Best films, 1946

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1.
Great Expectations (1946)
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
2.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
3.
Duel in the Sun (1946)
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad. (129 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
4.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
5.
Notorious (1946)
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
 
6.
The Big Sleep (1946)
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
7.
The Killers (1946)
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
8.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
My Darling Clementine (1946)
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A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. (97 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
10.
Shoeshine (1946)
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship. (93 mins.)
 
11.
Utamaro and His Five Women (1946)
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Utamaro, a great artist, lives to create portraits of beautiful women, and the brothels of Tokyo provide his models... (106 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
12.
Under the Bridges (1946)
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Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman. (99 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
13.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
 
14.
Green for Danger (1947)
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate. (91 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
15.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married. (145 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
16.
Paisan (1946)
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (125 mins.)
 
17.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions. (113 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
18.
Murderers Among Us (1946)
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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII. (85 mins.)
 
19.
Let There Be Light (1946 Documentary)
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The final entry in a trilogy of films produced for the U.S. government by John Huston. This documentary film follows 75 U.S... (58 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
20.
Cluny Brown (1946)
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Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate... (100 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
21.
No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)
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The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
22.
Canyon Passage (1946)
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Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line. (92 mins.)
 
23.
Gilda (1946)
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
24.
Black Angel (1946)
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When Kirk Bennett is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband. (81 mins.)
 
25.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
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A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. (116 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
26.
To Each His Own (1946)
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business. (122 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
27.
The Dark Corner (1946)
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
28.
The Strange Woman (1946)
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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman. (100 mins.)
Director: Edgar Ulmer
 
29.
Specter of the Rose (1946)
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Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. A detective thinks so, and he's not the only one... (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Hecht
 
30.
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
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In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Nazis to switch sides. (106 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
31.
The Stranger (1946)
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
32.
A Stolen Life (1946)
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before. (109 mins.)
 
33.
Crisis (1946)
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A small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter's real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption. (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
34.
Dressed to Kill (1946)
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Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes. (76 mins.)
 
35.
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million. (110 mins.)
 
36.
The Time of Their Lives (1946)
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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century... (82 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
37.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
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The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life. (100 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
38.
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. (96 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
39.
It Rains on Our Love (1946)
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Maggi meets David after having missed her train, and they spend the night together. Penniless, the young lovers break into a summer cottage... (95 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
40.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King. (128 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
41.
Abilene Town (1946)
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Sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War. (89 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
42.
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
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Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva. (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Whorf
 
43.
Terror by Night (1946)
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When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Undercurrent (1946)
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her. (116 mins.)
 
45.
Humoresque (1946)
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A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite. (125 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
46.
Bedlam (1946)
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St... (79 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
47.
Centennial Summer (1946)
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In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition. (102 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
48.
From This Day Forward (1946)
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Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback. (95 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
49.
The Dark Mirror (1946)
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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
50.
Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
 
51.
The Chase (1946)
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare. (86 mins.)
 
52.
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946 Short Film)
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Daffy Duck has a dream in which he is Duck Twacy, a detective forced to fight an army of grotesque villians. (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
53.
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
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An African tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa... (72 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
54.
Northwest Hounded Police (1946 Short Film)
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A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
55.
The Potted Psalm (1946 Short Film)
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A soundless mix of story fragments and images. Initially, images of death, a man with a guitar, a soirée... (24 mins.)
 
56.
Shock (1946)
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A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder. (70 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
57.
Little Giant (1946)
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Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott... (91 mins.)
 
58.
Lonesome Lenny (1946 Short Film)
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Screwy Squirrel is bought in a pet shop to be the companion of a daft dog so strong that he squeezes his playmates to death. (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
59.
Heartbeat (1946)
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A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed... (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
60.
The Hick Chick (1946 Short Film)
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In this triangle drama a country chicken chooses between a country rooster and a city rooster. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
61.
Whistle Stop (1946)
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When beautiful Mary returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder. (85 mins.)
Director: Leonide Moguy
 
62.
A Night in Casablanca (1946)
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The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure. (85 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
63.
Henpecked Hoboes (1946 Short Film)
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George and Junior are two hungry bears who try to make a meal out of a not too bright barnyard chicken. (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery