1939

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1.
Bachelor Mother (1939)
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling... (82 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
2.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
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This is the film version of Vernon and Irene Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. (93 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
3.
Stagecoach (1939)
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A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
4.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)
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Rich industrialist Walter Connolly feels unwanted by his wife and children so he hires unemployed Ginger Rogers to pose as his mistress. (83 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
5.
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing. (93 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
6.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
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Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice... (98 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
7.
Ninotchka (1939)
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
8.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
9.
The Spy in Black (1939)
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
10.
Lucky Night (1939)
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A wealthy woman meets a bum on a park bench and marries him the same evening. (82 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
11.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
12.
Tail Spin (1939)
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Flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby, becomes rival to a wealthy society flyer, competes in parachute jumps and has love affairs. (84 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
13.
Sorority House (1939)
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Anne Shirley plays Alice Fisher-the daughter of a small grocer who at the last minute gets to go to little Talbot College... (64 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
14.
First Love (1939)
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In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
15.
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)
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Nancy Drew, reporter for the school newspaper, clears a girl of murder charges. (68 mins.)
Director: William Clemens
 
16.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
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At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract. (121 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
17.
Destry Rides Again (1939)
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When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job. (94 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
18.
The Old Maid (1939)
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever. (95 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
19.
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I. (106 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
20.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades. (114 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
21.
Gunga Din (1939)
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. (117 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
22.
Midnight (1939)
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A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man. (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
23.
Dodge City (1939)
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
24.
Golden Boy (1939)
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Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer. (99 mins.)
 
25.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
26.
Another Thin Man (1939)
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out. (103 mins.)
 
27.
Jesse James (1939)
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
28.
Clouds Over Europe (1939)
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Lighthearted romp of a pre-war spy story: quirky British secret service man finds out who's using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes. (82 mins.)
Director: Tim Whelan
 
29.
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)
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During a charity soccer match between top professional side Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans... (84 mins.)
 
30.
Sons of the Sea (1939)
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The head of Dartmouth Training College has been murdered, and his successor, Captain Hyde, suspects that he himself may have been the intended target... (82 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
31.
The Under-Pup (1939)
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A young city girl from a poor family is invited to spend the summer at a camp for girls from wealthy families... (88 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
32.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century. (85 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
33.
What a Life (1939)
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In the first Henry Aldrich film, Henry (Jackie Cooper) is falsely accused of making trouble at school. He must clear himself. (75 mins.)
 
34.
Coral Reefs (1939)
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The adventures of a sailor (Lennard) from Mexico to a lagoon in the Pacific ocean, and the meeting with a lonely girl (Lilian White). (95 mins.)
Director: Maurice Gleize
 
35.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
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A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case. (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
36.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
37.
Idiot's Delight (1939)
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A group of disparate travelers are caught are thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the start of WWII. (107 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
38.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
39.
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
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When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars,... (101 mins.)
 
40.
They Drive by Night (1938)
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver. (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur B. Woods
 
41.
Of Mice and Men (1939)
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch. (106 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
42.
Girls in Distress (1939)
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Jacqueline is sixteen. Her parents are kept very busy by their mutual careers (Dad is a renowned attorney and Mum is a doctor running her own clinic)... (90 mins.)
 
43.
Trouble Brewing (1939)
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George has won a lot of money at the races but he's paid with counterfeit money. He sets about tracking down the criminals himself. (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Kimmins
 
44.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. (80 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
45.
The Fugitive (1939)
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A barber commits a petty theft, which leads to his becoming involved in blackmail and murder. (94 mins.)
 
46.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
47.
The Rains Came (1939)
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The adventurous Lady Edwina Esketh travels to the princely state of Ranchipur in India with her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
48.
...One Third of a Nation... (1939)
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A fire in a run-down tenement building injures young Joey Rogers. Wealthy passerby Peter Cortlant rushes... (79 mins.)
Director: Dudley Murphy