1940's movies

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1.
The Devil Bat (1940)
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A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it. (68 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarborough
 
2.
Invisible Ghost (1941)
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The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him. (64 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
3.
The Ape Man (1943)
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure. (64 mins.)
 
4.
One Body Too Many (1944)
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An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him. (75 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
5.
State Fair (1945)
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day... (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
6.
On Approval (1944)
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Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin. (80 mins.)
Director: Clive Brook
 
7.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists... (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Whorf
 
8.
Pot o' Gold (1941)
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there... (86 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
9.
His Girl Friday (1940)
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
10.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume. (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
11.
Impact (1949)
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
12.
Angel and the Badman (1947)
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in. (100 mins.)
 
13.
Africa Screams (1949)
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Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals... (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
14.
The Time of Your Life (1948)
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. (109 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
15.
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there. (87 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
16.
The Inspector General (1949)
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An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge... (102 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
17.
The Outlaw (1943)
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald. (116 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
18.
Meet John Doe (1941)
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (122 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
19.
Penny Serenade (1941)
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. (119 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
20.
Tulsa (1949)
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It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company... (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
21.
This Is the Army (1943)
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war... (121 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
22.
A Walk in the Sun (1945)
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During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way. (117 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
23.
My Dear Secretary (1948)
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Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries... (94 mins.)
Director: Charles Martin
 
24.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands. (68 mins.)
 
25.
'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island. (88 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
26.
Captain Kidd (1945)
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The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery. (90 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
27.
Jungle Book (1942)
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A boy raised by wolves tries to adapt to human village life. (108 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
28.
Topper Returns (1941)
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A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom. (88 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
29.
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk... (89 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
30.
The Great Dan Patch (1949)
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Story of the legendary trotting horse Dan Patch. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Newman
 
31.
Dead Men Walk (1943)
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The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan. (64 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
 
32.
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside... (65 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
33.
Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men. (67 mins.)
 
34.
King of the Zombies (1941)
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On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies. (67 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
35.
Look-Out Sister (1947)
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A famous bandleader, suffering from overwork and exhaustion, goes to a sanitarium for a rest. While there he dreams of being out west at a dude ranch... (63 mins.)
Director: Bud Pollard
 
36.
Mystery in Swing (1940)
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In and around some great blues, swing and jazz music, a very unpopular band-leader. Prince Ellis, is killed in a Harlem nightclub... (68 mins.)
Director: Arthur Dreifuss
 
37.
Remedy for Riches (1940)
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A college friend of the local soda-jerk comes to town and lets it be known that he's looking for property on which to build a resort... (60 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
38.
Melody for Three (1941)
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Dr. Christian takes an interest in a young boy, a violin prodigy, whose mother is a divorced music teacher... (67 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
39.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)
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Young Dr. Kildare tries to help an unlucky brain surgeon and his seemingly insane patient. (77 mins.)
 
40.
Under California Stars (1948)
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Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom. (70 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
41.
Life with Father (1947)
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A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
42.
Son of Dracula (1943)
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Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves. (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
43.
House of Dracula (1945)
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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
 
44.
The Wolf Man (1941)
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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
 
45.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
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When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one. (67 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
46.
House of Frankenstein (1944)
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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
 
47.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
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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.)
 
48.
She-Wolf of London (1946)
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A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park. (61 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
49.
Dumbo (1941)
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Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (64 mins.)
 
50.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster