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99 Years 100 Films

99 Years 100 Films

By 99 Years 100 Films
A monthly look at every movie ever to win the "Best Picture" Academy Award
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Bonus Episode: "It Happened One Night" Lux Radio Theatre Episode

99 Years 100 Films

Bonus Episode: "It Happened One Night" Lux Radio Theatre Episode

99 Years 100 Films

1952 - "An American In Paris"
Gene Kelly stars in a movie with incredibly well produced dance numbers and incredibly dated sexual politics.
November 28, 2021
"All About Eve" - Lux Radio Theatre Adaptation
This Lux Radio Theatre adaptation first aired on November 23, 1954.
November 4, 2021
1951 - "All About Eve"
An ambitious young actress finds herself a mentor and insinuates herself deeply into that mentor's life.
October 28, 2021
1950 - "All the Kings Men"
The winner of the 1949 releases is about how the political systems of the United States can lead to the corruption of good, honest people. Clearly, it is a work of unrestrained fantasy.
September 28, 2021
1949 - "Hamlet"
Laurence Olivier produced Shakespeare's Hamlet for audiences in 1948, with an all-star cast along for the ride and himself as lead actor, adaptation writer, and director. Also, Trey promised to point people towards this episode of the Fire and Water podcast discussing The Treasure of Sierra Madre.
August 28, 2021
Gentleman's Agreement (Lux Radio Theatre #2)
This is the second Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Gentleman's Agreement, originally aired on March 15, 1955.
August 11, 2021
Gentleman's Agreement (Lux Radio Theatre #1)
Gentleman's Agreement was adapted to Lux Radio Theatre twice. This is the version from September 20, 1948.
August 4, 2021
1948 - "Gentleman's Agreement"
The biggest award in the 1948 Academy Awards ceremony went home with a movie about antisemitism. 
July 28, 2021
July Patreon Shout Out
The July Patreon announcement.
July 8, 2021
1947 - "The Best Years of Our Lives"
William Wyler directs this veteran-focused film.
June 28, 2021
1946 - "Lost Weekend"
Ray Milland gives a powerful performance as a struggling alcoholic.
May 28, 2021
1945 - "Going My Way"
The winner of "Best Picture" in the 1945 was Going My Way. Does it deserve the honour?
April 28, 2021
Our monthly Patreon shout-out: April 2021
Our monthly Patreon shout-out: April 2021
April 6, 2021
Lux Radio Theater - Casablanca
Lux Radio Theater's presentation of the 1943 Best Picture winner, starring Alan Ladd and Hedy Lamarr. Original airdate: January 24, 1944.
April 4, 2021
1944 - "Casablanca"
The sole winner in the 1944 ceremony was Casablanca, which is certainly one of the most famous films of the decade.
March 28, 2021
Lux Radio Theater - Mrs. Miniver
Original airdate: December 6, 1943
March 7, 2021
1943 - Mrs. Miniver
Our next film is set in wartime England.
February 28, 2021
Announcing the Patreon!
We now have a Patreon. Details are available at
February 13, 2021
Lux Radio Theater - How Green Was My Valley (1942 version)
Original airdate: September 21, 1942
February 4, 2021
1942 - "How Green Was My Valley"
Trey and Blaine are joined by Rob Kelly of the Fire and Water Podcast Network to discuss the movie that beat Citizen Kane for the highest honour in the film industry.
January 28, 2021
Lux Radio Theater - Rebecca (1950 version)
The second Lux Radio Theater adaptation of "Rebecca" brings back Laurence Olivier in the role, along with Vivien Leigh.
January 11, 2021
Lux Radio Theater - Rebecca (1941 version)
The first of two radio adaptations of "Rebecca".
January 4, 2021
1941 - "Rebecca"
Alfred Hitchcock makes his first American film, and it goes on to win Best Picture.
December 28, 2020
1940 - "Gone With The Wind"
Trey and Blaine are joined by Paul Spataro, host of Is It Jaws? for a crossover episode that appears in both podcast feeds this weekend.
November 28, 2020
1939 - "You Can't Take It With You"
Frank Capra's next win is also a strong film with a truly stellar cast.
October 28, 2020
Bonus Episode: "The Life of Emile Zola" Lux Radio Theatre Episode
Lux Radio Theatre produced a radio adaptation of The Life of Emile Zola, starring Paul Muni in a 58 minute adaptation of the film. We grabbed a copy from the fine people at, which we are happy to bring to you today.
September 29, 2020
1938 - "The Life of Emile Zola"
Paul Muni turns in another wonderful performance. Why don't more people know that name? 
September 28, 2020
1937 - "The Great Ziegfeld"
Another true story.
August 28, 2020
1936 - "Mutiny on the Bounty"
Based on a true story.
July 28, 2020
Bonus Episode: "It Happened One Night" Lux Radio Theatre Episode
Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
July 7, 2020
Bonus Episode: "Cavalcade" Lux Radio Theatre Episode
Originally broadcast December 28, 1936
July 6, 2020
1935 - "It Happened One Night"
The first to manage the "clean sweep" of all major awards.
June 28, 2020
1934 - "Cavalcade"
Another sweeping generational epic.
May 28, 2020
1933 - "Grand Hotel"
The first star-studded cast film.
April 28, 2020
1932 - "Cimarron"
The first in a series of sweeping family epics to win the top award.
March 28, 2020
1931 - "All Quiet on the Western Front"
A World War I film told from the perspective of the Germans.
February 28, 2020
1930 - "The Broadway Melody"
The second year launches the musical genre.
January 28, 2020
1929 - "Wings" and "Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans"
The first two winners of the top Academy Award hit in the same year! Note that, at the time of this recording, we didn't know that Trey would be coming along for the entire series.
December 28, 2019
Podcast Trailer
A trailer for the podcast
November 28, 2019