Yearly Roundup – 1938
Posted by martinteller on September 14, 2012
The Cream of the Crop
Kind of a slim year, at least for me. But I dearly love the Grant/Hepburn romantic comedy Holiday, with tons of charm and great supporting performances too. I vastly prefer it to the more grating Bringing Up Baby. Probably won’t ever be precious enough to me to make my top 100 list, but it’s still one of my favorites from classic Hollywood.
Slightly Less Creamy, But Still Tasty
One of my favorite pre-Hollywood Hitchcocks: The Lady Vanishes. So tightly constructed but feels absolutely breezy. And although I adore Audrey Hepburn, I’ll take Asquith’s delightful adaptation of Pygmalion over My Fair Lady any day. Perfect casting in Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard.
Varying Degrees of Like
Varying Degrees of Hate
Some Notable Films In The Middle
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, Boys Town, Carefree, A Christmas Carol, The Citadel, The Dawn Patrol, Hotel du Nord, The Mad Miss Manton, The Marseillaise, Room Service, The Shopworn Angel, The Terror of Tiny Town, Three Comrades, Vivacious Lady, You and Me