When we talk about old movies, the classics always come up -- Lawrence of Arabia, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music. They're great and all, but what about all the films that never won an Oscar, that didn't make AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list or flood our television sets? As movie fans, we always gripe about the films that never get nominated, the excellence that no one sees. But those complaints don't only apply to today. There are countless films that exist outside of the realm of mainstream appreciation, so we bring you Off the Dial Oldies, an occasional column that celebrates films made before 1980 that never get their due. The ones that never won any Oscars, but are as worthy, and sometimes better, than the films we all know, remember, and love.
After the break we give you: Bunny Lake is Missing