Oscar Nominees for Best Art Direction/Production Design

I've always been intrigued by the Art Direction/Production Design category because it's interesting to see the work and artistry that go into creating a representation of a certain place at a certain time. The list is arranged chronologically, with the award years listed beside each nominee, and with the winners for each awards year listed first.

Note: For the periods 1940-1956 and 1959-1966, there were two categories for Art Direction: Black-and-white, and color. I've indicated which films are in which categories.

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1.
Tempest (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Czarist Russia, a peasant officer, resented by the aristocrats, falls in love with a princess. (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
“ 1927/28 - Winner (Note: The nomination for William Cameron Menzies was for work done on two films, this and THE DOVE.) ” - spearsdw
 
2.
The Dove (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Roland West
“ 1927/28 - Winner (Note: The nomination for William Cameron Menzies was for work done on two films, this and TEMPEST.) ” - spearsdw
 
3.
7th Heaven (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 1927/28 ” - spearsdw
 
4.
Sunrise (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ 1927/28 ” - spearsdw
 
5.
“ 1928/29 - Winner (Note: For this awards year, there were no official nominees announced. According to AMPAS records, these were the films under consideration in this category.) ” - spearsdw
 
6.
Alibi (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery... (91 mins.)
“ 1928/29 (Note: William Cameron Menzies was under consideration for work on two films, this and THE AWAKENING.) ” - spearsdw
 
7.
The Awakening (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Awakening (1928) is a feature film directed by Victor Fleming. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ 1928/29 (Note: William Cameron Menzies was under consideration for work on two films, this and ALIBI.) ” - spearsdw
 
8.
Dynamite (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation... (129 mins.)
“ 1928/29 ” - spearsdw
 
9.
The Patriot (1928)
In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen... (113 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 1928/29 ” - spearsdw
 
10.
Street Angel (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 1928/29 ” - spearsdw
 
11.
King of Jazz (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This revue presents its numbers around the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman, besides that it shows in... (98 mins.)
“ 1929/30 - Winner (Note: For this awards year, there were no official nominees announced in this category. According to AMPAS records, these films were under consideration.) ” - spearsdw
 
12.
Bulldog Drummond (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, who believes her uncle is being held hostage. (90 mins.)
“ 1929/30 ” - spearsdw
 
13.
The Love Parade (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 1929/30 ” - spearsdw
 
14.
Sally (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage... (103 mins.)
“ 1929/30 ” - spearsdw
 
15.
The Vagabond King (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him... (104 mins.)
Director: Ludwig Berger
“ 1929/30 ” - spearsdw
 
16.
Cimarron (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. (123 mins.)
“ 1930/31 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
17.
Just Imagine (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food... (113 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ 1930/31 ” - spearsdw
 
18.
Morocco (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself. (92 mins.)
“ 1930/31 ” - spearsdw
 
19.
Svengali (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves. (81 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ 1930/31 ” - spearsdw
 
20.
Whoopee! (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle... (93 mins.)
“ 1930/31 ” - spearsdw
 
21.
Transatlantic (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(78 mins.)
“ 1931/32 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
22.
À Nous la Liberté (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner... (104 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ 1931/32 ” - spearsdw
 
23.
Arrowsmith (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine. (108 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 1931/32 ” - spearsdw
 
24.
Cavalcade (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot... (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 1932/33 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
25.
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I. (80 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 1932/33 ” - spearsdw
 
26.
When Ladies Meet (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy... (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
“ 1932/33 ” - spearsdw
 
27.
The Merry Widow (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who... (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 1934 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
28.
The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke. (80 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
“ 1934 ” - spearsdw
 
29.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity... (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 1934 ” - spearsdw
 
30.
The Dark Angel (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them... (106 mins.)
“ 1935 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
31.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 1935 ” - spearsdw
 
32.
Top Hat (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 1935 ” - spearsdw
 
33.
Dodsworth (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life. (101 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 1936 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
34.
Anthony Adverse (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves. (141 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 1936 ” - spearsdw
 
35.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues. (176 mins.)
“ 1936 ” - spearsdw
 
36.
Lloyd's of London (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship... (118 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 1936 ” - spearsdw
 
