Classic Hollywood


August 28: The Coming of Sound
Alan Crossland, The Jazz Singer (Warner Bros, 1927)
King Vidor, Hallelujah (MGM, 1929)
Lloyd Bacon/Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street (Warner Bros, 1933)
Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times (United Artists, 1936)

September 4: The 1930s Gangster Film
Howard Hawks, Scarface (United Artists, 1932)
Mervyn LeRoy, Little Caesar (Warner Bros, 1931)
Archie Mayo, The Petrified Forest (Warner Bros, 1936)
Raoul Walsh, The Roaring Twenties (Warner Bros, 1939)

September 9: The Horror Film. The Studio System (MGM, Warner Bros, Universal)
Tod Browning, Freaks (MGM, 1932)
Edgar Ulmer, The Black Cat (Universal, 1934)
Lewis Milestone, All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal, 1930)
Rouben Mamoulian, Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde (Paramount, 1931)
Edmund Golding, Grand Hotel (MGM, 1932)
Cedric Gibbons, Tarzan and His Mate (MGM, 1934)
Victor Fleming, Gone With the Wind (Selznick/MGM, 1939)
Mervyn LeRoy, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Warner Bros, 1932)
William Dieterle, The Life of Emile Zola (Warner Bros, 1937)

September 11: Pre-Code Hollywood
Ernst Lubitsch, Trouble in Paradise (Paramount, 1932)
Wesley Ruggles & Mae West, I'm No Angel (Paramount, 1933)
Jack Conway, Red-Headed Woman (MGM, 1933)
Alfred E. Green, Baby Face (Warner Bros, 1933)
Leo McCarey, Duck Soup (Paramount, 1933)

September 16: Josef von Sternberg. The Studio System (Paramount)
Josef von Sternberg, Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932)
Josef von Sternberg, Scarlet Empress (Paramount, 1934)
Josef von Sternberg, The Shanghai Gesture (United Artists, 1941)
Frank Borzage, A Farewell to Arms (Paramount, 1932)

September 18: Fritz Lang in Hollywood
Fritz Lang, You Only Live Once (United Artists, 1937)
Fritz Lang, Scarlet Street (Universal, 1945)
Fritz Lang, The Big Heat (Columbia, 1953)

September 23: Astaire/Rogers Musicals. The Studio System (RKO, Fox)
George Stevens, Swing Time (RKO, 1936)
Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, King Kong (RKO, 1933)
Rouben Mamoulian, Becky Sharp (RKO. 1935)
Gregory La Cava, Stage Door (RKO, 1937)
James Tinling, Charlie Chan in Shanghai (Fox, 1935)
Walter Lang, The Little Princess (Fox, 1939)

September 25: Frank Capra. The Studio System (Columbia, Disney)
Frank Capra, It Happened One Night (Columbia, 1934)
Frank Capra, You Can't Take It With You (Columbia, 1938)
Frank Capra, It's A Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946)
Walt Disney, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney, 1937)

September 30: Screwball Comedy
Howard Hawks, Bringing Up Baby (RKO, 1938)
Howard Hawks, His Girl Friday (Columbia, 1940)
Gregory La Cava, My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936)
Mitchell Leisen, Easy Living (Paramount, 1937)
George Cukor, Holiday (Columbia, 1938)
George Cukor, The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940)
George Cukor, Adam's Rib (MGM, 1949)

October 2: Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks, Twentieth Century (Columbia, 1934)
Howard Hawks, Ball of Fire (RKO, 1941)
Howard Hawks, The Big Sleep (Warner Bros, 1946)
Howard Hawks, Gentlement Prefer Blondes (Fox, 1953)

