'Fair films': Two-and-a-half-star (out of five) film ratings by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983)--Part I

As I've become more enthralled by cinema over the years, I have cherished reading all I possibly could about my favourite hobby. A fine resource I have discovered has been 'The Motion Picture Guide' which, in 1985, came out for films 1927-1983, then they put out annual guides till about 1999. I wish they kept on making them up to the present!

This list is one of 12. There are 11, ranging by half-star increments from zero to five stars, and, inexplicably for one year, they refused to give an objectifiable rating for the films, then returned to doing so the following year. I fervently wish that when they did so, they retroactively, at least as a footnote, and to…

  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  • Absence of Malice
  • Abused Confidence
  • Accent on Youth
  • Accidents Will Happen
  • Accused
  • Accused of Murder
  • The Accusing Finger
  • Act of Love
  • Act One
  • Action for Slander
  • Actors and Sin
  • The Actress
  • Adam's Woman
  • The Admirable Crichton
  • Adorable
  • Advance To The Rear
  • Adventure in Baltimore
  • Adventure in Diamonds
  • Adventure In Manhattan
  • Adventure In The Hopfields
  • Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa
  • Fortune in Diamonds
  • The Adventures of Arsène Lupin
  • Adventures of Gallant Bess
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Adventures of Kitty O'Day
  • The Adventurous Blonde
  • The Adversary
  • Aerial Gunner
  • The Affairs of Martha
  • Affectionately Yours
  • After the Ball
  • Against All Flags
  • Against the Wind
  • A-Haunting We Will Go
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Air Hawks
  • Air Raid Wardens
  • Airplane!
  • Journey to the West
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Till Death Us Do Part
  • Ali Baba Goes To Town
  • Alias Gardelito
  • Alias Jesse James
  • Alibi
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice or the Last Escapade
  • All Fall Down
  • All I Desire
  • All in a Night's Work
  • All Neat in Black Stockings
  • All Night Long
  • All Night Long
  • All Nudity Shall Be Punished
  • All of Me
  • All Over the Town
  • All Screwed Up
  • All That Jazz
  • ...All the Marbles
  • All the Right Moves
  • All the Right Noises
  • All the Way Up
  • All the Young Men
  • All These Women
  • Allegheny Uprising
  • Allergic to Love
  • The Alligator People
  • Almost Angels
  • Almost Married
  • Almost Married
  • Almost Transparent Blue
  • Aloha, Bobby and Rose
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Along the Great Divide
  • Along the Navajo Trail
  • Alpha Beta
  • Alraune
  • Alsino and the Condor
  • Altered States
  • Alvarez Kelly
  • Alvin Purple
  • Alvin Rides Again
  • Always a Bride
  • Always Together
  • The Amazing Mr. Williams
  • Monsieur Fabre
  • Amélie ou le temps d'aimer
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
  • Amsterdam Affair
  • Amy
  • Anatomy of a Marriage: My Days with Jean-Marc
  • And Now Tomorrow
  • Quiet Flows the Don
  • ...And Suddenly It's Murder!
  • The Anderson Tapes
  • The Andromeda Strain