On Top of the World [Classic Movies]

Edited by Laura
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Why I love classic films…a video essay.

Top Hat (1935)
Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)
Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
The Thin Man (1934)
A Day at the Races (1937)
Love on the Run (1936)
Twentieth Century (1934)
Hold Your Man (1933)
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
Gunga Din (1939)
Bachelor Mother (1939)
Reckless (1935)
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
The Awful Truth (1937)
The More the Merrier (1943)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
The Barkley’s of Broadway (1949)
Ziegfeld Follies (1948)
Gilda (1946)
Funny Face (1957)
Pal Joey (1957)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Swing Time (1936)
Carefree (1938)
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)
Pygmalion (1938)
City Lights (1931)
Adam’s Rib (1949)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Charade (1963)
Love is News (1937)
The Search (1948)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Major and the Minor (1942)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)
Dancing Lady (1933)
Stage Door (1937)
Follow the Fleet (1936)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1948)
An American in Paris (1951)
Brigadoon (1954)
Words and Music (1948)
Anchors Aweigh (1946)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Notorious (1946)
That Hamilton Woman (1942)
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
Royal Wedding (1950)
Easter Parade (1948)
Born to Dance (1936)
Footlight Parade (1933)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
The Pirate (1948)
High Society (1956)
Holiday Inn (1942)
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
The Harvey Girls (1946)
West Side Story (1961)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Rose of Washington Square (1939)
Roxie Hart (1942)
There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Calamity Jane (1953)
The African Queen (1951)
Indiscreet (1958)
Summer Stock (1950)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
On the Town (1949)
Cover Girl (1944)
Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953)
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Holiday (1938)

UGH. She’s still into old movies…really?! If you made it this far, I simultaneously congratulate and thank you!

As the description says, THIS IS WHY I LOVE CLASSIC FILMS. While I appreciate a gritty character-driven drama or film noir as much as the next person, THIS is what I truly love about Old Hollywood- the funny, goofy, vibrant, giddy moments that make these films so unforgettable. This video has no form or structure and is just a mash-up of some my favourite stars and moments from their films. I also tried to choose as many films as I could that didn’t appear in either “Lovers in Japan” or “Bittersweet Symphony”. I want each video to be new and surprising- hopefully I achieved that for you guys!

SIDE NOTE – This has to be the only video on YouTube to feature both Franchot Tone AND Ralph Bellamy. And purposefully at that!

As for the quote at the beginning…well, I can’t really explain that except to say that Edward Everett Horton and Eric Blore are sensational. “But hornet’s nests grow on trees, sir…” I hope it makes you laugh…I don’t know, maybe it’s something only I find funny (although, admittedly, after watching it upwards of 100 times, the humour of the situation is lost on me). If that is the case, I sincerely apologise. And feel free to skip the first 25 seconds of the video. I hope the rest is to your liking!

Oh and the quote at the end of the video is from “Holiday” which is one of my FAVOURITE FILMS EVER. If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT.

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