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Classic Hollywood Dramas Tournament

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SteveGon, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to my Classic Hollywood Dramas Tournament

    I thought it was time for a good, old-fashioned movie tourney...


    The List
    1. [*]The African Queen[*]All About Eve[*]All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)[*]The Bad and the Beautiful[*]Bad Day at Black Rock[*]Ben-Hur[*]The Best Years of Our Lives[*]The Bridge on the River Kwai[*]The Caine Mutiny[*]Casablanca[*]Cat on a Hot Tin Roof[*]Citizen Kane[*]The Devil and Daniel Webster[*]Dodsworth[*]A Face in the Crowd[*]From Here to Eternity[*]The Ghost and Mrs. Muir[*]Giant[*]Gone With the Wind[*]The Grapes of Wrath[*]High Noon[*]How Green Was My Valley[*]I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang[*]Inherit the Wind[*]It's a Wonderful Life[*]Key Largo[*]The Killing[*]Kings Row[*]Lifeboat[*]The Lost Weekend[*]The Magnificent Ambersons[*]The Maltese Falcon[*]Marty[*]Mildred Pierce[*]Mrs. Miniver[*]Mr. Smith Goes to Washington[*]Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)[*]The Night of the Hunter[*]Now, Voyager[*]On the Waterfront[*]Out of the Past[*]The Ox-Bow Incident[*]Paths of Glory[*]A Place in the Sun[*]The Pride of the Yankees[*]Rear Window[*]Rebecca[*]Rebel Without a Cause[*]The Searchers[*]Stalag 17[*]A Star is Born (1954)[*]A Streetcar Named Desire[*]Sunset Blvd.[*]Sweet Smell of Success[*]They Were Expendable[*]To Have and Have Not[*]The Treasure of the Sierra Madre[*]A Tree Grows in Brooklyn[*]12 Angry Men[*]Twelve O'Clock High[*]Vertigo*******[*]White Heat[*]Written on the Wind[*]Wuthering Heights (1939)



    Wild Cards

    1. [*]All That Heaven Allows[*]Captains Courageous[*]Fury[*]Grand Hotel[*]Lost Horizon[*]On the Beach[*]The Scarlet Empress[*]The Ten Commandments
     
  2. Rand

    Rand Well-Known Member

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    I'll nominate:

    Wuthering Heights ('39)
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    Dodsworth
    Giant
    Inherit the Wind
     
  3. Tommy G

    Tommy G Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'll bite.

    Nominate:
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    12 Angry Men
    Sunset Blvd.
    Paths of Glory


    Second:
    The Best Years of Our Lives
     
  4. Rand

    Rand Well-Known Member

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    I'll second Citizen Kane and Paths of Glory.
     
  5. Gabe D

    Gabe D Well-Known Member

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    Am I correct to assume that this is just for straight melodramas? No adventure/mystery/horror/comedy-dramas need apply?

    I'll nominate:

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Gone With the Wind
    The Grapes of Wrath
    On the Waterfront
    A Streetcar Named Desire

    I'll second:

    12 Angry Men
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I'd like to stick to straight melodrama. Hopefully the thirding process will weed out any noms that don't fit. [​IMG]
     
  7. JenB

    JenB Well-Known Member

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    Third:

    Citizen Kane
    12 Angry Men

    Second:

    Giant
    Casablanca
    Gone With the Wind
    On the Waterfront
    A Streetcare Named Desire
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Vertigo

    All Quite on the Western Front

    Stalag 17

    The Searchers
    —this for your consideration, Steve. I think it a drama and a western, but feel free to disqualify.


    Second:

    Sunset Blvd.

    Wuthering Heights



    Third:

    Casablanca

    The Grapes of Wrath

    A Streetcar Named Desire
     
  9. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Third:

    On the Waterfront
     
  10. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Let's get some Capra in here...

    Nominate:
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    You Can't Take It With You
    The Third Man

    Second:
    Inherit the Wind

    Third:
    Paths of Glory
     
  11. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    Lew, The Grapes of Wrath had not been seconded so your third counts as a second.

    FWIW, I agree with you on The Searchers - it's as much a drama as it is a western. The same goes for Stalag 17 and Paths of Glory being war dramas. Still, let's see if they make it in... [​IMG]

    Edit: Chuck answered my question on POG.
     
  12. JenB

    JenB Well-Known Member

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    Third:

    Inherit the Wind

    Nominate:

    Would you consider Kind Hearts and Coronets for this? Several excellent performances by Alec Guinness but I think it was made in England. I would understand if you do not think it was Hollywood enough though.
     
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    Nominate:

    To Have & Have Not
    The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
    The Shop Around the Corner
    LIfeboat
    Key Largo

    Second:

    It's a Wonderful Life
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Stalag 17
    The Third Man

    Third:

    You Can't Take It With You
     
  14. SteveGon

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    List updated.

    George: You Can't Take It With You hadn't been seconded (my mistake) so your third counts as a second. However, since it was my mistake, consider that second a freebie. [​IMG]

    Jen: I'll fudge the rules a bit and add KHAC to the noms list. I'll let the others decide if they want it in. [​IMG]
     
  15. Brook K

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    2nd
    Vertigo
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    The Searchers

    3rd
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Giant

    Nominate
    High Noon
    Rebecca
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Red Shoes (if you're letting KHAC in, you've got to let this in)
    The Scarlet Empress
     
  16. Bill J

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    Third:
    Vertigo
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    The Searchers
     
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    Third
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Sunset Blvd.
    The Third Man

    Second
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    High Noon
    The Maltese Falcon

    Nominate
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    It Happened One Night
    Mildred Pierce
    The Thin Man
    The Thing From Another World
     
  18. Rand

    Rand Well-Known Member

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    Second:

    The Ghost and Mrs Muir

    Third:

    Mr Smith Goes to Washington
     
  19. Bill J

    Bill J Well-Known Member

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    Third:
    The Maltese Falcon
     
  20. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    List updated.

    It seems we've quickly gotten away from straight drama but I guess I can live with that. [​IMG]

    That said, I've given it some thought and decided to toss Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Red Shoes. Sorry to be a waffler, but let's stick to Hollywood productions at least.

    Okay, where's a second for Dodsworth? Where's Rain when ya need him?
     

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