'The best year in American cinema' sparks moviegoers' memories

Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 05:10 PM.

"The program was delightful," Kemp said. "She talked for almost an hour and a half and nobody was getting antsy. She held our attention."

"I thought the lady had an amazing knowledge of those movies," Tipton said. "It makes me want to see some of the top ones again."

Judy's Top 10 14

Film historian Judy DeBolt said she "couldn't stop at just 10" when compiling her list of 1939's top films. Here's her countdown.

14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mickey Rooney, Rex

13. Drums Along the Mohawk (Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda)

12. Rose of Washington Square (Tyrone Power, Alice Faye)

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