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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 207 music films in this list.

  • Across The Rio Grande
  • Between Sweet and Salt Water
  • The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
  • Affairs of Geraldine
  • Aida
  • Alice’s Restaurant
  • All by Myself
  • Always in My Heart
  • Amphitryon – Aus den Wolken kommt das Glück
  • Angels with Broken Wings
  • Blossom Time
  • April in Paris
  • The Arizonian
  • At Long Last Love
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Band Waggon
  • Barbed Wire
  • Be Mine Tonight
  • Be Yourself!
  • Beach Party
  • A Bedtime Story
  • The Belle of New York
  • Big Boy
  • Bikini Beach
  • Billie
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Boccaccio
  • Bombs Over Monte Carlo
  • Bop Girl Goes Calypso
  • Bountiful Summer
  • Brazil
  • Breakfast in Hollywood
  • Bridal Suite
  • Broadway Babies
  • Broadway Rhythm
  • Broadway Scandals
  • Bundle of Joy
  • Call of the Flesh
  • Call Out the Marines
  • Calypso Heat Wave
  • Campus Confessions
  • Can-Can
  • Captain of the Guard
  • The Captain's Kid
  • Caravan
  • Carmen, la de Triana
  • Carnival in Costa Rica
  • Carnival Rock
  • Paris Casino
  • Chu Chin Chow
  • Cigarette Girl
  • Cinderella Jones
  • Cinderfella
  • Clambake
  • Cockeyed Cavaliers
  • The Cock-Eyed World
  • The Committee
  • The Cool Mikado
  • Copacabana
  • Un mauvais garçon
  • Crazy House
  • Cuban Fireball
  • Dancing Pirate
  • These Dangerous Years
  • Delightfully Dangerous
  • Ding Dong Williams
  • Don't Knock the Twist
  • Double Dynamite
  • Double Or Nothing
  • Down to Earth
  • Du Barry Was a Lady
  • The Duke Is Tops
  • Eadie Was a Lady
  • Earl Carroll Sketchbook
  • Earl Carroll Vanities
  • Easy Come, Easy Go
  • Eve Knew Her Apples
  • Caper
  • Everybody Sing
  • Everything Is Rhythm
  • Everything's on Ice
  • Falling for You
  • The Farmer Takes a Wife
  • Fashions in Love
  • Feather Your Nest
  • Fiesta
  • Final Accord
  • Finders Keepers
  • The Firefly
  • Flame
  • Flight at Midnight
  • Flower Drum Song
  • FM
  • Follies Girl
  • Follow the Band
  • Follow Your Heart
  • For the Love of Mike
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • Freshman Year
  • Fun & Fancy Free