Favorite Films of 1944

Updated: 6/7/14
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1.
Double Indemnity (1944)
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
2.
Lifeboat (1944)
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
 
3.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
4.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
 
5.
Going My Way (1944)
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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy... (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Uninvited (1944)
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past. (99 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
8.
The Three Caballeros (1944)
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Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster). (71 mins.)
 
9.
Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
10.
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
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After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
11.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
12.
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
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In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle.... (95 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
13.
Bon Voyage (1944 Short Film)
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A young Scottish RAF gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory... (26 mins.)
 
14.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
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During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
15.
Between Two Worlds (1944)
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Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward A. Blatt
 
16.
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
 
17.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
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Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences... (101 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
18.
The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)
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The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot. (67 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
19.
In Society (1944)
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Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair... (75 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
20.
Lost in a Harem (1944)
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle. (89 mins.)
Director: Charles Riesner
 
21.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. (112 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
22.
The Lodger (1944)
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper. (84 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
23.
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
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Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work... (100 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
24.
Bluebeard (1944)
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them. (72 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
25.
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths living mummy Kharis, who was buried in quicksand twenty-five years earlier. (60 mins.)
Director: Leslie Goodwins
 
26.
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
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An Egyptian priest travels to America in search of the bodies of an Egyptian princess and her living, mummified guardian, with consequences. (61 mins.)
 
27.
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
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The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress. (70 mins.)
 
28.
The Return of the Vampire (1943)
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When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart (69 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers