Poll

What are your top five?

Make Way for Tomorrow
5 (6.1%)
The Grand Illusion
14 (17.1%)
The Awful Truth
9 (11%)
Confession
0 (0%)
Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux
1 (1.2%)
Captains Courageous
4 (4.9%)
Pépé le Moko
2 (2.4%)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
14 (17.1%)
The Good Earth
0 (0%)
Ever Since Eve
0 (0%)
Lost Horizon
1 (1.2%)
The Prisoner of Zenda
0 (0%)
Way Out West
0 (0%)
Easy Living
0 (0%)
Humanity and Paper Balloons
2 (2.4%)
Un carnet de bal
0 (0%)
A Star Is Born
3 (3.7%)
Stage Door
4 (4.9%)
It's Love I'm After
2 (2.4%)
True Confession
0 (0%)
Oh, Mr. Porter!
0 (0%)
The Road Back
0 (0%)
Shall We Dance
1 (1.2%)
Nothing Sacred
0 (0%)
Dead End
1 (1.2%)
A Day at the Races
3 (3.7%)
You Only Live Once
1 (1.2%)
Harvest
0 (0%)
Street Angel
0 (0%)
Stella Dallas
1 (1.2%)
The Life of Emile Zola
3 (3.7%)
Ali Baba Goes to Town
0 (0%)
Angel
0 (0%)
They Won't Forget
0 (0%)
Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes War
0 (0%)
Topper
2 (2.4%)
Wise Girl
0 (0%)
History Is Made at Night
2 (2.4%)
The Hurricane
1 (1.2%)
Maytime
0 (0%)
The Edge of the World
1 (1.2%)
The Prince and the Pauper
0 (0%)
Kid Galahad
0 (0%)
Heidi
0 (0%)
Marked Woman
0 (0%)
Night Must Fall
1 (1.2%)
High, Wide, and Handsome
0 (0%)
What Did the Lady Forget?
0 (0%)
Bezhin Meadow
0 (0%)
In Old Chicago
0 (0%)
Wee Willie Winkie
2 (2.4%)
One Hundred Men and a Girl
0 (0%)
The Spanish Earth
0 (0%)
Song at Midnight
0 (0%)
Beethoven's Great Love
0 (0%)
Children in the Wind
1 (1.2%)
Trade Tattoo
1 (1.2%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2015, 11:15:16 AM »
1. Pepe le Moko
2. Humanity and Paper Balloons
3. Young and Innocent (not in poll?!)
4. Drole de drame
5. Voyages dans le ciel (not in poll)
6. Images mathematiques de la quatrieme (not in poll)
7. Make Way for Tomorrow
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Honorable: Lost Horizon, The Straits of Love and Hate

1. Pepe le Moko
2. Humanity and Paper Balloons
3. Young and Innocent
4. Drole de drame
5. Make Way for Tomorrow

New HM: Stella Dallas, Stage Door

Biggest shame: The Life of Emile Zola
Most popular unseen: Way Out West
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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2015, 03:25:49 PM »
Biggest shame: The Life of Emile Zola

My favorite Paul Muni performance.

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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2016, 04:46:47 PM »
1. The Old Mill (Short)
2. History is Made at Night
3. Make Way for Tomorrow
4. A Star is Born
5. The Edge of the World
6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
7. Young and Innocent
8. The Grand Illusion

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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2016, 04:59:20 AM »
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2019, 10:16:05 AM »
New List for one of the greatest years for movies.

          4 Stars
1.   Stage Door
2.   It’s Love I’m After
3.   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
4.   Make Way For Tomorrow
5.   The Life of Emile Zola

          3 ½ Stars
6.   Captains Courageous
7.   Angel

          3 Stars - Very Good
8.   Kid Galahad
9.   The Great O'Malley
10.   A Star is Born
11.   The Good Earth

          3 Stars - Good
12.   Shall We Dance
13.   Pepe le Moko
14.   Way Out West
15.   History is Made at Night
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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2019, 10:56:52 AM »
New List for one of the greatest years for movies.

Random question: What's the first year in the sound era where international titles make up at least three of your top fifteen?

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2019, 01:59:00 PM »
I think it's 1931
6.   Spanish Dracula
11.   Madchen in Uniform
15.   Le Million


Trying to find a better way to filter, but it looks like it gets more common starting in 1952.
Technically 1956...
3.   A Man Escaped
9.   The Red Balloon - why I say 'technically'
10.   Bob le flambeur

In 1958 I have...
1.   The Music Room (Jalsaghar)
4.   The Hidden Fortress
8.   Ivan the Terrible Part II
9.   Cairo Station
14.   Equinox Flower


And in 1959...
1.   The Human Condition
2.   The 400 Blows
9.   World of Apu
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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2019, 03:10:31 PM »
Ah interesting. Pretty much lines up with general notions about the end of the golden age of Hollywood, etc. Curious now to look at my own lists and see which years between 1930-1959 had my favorite film of the year being produced outside of Hollywood. (Were British films in scope for you?)

1931 might need an asterisk too. Spanish Dracula is a Hollywood film, really, right? Can’t remember what those supplements taught me.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Best Films of 1937
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2019, 05:15:49 PM »
I looked for Foreign Language and not country of origin, so I didn't consider British cinema.

It looked like the 1940s had a number of popular French films from filmmakers like Renoir, Cocteau, Marcel Carné, René Clair and Jean Vigo, but I usually undervalued these films as well as Italian Neorealism. It looked like the 1950s was when a wave of Japanese films from directors like Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi (who started decades earlier) and Naruse swept the world.
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