HISTORY OF FILM: TIMELINE

A chronological list relating to the drama, history, and art of film and film-making, from behind the scenes to in front of the camera.

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This is a work in progress.
Some titles may be listed more than once in relation to a particular subject.
Relevant years appear highlighted in red, between curly brackets - {Year}.
Movie milestones are accompanied by a short description.
Where applicable; documentaries and relevant links relating to the films themselves, specific persons, related topics, or related historical events have been included.

Hopefully, this list may prove beneficial in providing the viewer with a fascinating insight into the multifaceted world of film and film-making, in a historical context.

Part 1 - Numbers 9 to 832: Chronological History of Film: The films, the studios, and related film-subjects.

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528.
Babes on Broadway (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off... (118 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ Related topic: 'Babes in Arms'-(1939). 'Backyard' musical. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
529.
Girl Crazy (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education... (99 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'Babes in Arms'-(1939). 'Backyard' musical. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
530.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ {1939}: French director Jean Renoir's masterpiece. Banned in France during the German occupation. This film is considered by some as the greatest film of all-time. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
531.
Batman (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies. (260 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
“ {1939}: 'Detective Comics' (DC Comics) introduced the super-hero character, Batman. He first appeared in issue 27, released in (March, of 1939). Batman was the first DC Comics character to have his own serial, in this (1943) Columbia Pictures' 15 episode serial. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
532.
The Discovery of Television (1966 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(50 mins.)
Director: John Lloyd
“ {1939}: Television was formally introduced at the New York World's Fair in Queens. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) unveiled a display of it's first television sets for sale to the American public. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
533.
Boys Town (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there... (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ {1939}: Spencer Tracy won his second Best Actor Academy Award for 'Boys Town'-(1938), after winning in the previous year for 'Captain Courageous'-(1937). This was the first time an actor had won the Oscar in consecutive years.
Note: Actress Luise Rainer was the first person to win the Oscar in consecutive years. For 'The Great Ziegfeld'-(1936) and 'The Good Earth'-(1937). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
534.
Captains Courageous (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns... (117 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Related topic: 'Boys Town'-(1938). Spencer Tracy. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
535.
Douglas Fairbanks: The Great Swashbuckler (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Douglas Fairbanks, the screen's great swashbuckler, charmed millions with his energetic athleticism... (90 mins.)
Director: Lynn Stevenson
“ {1939}: Douglas Fairbanks Sr. dubbed ('The King of Hollywood') died of a heart attack at the age of 56. He was one of the co-founders of United Artists, the husband of Mary Pickford, and renowned for his swashbuckling roles. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
536.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
“ The 1940s: World War II was already underway by the time the 1940s began and it was definitely the big event of the first half of the decade. Plus, the Nazis established death camps in their effort to murder millions of Jews during the Holocaust. When World War II ended, the Cold War began. The 1940s also witnessed the assassination of Gandhi and the beginning of Apartheid.

1940s Timeline: //history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1940timeline.htm. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
537.
Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
“ {1940}: Disney released their second feature-length animated film, following 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'-(1937). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
538.
Fantasia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ {1940}: Disney's groundbreaking film introduced a 'Fantasound' stereo-like, multi-channel soundtrack. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
539.
Road to Singapore (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour. (85 mins.)
“ {1940}: The first of the seven Bob Hope/Bing Crosby/Dorothy Lamour 'Road' films, spanning (1940-1962), was released by Paramount Studios. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
540.
One Night in the Tropics (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend... (82 mins.)
“ {1940}: Vaudeville and radio stars Abbott & Costello made their big-screen debut. As a result of the popularity of this film; it led to their own feature film with top billing in the following year - 'Buck Privates'-(1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
541.
Buck Privates (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training... (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Related topic: 'One Night in the Tropics'-(1940). Abbott & Costello. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
542.
The Green Hornet (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide. (258 mins.)
“ {1940}: Universal's 13 episode serial and starred Gordon Jones as Britt Reid, aka 'Green Hornet' accompanied by his martial arts sidekick 'Kato'. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
543.
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ {1940}: Alfred Hitchcock's first American film, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards Ceremony held in (1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
544.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ {1940}: Alfred Hitchcock's second American film which competed against 'Rebecca'-(1940) for Best Picture at the Academy Awards Ceremony in (1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
545.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ {1940}: John Ford's famous black and white epic drama. An adaptation of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning (1939) novel was released. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
546.
The Great Dictator (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ {1940}: Actor/director/producer/writer/composer, Charlie Chaplin, released his first 'all-talking, all-sound' feature film. It was the most successful film of his career. Chaplin 'spoke' during his portrayal of Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. A satire on Adolf Hitler. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
547.
The Tramp and the Dictator (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator. (56 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'The Great Dictator'-(1940). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
548.
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated. (92 mins.)
Director: Daniel Anker
“ Related topic: 'The Great Dictator'-(1940). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
549.
The Mortal Storm (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil. (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ {1940}: One of the few anti-Nazi films made before Pearl Harbor.

(1941): A Senate subcommittee launched an investigation of whether Hollywood was producing films to involve the United States in World War II. It was dissolved shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
550.
Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(75 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
“ Related topic: 'The Mortal Storm'-(1940). Pearl Harbor.
The first fictional film dealing with the attack on Pearl Harbor. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
551.
December 7th: The Movie (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements. (82 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'The Mortal Storm'-(1940). Pearl Harbor. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
552.
Knock Knock (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Andy Panda attempts to find out if he can catch a woodpecker by putting salt on its tail. (7 mins.)
“ {1940}: Woody Woodpecker's first appearance. Produced by Walter Lantz, animated by Andy Panda, and voiced by Mel Blanc. It was also the first time Woody's trademark laugh was heard. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
553.
The Westerner (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders. (100 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ {1940}: Walter Brennan became the first actor to win three Academy Awards. Namely, for his Best Supporting Actor roles in 'The Westerner'-(1940), 'Kentucky'-(1938) and, 'Come and Get It'-(1936). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
554.
Kentucky (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter. (96 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Related topic: 'The Westerner'-(1940). Walter Brennan. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
555.
Come and Get It (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter. (99 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'The Westerner'-(1940). Walter Brennan. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
556.
A Wild Hare (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Elmer is a dim-witted hunter whose "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp. (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
“ {1940}: Bugs Bunny first said his famous line: "Eh, what's up, Doc?", voiced by Mel Blanc. This was Bugs Bunny's fourth Tex Avery cartoon but, the first true Bugs Bunny cartoon, with Elmer Fudd as a rabbit hunter. Bugs finally received his identifiable name by his fifth cartoon, 'Elmer's Pet Rabbit'-(1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
557.
Elmer's Pet Rabbit (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Elmer Fudd spots Bugs in a pet shop window, but after he takes him home Bugs heckles him and complains about having to eat carrots. (8 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'A Wild Hare'-(1940 Short Film). Bugs Bunny. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
558.
Puss Gets the Boot (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom (Jasper) gets told that if he breaks one more thing he is getting thrown out, Jerry Tried his best to make the Jasper "Get the Boot". (9 mins.)
“ {1940}: Created by Hanna & Barbera, cat & mouse antagonists, Tom & Jerry, debuted through MGM Studios. Tom was called Jasper and Jerry didn't have a name yet. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
559.
His Girl Friday (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ {1940}: Howard Hawks' 'Screwball' comedy was one of the best comedies of it's kind in film history. It marked one of the earliest instances in which characters would deliberately talk over the lines of other characters. Overlapping dialogue. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
560.
The Great McGinty (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty... (82 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ {1940}: Director/scriptwriter Preston Sturges' directorial debut. Sturges was the first Hollywood scriptwriter to direct his own work, and was the first director to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It was the first time a film in Hollywood opened with the credit: 'Written and Directed By'. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
561.
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself. (64 mins.)
Director: Boris Ingster
“ {1940}: Though debatable, many sources claim director Boris Ingster's film was the first full-featured Film Noir. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
562.
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.
“ {1941-1950}: Specifically; Episode 5: Warriors & Peacemakers: 1941-1950. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
563.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ {1941}: John Huston's directorial debut film, generally-acknowledged as the first Film Noir. See; 'Stranger on the Third Floor'-(1940). The cycle of classic Film Noirs with a recognizable visual style, would last until (1958). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
564.
The Rules of Film Noir (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Matthew Sweet explores his rules of 1940s and 50s American film noir thrillers: *Choose a dame with... (60 mins.)
“ Related topic: Film Noir. Features films from (1940) to (1958). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
565.
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity... (68 mins.)
Director: Gary Leva
“ Related topic: Film Noir. Features films from (1931) to (1954). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
566.
Superman (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon. (10 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
“ {1941}: The first 'Superman' short introduced the terms, 'faster than a speeding bullet' and 'Look up in the sky!' Dave & Max Fleischer, in an agreement with Paramount and DC Comics, produced a series of seventeen 'Superman' cartoons in the early 40s. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
567.
Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ {1941}: RKO. 24 year-old Orson Welles directed his first feature film. It opened for it's world premiere at 'The Palace Theatre in New York City amidst great controversy over it's 'negative' portrayal of tycoon William Randolph Hearst - the alleged source for the main character of Kane.
'Boy genius' Welles was the first to ever receive simultaneous Academy Award nominations in four categories: Producer, actor, director and writer. It has been the most highly-regarded film in cinematic history, with many ground-breaking film techniques. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
568.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Documentary about the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane. Features interviews with Welles' and Hearst's co-workers also as a relative complete bio of Hearst. (60 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'Citizen Kane'-(1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
569.
Two-Faced Woman (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While at a ski lodge, Larry Blake sees instructor Karin Borg and decides to sign up for private lessons... (90 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ {1941}: After the release of her disastrous comedy, Swedish actress Greta Garbo retired at age 36. She announced she was quitting the film business, left Hollywood, and remained out of the spotlight until her death of natural causes in (1990). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
570.
Garbo (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, narrated by Julie Christie (85 mins.)
“ Related topic: 'Two-Faced Woman-(1941). Greta Garbo. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
571.
Suspicion (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
“ {1941}: For the first time in Academy history, two real-life sisters were nominated in the 'Best Actress' category. Joan Fontaine for 'Suspicion'-(1941), who defeated sibling Olivia de Havilland in 'Hold Back the Dawn'-(1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
572.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen. (116 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ {1941}: Related topic: 'Suspicion'-(1941). Joan Fontaine & Olivia de Havilland. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
573.
Dumbo (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (64 mins.)
“ {1941}: Animators and artists at the Walt Disney Studios conducted a five-week strike backed by the Screen Cartoonists' Guild, during the making of 'Dumbo'-(1941). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
574.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers. (90 mins.)
“ {1941}: Bette Davis became the first female president of the 'Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Note: On March 1, 1977, Bette Davis became the first woman recipient of the prestigious 'Life Achievement Award' from the 'American Film Institute'. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
575.
Babes on Broadway (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off... (118 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ {1941}: MGM's and Busby Berkeley's film was the first Hollywood musical to acknowledge that World War II (1941-1945) was occurring. This was Mickey Rooney's and Judy Garland's second 'Backyard' musical teaming. (See: 'Babes in Arms'-(1939)). The film featured a special salute to Britain, then fighting valiantly against the Nazis, in the musical number, 'Chin Up! Cherrio! Carry On!' ” - Dr-Faustus
 
576.
You're in the Army Now (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Vacuum-cleaner salesmen Homer "Jeeter" Smith and "Breezy" Jones are accidentally inducted into the army... (79 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
“ {1941}: The film that featured the then longest uninterrupted screen kiss, at 3 minutes and 5 seconds, between Jane Wyman & Regis Toomey. A record that held until it was broken by 'Big Top Pee-Wee'-(1988). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
577.
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Pee-wee Herman is now a small-town farmer with a fiancée, but when a traveling circus comes to town, he finds himself falling for the trapeze artist. (86 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ Related topic: Longest screen kiss.
The world record for the longest on-screen kiss held by 'Big Top Pee-Wee' was eventually surpassed by 'Kids in America'-(2005). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
578.
Kids in America (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A diverse group of high school students band together to peacefully stick it to their overbearing principal. (91 mins.)
Director: Josh Stolberg
“ Related topic: Longest screen kiss.
Clocking in at 6 minutes, the film that currently holds the world record for the longest on-screen kiss. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
579.
Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a boy is given the power to become an adult superhero with a single magic word. (216 mins.)
“ {1941}: Republic Pictures' 12-chapter film serial opened, adapted for the screen from Fawcett Comic's 'Captain Marvel' comic-book character. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
580.
