Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide

From the Silent Era Through 1965

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452295773
  • 832 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


From the author of the bestselling annual Movie Guide comes this ultimate guide for fans of classic films both familiar and obscure. The Classic Movie Guide covers thousands of films, from the silent era to the 1960s, including The Birth of a Nation, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Grand Illusion, and The Maltese Falcon (all three versions: 1931, 1936, and 1941), Singin’ in the Rain, and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! With entries spanning across the decades, this comprehensive guide has expanded star and director indexes, and capsule reviews of obscure and forgotten-the sort that turn up on Turner Classic Movies in the wee hours of the morning. This is the perfect companion for anyone who loves the thrill of discovering vintage movies on DVD or cable.


“Indispensable.” –Los Angeles Times

“Head and shoulders above the rest.” –The New York Times

“Maltin’s Film Guide…belongs next to every TV and VCR in every home.” – -USA Today

“The single most important reference book in every American home.” — Esquire