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Top Renting Classic Films

(February 10, 2015)
The Big Sleep It Happened One Night Citizen Kane
Jedediah Leland got knocked out of First Place by Philip Marlowe in this week's Top Renting Classic Film listing: Howard Hawks' "The Big Sleep" (1946) is the most rented film followed by Frank Capra's "It Happened One Night" (1934) and Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941). The balance of the Top 10 starts out with a couple of Criterion titles (Stanley Kramer's "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and Charles Chaplin's "The Great Dictator") followed by one of my big screen favorites, David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" (who remembers seeing that at the Virginia Theater? Wow!). The rest of the list chock full of great titles, a few I haven't seen and even more that I really need to watch again. Don't forget, here at Rentertainment we define a "Classic Film" as anything older than I am. In other words, it has to have come out before 1962 (with a few exceptions). Also, Film Noir has its own section (and its own Top Renting List). Here are the Top Renters from our Classic Movie section:
1 BIG SLEEP (1946)/ KEY LARGO (1948)
2 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
3 CITIZEN KANE: REMASTERED
4 IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
5 GREAT DICTATOR
6 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
7 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
8 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
9 NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, THE
10 PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE
11 TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
12 WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
13 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
14 APARTMENT, THE
15 CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
16 DIETRICH: GLAMOUR COLLECTION
17 LADY EVE, THE
18 LONGEST DAY, THE
19 SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, THE
20 THIN MAN, THE
21 BRINGING UP BABY
22 CASABLANCA
23 CHARADE
24 ELVIS: VIVA LAS VEGAS
25 GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
26 HIS GIRL FRIDAY
27 I MARRIED A WITCH
28 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
29 SECONDS
30 SHANGHAI GESTURE, THE
31 SOME LIKE IT HOT
32 ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
33 AFRICAN QUEEN, THE
34 AFTER THE THIN MAN
35 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
36 BATTLE OF THE BULGE
37 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
38 BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE
39 CHILDREN'S HOUR, THE
40 COURT JESTER, THE
41 DESK SET
42 FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD: VOLUME 01
43 FUNNY FACE
44 GASLIGHT (1940/1944)
45 GRAPES OF WRATH, THE
46 GREAT ESCAPE, THE
47 HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943)
48 HOLIDAY (1938)
49 IMITATION OF LIFE: 1934 & 1959
50 INNOCENTS, THE
51 IS PARIS BURNING?
52 LITTLE CAESAR
53 MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE
54 MARX BROTHERS: A DAY AT THE RACES
55 MARX BROTHERS: NIGHT AT THE OPERA
56 MODERN TIMES
57 NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH
58 ON THE BEACH
59 ON THE WATERFRONT
60 ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE (1961)
61 SINK THE BISMARCK
62 ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, THE
63 ALGIERS
64 ALLOY ORCHESTRA PLAYS WILD & WEIRD
65 AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY, THE
66 ANATOMY OF A MURDER
67 ANOTHER THIN MAN
68 AWFUL TRUTH, THE
69 BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE
70 BIRTH OF A NATION, THE
71 CAPRICE
72 CHAN, CHARLIE: CASTLE IN THE DESERT
73 DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
74 DEVIL AND MISS JONES, THE
75 DIRTY DOZEN
76 EASY LIVING
77 FIELDS, WC: COMEDY COLLECTION 1
78 GARDEN OF ALLAH, THE
79 GONE WITH THE WIND
80 HAMLET (1948)
81 HARPER
82 HEIRESS, THE
83 HENRY V (1944)
84 HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
85 IN A LONELY PLACE
86 JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
87 JULIUS CAESAR
88 KEATON, BUSTER: OUR HOSPITALITY
89 LAST TIME I SAW PARIS, THE
90 LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA, THE
91 LIFE WITH FATHER
92 LION IN WINTER, THE
93 LONESOME
94 LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON
95 MELIES, GEORGES: 1ST WIZARD OF CIN
96 MOGAMBO
97 NEVER ON SUNDAY
98 NIGHT TO REMEMBER, A
99 NOTHING SACRED
100 ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS
101 PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES
102 PATHS OF GLORY
103 PYGMALION
104 RAISIN IN THE SUN, A
105 RAZOR'S EDGE, THE (1946)
106 ROMAN HOLIDAY
107 RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP
108 RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE
109 RYAN'S DAUGHTER
110 SALT OF THE EARTH
111 SANDS OF IWO JIMA
112 SCROOGE
113 SEVEN YEAR ITCH
114 STALAG 17
115 SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER
116 SUNRISE
117 TEA AND SYMPATHY
118 THIEF OF BAGDAD, THE
119 TOPKAPI
120 WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
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