Favorite Films of 1942

Updated: 9/5/16

I have watched 29 films with a 1949 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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1.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
2.
Holiday Inn (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
3.
Bambi (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (70 mins.)
 
4.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
5.
Night Monster (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths. (73 mins.)
Director: Ford Beebe
 
6.
Saboteur (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. (109 mins.)
 
7.
I Married a Witch (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. (77 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
8.
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in. (93 mins.)
 
9.
Bowery at Midnight (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Bela Lugosi uses his soup kitchen as a front... (61 mins.)
Director: Wallace Fox
 
10.
Valley of Hunted Men (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity... (60 mins.)
Director: John English
 
11.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results. (68 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
12.
Saludos Amigos (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip. (42 mins.)
 
13.
The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young. (64 mins.)
Director: Wallace Fox
 
14.
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them. (84 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
15.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west... (82 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
16.
Who Done It? (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast. (77 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
17.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
 
18.
Road to Morocco (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar. (82 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
19.
Rio Rita (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel. (91 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
20.
The Phantom Plainsmen (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
It is 1937, but the life out West has not changed much. The boys are working at the Wyoming ranch of... (56 mins.)
Director: John English
 
21.
Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show. (67 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
22.
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier. (61 mins.)
Director: Harold Young
 
23.
Winning Your Wings (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Inspirational short film designed to encourage recruits for the American Army Air Forces. (18 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
The Living Ghost (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig... (61 mins.)
 
26.
The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter. (95 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
27.
Fingers at the Window (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught... (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Lederer
 
28.
Black Dragons (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically... (64 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
 
29.
The Mad Monster (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge. (77 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield