Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Frivolity with very old meme... A to Z movies

I was looking through my drafts and found this old meme from April last year, just sitting out there unposted, so... what the heck... it may be nearly a year late, but here it is! This was the movie alphabet meme that I believe I first saw on Millie's ClassicForever blog.

I have been out of town and have not been watching any movies here anyway. Although, I learned that one should always check the town one is visiting, because they just might have a revival theater, and they just might be playing something you want to see when you happen to be there... in this case 3:10 to Yuma! Glenn Ford and Van Heflin on the big screen! Woo! It was paired with The Searchers, which is not one of my faves, but I would happily have sat through it on the big screen. The thing I always liked best about The Searchers simply was that Natalie Wood's character had my name, Deborah. Alas, I found out about this double-feature a day late.


A – Alvarez Kelly (1966)

B – Big Jake (1971)

C – Crossed Swords (1977)

D – Dead Again (1991)

E – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

F – Free Enterprise (1998)

G – Gladiator (2000)

H – Henry V (1989)

I – Island at the Top of the World (1974)

J – Jungle Book (1994)

K – Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

L – L.A. Confidential (1997)

M – Mask of Zorro (1998)

N – Nightfall (1957)

O – Our Man Flint (1966)

P – Plunder of the Sun

Q – Quick and the Dead (1995)

R – Ride the High Country (1962)

S – Spawn of the North (1938)

T – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

U – Untouchables (1987)

V – The Vikings (1958)

W – Where Eagles Dare (1969)

X - xXx (2002)

Y – Yellow Sky (1948)

Z - Zardoz (1974)

(this last one is actually a joke... couldn't think of any other Z movies. I've never actually been able to watch this movie, even with Sean Connery in it, though I've tried a few times. It is just too whacked out, even for me. But I used to have a picture of this flying stone head on my wall, just because... )


  1. Just saying hi...I've missed you.

    That "S" movie looks like a must-see! George Raft looks fabulous. Never even heard of that one before, so thanks for the heads-up.

    3:10 to Yuma on the big screen would be amazing! As you know, I'm not big on Westerns, but that is one I DO like. AND...I have come to really like Van Heflin. I definitely need to see that film again now that I appreciate him.

  2. Oh my gosh, YES! Spawn of the North is my favorite George Raft movie. He is so great in that movie. Couldn't be better looking, in my opinion. Alas, that one's not out on DVD. It used to be on youtube, but it got taken down last year.

    Okay, update... I just went to check and it's now back on youtube again in its entirety here:


    Woo! Don't know how long it will be up, but it's there now... Really sharp and clear too. Now I may have to watch it right this second.. LOL!

  3. Tillane7:19 AM

    Hang on. Your "B" movie isn't Ben Hur? Really? :-D

    BTW, you know I'm nicking this, right?

  4. Hiya, Tillane! Well, there weren't any real rules to this, just movies A-Z, so I kind of went mostly with the first movie I thought of, although some letters had so many movies that I floundered and had a very hard time choosing one. But since there's two lobby cards on my wall from Big Jake, and none from Ben-Hur...

    Looking forward to seeing your choices!