October 7 & 9; Low budget and genre films
Jacques Tourneur, I Walked With A Zombie (RKO, 1943)
Edgar Ulmer, Bluebeard (PRC, 1944)
Edgar Ulmer, Ruthless (Eagle/Lion, 1948)
Oscar Micheaux, Murder in Harlem (Micheaux Films, 1935)
Spencer Williams, The Blood of Jesus (Sack, 1941)
Joseph H, Lewis, Gun Crazy (United Artists, 1950)
Robert Wise, The Day The Earth Stood Still (Fox, 1951)
Christian Nyby, The Thing From Another World (RKO, 1951)
Don Siegel, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Allied Artists, 1956)

October 14: Melodrama in the 1930s and 1940s
Dorothy Arzner, Christopher Strong (RKO, 1933)
Dorothy Arzner, Craig's Wife (Columbia, 1936)
John Stahl, Imitation of Life (Universal, 1933)
John Stahl, Magnificent Obsession (Universal, 1935)
George Cukor, Camille (MGM, 1936)
George Cukor, Gaslight (MGM, 1944)
John Stahl, Leave Her To Heaven (Fox, 1945)
Michael Curtiz, Mildred Pierce (Warner Bros, 1945)
Max Ophuls, Letter from an Unknown Woman (Universal, 1948)

October 16: John Ford (non-Westerns)
John Ford, The Informer (RKO, 1935)
John Ford, Young Mr. Lincoln (Fox, 1939)
John Ford, How Green Was My Valley (Fox, 1941)
John Ford, The Quiet Man (Republic, 1952)

October 21: Comedy: Preston Sturges and others
Ernst Lubitsch, Ninotchka (MGM, 1939)
Ernst Lubitsch, The Shop Around the Corner (MGM, 1940)
Edward F. Cline, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Universal, 1941)
Preston Sturges, The Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941)
Preston Sturges, The Palm Beach Story (Paramount, 1942)
Preston Sturges, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Paramount, 1944)
George Cukor, Born Yesterday (Columbia, 1950)
Frank Tashlin, Artists and Models (Paramount, 1955)
Michael Gordon, Pillow Talk (Universal, 1959)

October 23: World War II
Frank Borzage, The Mortal Storm (MGM, 1940)
Fritz Lang, Man Hunt (Fox, 1941)
Ernst Lubitsch, To Be Or Not To Be (United Artists, 1942)
Fritz Lang, Hangmen Also Die (United Artists, 1943)
Zoltan Korda, Sahara (Columbia, 1943)
Mervyn LeRoy, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (MGM, 1944)
Howard Hawks, To Have and Have Not (Warner Bros, 1944)

October 28: Orson Welles and his influence
Orson Welles, Citizen Kane (RKO, 1941)
Orson Welles, The Magnificent Ambersons (RKO, 1942)
Orson Welles, Touch of Evil (Universal, 1958)
William Wyler, The Best Years of Our Lives (RKO, 1946)
Carol Reed, The Third Man (Selznick, 1950)

October 30: The Western
John Ford, My Darling Clementine (Fox, 1946)
John Ford, Fort Apache (RKO, 1948)
John Ford, The Searchers (Warner Bros, 1956)
John Ford, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Paramount, 1962)
Howard Hawks, Red River (United Artists, 1948)
Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo (Warner Bros, 1959)
Anthony Mann, Winchester '73 (Universal, 1950)
Anthony Mann, The Naked Spur (MGM, 1953)
Anthony Mann, The Man From Laramie (Columbia, 1956)
Budd Boetticher, Seven Men From Now (Warner Bros, 1956)
Budd Boetticher, Ride Lonesome (Columbia, 1959)
Fred Zinnemann, High Noon (United Artists, 1952)
George Stevens, Shane (Paramount, 1956)

November 4: Film Noir
Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity (Paramount, 1944)
Otto Preminger, Laura (Fox, 1944)
Robert Siodmak, Phantom Lady (Universal, 1944)
Robert Siodmak, The Killers (Universal, 1946)
Robert Siodmak, Criss Cross (Universal, 1949)
Charles Vidor, Gilda (Columbia, 1946)
Tay Garnett, The Postman Always Rings Twice (MGM, 1946)
Robert Montgomery, Lady in the Lake (MGM, 1947)
André De Toth, Pitfall (United Artists, 1948)
Max Ophuls, The Reckless Moment (Columbia, 1949)
Rudolph Maté, D.O.A. (United Artists, 1950)
Ida Lupino, The Hitch-Hiker (RKO, 1953)
Gerd Oswald, Screaming Mimi (Columbia, 1958)

