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Classic Hollywood Dramas Tournament


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#1 of 455 SteveGon

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Posted January 27 2003 - 01:44 AM

Welcome to my Classic Hollywood Dramas Tournament

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


The List
    [*][*]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

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


#2 of 455 Rand

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Posted January 27 2003 - 01:54 AM

I'll nominate:

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

#3 of 455 Tommy G

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Posted January 27 2003 - 01:54 AM

Ok, I'll bite.

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


Second:
The Best Years of Our Lives
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#4 of 455 Rand

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Posted January 27 2003 - 01:57 AM

I'll second Citizen Kane and Paths of Glory.

#5 of 455 Gabe D

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Posted January 27 2003 - 02:08 AM

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 of 455 SteveGon

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Posted January 27 2003 - 02:14 AM

Yes, I'd like to stick to straight melodrama. Hopefully the thirding process will weed out any noms that don't fit. Posted Image

#7 of 455 JenB

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Posted January 27 2003 - 02:22 AM

Third:

Citizen Kane
12 Angry Men

Second:

Giant
Casablanca
Gone With the Wind
On the Waterfront
A Streetcare Named Desire

#8 of 455 Lew Crippen

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Posted January 27 2003 - 03:25 AM

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

¡Time is not my master!

#9 of 455 Lew Crippen

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Posted January 27 2003 - 03:32 AM

Third:

On the Waterfront
¡Time is not my master!

#10 of 455 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 27 2003 - 03:36 AM

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 of 455 SteveGon

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Posted January 27 2003 - 03:38 AM

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... Posted Image

Edit: Chuck answered my question on POG.

#12 of 455 JenB

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Posted January 27 2003 - 05:05 AM

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.

#13 of 455 george kaplan

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Posted January 27 2003 - 05:09 AM

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
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#14 of 455 SteveGon

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Posted January 27 2003 - 05:25 AM

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. Posted Image

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. Posted Image

#15 of 455 Brook K

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Posted January 27 2003 - 06:53 AM

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)
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#16 of 455 Bill J

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Posted January 27 2003 - 07:48 AM

Third:
Vertigo
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Searchers

#17 of 455 Chris_Richard

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Posted January 27 2003 - 07:55 AM

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 of 455 Rand

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Posted January 27 2003 - 07:55 AM

Second:

The Ghost and Mrs Muir

Third:

Mr Smith Goes to Washington

#19 of 455 Bill J

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Posted January 27 2003 - 07:56 AM

Third:
The Maltese Falcon

#20 of 455 SteveGon

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Posted January 27 2003 - 08:11 AM

List updated.

It seems we've quickly gotten away from straight drama but I guess I can live with that. Posted Image

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?