Favorite films/cinematic alphabet. Three per letter. What is your cinematic alphabet?

A- Angels With Dirty Faces, Arsenic And Old Lace, All My Sons

B- The Bishop’s Wife, The Bells Of St. Marys, Boys Town

C- Cape Fear (Peck/Mitchum), City For Conquest, The Cincinnati Kid

D- Double Indemnity, The Desperate Hours, Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet

E- Edison The Man, The Enchanted Cottage, The Enemy Below

F- For Whom The Bell Tolls, The Fighting 69th, Father Of The Bride

G-The Graduate, Going My Way, Goodbye Mr. Chips(Donat/Garson)

H- Here Comes Mr. Jordan, House Of Strangers, Harvey

I-Inherit The Wind, Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers(McCarthy), It’s A Wonderful Life

J-Jim Thorpe All-American, Johnny Belinda, John Loves Mary

K- The Keys Of The Kingdom, Kings Row, Key Largo

L- Larceny Inc., The Lost Horizon, The Life Of Emile Zola

M-The Man Who Came To Dinner, Mutiny On The Bounty(Laughton), Mildred Pierce

N-Notorious, Northwest Passage, Ninotchka

O- On The Waterfront, Out Of The Past, Orchestra Wives

P- The Postman Always Rings Twice, Pride Of The Marines, The Pied Piper(Woolley)

Q- The Quiet Man, Quo Vadis, Queen Christina

R- Rocky, Random Harvest, Running Brave

S- The Strawberry Blonde, Shane, The Sea Wolf

T-Tomorrow Is Forever, To Have And Have Not, The Time Machine

U- The Uninvited, Uncertain Glory, Unholy Partners

V- The Valley Of Decision, Vertigo, Vacation

W- Waterloo Bridge, Wuthering Heights, Witness For The Prosecution

X- Xanadu

Y- Yankee Doodle Dandy, Young At Heart, The Yearling

Z- Ziegfeld Girl, Zorba The Greek, Zenobia

#- 12 Angry Men, 13 Rue Madeleine, 36 Hours

It was very tough narrowing favorites down to three in many letters. My hardest omissions on this list were Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, High Noon, West Side Story, Brother Orchid, Since You Went Away, The Best Years Of Our Lives,The Ghost And Mrs. Muir, Guys and Dolls and Knute Rockne All-American. I am sure there are others but just can’t think of them now. It was fun to do…..
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1 Response Aug 24, 2014

It is amazing how much work you put in this posts. Thanks a lot. Your list is unbeatable. Maybe I would left X in blank. Xanadu cannot compare with that list of masterpieces.