Forgotten Films To Remember 1929-1959 (with an appendix to 1974)

Films included in John Springer's 1980 book Forgotten Films To Remember (1929-1959, with a 1960s-1970s appendix, containing the author's predictions as to which titles from that era are "in danger... of being forgotten.") Some of these are much less unremembered than they used to be, thanks to TCM, Criterion, preservation work  etc. And some are currently lost, though it's not always entirely clear whether Springer's selection/brief description of these is based on having managed to later see a now non-extant print, or, as seems more likely in most cases, from his memory of seeing those titles in original release. (On the other hand, several regarded as gone or nearly so 41 years ago, i.e. The Smiling Lieutenant and The Animal Kingdom, are now very…

  • Blackmail
  • The Canary Murder Case
  • The Dance of Life
  • General Crack
  • The Lady Lies
  • The Marriage Playground
  • Paris Bound
  • Three Live Ghosts
  • Thunderbolt
  • Young Nowheres
  • Broadway
  • Bulldog Drummond
  • Close Harmony
  • Illusion
  • Sweetie
  • Gentlemen Of The Press
  • On with the Show!
  • Sunny Side Up
  • The Saturday Night Kid
  • The Greene Murder Case
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Trial Of Mary Dugan
  • The Valiant
  • Welcome Danger
  • The Doorway to Hell
  • The Laughing Lady
  • Sarah and Son
  • The Man from Blankley's
  • Men Without Women
  • Not So Dumb
  • Seven Days' Leave
  • Street of Chance
  • Up the River
  • Young Man of Manhattan
  • The Devil to Pay!
  • The Divorcee
  • The Florodora Girl
  • Honey
  • Liliom
  • One Romantic Night
  • Lightnin'
  • Moby Dick
  • The Vagabond King
  • The Rogue Song
  • Blonde Crazy
  • The Criminal Code
  • Devotion
  • Dishonored
  • Finn and Hattie
  • Newly Rich
  • Five Star Final
  • Girls About Town
  • The Last Flight
  • Platinum Blonde
  • The Smiling Lieutenant
  • Stolen Heaven
  • 24 Hours
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • American Madness
  • The Animal Kingdom
  • Arsène Lupin
  • The Cabin in the Cotton
  • Crooner
  • The Half Naked Truth
  • Ladies of the Big House
  • Merrily We Go to Hell
  • Madame Butterfly
  • Lady and Gent
  • The Strange Case of Clara Deane
  • Lovers Courageous
  • Make Me a Star
  • The Broken Lullaby
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Movie Crazy
  • Night After Night
  • The Old Dark House
  • Once in a Lifetime
  • Silver Dollar
  • Union Depot
  • Are You Listening?
  • As You Desire Me
  • The Dark Horse
  • It's Tough to Be Famous
  • Life Begins
  • The Mouthpiece
  • The Night of June 13
  • Payment Deferred
  • Strangers in Love
  • This Is the Night
  • Washington Merry-Go-Round
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Young America
  • Another Language
  • Child of Manhattan
  • Christopher Bean
  • The Kiss Before the Mirror
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • Night Flight
  • Only Yesterday
  • Penthouse