Best films, 1943

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1.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
 
2.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
3.
Day of Wrath (1943)
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark. (97 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
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When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men. (75 mins.)
 
6.
The Raven (1943)
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion. (92 mins.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting. (110 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
 
9.
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed. (134 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
10.
Angels of Sin (1943)
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Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
11.
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
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A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife. (98 mins.)
 
12.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
13.
The Gang's All Here (1943)
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A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific. (103 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
14.
Ossessione (1943)
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Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband. (140 mins.)
 
15.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. (112 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump... (156 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
19.
Stormy Weather (1943)
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The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. (78 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
 
20.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
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During World War 2, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in 5 excavations across Egypt. (96 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Lassie Come Home (1943)
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
 
23.
Jane Eyre (1943)
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter. (97 mins.)
 
24.
Sahara (1943)
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Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with... (97 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
25.
Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)
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When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father... (72 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
26.
Titanic (1943)
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The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912. (85 mins.)
Director: Herbert Selpin
 
27.
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
 
28.
The Man in Grey (1943)
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After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place. (90 mins.)
Director: Leslie Arliss
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
Hit the Ice (1943)
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Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort. (82 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
31.
Divide and Conquer (1943 Documentary)
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The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France. (57 mins.)
 
32.
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
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"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
33.
Crash Dive (1943)
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A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl. (106 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
34.
The Battle of Britain (1943 Documentary)
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The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation. (54 mins.)
 
35.
Who Killed Who? (1943 Short Film)
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted... (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
36.
The Battle of Russia (1943 Documentary)
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Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War. (83 mins.)
 
37.
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
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A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House. (92 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
38.
Red Hot Riding Hood (1943 Short Film)
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The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
39.
Tarzan Triumphs (1943)
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Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle... (76 mins.)
Director: William Thiele
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
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A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants... (70 mins.)
Director: William Thiele
 
42.
Batman (1943)
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies. (260 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
 
43.
The Nazis Strike (1943 Documentary)
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The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war. (41 mins.)
 
44.
Geography of the Body (1943 Short Film)
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A quotation from Aristophanes, "The desire and pursuit of the whole is called love," precedes views of a man and a woman's bodies... (7 mins.)
Director: Willard Maas
 
45.
Fires Were Started (1943)
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A new man joins the civilian firefighters at a London unit during the Second World War. He meets his fellow firemen and firewomen... (63 mins.)
 
46.
Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943 Short Film)
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A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset (10 mins.)
 
47.
It Ain't Hay (1943)
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse. (80 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
48.
The Ghost Ship (1943)
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Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good... (69 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
49.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
50.
Son of Dracula (1943)
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Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves. (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
51.
Dumb-Hounded (1943 Short Film)
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The Wolf escapes from prison but is hounded by the police dog named Droopy. Wherever The Wolf goes, the little fellow is there, too. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
52.
I Dood It (1943)
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Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Reynolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her friend... (102 mins.)
 
53.
A Corny Concerto (1943 Short Film)
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Making fun of "Fantasia", Bugs, Porky Pig and Porky's dog do a ballet after Elmer Fudd introduces "A Tale of the Vienna Woods." (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
 
54.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
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A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love. (126 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
55.
One Ham's Family (1943 Short Film)
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A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus. (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
56.
What's Buzzin' Buzzard? (1943 Short Film)
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Two buzzards suffer from acute food shortage and make up for it by cooking each other, or at least trying to. (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery