1942

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1.
Cat People (1942)
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
 
2.
Night Shift (1942 Documentary)
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Documentary short film depicting the work in a British armaments plant in which the night shift consists of women workers. (14 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
3.
Roxie Hart (1942)
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned? (75 mins.)
 
4.
The Major and the Minor (1942)
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth. (100 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
5.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
6.
The Gay Sisters (1942)
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Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France... (110 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
7.
Listen to Britain (1942 Documentary)
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A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration. (20 mins.)
 
8.
Keeper of the Flame (1942)
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Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is. (100 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
9.
The Fleet's In (1942)
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Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress... (93 mins.)
 
10.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds an impossible romance. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
11.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
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Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have... (86 mins.)
 
12.
My Sister Eileen (1942)
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Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
13.
In Which We Serve (1942)
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft. (114 mins.)
 
14.
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire. (88 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
15.
The Male Animal (1942)
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It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan... (101 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
16.
Broadway (1942)
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George Raft, playing himself, recalls his days on Broadway, where he acquired a reputation as a great dancer--and also one as a brawler, a ladies man and an associate of some of the city's most notorious gangsters. (91 mins.)
 
17.
Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
18.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely. (112 mins.)
 
19.
Orchestra Wives (1942)
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Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot... (98 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
20.
Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
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Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner... (91 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
21.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
22.
The Glass Key (1942)
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign. (85 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
23.
I Married a Witch (1942)
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. (77 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
24.
The Battle of Midway (1942 Documentary)
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The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened. (18 mins.)
 
25.
Lucky Jordan (1942)
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Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can't fix: the draft board... (84 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
26.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. (88 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
27.
Who Done It? (1942)
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast. (77 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
28.
Went the Day Well? (1942)
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. (92 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
29.
The Magnificent Dope (1942)
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Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA... (83 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
30.
Thunder Rock (1942)
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A cynical, embittered newspaperman is tormented, then inspired, by visions he keeps having of people who have drowned. (112 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
31.
Saboteur (1942)
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Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. (109 mins.)
 
32.
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
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Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets. (74 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
33.
Random Harvest (1942)
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An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life. (126 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
34.
For Me and My Gal (1942)
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI. (104 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
35.
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way. (118 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
36.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives... (99 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
37.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
38.
Kings Row (1942)
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
39.
Across the Pacific (1942)
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
40.
Girls' Town (1942)
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A drama about a group of women living in a Hollywood boarding house including a former star and a self-centered beauty contest winner. (68 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
 
41.
Road to Morocco (1942)
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Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
42.
Wake Island (1942)
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base. (87 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
43.
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
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A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them. (84 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
44.
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
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Two brother, rival correspondents, find themselves fighting their conservative editor over stories and each other of over the affections of a pretty blonde journalist. (108 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
45.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy. (123 mins.)
 
46.
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
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The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig. (128 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
47.
The Next of Kin (1942)
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Wartime propaganda piece giving the warning "Be like Dad, Keep Mum". A gossipy housewife is overheard talking about what her son is doing by a Nazi spy. (102 mins.)
 
48.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground. (102 mins.)
 
49.
This Gun for Hire (1942)
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies. (81 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
50.
Desperate Journey (1942)
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive. (107 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
51.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
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Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west... (82 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
52.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
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The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order... (97 mins.)
 
53.
Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (1942)
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A veteran American flyer trains new recruits, including the acrophobic son of his dead war buddy. Complications arise when the younger man falls in love with his mentor's girl. (78 mins.)
 
54.
Spitfire (1942)
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health. (118 mins.)
Director: Leslie Howard
 
55.
Ships with Wings (1942)
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Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings)... (103 mins.)
 
56.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)
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A Washington official courts a society matron who is trying to ignore the effects of World War II. (86 mins.)
 
57.
Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
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A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise money to get her the proper dress. (82 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
58.
Obliging Young Lady (1942)
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Linda Norton is instructed by her employer attorney to take young Bridget Potter, whose wealthy parents are engaged in a divorce suit... (80 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
59.
Footlight Serenade (1942)
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A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner. (80 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
 
60.
Front am Himmel (1942 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
61.
The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)
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To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show... (72 mins.)
Director: Bernard Vorhaus
 
62.
Quiet Please: Murder (1942)
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Book thief/forger sells a fake book to a Nazi through a female agent. A detective tries to uncover who the forger is and gets in the middle of a three way struggle for rare books and revenge in a public library. (70 mins.)
Director: John Larkin
 
63.
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
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Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers... (95 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
64.
The Lady Is Willing (1942)
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In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor. (92 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
65.
Eyes in the Night (1942)
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A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot. (80 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
66.
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
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A young newlywed couple learns to make their new marriage work; trying to impress family, stay on budget, and remain as diplomatic towards each other as possible. (73 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
67.
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
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Inspired by Churcill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
68.
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright. (98 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
69.
The Black Swan (1942)
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems. (87 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
70.
Unpublished Story (1942)
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Journalists investigate German fifth columnists as London burns in the blitz. (92 mins.)
Director: Harold French
 
71.
The Avengers (1942)
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Horse race tipster and journalist Metcalfe is picked for the job of foreign correspondent in Norway when Hitler invades Poland... (98 mins.)
Director: Harold French
 
72.
Prelude to War (1942 Documentary)
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought. (52 mins.)
 
73.
Winning Your Wings (1942 Short Film)
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Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces. (18 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
74.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands. (68 mins.)
 
75.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
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When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror'... (65 mins.)
Director: John Rawlins
 
76.
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
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Sergeant Dixie Smith has more raw recruits to turn into Marines, if he can. Among them is cocky casanova Chris Winters... (86 mins.)
 
77.
This Above All (1942)
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Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier. (110 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
78.
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. (134 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
79.
Tortilla Flat (1942)
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Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
80.
China Girl (1942)
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In November 1941, American news photographer Johnny 'Bugsy' Williams manages to escape from the Japanese... (95 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
81.
The Remarkable Andrew (1942)
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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget... (81 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
82.
Back-Room Boy (1942)
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A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island... (82 mins.)
Director: Herbert Mason
 
83.
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
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College-bound Andy (Mickey Rooney) blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly (Ann Rutherford) and her pert swimmer friend Sheila (Esther Williams). (Source: Turner Classic Movies + DirecTV guide) (92 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
84.
Lady Gangster (1942)
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Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest... (62 mins.)
Director: Florian Roberts
 
85.
The Foreman Went to France (1942)
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
86.
Builders (1942 Documentary)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Pat Jackson
 
87.
Flying Fortress (1942)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Walter Forde
 
88.
Much Too Shy (1942)
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A handyman and amateur artist gets into trouble when nude female bodies are added to the heads he has drawn of prominent ladies, and are sold as soap adverts. (92 mins.)
Director: Marcel Varnel
 
89.
Salute John Citizen (1942)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
90.
Let the People Sing (1942)
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(105 mins.)
Director: John Baxter