Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts is a weekly movie podcast that aims to provide artistic and historical context to classic films. Classic Movie Musts is hosted by Max Baril. New episodes release every Friday. Follow @moviemustspod / @maxbarilpods / www.classicmoviemusts.com

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Ace In The Hole (1951) w/ special guest Mike Me...
In this episode Max is joined by Ted Walch and Mike Merritt to discuss Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole (1951).
65 min
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Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 8
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33 min
3
Design For Living (1933) w/ special guest Ted W...
In this episode we examine Ernst Lubitsch's Design For Living (1933)
52 min
4
Archive: Pulp Fiction (1994)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Pulp Fiction (1994).
25 min
5
East Of Eden (1955) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode we examine Elia Kazan's East Of Eden (1955).
67 min
6
Archive: Inception (2010)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Inception (2010).
31 min
7
Reds (1981) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode we examine Warren Beatty's Reds (1981).
56 min
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Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 9
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42 min
9
All The President's Men (1976) w/ special guest...
In this episode we examine Alan J. Pakula's All The President's Men (1976).
54 min
10
Archive: Her (2013)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Her (2013)
29 min
11
Trouble In Paradise (1932) w/ special guest Ted...
In this episode we examine Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble In Paradise (1932).
51 min
12
Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 10
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45 min
13
Splendor In The Grass (1961) w/ special guest T...
In this episode we examine Elia Kazan's Splendor In The Grass (1961)
58 min
14
Archive: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missou...
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017)
24 min
15
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) w/ special gue...
In this episode we examine Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
71 min
16
Archive: Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Saving Private Ryan (1998)
32 min
17
Barry Lyndon (1975) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode we examine Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975).
62 min
18
Archive: The Longest Day (1962)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on The Longest Day (1962)
35 min
19
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) w/ special guest Ted ...
In this episode we examine Ernst Lubitsch's To Be Or Not To Be (1942).
59 min
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Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 11
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37 min
21
Gentleman's Agreement (1947) w/ special guest T...
In this episode we examine Elia Kazan's Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
51 min
22
Archive: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
35 min
23
Gallipoli (1981) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode we examine Peter Weir's Gallipoli (1981).
62 min
24
Archive: The Sting (1973) w/ special guest Jere...
Enjoy this episode from our archive on The Sting (1973)
60 min
25
Avanti! (1972) w/ special guest Joseph McBride
In this episode we examine Billy Wilder's Avanti! (1972)
67 min
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Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 12
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30 min
27
The Merry Widow (1934) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode we examine Ernst Lubitsch's The Merry Widow (1934).
48 min
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Archive: Moonlight (2016)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Moonlight (2016)
30 min
29
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) w/ special gues...
In this episode we examine Elia Kazan's A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945).
63 min
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Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 13
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35 min
31
Archive: The General (1926)
Enjoy this episode on Buter Keaton's The General (1926) from our archive.
24 min
32
Archive: The Favourite (2018)
Enjoy this episode on The Favourite (2018) from our archive.
23 min
33
Archive: The Blacksmith (1922)
Enjoy this episode on Buter Keaton's The Blacksmith (1922) from our archive.
20 min
34
Archive: Max's Movie Musts Ep. 14
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26 min
35
Archive: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
25 min
36
Archive: No Country For Old Men (2007)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on No Country For Old Men (2007)
31 min
37
Ben-Hur (1959) w/ special guest David Wyler
In this episode, Max and Ted are joined by David Wyler, son of William Wyler, to discuss Ben-Hur (1959).
68 min
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Archive: Max’s Movie Musts Ep. 15
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45 min
39
Archive: Blazing Saddles (1974)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Blazing Saddles (1974).
25 min
40
Archive: Memento (2000)
Enjoy this episode on Memento (2000) from our archive.
30 min
41
Archive: Marty (1955)
Enjoy this episode on Marty (1955) from our archive.
45 min
42
Archive: Children Of Men (2006)
Enjoy this episode on Children of Men (2006) from our archive.
28 min
43
Archive: Remember The Night (1940)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Remember The Night (1940).
51 min
44
Archive: Max‘s Movie Musts Ep. 16
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36 min
45
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) w/ special guest T...
