Top Ten Favorite Movies Set in the 1910s

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Below is my current list of favorite movies set in the 1910s:

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET IN THE 1910s

1-Mary Poppins

1. “Mary Poppins” (1964) – Walt Disney personally produced this Oscar winning musical adaptation of P.L. Travers’ book series about a magical nanny who helps change the lives of a Edwardian family. Directed by Robert Stevenson, the movie starred Oscar winner Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.

2-Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

2. “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” (1965) – Ken Annakin directed this all-star comedy about a 1910 air race from London to Paris, sponsored by a newspaper magnate. Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox and Terry-Thomas starred.

3-Titanic

3. “Titanic” (1953) – Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb starred in this melodrama about an estranged couple and their children sailing on the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic. Jean Negulesco directed.

4-Eight Men Out

4. “Eight Men Out” (1988) – John Sayles wrote and directed this account of Black Sox scandal, in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series. John Cusack, David Strathairn and D.B. Sweeney starred.

5-A Night to Remember

5. “A Night to Remember” (1958) – Roy Ward Baker directed this adaptation of Walter Lord’s book about the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Kenneth More starred.

6-The Shooting Party

6. “The Shooting Party” (1985) – Alan Bridges directed this adaptation of Isabel Colegate’s 1981 novel about a group of British aristocrats who have gathered for a shooting party on the eve of World War I. James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin and John Gielgud starred.

7-The Music Man

7. “The Music Man” (1962) – Robert Preston and Shirley Jones starred in this film adaptation of Meredith Wilson’s 1957 Broadway musical about a con man scamming a small Midwestern town into providing money for a marching band. Morton DaCosta directed.

8-My Fair Lady

8. “My Fair Lady” (1964) – Oscar winner George Cukor directed this Best Picture winner and adaptation of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe’s 1956 Broadway musical about an Edwardian phonetics professor who sets out to transform a Cockney flower girl into a respected young lady to win a bet. Audrey Hepburn and Oscar winner Rex Harrison starred.

9-Paths of Glory

9. “Paths of Glory” (1957) – Stanley Kubrick directed this adaptation of Humphrey Cobb’s anti-war novel about a French Army officer who defends three soldiers who refused to participate in a suicidal attack during World War I. Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou and George Macready starred.

10-Somewhere in Time

10. “Somewhere in Time” (1980) – Jeannot Szwarc directed this adaptation of Richard Matheson’s 1975 time travel novel called “Bid Time Return”. Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer starred.

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Top Ten Favorite “JERICHO” (2006-2008) Episodes

Below is a list of my top ten (10) favorite episodes of “JERICHO” (2006-2008).  Created by  Stephen Chbosky, Josh Schaer and Jonathan E. Steinberg, the series starred Skeet Ulrich and Lennie James:

 

TOP TEN FAVORITE “JERICHO” (2006-2008) EPISODES

1. (1.16)”Winter’s End” – In this well written episode, Eric Green’s estranged wife, April, goes into premature labor amidst energy and supply shortages. Also, this episode featured the introduction of New Bern and its sheriff/leader, Phil Constantino.

 

2. (1.08) “Rogue River” – Jake and Eric Green make a harrowing trip to the neighboring town of Rogue River in order to procure much needed medication for their ailing father and have their first encounter with Ravenwood mercenaries and John Goetz. Meanwhile, the Hawkins family is being questioned by Gray Anderson and the local law, due to them being newcomers.
3. (2.05) “Termination For Cause” – Upon receiving no help from the Allied States of America’s Major Beck and his troops; Jake, Robert Hawkins and the members of Jericho’s Rangers defend a badly wounded Mimi Clark from Jennings and Rall mercenary John Goetz (formerly of Ravenwood) and his thugs.

4. (2.04) “Oversight” – Mimi Clark becomes a target of John Goetz and his goons, when she discovers that he has been embezzling from his bosses – Jennings and Rall. Matters come to a tragic end, when Bonnie Richmond defends Mimi at the Richmond farm.

5. (1.18) “A.K.A.” – Both Lennie James and Skeet Ulrich give tour de force performances when Jake learns the truth about Robert Hawkins and the circumstances behind the September nuclear bombings.

6. (1.07) “Long Live the Mayor” – In this underappreciated episode, Gray Anderson returns to Jericho with news of the nuclear fallout in the outside world. The news not only affects Washington D.C. accountant Mimi Clark, but also the Hawkins family. Meanwhile Johnston Green’s illness becomes dangerously serious, and Jake and Eric decide to travel to nearby Rogue River for medication.

7. (2.07) “Patriots and Tyrants” – Jake and Robert head for Cheyenne to recover the remaining bomb that can be used as evidence against the new Allied States of America in the series’ exciting finale. Their actions will set in motion a new civil war on American soil.

8. (1.15) “Semper Fidelis” – A platoon of U.S. Marines arrive in Jericho with promises of reconstruction for the town. Meanwhile, Robert discovers the truth about his former C.I.A. colleague, Sarah Mason; which leads to an explosive showdown inside the Hawkins home.

9. (1.20) “One If By Land” – Johnston and Robert set out to rescue Jake and Eric from New Bern’s Phil Constantino and his deputies, who are bent upon attacking and invading Jericho.

10. (2.03) “Jennings and Rall” – To protect his identity, Robert tells Major Beck of the Allied States of America that he is an F.B.I. agent searching for a rogue agent (namely Sarah Mason). Also, Jericho receives news of a dangerous virus sweeping west of the Mississippi River and Mimi Clark becomes an accountant for Jennings and Rall.