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Everything old is new again – 10 B/W classic movies

moviepicslogoToday we are so accustomed to special effects, computer generated scenes, 3-D, and surround sound. As Oscar approaches, one film that has stirred up a lot of “buzz” is “The Artist”. The unique thing about this film is that it is a silent movie. With this in mind, Beaches|life decided to look back and feature some of the best films from Hollywood’s black and white era. Although some of these are more than 75 years old, they live on as classics.

It Happened One Night (1934): Dir. Frank Capra; Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Dracula (1931): Dir. Tod Browning; Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners

The Great Dictator (1940): Dir. Charles Chaplin; Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

The Philadelphia Story (1940): Dir. George Cukor; Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Casablanca (1942): Dir. Michael Curtiz; Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Citizen Kane (1941): Dir. Orson Welles; Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

Notorious (1946): Dir. Alfred Hitchcock; Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

Sunset Boulevard (1950): Dir. Billy Wilder; William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim


Mockingbird (1962): Dir. Robert Mulligan; Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton