In the spirit of the Queen Mary...

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  1. Lauren

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    What are your favorite films involving Ocean Liners?

    Mine are definately Now Voyager, from 1942, starring Bette Davis, Claude Rains, and Paul Henried. Her wardrobe is immaculate, the acting superb, and the cinemetography seems very ahead of it's time. One quote in particular said by her mother:
    "Could we try to remember that we're hardly commercial travelers? It's bad enough to have to associate with these tourists on board." Which prompts Charlotte (Bette Davis) to branch out and see the sites.
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    Then, of course, there is Shall We Dance with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, 1937, which has the scene with Fred Dancing in a very cleaned up Art Deco-ified steam room of the ship, the famous roller skating number, and another dance number with one of my favorite dresses in classic film:
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    What are yours?
     
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  4. BegintheBeguine

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    "No, come on in"

    When I made my joke on the QM sticky thread, I 'd forgotten I'd first discovered this scene as a youngster in a book of stills from the Marx Brothers' movies! Thank you. Tomasso, for once again providing the audio and/or visual.
     
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  6. LizzieMaine

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    A couple stand out for me -- "One Way Passage" (WB, 1932), with William Powell and Kay Francis. A seriously tear-jerking love story about a woman with a fatal disease meeting and falling in love with an escaped death-row prisoner on an ocean voyage. It's tough to come up with a more tear-jerking plot than that...

    And speaking of the Marx Brothers, don't forget "Monkey Business" (Paramount, 1931), in which the Brothers stow away in herring barrels in the hold of an ocean liner -- and then proceed to wreak havoc on the ship just because they can.
     
  7. Haversack

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    The first half of Preston Sturges's _The Lady Eve_. Barabara Stanwyck says of Henry Fonda: "I need him like the axe needs the turkey."

    The next are not ocean liners per se:

    _Across the Pacific_ Bogart and Astor as passengers on a Japanese Freighter in late November 1941.

    _Death on the Nile_ "I have never seen such a large snake in a first class passenger cabin!"

    Haversack.
     
  8. shindeco

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    It's not a movie but one episode of the "Poirot" series (The Million Dollar Bond Robbery) is set on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary. It has some great original stock footage of the ship sailing in and out of harbour.
     
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    "Are you still pining over that girl?"

    "Pine? Men don't pine. Women pine. Men suffer."

    ...brother, ain't it the truth...
     
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    I agree with Lauren & Tomasso- Swing Time & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!
     
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    The Thin Man ... 5? Was it? The Song?

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    The Legend of 1900.
     
  12. Harp

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    HMS

    TITANNIC. A prequel to a sequel.
     
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    The Duel! Jelly Roll Morton VS. 1900


    Part I

    Part II
     
  14. manton

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    How about the cheesiest ocean liner movie? The French Line, with Jane Russell. Runner up, The Last Voyage. In the latter, the Ile de France was actually destroyed. CGT sold her to a Japanese scrap yard who in turn leased her to MGM who blew her up as a prop. CGT was so pissed they sued.
     
  15. Top 3 for me:

    #1 "The Big Broadcast of 1938" Bob Hope sings "Thanks for the Memories" for the first time. WC Fields is excellent as the ocean liner owning competing brothers.

    #2 "A Night to Remember" The sinking of the Titannic, really good film.

    #3 "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" Debbie Reynolds at her best.
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    A Royal Wedding - Fred Astaire.

    Who can forget the dance sequence shot on the dance floor of a heavily rolling ship? (grins)

    Regards! Michaelson
     
  17. artdecodame

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    Hooray, I was just thinking about that one! The '40 remake wasn't anywhere near as good. :D
     
  18. katiemakeup

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    Oh my gosh! How could I forget 'An Affair to Remember' starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr??

    Now THAT is romantic!

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    The Imposters

    Set in the 1930s with Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt, Lili Taylor, Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub and Steve Buscemi, as "Happy" Franks

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    Agreed - always gives me goosebumps.
     

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