Films from the 40's

Such a great decade for films,


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1.
Odd Man Out (1947)
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (116 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Cinema del prisionero parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
2.
The Third Man (1949)
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Cinema del prisionero parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
3.
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
“ Arte Povera – Im Spazio parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
4.
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way. (84 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
“ Arte Povera – Im Spazio parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
5.
By Night with Torch and Spear (1942 Short Film)
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Montage of found footage from industrial, nature and ethnographic documentaries -- a steelworks, caterpillars, Native American dances, camel trains -- made strange by juxtaposition and upside-down, backwards and negative printing. (8 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cornell
“ Arte Povera – Im Spazio parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
6.
Les jeux sont faits (1947)
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Two people learn to love each other in the afterlife and get a second chance. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
“ Film Semiotics parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
7.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married. (145 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ Film Semiotics parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
8.
Le tempestaire (1947 Short Film)
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In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors... (22 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
“ Fluency Heuristics parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
9.
Les feux de la mer (1948 Documentary)
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Documentary film shot in Brittany about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers on the island of Ouessant and coast of Finistere. (20 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
“ Fluency Heuristics parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
10.
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)
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After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams. (99 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
“ Sabattier Effect parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
11.
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
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As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean... (89 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
“ Shadow Theatre parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
12.
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
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The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress. (70 mins.)
“ Shadow Theatre parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
13.
A Hometown in Heart (1949)
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Do-seong is a child monk who lives at a small mountain temple with the head monk, learning the teachings of Buddha... (77 mins.)
Director: Yong-Kyu Yoon
“ Shadow Theatre parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
14.
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump... (156 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ Azione Teatrale parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
15.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ Optic Chiasm parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
16.
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
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A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California. (94 mins.)
“ Optic Chiasm parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
17.
Miranda (1948)
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A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after. (80 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ Optic Chiasm parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
18.
Hamlet (1948)
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (155 mins.)
“ Optic Chiasm parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
19.
Black Narcissus (1947)
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. (100 mins.)
“ Optic Chiasm parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
20.
Cinderella (1947)
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A young woman forced into servitude by her step-family gets a chance to attend the royal ball. (80 mins.)
“ Optic Chiasm parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
21.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Droste Effect parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
22.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting. (110 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
“ Droste Effect parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
23.
The Fountainhead (1949)
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards. (114 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ Benton Hologram parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
24.
Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)
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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues... (120 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
25.
Sergeant York (1941)
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
26.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
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Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman... (71 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
“ Coandă Effect parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
27.
Pueblerina (1949)
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Aurelio Rodríguez is released from jail, and tries to start a new life marrying Paloma and working his land. But the local landowners, the brothers González, interfere with his plans. (111 mins.)
“ Coandă Effect parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
28.
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. (111 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cloche
“ Coandă Effect parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
29.
Madame Bovary (1949)
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts. (114 mins.)
“ Roman à clef parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
30.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ Contrapposto parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
31.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
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An anthology of three loosely connected occult tales, with ironic and romantic twists. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Contrapposto parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
32.
Calabacitas tiernas (1949)
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"Tin Tan" plays a broke man, who is trying to put a musical show to pay his debts. (101 mins.)
“ Vue d´Optique parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
33.
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
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Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap... (90 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
“ Vue d´Optique parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
34.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
“ Vue d´Optique parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
35.
Isle of the Dead (1945)
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry... (71 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ Optic Flow parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
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“ Optic Flow parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
37.
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood... (91 mins.)
“ Triboluminescence parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
38.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. (104 mins.)
“ Blue Hour parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
39.
Fabiola (1949)
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In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator... (164 mins.)
“ Blue Hour parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
40.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
“ Hypotheses Non Fingo parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
41.
Confucius (1940)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Mu Fei
“ Hypotheses Non Fingo parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
42.
Between Two Worlds (1944)
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Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward A. Blatt
“ Hypotheses Non Fingo parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
43.
One Touch of Venus (1948)
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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him. (82 mins.)
“ Ars Memoriae parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
44.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1946 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
“ Ars Memoriae parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
45.
At Land (1946 Short Film)
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Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back. (15 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
“ Ars Memoriae parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
46.
A Study in Choreography for Camera (1946 Short Film)
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A man dances in several locations, edited to have a fluent effect. (4 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
“ Ars Memoriae parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx