'Fair films': Two-star (out of five) film ratings by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983)--Part I

As I've become more enthralled by cinema over the years, I have cherished reading all I possibly could about my favourite hobby. A fine resource I have discovered has been 'The Motion Picture Guide' which, in 1985, came out for films 1927-1983, then they put out annual guides till about 1999. I wish they kept on making them up to the present!

I stopped at 3200--Part II continues from there. This covers up to Page 1725 (in Volume V). Counting ones listed below, 405 (not listed in Letterboxd) the total is 3605.

This list is one of 12. There are 11, ranging by half-star increments from zero to five stars, and, inexplicably for one year, they refused to give an…

  • Aaron Loves Angela
  • Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
  • Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • Abby
  • The Abdication
  • The Abductors
  • Abie's Irish Rose
  • Abilene Trail
  • The Abominable Snowman
  • About Face
  • About Mrs. Leslie
  • Above the Clouds
  • Abroad with Two Yanks
  • Accattone
  • Accident
  • Accidental Death
  • Account Rendered
  • The Traitor
  • Accused, Stand Up!
  • Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
  • Ace High
  • The Ace of Spades
  • Aces and Eights
  • Across 110th Street
  • Across the Badlands
  • Across The Rio Grande
  • Across the Sierras
  • Act of Murder
  • Action in Arabia
  • Action of the Tiger
  • Ada
  • Adam and Evalyn
  • Address Unknown
  • Adiós Amigo
  • Adios Sabata
  • Admiral Nakhimov
  • The Admiral Was a Lady
  • Admirals All
  • The Adolescent
  • Between Sweet and Salt Water
  • The Seduction of Julia
  • Thérèse Raquin
  • Adventure in Blackmail
  • Adventure in Odessa
  • Adventure in Sahara
  • Adventure in Washington
  • Adventures in Silverado
  • The Adventures of a Rookie
  • Adventures of Captain Fabian
  • Adventures of Casanova
  • The Adventures of Gerard
  • The Adventures of Hajji Baba
  • The Adventures of Jane Arden
  • The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel
  • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
  • Adventures of Rusty
  • Our Girl Friday
  • The Adventures of Scaramouche
  • Akitsu Springs
  • The Affair Blum
  • 24 Hours of a Woman's Life
  • Affair in Reno
  • Affair in Trinidad
  • Affair With A Stranger
  • Affairs of a Gentleman
  • The Forbidden Street
  • The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
  • Dr. Holl
  • Affairs of Geraldine
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • The African
  • After Midnight with Boston Blackie
  • After Office Hours
  • After the Ball
  • After the Dance
  • After Tomorrow
  • All the Way to Paris
  • Against a Crooked Sky
  • The Age of Consent
  • Age of Consent
  • Age of Illusions
  • Age of Indiscretion
  • Death of a Cyclist
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Hot Enough for June
  • Agent for H.A.R.M.
  • Agostino
  • Aida
  • Air Cadet
  • The Air Circus
  • Airborne
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
  • Airport
  • Airport 1975
  • Airport '77
  • Al Jennings of Oklahoma