Stagecoach (1939) – John Ford

The first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is the 1939 John Ford/John Wayne classic, Stagecoach. Wayne plays the Ringo Kid, and he and a number of fellow travellers including Dallas (Claire Trevor) and Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt), a drunk doctor Josiah Boone (Thomas Mitchell), and a dangerous gambler, Hatfield (John…

Gone With The Wind (1939) -Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood

  A gorgeous score by Max Steiner welcomes me to this towering four hour epic based on Margaret Mitchell’s classic (albeit incredibly racist) tale of the south. This was one I had never seen, but as I dove back into the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, specifically the romance and melodrama section,…

The Black Swan (1942) – Henry King

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for those who enjoyed the Adventures of Robin Hood is this pirate classic from 1942, filled with gorgeous colours, adventure on the high seas, plenty of sword fights, a likeable star in Tyrone Powers and a dastardly villain in George Sanders this one…