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Good Movies 1969

 

 

true grit 1969True Grit Starring John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, Kim Darby as Mattie, Glen Campbell as the good guy and Robert Duvall as the bad guy. Also appearing Dennis Hopper and Strother Martin. Wayne finally got his Oscar for this well deserved part as a falling drunken gunmen. All around good movie, good story and good performances


 

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - Directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Gig Young, Susannah York and Red Buttons. A depression era dance marathon turns into a murder case of euthanasia. It gained nine Oscar nominations and one win to Gig Young for Best Supporting Actor, yowzer, yowzer, Yowzer... It was the film that made Sydney Pollack famous.

 

woody allen 1969Take the Money and Run - Written, Directed and starring Woody Allen. This was the beginning of Woody Allen movies as we know them today. The first mockumentary of a failed criminal with an overload of slapstick physical comedy. It also starred Janet Margolin and Louise Lasser.

 


The famous final scene

 

The Wild Bunch - Directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates and Ben Johnson. Basically a remake of the very successful Magnificent Seven in 1963, this group of aging and cynical heroes takes place in 1913 Mexico. The inventive, but over the top graphic violence made this movie and its director Sam Peckinpah big news and big box office. Like Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 much of the success of this movie was dependent upon the new special effect, the sqiubs! Wireless detonated explosive bags of blood actors wore under their clothing.



 


New Movies 1969

 

Alice's Restaurant
Angel in My Pocket
Anne of the Thousand Days
The April Fools
Army of Shadows
The Assassination Bureau
Funeral Parade of Roses
Battle of Britain
Blue Movie
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
The Bridge at Remagen
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cactus Flower
Che!
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
De Sade
Easy Rider
Goodbye, Columbus
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Hello, Dolly!
Hook, Line & Sinker Jerry Lewis
The Italian Job
John and Mary

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Magic Christian
Marooned
Medium Cool
Monte Carlo or Bust
My Night at Maud's
Oh! What a Lovely War
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Paint Your Wagon
The Promise
Ring of Bright Water
The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Support Your Local Sheriff!
Sweet Charity
The Reivers
This Man Must Die
Topaz
Winning
Women in Love

Z

More on each new movie of 1969 at Wikipedia

 

B Movies 1969

 


Bambi Meets Godzilla

All Monsters Attack

Blood of Dracula's Castle

Gamera vs. Guiron

 

 

 

Hollywood News 1969

 

 

midnight cowboy 1969Midnight Cowboy - Directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Dustin Hoffman and newcomer Jon Voight. One of the most controversial movies of all time with an X rated release winning Best Picture and Best Director. Jon Voight plays a Texas dishwasher who moves to New York to hustle sex any way the wind blows. He is befriended by crippled Ratso Rizzo who lives on the street. This is an emotional story of friendship, loyalty and love transcending class and criminality. If you can get past the ending of this movie without welling up you are hard.

 

judy garland 1969


After a life of grand ups and low downs, on June 22, 1969 47 year old Judy Garland was found dead in her bathroom in Chelsea, London. An unintentional OD from 10 Seconal tablets she had taken over the day. Wizard of Oz co-star Ray Bolger commented at her funeral that "She just plain wore out."

 

Academy Awards 1969

 

Picture:
"MIDNIGHT COWBOY", "Anne of the Thousand Days", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "Hello, Dolly!", "Z"

Actor:
JOHN WAYNE in "True Grit", Richard Burton in "Anne of the Thousand Days", Dustin Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy", Peter O'Toole in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", Jon Voight in "Midnight Cowboy"


Actress:
MAGGIE SMITH in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", Genevieve Bujold in "Anne of the Thousand Days", Jane Fonda in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", Liza Minnelli in "The Sterile Cuckoo", Jean Simmons in "The Happy Ending"


Supporting Actor:
GIG YOUNG in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", Rupert Crosse in "The Reivers", Elliott Gould in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", Jack Nicholson in "Easy Rider", Anthony Quayle in "Anne of the Thousand Days"


Supporting Actress:
GOLDIE HAWN in "Cactus Flower", Catherine Burns in "Last Summer", Dyan Cannon in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", Sylvia Miles in "Midnight Cowboy", Susannah York in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

 

cactus flower 1969

 


Director:
JOHN SCHLESINGER for "Midnight Cowboy", Costa-Gavras for "Z", George Roy Hill for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", Arthur Penn for "Alice's Restaurant", Sydney Pollack for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

 


Top Box Office 1969

 

 

 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross and Strother Martin. A somewhat historic rollicking journey through the lives of two unsuccessful bandits as the American West faded away. Steve McQueen jumped ship over top billing, Warren Beatty and Marlon Brando were close to parts but Director George Hill demanded Robert Redford. Newman's part was changed from playing the Sundance Kid to Butch Cassidy and Redford became a super star as the Sundance Kid. The movie won Oscars for writing and music. The famous line of the movie was when they had to make a long jump off a cliff into a river Redford balked saying "I can't swim!" Newman famously replied, "You crazy? The fall'll probably kill you!"

 

 

Easy Rider 1969Easy Rider - Produced by Peter Fonda, Directed by Dennis Hopper, written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern and starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and the infamous performance by Jack Nicholson which sent him to super stardom. It is said no director was harder to work with than Dennis Hopper on this movie who was often so high he would beat people up. Easy Rider, along with the Graduate and Bonnie and Clyde before it was when Hollywood finally accepted the new wave of avant-gard film post classical movie making.

 

 

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Funny Girl

The Love Bug
Bullitt
Midnight Cowboy
Oliver!
Goodbye, Columbus
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
I Am Curious (Yellow)
Where Eagles Dare
The Lion in Winter

 

 

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