After a few weeks of easy pickins this morning Siri finally threw me a tough one - I asked her to give me a number between 1 and 100 and she came down with 38. So today we will choose from The Movies of 1938. It's not the greatest patch of film-making -- too much Mickey Rooney & Deanna Durbin & cutesiness, man. Everybody was in denial about the War knocking on the door.
Although none of this stopped the next year, 1939, from being one of the greatest years of the movies ever... I guess without realizing it they were holding their breath for that one? Anyway there are a couple of gems (including two amazing Kate Hepburn & Cary Grant movies, of which I prefer the lesser known) so let's list 'em...
My 5 Favorite Movies of 1938
(dir. Michael Curtiz)
-- released on May 14th 1938 --
(dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
-- released on November 1st 1938 --
(dir. Howard Hawks)
-- released on February 18th 1938 --
(dir. William Wyler)
-- released on March 26th 1938 --
(dir. George Cukor)
-- released on June 14th 1938 --
Never Seen: Olympia (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
You Can't Take It With You (dir. Frank Capra)
What are your favorite movies of 1938?