Lady and the Tramp(Hamilton Luske & Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson)
Violent Saturday(Richard Fleischer)
The Seven Year Itch(Billy Wilder)
The Phenix City Story(Phil Karlson)
Hill 24 Doesn't Answer(Thorold Dickinson)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple(Hiroshi Inagaki)
Man With the Gun(Richard Wilson)
Good Morning, Miss Dove(Henry Koster)
For archival purposes, I file everything by the year it had its world premiere. Many of these films will have been commercially released in the U.S. a year or two later, so my lists won’t always match up with other folks’ lists.
Films I haven’t yet rated on that scale are marked with if I currently think they belong in my top ten. These films are subject to being shifted around or yanked altogether at any moment, after I revisit them and they get a numeral. (Lists from prior to about 1988 are especially suspect, as I compiled them long ago from memories that were in many cases already pretty dusty.) If a film isn’t currently in my top ten, and I haven’t yet rated it, you’ll find it under Notable Omissions below or you won’t find it at all. There are a whole lot of the latter — if you’re wondering whether or not I’ve seen the masterpiece you can’t believe I omitted, check my master list.
Notable Omissions:Artists and Models (Tashlin); Bob le flambeur (Melville); Floating Clouds (Naruse); Lola Montès (Ophüls); Mister Roberts (Ford/LeRoy); Ordet (Dreyer); Pather Panchali (Ray); The Phenix City
Story (Karlson); The Trouble With Harry (Hitchcock)
As yet unseen:The African Lion (Algar); The Big Combo
(Lewis); The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
(Buñuel); French Cancan (Renoir); The Ladykillers (Mackendrick); Run
for Cover (N. Ray)