In this episode we're joined by Tom Hanks (yes, you read that right) to discuss his favorite film: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
75 min
46
Archive: The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933) w...
Enjoy this episode on The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933) from our archive.
42 min
47
Next Week: Tom Hanks Talks 2001: A Space Odyssey
On next week's episode we welcome the one and only Tom Hanks to the show to discuss Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2 min
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Archive: The Social Network (2010)
Enjoy this episode on The Social Network (2010) from our archive.
27 min
49
The Big Country (1958) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode Ted joins Max for another episode of Wyler with Walch on The Big Country (1958), starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, and Burl Ives.
60 min
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Archive: Max‘s Movie Musts Ep. 17
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49 min
51
The Shop Around The Corner (1940) w/ special gu...
In this episode Ted and Max and discussing Ernst Lubitsch's film, The Shop Around The Corner (1940), starring Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and Frank Morgan.
56 min
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Archive: On The Town (1949)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly's film, On The Town (1949).
23 min
53
My Darling Clementine (1946) w/ special guest T...
In this episode Ted Walch is here to help breakdown John Ford's film, My Darling Clementine (1946), starring Henry Fonda.
70 min
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Archive: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), directed by Wes Anderson.
25 min
55
Rebecca (1940) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode Ted Walch is here to help breakdown Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, and George Sanders.
58 min
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Archive: Max‘s Movie Musts Ep. 18
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41 min
57
How To Steal A Million (1966) w/ special guest ...
In this episode we continue our Wyler with Walch series by discussing How To Steal A Million (1966), starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.
43 min
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Archive: Advise and Consent (1962) w/ special g...
In this episode we welcome back Stephen Farber, co-author of Cinema '62: The Greatest Year in Cinema, to discuss Otto Preminger's film, Advise and Consent (1962), starring Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, and Charles Laughton.
64 min
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The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1947) w/ special guest S...
In this episode we welcome back Steven C. Smith, author of A Heart At Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Hermann, to discuss the score to The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1947), directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison.
100 min
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Archive: There Will Be Blood (2007)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Paul Thomas Anderson's film, There Will Be Blood (2007), starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano.
23 min
61
City Lights (1931) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode we're joined by Ted Walch to discuss Charlie Chaplin's film, City Lights (1931).
53 min
62
Archive: Max‘s Movie Musts Ep. 19
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32 min
63
Sullivan‘s Travels (1941) w/ special guest Ted ...
In this week's episode we're discussing Preston Sturges's film, Sullivan's Travels (1941), starring Joel McRea and Veronica Lake.
45 min
64
Archive: The Lady Vanishes (1938) w/ special gu...
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Alfred Hitchcock's film, The Lady Vanishes (1938), starring Margaret Lockwood, Robert Redgrave, Paul Lukas, and May Whitty.
46 min
65
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
In this episode we're discussing Frank Capra's film, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939), starring Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Claude Rains.
30 min
66
Archive: The Nice Guys (2016)
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Shane Black's The Nice Guys (2016), starring Russell Crowe and and Ryan Gosling.
19 min
67
Roman Holiday (1953) w/ special guest Ted Walch
Enjoy the next edition of Wyler with Walch as we discuss Roman Holiday (1953), starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
51 min
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Archive: Max‘s Movie Musts Ep. 20
Here's another installment of Max's Movie Musts from our archive. Please enjoy!
42 min
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Giant (1956) w/ special guest George Stevens Jr.
In this episode we welcome George Stevens Jr. to the show to discuss his father's epic film, Giant (1956), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean.
52 min
70
Archive: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) w...
Enjoy this episode from our archive on The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951).
48 min
71
Forty Guns (1957) w/ special guest Ted Walch
In this episode Max and Ted discuss Samuel Fuller's stylistic western, Forty Guns (1957), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Barry Sullivan.
60 min
72
Archive: Master and Commander: The Far Side Of ...
Enjoy this episode from our archive on Peter Weir's film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), starring Russell Crowe.
35 min
73
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) w/ spec...
In this episode we're discussing Lewis Mileston's film noir, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, and Kirk Douglas.
51 min
74
Archive: Max‘s Movie Musts Ep. 21
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47 min
75
Wuthering Heights (1939) w/ special guest Ted W...
