Greatest Movies Through 1960

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Double Indemnity (1944)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1944

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107 min – view video trailer

Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Robinson

Genres: Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

IMDB 8.5 / Amazon 4.7 / MRQE 91% / Zagat 28

Oscars: nominated for 7, won 0 (Best Picture, Actress, Director, Cinematography, Music, Sound, Writing)

Ranked #29 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie, included in 19 of 37 greatest movie lists

An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator’s suspicions. IMDB 8.5 rating from over 52,595 users

Zagat summary snippet: The story of another dumb cluck done in by a woman, it features a fast-talking MacMurray, knockout Stanwyck (love the anklet) and fantastic Robinson, with plenty of plot twists. Best scene: shopping at the supermarket. Zagat Ratings: Overall 28 / Acting 27 / Story 28 / Production 25 / Total 108

As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband’s murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager (Edward G. Robinson). It’s a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-racing Academy Award-nominated masterpiece. Amazon 4.7 stars from over 187 users

MRQE 91% rating with over 67 reviews linked

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The Lady Eve (1941)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1941

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94 min – view video trailer

Director: Preston Sturges
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Romance

IMDB 8.0 / Amazon 4.5 / Tomatometer 100%

Oscars: nominated for 1, won 0

Ranked #37 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him. IMDB 8.0 rating from over 9,463 users

In 1941, Barbara Stanwyck was offered two screwball roles equally suited to her tart intelligence, deft comic timing, and undeniable sex appeal, and it’s a photo finish as to which was funnier–showgirl-on-the-lam Sugarpuss O’Shea, the title character in Howard Hawks’s Ball of Fire, or con artist Jean Harrington a.k.a. Lady Eve Sidwich, the delirious fulcrum for this classic Preston Sturges comedy. Amazon 4.5 stars from over 76 users

(Preston Sturges) wrote and directed this classic romantic comedy starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck, who are involved in a scintillating battle of the sexes, as Sturges points up the terrors of sexual passion and the unattainability of the romantic ideal. Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 100% Audience 87%

MRQE links to over 42 reviews

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