My Favorite Douglas Sirk Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Written on the Wind (1956)

2.   Imitation of Life (1959)

3.   There’s Always Tomorrow (1956)

4.   A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

5.   All That Heaven Allows (1955)

6.   The Tarnished Angels (1957)

7.   Magnificent Obsession (1954)

8.   All I Desire (1953)

9.   Interlude (1957)

10. Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)

11. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

12. Lured (1947)

13. A Scandal in Paris (1946)

14. Shockproof (1949)

15. Captain Lightfoot (1955)

16. Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

5 thoughts on “My Favorite Douglas Sirk Films

  1. I love the colour-drenched soap operas of Sirk, and his immediately identifiable style.
    So my top three is easy.
    1) All That Heaven Allows
    2) Magnificent Obsession
    3) Imitation of Life.
    I really like the modern homages to Sirk too, as with ‘Carol’ (2015), and ‘Far From Heaven’ (2002).
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Imitation of Life and All that Heaven Allows are the Sirk films that I know. I like both of them very much. Imitation of Life made me very emotional when I watched it as a child. I watched it not too long ago and it had the same effect on me. Sirk was a skillful manipulator–and I mean that as a compliment.

  3. Douglas Sirk was indeed a master at the 1950’s melodrama. I too get emotional when watching Imitation of Life as well. I mean you really cry or at least feel like crying. Speaking of Douglas Sirk, in Pulp Fiction, John Travolta’s character orders a steak entitled “Douglas Sirk” 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by and keep those comments coming 🙂

  4. Yeah, Carol and Far from Heaven are good, though my favorite Douglas Sirk homage is Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul from 1974. I remember John Waters paid homage to him and parodied his style in 1981 with Polyester. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  5. ‘Fear Eats The Soul’ is a marvellous film, and has been mentioned many times on my blog. Brigitte Mira delivered one of the best female lead performances I have ever seen.

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