November 6: MGM Musicals
Victor Fleming, The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939)
Vincente Minelli, Meet Me in St Louis (MGM, 1944)
Vincente Minelli, The Pirate (MGM, 1948)
Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, On the Town (MGM, 1949)
Vincente Minelli, An American in Paris (MGM, 1951)
Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly, Singin' in the Rain (MGM, 1952)

November 11: Social Problem Films. Method Acting
Elia Kazan, Gentlemen's Agreement (Fox, 1949)
Elia Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire (Warner Bros, 1951)
Elia Kazan, A Face in the Crowd (Warner Bros, 1957)
Joseph Mankiewicz, No Way Out (Fox, 1950)
Laslo Benedek, The Wild One (Columbia, 1953)
Richard Brooks, Blackboard Jungle (MGM, 1955)
Stanley Kramer, The Defiant Ones (United Artists, 1958)

November 13: Robert Aldrich and other 1950s Auteurs
Robert Aldrich, The Big Knife (United Artists, 1955)
Robert Aldrich, Autumn Leaves (Columbia, 1956)
Robert Aldrich, Attack! (United Artists, 1956)
Otto Preminger, Angel Face (RKO, 1952)
Otto Preminger, Carmen Jones (Fox, 1954)
Otto Preminger, The Man With the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955)
Otto Preminger, Anatomy of a Murder (Columbia, 1959)

November 18: Nicholas Ray and other 1950s Auteurs
Nicholas Ray, They Live By Night (RKO, 1948)
Nicholas Ray, In a Lonely Place (Columbia, 1950)
Nicholas Ray, Johnny Guitar (Republic, 1950)
Nicholas Ray, Rebel Without a Cause (Warner Bros, 1955)
Samuel Fuller, I Shot Jesse James (Screen Guild, 1949)
Samuel Fuller, The Steel Helmet (Lippert Pictures, 1951)
Samuel Fuller, Pickup on South Street (Fox, 1953)
Samuel Fuller, Forty Guns (Fox, 1957)

November 20: Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder, Sunset Blvd (Paramount, 1950)
Billy Wilder, The Seven-Year Itch (Fox, 1955)
Billy Wilder, The Apartment (United Artists, 1960)

December 2: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock, Shadow of a Doubt (Universal, 1943)
Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious (RKO, 1946)
Alfred Hitchcock, Rope (Warner Bros, 1948)
Alfred Hitchcock, Strangers on a Train (Warner Bros, 1951)
Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window (Paramount, 1954)
Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo (Paramount, 1958)
Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho (Paramount, 1960)

December 4: Douglas Sirk and 1950s Melodrama
Douglas Sirk, Magnificent Obsession (Universal, 1954)
Douglas Sirk, All That Heaven Allows (Universal, 1955)
Douglas Sirk, Written on the Wind (Universal, 1956)
Douglas Sirk, The Tarnished Angels (Universal, 1957)
Joseph Mankiewicz, ALl About Eve (Fox, 1950)
George Stevens, A Place in the Sun (Paramount, 1951)
Vincente Minelli, The Bad and the Beautiful (MGM, 1952)
King Vidor, Ruby Gentry (Fox, 1952)
Otto Preminger, Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958)
Vincente Minelli, Some Came Running (MGM, 1958)
Delmer Daves, A Summer Place (Warner Bros, 1959)

December 9: The End of Classical Film Style
Samuel Fuller, The Naked Kiss (Allied Artists, 1964)
Jerry Lewis, The Nutty Professor (Paramount, 1963)
Robert Aldrich, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (Warner Bros, 1962)