I have reading again about Hollywood in the 30’s to 50’s , and thought I make a very personal list of my favourite films of those years.
1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front, Animals Crackers, Hell’s Angels, Morocco.
1931 – Frankenstein, Little Caesar, Dracula, The Front Page, Public Enemy.
1932 – I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Scarface, Red Dust.
1933 – Duck Soup, King Kong, Dinner at 8, Footlights Parade, Gold Diggers of 1933, Little Women, Mystery of the Wax Museum, Queen Christina, She Done Him Wrong.
1934 – It Happened One Night, The Thin Man.
1935 – The Bride of Frankenstein, Top Hat.
1937 – A Day at the Races, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Awful Truth, Nothing Sacred, A Star is Born.
1938 – The Adventures of Robin Hood, Jezabel.
1939 – Destry Rides Again, Gone With the Wind, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, Dodge City, Of Mice and Men, The Roaring 20’s, The Wizard of Oz, The Women.
1940 – Foreign Correspondent, The Grapes of Wrath, The Letter, The Philadelphia Story, Rebecca, The Mark of Zorro, The Sea Hawk.
1941 – Citizen Kane, Dumbo, The Maltese Falcon, The Lady Eve, The Little Foxes, The Man Who Came to Dinner.
1942 – To Be or Not To Be, For Me and My Gal, Hellzapoppin’, Journey into Fear, Now Voyager, Saboteur, Woman of the Year.
1943 – Heaven Can Wait, The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, Shadow of a Doubt.
1944 – Double Indemnity, Arsenic and Old Lace, Farewell My Lovely, Hail the Conquering Hero, Laura, Meet Me in St Louis, The Woman in the Window.
1945 – Then There Was None, The House on 92nd Street, The Spiral Staircase.
1946 – It’s a Wonderful Life, The Big Sleep, Gilda, My Darling Clementine, Notorious.
1948 – The Naked City.
1949 – On the Town, All the King’s Men, White Heat.
1950 – All About Eve, The Asphalt Jungle, Sunset Boulevard.
1951 – An American in Paris, Strangers on the Train, Ace in the Hole.
1952 – High Noon, Singin’ in the Rain.
1953 – Call Me Madam, Shane.
1954 – On the Waterfront.
1955 – Bad Day at Black Rock, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Kiss Me Deadly, The Night of the Hunter.
1956 – The Searchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much.
1957 – Paths of Glory, Sweet Smell of Success, 12 Angry Men, Witness for the Prosecution.
1958 – Touch of Evil, Gigi.
1959 – North by Northwest, Some Like It Hot.
That’s all, folks.