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Subject: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: Ryan112390 on 07/22/09 at 11:49 pm

Hey, was wondering if you could list some movies from the 1920s or set in the 20s which were about or included any of the five following elements. They don't have to include all 5--just any one of the following elements or any combination of them.

1) A classic murder mystery plot--I've read these were pretty common in the '20s and a lot of 20s nostalgia or tributes I've seen focuses on the murder mysteries of the '20s

2) Flappers and/or flapper culture; ragtime music.

3) A main male character with one of those pencil mustaches that was popular in the decade.

4) That extremely exaggerated boxing you see in 20s movie tributes.

5) A character like the one this guy begins playing at 2:10--I know I've seen a character with mannerisms/exaggerated acting and a voice like that in either a 20s movie or a movie set in that decade--It's something I can remember clearly but not from where: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTw8y0iQ9o


Subject: Re: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: gibbo on 07/23/09 at 1:01 am

Does it need to be the 20's? Two ghreat films came to mind ... The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes ... but I think they were made in the 30's but probably set in the 20's... :-\\

Subject: Re: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 1:06 am


Hey, was wondering if you could list some movies from the 1920s or set in the 20s which were about or included any of the five following elements. They don't have to include all 5--just any one of the following elements or any combination of them.

1) A classic murder mystery plot--I've read these were pretty common in the '20s and a lot of 20s nostalgia or tributes I've seen focuses on the murder mysteries of the '20s

Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger (1927) and Blackmail (1929)

Subject: Re: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: gibbo on 07/23/09 at 4:06 am

Wasn't The Jazz Singer in the 20's also?

Subject: Re: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: Claybricks on 07/23/09 at 9:33 am

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde {1920}



Dan

Subject: Re: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: karen on 07/23/09 at 1:41 pm




5) A character like the one this guy begins playing at 2:10--I know I've seen a character with mannerisms/exaggerated acting and a voice like that in either a 20s movie or a movie set in that decade--It's something I can remember clearly but not from where: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTw8y0iQ9o




Reminded me a little of Groucho Marx

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5716/marxgroucho.jpg

Subject: Re: Need some 1920s film recommendations

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/23/09 at 4:03 pm

I love watching old B&W silent films from this time period!  :)

Unfortunately, I can't recall the titles of any that I've seen!  :-[

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