Friday, July 1, 2011

Quick Takes #84~ Favorite Black&White Movies

Letting my mind wander as I rocked a tired teething boy I began thinking of favorite movies and then thought to focus on older ones; so in no particular order except #1 my all-time favorite.

1. The Philadelphia Story ~ Does it really get any better than Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart all at their best as they fight and flirt ~ personally I don't think so.

2. Roman Holiday ~ Audrey Hepburn in her first film and Gregory Peck fall in love and share a
day in Rome.

3. Gentleman's Agreement ~ Gregory Peck is amazing as a journalist who pretends to be
Jewish to expose anti-semitism. The movie is tough, touching and funny. I especially like
Celeste Holm's performance.

4. The Catered Affair ~ Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine are amazing as an older couple trying to give their daughter a nice wedding and discern the state of their marriage as the nest

5. Lilies of the Field ~ Sidney Poitler plays a wanderer who stops because his car is overheating
and ends up helping build a church. Beautifully shot and as funny as heartwarming.

6. It's A Wonderful Life ~ Jimmy Stewart as a hard-working dreamer who shows how very
important a life well lived can be. A must watch every Advent/Christmas!

7. Woman of the Year ~ Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey's first movie together where
love at first sight gives way to figuring out the day to day details of building a life together.

Please visit Conversion Diary for the rest of this week's Quick Takes

*Don't know why the format is so choppy ~ sorry*


  1. I love It Happened One Night!!!! And Bringing up Baby :) - Carey

  2. You know, I've never seen any of these! Headed to Netflix now to put them on the list. :)

  3. Ooh, I lied. Of course I've seen It's a Wonderful Life..who hasn't seen that one???

  4. Ahh! I love this post! What a great idea. :)

    1. It's a wonderful life.
    2. It happened one night
    3. Sabrina
    4. Roman Holiday
    5. The Bells of Saint Mary's
    6. Casablanca

  5. I really like Roman Holiday too!

  6. I love 12356, Haven't seen the other 2 but I bet I would like the too. Have you seen "The Scarlet and The Black" with Gregory Peck? He is such a great actor.

  7. Love this! Will have to Netflix a few!

  8. THIS is GOLDEN! Sidney Poitier, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart -- PROFOUND actors!

  9. Oh, I'll have to bookmark this and come back when I'm wanting something new to watch - I've only seen Roman Holiday and It's a Wonderful Life.