Apr 14, 2011

Classic Movie Alphabet

I've been wanting to do my own classic movie alphabet ever since I saw the idea for the first time at Rupert Pupkin Speaks (he actually gave it two tries). As some of you know, I'm not fond of picking favorites, so I thought I'd try something different with my list. I keep track of all of the movies I see, so this list is a compilation of some of the movies that made a memorable impression on me over the past few years (yes, Xanadu made an impression on me, because I realized how many bad-good movies were going to be on Instant Play when that title popped up).

If you do your own alphabet, or have already posted one, I'd love it if you'd post the link in the comments!

A Anthony Adverse (1936)

B Born to Be Bad (1950)

C Crimson Pirate (1952)

D Dragonwyck (1946)

E The Earrings of Madame De. . . (1953)

F First Love (1939)

G The Garden of Allah (1936)

H House by the River (1950)

I I Love Trouble (1948)

J Johnny Cool (1963)

K The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

L The Lineup (1958)

M Moonrise (1948)

N Nightfall (1957)

O One Girl's Confession (1953)

P Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Q Quai des Orfèvres (1947)

R The Rains Came (1939)

S Seventh Heaven (1927)

T Touchez pas au Grisbi (1954)

U Underworld (1927)

V Vampire Lovers (1970)

W The Widow Coudrec (1971)

X Xanadu (1980)

Y Young in Heart (1938)

Z Zero Hour!


  1. KC,
    I love the idea and your choices! : )

  2. I love the choice of Peter Ibbetson and I'd better get myself over to Netflix Instant to watch Vampire Lovers before it goes away! You can keep Xanadu, I've made it 31 years without being exposed to it, I think I'm going to keep my mind shut to that one!

    I did mine a couple of weeks ago and went with a pre-code theme. It's in this post which is a really a mix of items, but the Alphabet begins just under the photo of Kong.

    Thanks for the invite to post the link!

  3. Thanks Page! It was a fun way to remember the things I watched over the past few years.

    Cliff--I actually saw your list when you posted it! I love that you went with a theme, particularily because I am so fond of pre-codes. Peter Ibbetson was a touchingly oddball flick. Their romance was so charming and affectionate.
    Vampire Lovers was a hoot. I picked it because Ingrid Pitt was so bad ass. It is full-on Hammer exploitation. I told my husband they should have named it "Boobs".