Having a Lazy Sunday is a rarity for me, but I can think of nothing better than having a chance to curl up and watch some of the classics. Here are five of my most favorite classic movies…
1| The Big Sleep – this film was released in 1946 and is the first black and white movies I’ve ever watched. It was also the first time I’ve seen Bogie and Bacall playing opposite each other. The chemistry between these two stars can be felt the moment they first meet on screen.
2| The Apartment – This is the only black and white film I’ve seen with Shirley MacLaine. She is the ‘elevator girl’ with a very complicated relationship, who Jack Lemmon has been head over heels in love with. Jack plays C.C. Baxter, a man who in order to rise in the ranks at work offers up his apartment for the executives less than reputable rendezvous.
3| Sabrina – I enjoyed both the classic version and the remake of this film. Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) plays a chauffeurs daughter who has been in love with David Larabee (Holden) for her whole life. After returning home from Paris, as a glamorous young woman, David finally takes notice of her… but the family and David’s older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart) are determined to keep the two apart. In doing so, the unexpected occurs.
4| Roman Holiday – Tired of living her sheltered life, Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) escapes the palace and runs into newspaper man, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck.)
5| To Catch a Thief – The movie is set in the French Riviera and stars Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. Cary Grant plays a former jewel thief, and after several crimes are committed the police detectives begin to suspect that he’s returned to his former occupation.