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Where to Begin: 100 Great Performances - Golden Age

One hundred films from 1920s-1950s Hollywood that feature some of the best and/or most iconic acting performances in Golden Age cinema. 
See also:  
Where to begin: Great Directors 
Where to begin: French New Wave
Where to Begin: French New Wave - The Outer Banks
Where to Begin: Screwball Comedies 
Where to Begin: American Westerns 

  • The Mark of Zorro
  • The Kid
  • Safety Last!
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The General
  • It
  • The Wind
  • The Last Command
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • Morocco
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • The Public Enemy
  • Little Caesar
  • City Lights
  • Grand Hotel
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Dinner at Eight
  • Duck Soup
  • It Happened One Night
  • Twentieth Century
  • Top Hat
  • Modern Times
  • Show Boat
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Ninotchka
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Dark Victory
  • Love Affair
  • The Women
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Great Dictator
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Lady Eve
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Casablanca
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Now, Voyager
  • Stormy Weather
  • Double Indemnity
  • Laura
  • Mildred Pierce
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Gilda
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Killers
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Humoresque
  • Kiss of Death
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Body and Soul
  • Out of the Past
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Red River
  • Adam's Rib
  • The Set-Up
  • White Heat
  • The Heiress
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Gunfighter
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • All About Eve
  • A Place in the Sun
  • Ace in the Hole
  • An American in Paris
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The African Queen
  • High Noon
  • The Quiet Man
  • The Lusty Men
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Shane
  • Stalag 17
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Roman Holiday
  • Johnny Guitar
  • On the Waterfront
  • A Star Is Born
  • East of Eden
  • Marty
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • To Catch a Thief
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Searchers
  • Giant
  • The Wrong Man
  • The Girl Can't Help It
  • Funny Face
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Auntie Mame
  • Rio Bravo
  • Some Like It Hot