Best Picture 1943

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1.
Day of Wrath (1943)
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark. (97 mins.)
 
2.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
 
3.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
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A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island. (69 mins.)
 
4.
Le Corbeau (1943)
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion. (92 mins.)
 
5.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
6.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men. (75 mins.)
 
7.
Angels of Sin (1943)
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Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
8.
Ossessione (1943)
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Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband. (140 mins.)
 
9.
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed. (134 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
10.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. (112 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
11.
The Hard Way (1943)
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Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister. (109 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
12.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 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.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
The Constant Nymph (1943)
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Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa... (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
15.
Jane Eyre (1943)
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter. (97 mins.)
 
16.
The More the Merrier (1943)
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During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two. (104 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
17.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
18.
Red Hot Riding Hood (1943 Short Film)
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The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
19.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. (170 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
20.
Madame Curie (1943)
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium. (124 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
21.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
22.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
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A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love. (126 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
23.
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
 
24.
Edge of Darkness (1943)
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis. (119 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
25.
Claudia (1943)
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Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother... (91 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
26.
This Land Is Mine (1943)
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A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
27.
The Seventh Victim (1943)
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A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance. (71 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
28.
Lady of Burlesque (1943)
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After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again. (91 mins.)
 
29.
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
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A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House. (92 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
30.
Margin for Error (1943)
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It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding... (74 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
31.
Eloísa está debajo de un almendro (1943)
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When Fernando meets Mariana and her eccentric family he can't but fall in love with her, although their relationship has ups and downs and is strangely haunted by a family secret. (109 mins.)
Director: Rafael Gil