99 Years 100 FilmsAug 28, 2021
1957 - "Bridge on the River Kwai"
Trey and Blaine take a look at one of the iconic war films of the 1950s.
1956 - "Around the World in 80 Days"
Phileas Fogg and Passepartout travel the world at a breakneck pace to win a bet, not realizing that Fogg is accused of a daring bank robbery.
1955 - "Marty"
1954 - "On the Waterfront"
Trey and Blaine look at a realistic crime film.
1954 - "From Here to Eternity"
Trey and Blaine talk about the film marketed as romance, but which turns out to have a whole lot more going on.
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1953 - "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Hollywood goes to the circus!
1952 - "An American In Paris"
Gene Kelly stars in a movie with incredibly well produced dance numbers and incredibly dated sexual politics.
"All About Eve" - Lux Radio Theatre Adaptation
This Lux Radio Theatre adaptation first aired on November 23, 1954.
1951 - "All About Eve"
An ambitious young actress finds herself a mentor and insinuates herself deeply into that mentor's life.
1950 - "All the Kings Men"
The winner of the 1949 releases is about how the political systems of the United States can lead to the corruption of good, honest people. Clearly, it is a work of unrestrained fantasy.
1949 - "Hamlet"
Laurence Olivier produced Shakespeare's Hamlet for audiences in 1948, with an all-star cast along for the ride and himself as lead actor, adaptation writer, and director.
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Gentleman's Agreement (Lux Radio Theatre #2)
This is the second Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Gentleman's Agreement, originally aired on March 15, 1955.
Gentleman's Agreement (Lux Radio Theatre #1)
Gentleman's Agreement was adapted to Lux Radio Theatre twice. This is the version from September 20, 1948.
1948 - "Gentleman's Agreement"
The biggest award in the 1948 Academy Awards ceremony went home with a movie about antisemitism.
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1947 - "The Best Years of Our Lives"
William Wyler directs this veteran-focused film.
1946 - "Lost Weekend"
Ray Milland gives a powerful performance as a struggling alcoholic.
1945 - "Going My Way"
The winner of "Best Picture" in the 1945 was Going My Way. Does it deserve the honour?
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Lux Radio Theater - Casablanca
Lux Radio Theater's presentation of the 1943 Best Picture winner, starring Alan Ladd and Hedy Lamarr. Original airdate: January 24, 1944.
1944 - "Casablanca"
The sole winner in the 1944 ceremony was Casablanca, which is certainly one of the most famous films of the decade.
Lux Radio Theater - Mrs. Miniver
Original airdate: December 6, 1943
1943 - Mrs. Miniver
Our next film is set in wartime England.
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Lux Radio Theater - How Green Was My Valley (1942 version)
Original airdate: September 21, 1942
1942 - "How Green Was My Valley"
Lux Radio Theater - Rebecca (1950 version)
The second Lux Radio Theater adaptation of "Rebecca" brings back Laurence Olivier in the role, along with Vivien Leigh.
Lux Radio Theater - Rebecca (1941 version)
The first of two radio adaptations of "Rebecca".
1941 - "Rebecca"
Alfred Hitchcock makes his first American film, and it goes on to win Best Picture.
1940 - "Gone With The Wind"
1939 - "You Can't Take It With You"
Frank Capra's next win is also a strong film with a truly stellar cast.
Bonus Episode: "The Life of Emile Zola" Lux Radio Theatre Episode
Lux Radio Theatre produced a radio adaptation of The Life of Emile Zola, starring Paul Muni in a 58 minute adaptation of the film. We grabbed a copy from the fine people at OldTimeRadioDownloads.com, which we are happy to bring to you today.
1938 - "The Life of Emile Zola"
Paul Muni turns in another wonderful performance. Why don't more people know that name?
1937 - "The Great Ziegfeld"
Another true story.
1936 - "Mutiny on the Bounty"
Based on a true story.
Bonus Episode: "It Happened One Night" Lux Radio Theatre Episode
Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Bonus Episode: "Cavalcade" Lux Radio Theatre Episode
Originally broadcast December 28, 1936
1935 - "It Happened One Night"
The first to manage the "clean sweep" of all major awards.
1934 - "Cavalcade"
Another sweeping generational epic.
1933 - "Grand Hotel"
The first star-studded cast film.
1932 - "Cimarron"
The first in a series of sweeping family epics to win the top award.
1931 - "All Quiet on the Western Front"
A World War I film told from the perspective of the Germans.
1930 - "The Broadway Melody"
The second year launches the musical genre.
1929 - "Wings" and "Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans"
The first two winners of the top Academy Award hit in the same year! Note that, at the time of this recording, we didn't know that Trey would be coming along for the entire series.
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