of Life
    Informer, The
    Island of Lost Souls
    Little Caesar
    Little Women
    The Lost Patrol
    Mad Love
    The Music Box
    Nothing Sacred
    The Old Dark Horse
    Olympia 1
    Olympia 2
    The Private Life of Henry VIII
    The Public Enemy
    Red Dust
    Rembrandt
    San Francisco
    Stage Door
    Swing Time
    Topper
    Triumph of the Will
    Twentieth Century
    Umarete wa mita keredo
    The Women
    Wuthering Heights
     
  19. Lew Crippen

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    Thanks for the schedule. I have not seen:

    1.After the Thin Man
    2.L’Âge d’or
    3.Angels with Dirty Faces
    4.The Black Cat
    5.Dinner at Eight
    6.Dracula (Español)
    7.Freaks
    8.Fury
    9.Imitation of Life
    10.The Informer
    11.It’s a Gift
    12.Mad Love
    13.Ninotchka
    14.The Old Dark House
    15.Olympia 1
    16.Olympia 2
    17.Swing Time
    18.Umarete wa mita keredo

    If asked before hand I would have thought that my list would have been smaller. I have to re-watch some others in order to have a valid opinion.

    1.Another Thin Man
    2.The Awful Truth
    3.Captain Blood
    4.Dodsworth
    5.The Four Feathers
    6.Freaks
    7.Fury
    8.The Informer
    9.Mad Love
    10.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    11.Rembrandt
    12.San Francisco
    13.Triumph of the Will
    14.The Women
     
  20. DeeF

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    I've seen 67 of the movies on the list, which means I still need to see 35.
     

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