Favourite Films of 1943

My favourite films of 1943
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1.
The Leopard Man (1943)
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A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy new Mexico town. (66 mins.)
 
2.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
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During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services... (68 mins.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Above Suspicion (1943)
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Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though... (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
5.
The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
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In 1940, a former prisoner is determined to find the killer of the New York Police Lt. who helped him escape from a Nazi torture camp in Spain. (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
6.
Journey Into Fear (1942)
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An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Air Force (1943)
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines. (124 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
9.
Sahara (1943)
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After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water. (97 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
Old Acquaintance (1943)
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
13.
Background to Danger (1943)
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis. (80 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
14.
My Learned Friend (1943)
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An insane murderer is on the loose, and gunning for the men who put him away. Will Hay is on the list... (74 mins.)
 
15.
Passport to Suez (1943)
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The Lone Wolf undercover to foil the Nazis stealing the plans! (72 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
 
16.
Bataan (1943)
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In 1942, in the Bataan peninsula of the Philippines, a ragtag American unit commanded by Sergeant Bill Dane attempts to blow-up a bridge in order to slow the Japanese advance. (114 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)
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Tom Lawrence, who has inherited his brother's sobriquet of "The Falcon," is framed for the theft of war bonds and murder. (66 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
19.
The Falcon in Danger (1943)
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Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard. (69 mins.)
Director: William Clemens
 
20.
Northern Pursuit (1943)
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A Canadian Mountie of German descent feigns disaffection with his homeland in hopes of infiltrating and thwarting a Nazi sabotage plot. (93 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
21.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
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A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors. (86 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Destination Tokyo (1943)
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In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (135 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
25.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic. (126 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
26.
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
 
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.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands. (71 mins.)
 
29.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he... (104 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
30.
The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)
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Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college. (67 mins.)
Director: William Clemens