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Best Michael Curtiz film (excluding Casablanca)

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Captain Blood (1935)
0
0%
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
14
45.16%
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
4
12.90%
Sons of Liberty (1939)
0
0%
The Sea Hawk (1940)
3
9.68%
The Sea Wolf (1941)
1
3.23%
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
3
9.68%
Mildred Pierce (1945)
5
16.13%
The Breaking Point (1950)
0
0%
Other (please specify)
1
3.23%
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Best Michael Curtiz film (excluding Casablanca)

Old 01-29-04, 05:35 PM
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Best Michael Curtiz film (excluding Casablanca)

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Old 01-29-04, 05:48 PM
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Not even close for me. Angels with Dirty Faces, definitely.
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Angles with Dirty Faces followed closely by the underrated Life with Father.
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Ooh, that's a tough one. I guess I'd have to go with The Adventures of Robin Hood, but I love all of those films. Quite a few more that I really like too.

We're No Angels
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Dodge City
Four Daughters
The Kennel Murder Case
Kid Galahad
The Comancheros
Virginia City
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While Angels is great, for me it's second to Robin Hood.
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Curtiz and Errol Flynn did a dozen films together, a fair number of which I consider personal all-time favorites, so my vote will have to go to one of the Flynn films.

Though I'm tempted to vote for "The Sea Hawk" because I hate seeing that "0" besides it in the votes column, looking at it objectively I'd have to go with "Adventures of Robin Hood" once again.

And as already mentioned, I'm a fan too of "The Comancheros" starring John Wayne. I think it has a very high replay value (fun factor) - along with the "The Sons of Katie Elder" and "Big Jake" - when compared to some of Wayne's more critically acclaimed films.

Might as well mention "The Egyptian" as well in hopes of a coming DVD release.

Nice idea for the poll smirnoffski!
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Angels with Dirty Faces
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The Adventures of Robin Hood
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I'm probably biased, because I got to see The Adventures of Robin Hood on a huge screen in Technicolor, but I'm going with that.

I would also submit Mildred Pierce as one of the worst stories ever put on film.
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My favorite is Doctor X.
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Adventures of Robin Hood.

I actually prefer it over Casablanca...
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Michael Curtiz deserves more love than this!
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Why "excluding Casablanca"?
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Originally posted by bardevious
Why "excluding Casablanca"?
Because a lot of people would blindly choose it, not having seen any of his other work?
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I think the idea was that everybody would automatically pick Casablanca as the best, making the poll pointless. I would have liked to have seen it in the poll just to see the results - I still think Robin Hood would have won.

Personally, I think Robin Hood, Casablanca, Captain Blood, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Sea Hawk, The Sea Wolf, and Yankee Doodle Dandy are all about on the same level of greatness - which makes it real hard to vote.
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Mildred Pierce and Angels with Dirty Faces.

Robin Hood, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and The Sea Wolf are all kinda the same movie, which makes it a bit hard to choose.
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Originally posted by Inverse
Robin Hood, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and The Sea Wolf are all kinda the same movie, which makes it a bit hard to choose.
The Sea Wolf isn't like the other three at all. I don't know that Edward G. Robinson ever did any swashbuckling.
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The Jim Carrey poll has already hit 100 votes! I can't believe this is still 28 votes! Too many kids
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Adventures of Robin Hood is certainly amazing, but I'll put in another vote for The Comancheros. Man, that's just a Cinemascope/John Wayne/Elmer Bernstein treat----a GREAT looking, totally enjoyable western, made during the peak of the genre, IMO.
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No contest. Yanky Doodle Dandy.
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Closing. I've asked smirnoffski to keep his polls to 1x week.
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