My fiance and I are both fans of old movies and as she is new freshly minted Catholic this past Easter, she has expressed an interest in watching some of the classic Ctaholic films such as those that Hollywood isn’t brave enough to make these days. We have already watched Song of Bernadette, and wat to watch more such as Angels with Dirty Faces, and Going My Way.
Now I realise that some may see these movies as being well past their sell by date, but we thing that they are timeless. For one thing it is refreshing to see films that don’t portray Christians in generals, and Catholics and priests in particular, as with ridicule and scorn. Surely we need more films like this rather than Dan Brown’s DuhVinci rubbish and the Left Behind heresies.
So – to my point here – does anyone know of a list of classic Catholic (as opposed to general Christian) general release films from the 40s and 50s?
What’s your favourite? BTW – mine’s Angels With Dirty Faces – for a real treat you owe it to your iPod to search out the mp3 of the radio dramatisation on it that aired on Lux Radio Theatre (starring James Cagney there too!)
In Christ’s Peace