Genre Archives: Classic

Cyrano de Bergerac

October 26, 1999
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Cyrano de Bergerac" holds up well and two of the reasons are that it is a good story and, secondly, that José Ferrer is outstanding as the charismatic and dashing swordsman who is also good with words. He plays the strong-willed poet brilliantly and, in fact, won an Oscar for this role. The [...]

Hillbilly Comedy Collection

May 29, 2007
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is a collection of four classic comedy movies from many years ago. The collection has two DVDs, each contain two movies. One DVD has two movies from the 1940s, "Li'l Abner" and "Private Snuffy Smith". These two movies are in black and white. They are the filled with the slapstick comedy of [...]

The Last War Horse

August 15, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
One family is struggling to survive in their little part of Sydney, while their neighbor send their son to school in a limo. But the neighbor is an honorable man and little does he know the terrible things that are being done to this family next door by other people who misrepresent him. When his [...]

The Canterville Ghost

August 15, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This 1985 TV version of the classic Oscar Wilde tale is an easy one to watch. Only 54 minutes long, the viewer will be amazed at how different the effects are in this film compared to those that are used today. One of many tales that are told is the one about a castle in England haunted by a ghost [...]

Christmas Mountain: The Story of a Cowboy Angel

September 21, 2009
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Here is an oldie but goodie as they say and they don't make movies like this anymore. With some well known actors from the past, it portrays the true meaning of Christmas. Although the setting is the old west, the reality of it shows that times have not changed much when it comes to the treatment [...]

The Desperate Hours

June 10, 2003
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is a good watch. Humphrey Bogart is famous for his role in "Casablanca" but he plays a menacing bad guy type very well in this film. It is a nuanced performance as he shows concern for his younger brother, who is helping him and one other convict to hold a family hostage as they hide out at [...]

To Catch a Thief

November 5, 2002
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is not like most of Alfred Hitchcock's movies but still on the edge of being a thriller with a great cast. The combination of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly make it a classic. There is the mystery and romance along with some great scenery. In today's world it would not make the top hit of the week [...]

Roman Holiday

November 26, 2002
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
In a world where you are told what to do every minute of the day, it might encourage some to want to go AWOL. This delightful classic takes the viewer on an adventure of one princess who takes a day off. Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn along with Eddie Albert team together to make this a family [...]

Funny Face

April 10, 2001
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is a musical that brought together two great stars, Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Fred Astaire always made dancing look so easy and in this picture he makes it look true. Then add the famous impressionist dance piece that Audrey Hepburn does in this movie and it becomes a true classic. [...]

Were No Angels

July 7, 1955
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
When you think of Humphrey Bogart, you don't think of comedies. But he shines in this funny movie about three escaped convicts that fall in love with the family that were targeted to be robbed. The trio of Bogart, Ray and Ustinov are hilarious. Everyone in the family (except for younger children [...]