The Wolf Man (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. (70 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
“ {1941}: Universal Studios' cycle of horror films was revived with Lon Chaney Jr.'s appearance in the title role, as Larry Talbot in 'The Wolf Man'. It was Universal's second werewolf film, following 'Werewolf of London'-(1935). Chaney continued to appear in four more Universal wolfman sequels. The only Universal horror character to be played by the same actor. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
581.
Werewolf of London (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon. (75 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
“ Related topic: 'The Wolf Man'-(1941). Universal Studios. Lon Chaney Jr. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
582.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After being awakened, Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other. (74 mins.)
“ Related topic: Sequel to 'The Wolf Man'-(1941). Universal Studios. Lon Chaney Jr. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
583.
House of Frankenstein (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster. (71 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
“ Related topic: Sequel to 'The Wolf Man'-(1941). Universal Studios. Lon Chaney Jr. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
584.
House of Dracula (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and Frankenstein's Monster have their own troubles. (67 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
“ Related topic: Sequel to 'The Wolf Man'-(1941). Universal Studios. Lon Chaney Jr. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
585.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)
“ Related topic: Sequel to 'The Wolf Man'-(1941). Universal Studios. Lon Chaney Jr. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
586.
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Starting with The Wolf Man (in 1941), Universal Studios made five movies featuring The Wolf Man, a character portrayed by Lon Chaney... (33 mins.)
Director: David J. Skal
“ Related topic: History of 'The Wolf Man' movies. Universal Studios. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
587.
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ron Howard hosts a biography of the life and career of filmmaker Frank Capra, including interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bowser
“ {1942-1945}: Director Frank Capra enlists as a major in the US Army Signal Corps. During this commission, he oversees the production of the documentary/propaganda series 'Why We Fight'. Intended to explain the Government's policy and wartime goals to America's hastily assembled armed troops. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
588.
Prelude to War (1942 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought. (52 mins.)
“ Related topic: Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.1. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
589.
The Nazis Strike (1943 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war. (41 mins.)
“ Related topic: Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.2. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
590.
Divide and Conquer (1943 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France. (57 mins.)
“ Related topic: Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.3. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
591.
The Battle of Britain (1943 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation. (54 mins.)
“ Related topic; Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.4. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
592.
The Battle of Russia (1943 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War. (83 mins.)
“ Related topic: Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.5. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
593.
The Battle of China (1944 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression. (65 mins.)
“ Related topic: Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.6. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
594.
War Comes to America (1945 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Part VII of the "Why We Fight" series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War. (70 mins.)
“ Related topic: Frank Capra. Series; 'Why We Fight'. No.7. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
595.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ {1942}: Warner Bros. capitalized on the war-time events occurring at the time, and released the much-loved classic, 'Casablanca'. Based on the play 'Everybody Comes to Rick's' and set in 1941 war-time Morocco. The film's limited release premiered in New York in (1942) but, only released nationally in (1943). Still influential on modern film-makers, 'Casablanca' has in the meantime grown in stature and continues to enthrall audiences the world over.
Woody Allen pays great homage to the film, and Bogart, in 'Play It Again, Sam'-(1972). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
596.
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart. (85 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ Related topic: 'Casablanca'-(1942). Humphrey Bogart. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
597.
Cat People (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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.)
“ {1942}: Producer Val Lewton's first film at RKO. Director Jacques Tourneur's atmospheric and intelligent horror film was influential on future film-makers by proving the effectiveness of subtle and suggestive horror. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
598.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
“ {1942}: Nazis in occupied France banned English-language films. Frank Capra's 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'-(1939) was the last film shown. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
599.
Wake Island (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ {1942}: The first of numerous films to take up the U.S. cause of World War II. It was Hollywood's first major World War II film. The film was followed by other morale-boosting war films such as 'Flying Tigers'-(1942). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
600.
Flying Tigers (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot. (102 mins.)
Director: David Miller
“ Related topic: 'Wake Island'-(1942). Hollywood & World War II. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
601.
A Tale of Two Kitties (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
“ {1942}: Tweety Bird's debut. A spoof of the popular comedy team, Abbott & Costello. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
602.
Tweetie Pie (1947 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
“ Related topic: Tweety Bird's first appearance with lisping cat, Sylvester. The first Warner Bros. cartoon to win an Oscar, received by animator Friz Freleng. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
603.
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(26 mins.)
