Genre Archives: Classic

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 [...]

McLintock

January 1, 2005
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
When I was growing up John Wayne was the star to watch and my family's favorite. I believe I have seen every movie he ever made. This movie is one of my favorites. In fact I remember going with my parents and two brothers to the Drive-in to watch "McLintock" when it came out. Boy have times changed [...]

Cover Girl

March 1, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
I have always been a lover of classic movies of the 40s, especially when they are musicals. Movies of that era were filled with great costumes and trends of the times. "Cover Girl" brings comedy, music, and romance to the screen without using obscene language or inappropriate dress. Plus the great [...]

Lost Horizon

March 1, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is an old black and white film with a story which still touches human beings. It is about a plane and five people who leave Bascule to go to Singapore and they end up in a mountain range in Tibet. Their plane crashes and they are rescued and taken to Shangri-La. This fictitious paradise [...]

The Mouse that Roared

March 1, 2008
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Peter Sellers plays multiple parts in this off beat 1959 comedy which in its time made fun of the Cold War. With its British humor, some may find this film a little boring and not understand the dry humor that is used. Anyone that is a Peter Sellers fan will enjoy its satire and all the underlying [...]