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


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#1 of 1024 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted September 14 2002 - 02:55 PM

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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" Posted Image


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 of 1024 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted September 14 2002 - 02:56 PM

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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Posted September 14 2002 - 02:56 PM

(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

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Posted September 14 2002 - 03:43 PM

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
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Posted September 14 2002 - 04:31 PM

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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Posted September 14 2002 - 05:33 PM

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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Posted September 14 2002 - 07:43 PM

I always thought I was pretty weak in the 30's and this list confirms it, as I've only seen 33.
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

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Posted September 15 2002 - 02:27 AM

I'll have to second Crawdaddy. This is a very strong list indeed. Have fun everyone. ~Edwin
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Posted September 15 2002 - 02:42 AM

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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Posted September 15 2002 - 04:07 AM

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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S&S (1992 & 2002), The 1930s : Finished! S&S Club : 311 seen (Recent: Bigger Than Life)
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Posted September 15 2002 - 05:36 AM

[quote] I think my count is 24. There are a few others I believe I have seen, but they require a re-watch [quote]

24 films yet to watch or 24 films you have seen? You are in, I just need to clarify the number for the above list.


Now I need to get off my duff and count the films I need to see :b


Okay I have seen about 60+ of the films but am also a bit fuzzy on a few. So my seen total will start at 42, leaving me 58 films to watch.

#12 of 1024 OFFLINE   David Dennison

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Posted September 15 2002 - 06:22 AM

Unfortunately it is 24 seen, 76 to watch. Long but enjoyable road ahead.

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Posted September 15 2002 - 06:57 AM

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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Posted September 15 2002 - 07:49 AM

[quote] My current count is therefore 73 seen out of 102. [quote]

For now We'll leave the count goal at 100, the other two can be considered extra credit. so your total would be 100 - 73 = 27 yet to watch.

Maybe later I'll take a vote on how to handle this. Maybe count the two Olympia's as 1 film and make the Spanish language Dracula an optional bonus film?

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Posted September 15 2002 - 08:03 AM

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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Posted September 15 2002 - 05:58 PM

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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Posted September 16 2002 - 01:05 AM

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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Posted September 16 2002 - 02:24 AM

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
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Posted September 16 2002 - 06:38 AM

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
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Posted September 16 2002 - 07:02 AM

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




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