Rob Bankier Favorites
Rob is Scottish, has been married to a lovey English girl for 25 years and has two kids. They live in a small village near Glasgow and about 40 miles from Edinburgh. Robert lectures in a nearby college, and with both kids in college he also has a part time business fitting window blinds and plantation shutters when not enjoying old movies.
The 39 Steps (August 1, 1935)
This movie has it all, innocent man on the run, spies, beautiful girl, stunning countryside and love story. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock even by todays today it's still a tight beautiful movie. I live in Scotland and often pass the Forth rail bridge and always think about the movie when I see that iconic bridge. If you like good adventure stories this movie is a must see.
P.S. Watch the play based on The 39 Steps - it is highly recommended!
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The Lady Vanishes (November 1, 1938)
I have to say that I've a got a bit of a thing for Margaret Lockwood, I just love all her movies. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock like The 39 Steps it's got spies, beautiful girl and love story. You can tell it's on a budget with the creaky scenery, however, that just adds to the charm!
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Car of Dreams, 1935
I know that I'm a sucker for old love stories and this is one of them. It's the classic wealthy young man falling in love with a pretty (poor) girl.
Yes the story line is as old as the hills, however, sit back and enjoy a good old fashioned romantic 'feel good' movie.
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A Fire Has Been Arranged (1935)
I can understand why in the 1930's if you went to see a movie featuring Alastair Sim you were in for a treat! Ok I'm biased (Alastair Sim was a Scottish actor) however this is a great move which also featured Chesney Allen and Bud Flanagan singing their famous (in the 1930's) song Underneath the Arches.
This is just a nice light hearted movie which will entertain you for a couple of hours.
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Secret Agent (June 15, 1936)
This movie features the beautiful Madeleine Carroll (The 39 Steps) and again directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I really enjoyed this movie, it's got a more serious feel to it and much more of thriller than The 39 Steps. A very watchable 80 year old movie!
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The Girl Said, 'No' (October 15, 1937)
Quick summary of the plot. Girl leads a guy on getting him to speed big money on her. After she dumps him he then decides to get his own girl back (she's an actress) by getting her to believe that he can help her get into the big time. He persuades her to spend big money (he gets a cut) on expensive acting and singing lessons.
So why did I enjoy the movie? Well two not very nice people slowly start to change. The girl as she starts to believe that this guy is wonderful and the guy starts to feel guilty by taking the girls money.
I won't spoil by telling the end, however, a very enjoyable movie.
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