Look up classic movies you're interested in with this easy-to-navigate guide. Covering only the silent era through 1965, titles are alphabetically arranged with starred ratings, availability on VHS, laserdisc or DVD, year of release, whether it's in color, and the names of the director and principle cast. 810 pages, softcover.
The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics
From the author of the bestselling annual Movie Guide comes this ultimate guide for fans of classic films both familiar and obscure. The Classic Movie Guide covers thousands of films, from the silent era to the 1960s, including The Birth of a Nation, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Grand Illusion, and The Maltese Falcon (all three versions: 1931, 1936, and 1941), Singin' in the Rain, and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! With entries spanning across the decades, this comprehensive guide has expanded star and director indexes, and capsule reviews of obscure and forgotten-the sort that turn up on Turner Classic Movies in the wee hours of the morning. This is the perfect companion for anyone who loves the thrill of discovering vintage movies on DVD or cable.
Leonard Maltin is an American film critic and historian. His many books include Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never See, and Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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