Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Orson Welles’ 12 Best Movies of All Time (and Their Directors)

Orson Welles on set

Orson Welles on the set of Citizen Kane

1.  City Lights, 1931, (Charles Chaplin)

2.  Greed, 1924, (Erich Von Stroheim)

3.  Intolerance, 1916, (D.W. Griffith)

4.  Nanook of the North, 1922, (Robert Flaherty)

5.  Shoeshine, 1946, (Vittorio De Sica)

6.  The Battleship Potemkin, 1925, (Sergei Eisenstein)

7.  The Baker’s Wife, 1938, (Marcel Pagnol)

8.  Grand Illusion, 1937, (Jean Renoir)

9.  Stagecoach, 1939, (John Ford)

10.  Ninotchka, 1939,  (Ernst Lubitsch)

11.  The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946, (William Wyler)

12.  The Bicycle Thief, 1948, (Vittorio De Sica)

Source:  1952 Brussels Film Festival Poll, Courtesy of The Book of Lists (William Morrow and  Company, 1977)


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