1939

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
6.
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
 
7.
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing. (93 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
12.
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
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When a tycoon is accused of murder, the private eye tracking him finds himself roped in as an accessory and attempts to evade police, kidnapping a poetess along the way. (86 mins.)
 
13.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)
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Feeling unwanted by his wife and children, a wealthy industrialist hires an unemployed young woman to pose as his mistress. (83 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
14.
Made for Each Other (1939)
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While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes. (92 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
15.
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
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Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary... (80 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
16.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her. (117 mins.)
 
17.
The Four Feathers (1939)
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Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer... (129 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
18.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins. (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
19.
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
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When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow. (72 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
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The story of married couple Irene Castle and Vernon Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. (93 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
22.
Gu dao tian tang (1939)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Chusheng Cai
 
23.
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
 
24.
Love Affair (1939)
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A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later... (88 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
25.
La fin du jour (1939)
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures... (99 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
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Larson E. Whipsnade runs a seedy circus which is perpetually in debt. His performers give him nothing but trouble... (79 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
28.
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
 
29.
Union Pacific (1939)
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California. (135 mins.)
 
30.
Four Seasons of Children (1939)
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(141 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Saint in London (1939)
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The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring. (72 mins.)
 
33.
Frontier Marshal (1939)
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Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone). (71 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
34.
The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
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McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw... (85 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
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In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians. (81 mins.)
 
38.
Man of Conquest (1939)
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The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas. (105 mins.)
 
39.
Ugly Duckling (1939 Short Film)
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A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him. (9 mins.)
 
40.
Shadows of the Underworld (1939)
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A British reporter and his wife, on vacation in Paris, run into a gang of counterfeiters. (86 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald