Classics Worth Watching

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Rated NR

Two dotty spinsters with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. But the jig is up when the ladies’ newlywed nephew, Mortimer Brewster, discovers his aunts’ “benevolent” deeds.

Bad Girl (1931)

Rated NR

Industrious, working-class bloke Eddie Collins  is determined to improve his lot in life. But when he meets Dorothy Haley, a single night of indiscretion changes everything as Eddie goes to great lengths — including moonlighting as a boxer — to become a devoted husband and father.

Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Rated NR

This lovingly made fantasy, based on R.A. Dick’s novel of the same name, centers on a lonely widow who refuses to be scared away when the ghost of a salty sea-captain unexpectedly turns up in her cottage. When her debts mount, he helps her write a successful novel about his life, but she’s ultimately forced to choose between her love for his spirit and a flesh-and-blood man.

The Quiet Man* (1952)

Rated NR

Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean’s eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered “Red” Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will’s pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean’s past as the dark undercurrent.

That Touch of Mink (1962)

Rated NR

When wholesome, hardworking small-town girl Cathy moves to New York City and meets handsome tycoon Philip, she thinks she’s found the man of her dreams. Although Philip assures her he’s not the marrying kind, Cathy has other ideas.

synopsis by Netflix

*synopsis by IMDB

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3 Responses to Classics Worth Watching

  1. Cool list. What years was each movie released?

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