Favorite Films of 1941

Updated: 9/5/16

I have watched 25 films with a 1941 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Hold That Ghost (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house. (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Buck Privates (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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
 
6.
Topper Returns (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A fun-loving young woman finds herself murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from a banker to find out why and by whom. (88 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
7.
Sergeant York (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
8.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon. (74 mins.)
 
9.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track. (97 mins.)
 
10.
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
11.
Whistling in the Dark (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiance and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder. (78 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
12.
Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for. (86 mins.)
 
13.
In the Navy (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead... (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
14.
High Sierra (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. (100 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
15.
The Phantom Cowboy (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stan Borden with the help of the stooge Sheriff is out to get the Toreno ranch. Kicking the peons off the ranch... (56 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
16.
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
 
17.
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women. (91 mins.)
 
18.
The Smiling Ghost (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An heiress seems to be cursed as each of her intended grooms meets with a horrible end. (71 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
19.
Invisible Ghost (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him. (64 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
20.
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she... (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
21.
King of the Zombies (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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
 
22.
Man Made Monster (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding. (59 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
23.
Sierra Sue (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Gene is a government inspector looking into what's killing cattle. The ranchers want to burn the area to clear of a poisonous weed, but Gene favors chemical spray from an airplane. (64 mins.)
Director: William Morgan
 
24.
The Tell-Tale Heart (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind. (20 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
25.
Singapore Woman (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
(64 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco