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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oscar-Worthy Movies I've Seen: 1938

Man, I was going to do this once a month, but haven't done it since November and last July before that:

"YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU", "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Boys Town", "The Citadel", "Four Daughters", "Grand Illusion", "Jezebel", "Pygmalion", "Test Pilot"
SPENCER TRACY in "Boys Town", Charles Boyer in "Algiers", James Cagney in "Angels With Dirty Faces", Robert Donat in "The Citadel", Leslie Howard in "Pygmalion"
BETTE DAVIS in "Jezebel", Fay Bainter in "White Banners", Wendy Hiller in "Pygmalion", Norma Shearer in "Marie Antoinette", Margaret Sullavan in "Three Comrades"
Supporting Actor:
WALTER BRENNAN in "Kentucky", John Garfield in "Four Daughters", Gene Lockhart in "Algiers", Robert Morley in "Marie Antoinette", Basil Rathbone in "If I Were King"
Supporting Actress:
FAY BAINTER in "Jezebel", Beulah Bondi in "Of Human Hearts", Billie Burke in "Merrily We Live", Spring Byington in "You Can't Take it With You", Miliza Korjus in "The Great Waltz"
FRANK CAPRA for "You Can't Take It With You", Michael Curtiz for "Angels With Dirty Faces", Michael Curtiz for "Four Daughters", Norman Taurog for "Boys Town", King Vidor for "The Citadel"

I know I've seen Boys Town, fairly sure I saw Angels with Dirty Faces, and may have seen You Can't Take It with You. Either don't remember or not loving any of them that much. The Adventures of Robin Hood, though, I recall liking and it was generally thought that Errol Flynn should have gotten nominated.

Two films that were shut out altogether by Oscar: Bringing Up Baby (Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant), which I saw so long ago that I can't recall it much; and Alfred Hitchock's the Lady Vanishes, which I don't believe I've seen.

1 comment:

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

I only just acouple three weeks back watched the movie, "You Can't Take It With You", and found it most entertaining. I have all but a couple of Betty Davis's movies in my personal collection here at home (I have some 700 plus video cassettes in my collection). I recall several of the pics you mention in your Post, but have to admit there were six I am not familiar with, and have noted their titles and will add them to my netflix cue, and appreciate your bringing them to my attention.