Enjoy the next installment of Wyler with Walch as we discuss Wuthering Heights (1939), starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.
63 min
76
Archive: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001, 2...
We dip into our archive to discuss the entire trilogy for Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings (2001, 2002, 2003).
28 min
77
Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
In this episode we discuss Stanley Kramer's film, Judgement At Nuremberg (1961), starring Spencer Tracy.
23 min
78
Archive: The Quiet Man (1952)
Check out this episode from our archive on John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952), starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
27 min
79
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) w/ special gues...
In this episode we're joined by Christina Rice, author of Mean, Moody, Magnificent! Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend, to discuss Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), directed by Howard Hawks and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.  ...
57 min
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Archive: Mrs. Miniver (1942) w/ special guest T...
In this episode we continue our Wyler with Walch series by discussing William Wyler's film, Mrs. Miniver (1942), starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.
64 min
81
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Tryin...
In this episode we're joined by Ted Walch to discuss David Swift's film, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1967), starring Robert Morse.
62 min
82
Archive: Dodsworth (1936) w/ special guest Ted ...
In this episode we're joined by Ted Walch for another William Wyler classic: Dodsworth (1936), starring Walter Huston.
56 min
83
The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) w/ special g...
In this episode of our Wyler with Walch series we're discussing a William Wyler masterpiece: The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946).
68 min
84
Patreon Archive: Carrie (1952) w/ special guest...
Classic Movie Musts is returning to free feeds every week starting August 6th. Until then, enjoy these episodes from our Patreon Archive. All formerly exclusive episodes will release on free podcast feeds on a weekly basis.   Another Wyler with Walch fro...
54 min
85
Patreon Archive: The Little Foxes (1941) w/ spe...
Classic Movie Musts is returning to free feeds every week starting August 6th. Until then, enjoy these episodes from our Patreon Archive. All formerly exclusive episodes will release on free podcast feeds on a weekly basis.   We're catching you up on our...
55 min
86
Patreon Archive: The Letter (1940) w/ special g...
Classic Movie Musts is returning to free feeds every week starting August 6th. Until then, enjoy these episodes from our Patreon Archive. All formerly exclusive episodes will release on free podcast feeds on a weekly basis.   Let's continue our Wyler wit...
55 min
87
Patreon Archive: Dead End (1937) w/ special gue...
Classic Movie Musts is returning to free feeds every week starting August 6th. Until then, enjoy these episodes from our Patreon Archive. All formerly exclusive episodes will release on free podcast feeds on a weekly basis.   In this episode, we're joine...
50 min
88
The Sting (1973) w/ special guest Jeremy Arnold
All new episodes of Classic Movie Musts, Double Feature, and Max's Movie Musts can be found over at patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're joined by Jeremy Arnold, author of the book The Essentials Vol. 2: 52 More Must See Movies And Why T...
60 min
89
Gone With The Wind (1939) w/ special guest Stev...
All new episodes of Classic Movie Musts, Double Feature, and Max's Movie Musts can be found over at patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're joined by Steven C. Smith, author of the book Music By Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Mos...
121 min
90
Return Of The Jedi (1983) w/ special guest Myke...
Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're joined by...
78 min
91
Oliver Twist (1948) w/ special guest Ted Walch
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62 min
92
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) w/ special guest...
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76 min
93
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) w/ special guest J...
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55 min
94
Star Wars (1977) w/ special guest Myke Emal
Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're joined by...
80 min
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(Rebroadcast) Casablanca (1942) w/ special gues...
New episodes resume January 1st, 2021.   Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmov...
68 min
96
(Rebroadcast) Citizen Kane (1941) w/ special gu...
New episodes resume January 1st, 2021.   Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmov...
91 min
97
Free Patreon Bonus: MANK (2020) w/ special gues...
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54 min
98
His Girl Friday (1940)
Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we're discussin...
29 min
99
Annie Hall (1977) w/ special guest John Nuanes
Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we welcome John...
45 min
100
King Kong (1933) w/ special guest Steven Smith
Support Classic Movie Musts on Patreon and get access to our weekly exclusive podcast, Classic Movie Musts: Double Feature, and our monthly exclusive podcast, Max's Movie Musts.  Join at www.patreon.com/classicmoviemusts   In this episode we welcome Stev...
83 min