Monday, February 15, 2010

Watch Period Dramas


I've had questions about where I find Period Dramas online. The answer is everywhere! Here are some of the main places I watch.

There are hundreds of period dramas available for viewing on YouTube. Searching for the title of the film you're looking for usually works. And if you can't find the film today search tomorrow or next week - with so many users there are thousands of new things popping up each day.
To make finding videos simpler I have compiled a Period Drama Playlist featuring the first part of several period dramas (this is by no means a complete list of available films. I try to keep the list a fairly clean one but be aware there could be some sexual content and language in some films).
Don't know what kind of movie you're looking for? Check out my Period Drama Trailers Playlist ready to whet your appetite.

Masterpiece Theatre
The Masterpiece Theatre website have various films available for viewing while their season is running. (Currently Return to Cranford and Emma are available for viewing.)

Dimsy's Top Period Dramas
On her blog Miss Dimsy lists movie adaptations by author and links to where to find those films on YouTube.

Enchanted Serenity of Period Films
Fellow blogger Charleybrown has a lovely list of period dramas and links direct you on where to watch them.

My brother just told me about this site where TV shows and Movies are available for free viewing (with limited commercial interruption). There are actually a few Period Dramas, several old films and many Sherlock Holmes films available. Below is a list of interesting films:

Period Films
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Bishop's Wife (1947, Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young)
Charade (1963, starring Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn - one of my favorite films)
Cold Comfort Farm (starring Kate Beckinsdale, some sexual themes)
The Great Train Robbery (1979, starring Sean Connery)
Heidi (1968)
His Girl Friday (1940, starring Cary Grant)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Little Princess (1939, starring Shirley Temple)
Moby Dick (1956, starring Orson Welles)
Nicholas Nickleby (2002, starring Charlie Hunnham, Anne Hathaway)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983, starring Kevin Kline & Angela Lansbury)
Scrooge (1935)
Washington Square (1997)
Wonder Man (1945, Danny Kaye)

Sherlock Holmes Films

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1955 TV show)
A Study In Scarlet (1933)
Dressed To Kill (1946, starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce)
Incident At Victoria Falls (1992)
Murder At The Baskervilles (1941)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, starring Robert Stephens, some mild sexual references)
Sherlock Holmes and The Fatal Hour (1931)
Sherlock Holmes and The Leading Lady (1991)
Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon (1943, starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce)
Terror By Night (1946, starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce)
The Sign of Four (1932, starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce)
The Speckled Band (1964)
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
The Woman In Green (1945, starring Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce)

I also wanted to quickly mention that I've added a new feature to the very bottom of the blog page so you can send an Old-Fashioned Charm e-card to friends and family. It's a very simple e-card sender, images are from period drams and many of them I've used in my posts before. Just a bit of fun, do enjoy!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. God bless! :)


Amy DeTrempe said...

You've listed some of my favorite movies. Of course, almost anything with Cary Grant is my favorite. Thanks for the links. I've already marked them as favorites to check out later.

Miss Jen said...

I love period dramas too
and your blog is such a
delight to visit for this reason!

"Nicholas Nickleby" is on my to-watch list... ;) Do you like it?!

With Much Love
& Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

LadyBug-Laurie said...

Miss Jen, this adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby, is alright but not my favorite. They did take some liberties with Dickens.

Grace Marie said...

I love Masterpiece Theatre (Classic!). But I did not care for Return to Cranford; I liked the first Cranford best, in my opinion.

God bless!

Dimsy said...

Thank you so much for recommending my site! Extremely nice of you :) -Dimsy

Willow and Thatch said...

Thought you'd like to know that Willow and Thatch now has a YouTube channel dedicated to period dramas. You can see some of the content and learn about the channel here:

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