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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 58 fantasy films in this list.

  • The Amazing Mr Blunden
  • The Asphyx
  • Audrey Rose
  • Babes in Toyland
  • The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
  • The Beast
  • Beyond the Blue Horizon
  • Beyond Tomorrow
  • The Blue Bird
  • Bye Bye Monkey
  • Scrooge
  • Chu Chin Chow
  • Cinderfella
  • The Committee
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
  • The Day the Earth Froze
  • Dinosaurus!
  • Down to Earth
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Du Barry Was a Lady
  • Duel of the Titans
  • The Emperor and the Golem
  • Fantomas Unleashed
  • Fatty Finn
  • Flowers for the Man in the Moon
  • Francis Covers the Big Town
  • Francis Goes to the Races
  • Francis Goes to West Point
  • Francis Joins the WACS
  • The Frozen Ghost
  • The Ghost Goes Wild
  • Ghosts, Italian Style
  • Planetary Giants
  • Gildersleeve's Ghost
  • The Glass Slipper
  • Grendel Grendel Grendel
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • The Headless Ghost
  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • Hercules
  • Hercules in the Haunted World
  • Twelve Hours to Live
  • The Humanoid
  • I Married an Angel
  • It Had to Be You
  • It's Never Too Late
  • Jabberwocky
  • Journey Back to Oz
  • Journey Beneath the Desert
  • Journey to the Seventh Planet
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • Second Chance
  • The Lift
  • The Little Prince
  • Caperucita y sus tres amigos
  • Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Thumb vs. the Monsters