37.
Magnificent Brute (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The foreman of a blast furnace gets involved in a romantic triangle and stolen money. (77 mins.)
“ 1936 ” - spearsdw
 
38.
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families. (125 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 1936 ” - spearsdw
 
39.
Winterset (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later... (77 mins.)
Director: Alfred Santell
“ 1936 ” - spearsdw
 
40.
Lost Horizon (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be? (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 1937 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
41.
Conquest (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent. (113 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
42.
A Damsel in Distress (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose... (101 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
43.
Dead End (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night. (93 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
44.
Every Day's a Holiday (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe)... (80 mins.)
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
45.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
46.
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers. (89 mins.)
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
47.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped. (101 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
48.
Souls at Sea (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
49.
Vogues of 1938 (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The blueblooded Van Kletterings are broke; debutante Wendy, slated to remedy this by marrying rich bore Henry Morgan... (109 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
50.
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather... (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
51.
You're a Sweetheart (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley. (96 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ 1937 ” - spearsdw
 
52.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
“ 1938 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
53.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Misadventures of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri. (91 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
54.
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
55.
Algiers (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
56.
Carefree (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr... (83 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
57.
The Goldwyn Follies (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person... (122 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
58.
Holiday (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
59.
If I Were King (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris. (101 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
60.
Mad About Music (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young woman at a girl's school in Switzerland makes up stories about and writes herself letters from... (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
61.
Marie Antoinette (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens. (149 mins.)
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
62.
Merrily We Live (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest... (95 mins.)
“ 1938 ” - spearsdw
 
63.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ 1939 - Winner ” - spearsdw
 
64.
Beau Geste (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire. (112 mins.)
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
65.
Captain Fury (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An Irish convict sentenced to hard labor in Australia escapes into the outback, and organizes a band of fellow escapees to fight a corrupt landlord. (92 mins.)
Director: Hal Roach
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
66.
First Love (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
67.
Love Affair (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later... (88 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
68.
Man of Conquest (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas. (105 mins.)
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
69.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
70.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
71.
The Rains Came (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The adventurous Lady Edwina Esketh travels to the princely state of Ranchipur in India with her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
72.
Stagecoach (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
73.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
74.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 1939 ” - spearsdw
 
75.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... (118 mins.)
“ 1940 - B & W: Winner ” - spearsdw
 
76.
Arise, My Love (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins. (110 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
77.
Arizona (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie... (125 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
78.
The Boys from Syracuse (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse... (73 mins.)
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
79.
Dark Command (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders. (94 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
80.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
81.
Lillian Russell (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore. (127 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
82.
My Favorite Wife (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage. (88 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
83.
My Son, My Son! (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A self-made success is determined to give his son the lavish upbringing he himself was denied. Not surprisingly, the son grows up to be spoiled rotten, causing grief and pain to everyone who loves him. (116 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
84.
Our Town (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
85.
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
86.
The Sea Hawk (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
87.
The Westerner (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders. (100 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 1940 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
88.
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves. (106 mins.)
“ 1940 - Color: Winner ” - spearsdw
 
89.
Bitter Sweet (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher... (94 mins.)
“ 1940 - Color ” - spearsdw
 
90.
Down Argentine Way (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner. (89 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 1940 - Color ” - spearsdw
 
91.
North West Mounted Police (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government. (126 mins.)
“ 1940 - Color ” - spearsdw
 
92.
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 1941 - B & W: Winner ” - spearsdw
 
93.
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
“ 1941 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
94.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain. (79 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
“ 1941 - B & W ” - spearsdw
 
95.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen. (116 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
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96.
Ladies in Retirement (1941)
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The housekeeper to a retired actress tries at the same time to look after her own two emotionally disturbed sisters, with dramatic results. (91 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
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97.
The Little Foxes (1941)
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
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98.
Sergeant York (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
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99.
Sis Hopkins (1941)
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A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is... (99 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
“ 1941 - B & W (Note: This is not an official nomination; the nomination was withdrawn by Republic Studios.) ” - spearsdw
 
100.
The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
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In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France... (102 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
“ 1941 - B & W ” - spearsdw