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'Fair films': Two-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!

I stopped at 3200--Part II continues from there. This covers up to Page 1725 (in Volume V). Counting ones listed below, 405 (not listed in Letterboxd) the total is 3605.

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…

There are 331 action films in this list.

  • Above the Clouds
  • Ace High
  • Aces and Eights
  • Across 110th Street
  • Across The Rio Grande
  • Action of the Tiger
  • Adiós Amigo
  • Adios Sabata
  • Adventure in Sahara
  • Against a Crooked Sky
  • Agent for H.A.R.M.
  • Airport
  • Airport 1975
  • Airport '77
  • Albuquerque
  • Alfred the Great
  • Alibi
  • The Amateur
  • Ambush at Cimarron Pass
  • Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
  • The Ambushers
  • The Amsterdam Kill
  • The Angel Wore Red
  • Anne of the Indies
  • Any Gun Can Play
  • Anzio
  • Apache Territory
  • Arizona Bound
  • The Arizona Cowboy
  • Arizona Terrors
  • Army Girl
  • Arrest Bulldog Drummond
  • Attack on the Iron Coast
  • Badman's Territory
  • Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor
  • Bandido!
  • The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
  • The Bandits of Corsica
  • The Barbarian and the Geisha
  • Barefoot Boy
  • The Battle at Apache Pass
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • Beach Red
  • Behind The Headlines
  • Bengal Tiger
  • Beyond Mombasa
  • The Big Bus
  • The Big Cage
  • The Big Combo
  • The Big Gamble
  • Big Jim McLain
  • The Big Mouth
  • The Big Stampede
  • The Big Wheel
  • Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
  • Black Belt Jones
  • Black Samson
  • The Black Tent
  • Blackout
  • Blaze of Noon
  • The Blazing Forest
  • Revolver
  • Blowing Wild
  • Bombay Clipper
  • The Born Losers
  • Born to Be Wild
  • The Boss of Big Town
  • Boulder Dam
  • The Brass Legend
  • Brass Target
  • Breaking Point
  • Breathless
  • The Brides of Fu Manchu
  • British Intelligence
  • Buccaneer's Girl
  • Buchanan Rides Alone
  • Bulldog Drummond Escapes
  • Bulldog Drummond in Africa
  • A Bullet for Sandoval
  • Bunny O'Hare
  • The Burglars
  • Burma Convoy
  • Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
  • The Bus Is Coming
  • The Bushido Blade
  • Bwana Devil
  • Caged Fury
  • The Canadians
  • Cannon for Cordoba
  • Cannonball
  • Captain China
  • Caravan to Vaccarès
  • Caravans
  • Police Python 357
  • Casino Royale
  • The Cassandra Crossing
  • Cavalry Scout
  • The Challenge
  • China Gate
  • Chinatown Nights