Then, of course, there is Bullitt.
I Remember Mama is a one-of-a-kind treasure. The film version with Irene Dunne is quite wonderful and plays on TCM every Mother's Day. It's also on DVD.
Mama, which ran from 1949 to 1957, was one of the earliest TV shows I remember watching. Peggy Wood, known mostly today as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, was the best actress in early TV. It was quite a shock for me as a child to learn that her Norweigan accent was not real. She was, in fact, a major operatta star in the 20s and a character actress on screen in the 30s and 40s. Her largest screen role came later as Naomi in 1960's The Story of Ruth which was just recently released on DVD. With practically everything else available on DVD it would be nice to have a retrospective of Mama, a wonderful show of a by-gone era.
Time After Time is the film I saw in the theatre when I first thought of moving to San Francisco. It is a wonderful time capsule of the late 70s. It''s also available on DVD.
Flower Drum Song, for some reason, is not, but you can see its sars, Nancy Kwan and James Shigeta, re-united on stage in San Francisco sometime in April in Love Letters.
Speaking of missing films on DVD, what ever happened is Shigeta's Bridge to the Sun oppositie Carroll Baker? This film, which occasionally shows up on TCM, has never been released in any home video format.
“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” - Voltaire