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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 846 comedy films in this list.

  • Aaron Loves Angela
  • Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
  • Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • Abie's Irish Rose
  • About Face
  • Abroad with Two Yanks
  • Ace High
  • Adam and Evalyn
  • Adiós Amigo
  • The Admiral Was a Lady
  • Admirals All
  • The Seduction of Julia
  • The Adventures of a Rookie
  • The Adventures of Gerard
  • The Adventures of Jane Arden
  • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
  • Our Girl Friday
  • The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
  • Affairs of Geraldine
  • The African
  • After the Ball
  • All the Way to Paris
  • Age of Consent
  • Hot Enough for June
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
  • Alex in Wonderland
  • Alias a Gentleman
  • Bulldog Jack
  • Alias the Deacon
  • Alibi Ike
  • Alice’s Restaurant
  • All Ashore
  • All by Myself
  • Always Goodbye
  • Always in Trouble
  • Always Leave Them Laughing
  • Cannon Serenade
  • Ambassador Bill
  • The Ambassador's Daughter
  • The Ambushers
  • Run for Your Wife
  • The Americanization of Emily
  • The Amorous Prawn
  • Amphitryon – Aus den Wolken kommt das Glück
  • And Baby Makes Three
  • And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • Andy Hardy Comes Home
  • Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
  • An Angel from Texas
  • Angel's Holiday
  • Angels with Broken Wings
  • Anna di Brooklyn
  • Annabel Takes a Tour
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Annie Laurie
  • Antoine and Antoinette
  • Any Wednesday
  • Anyone Can Play
  • Anything Can Happen
  • The Ape Woman
  • The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • April in Paris
  • April Love
  • Arabella
  • Aren't We All?
  • Ariane
  • The Arizona Raiders
  • The Arizona Wildcat
  • Arms and the Man
  • Arms and the Man
  • The Army Game
  • Army Girl
  • Ask a Policeman
  • At Long Last Love
  • Author! Author!
  • Autumn Marathon
  • Avanti!
  • The Aviator's Wife
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Babette Goes to War
  • Baby Face Harrington
  • Baby Face Morgan
  • Baby It's You
  • Bachelor Daddy
  • The Bachelor Father
  • Bachelor Flat
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • Song of Paris
  • Bachelor's Affairs
  • Back Roads
  • Hussar Ballad
  • The Dolls
  • Band Waggon
  • Bank Shot
  • Barbary Coast Gent