Director: Laurent Preyale
“ {1942}: Carole Lombard, Clark Gable's wife, was killed in a plane crash near Las Vegas, Nevada on January 16, 1942. She was 33. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
604.
Dawn on the Great Divide (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks. (63 mins.)
“ {1942}: Actor Buck Jones's last film.
On November 28, 1942, a fire in Boston's Coconut Grove nightclub took the life of the 50 year-old movie star after he sustained injuries. 492 individuals were victims of the deadly blaze. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
605.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ {1942}: Orson Welles directed his second motion picture. Noted for realistically spoken dialogue. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
606.
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty... (124 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ {1942}: The Hollywood Canteen was founded by Bette Davis, John Garfield, and others. Providing free entertainment to servicemen by those in the industry. It operated for just over three years as a morale booster, during the war years, and was the impetus for this Warners' film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
607.
Woman of the Year (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ {1942}: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy teamed up for the first time in this MGM film. It was the first of nine films in which they starred together, stretching over a period of 25 years. See below. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
608.
Keeper of the Flame (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 2nd teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
609.
Without Love (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In World War II Washington DC, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together. (111 mins.)
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 3rd teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
610.
The Sea of Grass (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col... (123 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 4th teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
611.
State of the Union (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels. (124 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 5th teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
612.
Adam's Rib (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. (101 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 6th teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
613.
Pat and Mike (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 7th teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
614.
Desk Set (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. (103 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 8th teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
615.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. (108 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ Related topic. Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. 9th and last teaming. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
616.
Churchill's Island (1941 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The people of Britain resist the German air force and navy with help from North America. (21 mins.)
“ {1942}: The Academy of Arts and Sciences commenced with an award category for Best Documentary - Short Subject. The Oscar for this category was won for the first time by this (1941) Canadian production. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
617.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. (126 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ {1942}: Warner Bros. released this nostalgic, patriotic, black & white musical biopic. It was the first time that a living US president was portrayed in a motion picture. In this case, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Played by Jack Young.
James Cagney won his only Best Actor Oscar for his role as American entertainer, George M. Cohan.
The colorized film was released by Ted Turner in (1985). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
618.
Saludos Amigos (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip. (42 mins.)
“ {1942}: Disney released it's shortest 'feature' film to date. 42 minutes in length. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
619.
Bambi (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (70 mins.)
“ {1942}: Walt Disney Studio's fifth animated feature film was released. Earning three Oscar nominations for; Best Sound, Best Original Music Score, and Best Song. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
620.
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
(64 mins.)
Director: Otto Brower
“ {1942}: The war years had a distinct influence on Hollywood. The Office of War Information (OWI) stated that film makers should consider seven questions before producing a movie, including this one: "Will this picture help to win the war?"
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hollywood turned out numerous anti-Japanese films, such as Fox's 'Little Tokyo, U.S.A.', which dealt with the controversial subject of Japanese internment and containing racial undertones. The (OWI) cracked down on Hollywood's artistic license, beginning (1943). The Office of Censorship prohibited the export of films that showed racial discrimination, depicted Americans as single-handedly winning the war, or painted it's allies as Imperialists. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
621.
Showbiz Goes to War (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
90 minute documentary about Hollywood during the war years of World War II and the part they played... (90 mins.)
“ Related topic: Hollywood & the war effort. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
622.
Victory Through Air Power (1943 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II. (70 mins.)
“ {1943}: Related topic: Hollywood & the war effort.
After seeing the movie, at Winston Churchill's urging, Franklin D. Roosevelt finally committed to a full strategic air campaign against Germany. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
623.
The Desperadoes (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ {1943}: Columbia Pictures released their first Technicolor film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
624.
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife. (98 mins.)
“ {1943}: Director Vincente Minnelli's film is released. Starring music greats, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, and Ethel Waters. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
625.
Stormy Weather (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. (78 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
“ Related topic. 'Cabin in the Sky'-(1943). Also released the same year. Starring music greats, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, and Fats Waller. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
626.
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943) (84 mins.)
Director: Thomas Hamilton
“ {1943}: 50 year-old actor Leslie Howard, was killed when onboard a DC-3 plane that was shot down by German 'Luftwaffe' fighters over the Bay of Biscay near Lisbon, Portugal. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
627.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ {1943}: Japanese film-maker, Akira Kurosawa's directorial debut. A career that would span 57 years. ” - Dr-Faustus