31 Days of the 40's - 11/12

31 Movies from the 1940's for November 2012.
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1.
Tortilla Flat (1942)
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Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
2.
My Sister Eileen (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
3.
Impact (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
4.
Joan of Arc (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England... (145 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
5.
Saratoga Trunk (1945)
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
6.
The Jolson Story (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz... (128 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
7.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington. (110 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
8.
The Seventh Cross (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and... (112 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
9.
A Song to Remember (1945)
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Biography of Frederic Chopin. (113 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
10.
Sitting Pretty (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter... (83 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
11.
The Egg and I (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob. (108 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
 
12.
Love Letters (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen... (101 mins.)
 
13.
Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns. (108 mins.)
 
14.
My Foolish Heart (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise... (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
15.
Dragon Seed (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders. (148 mins.)
 
16.
Pinky (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race. (102 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
17.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King. (128 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
18.
A Foreign Affair (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
19.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love. (126 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
20.
Louisiana Story (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Flaherty
 
21.
The Constant Nymph (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa... (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
22.
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
 
23.
The Luck of the Irish (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Following American reporter Stephen Fitzgerald from Ireland to New York, a grateful leprechaun acts as the newsman's servant and conscience. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
24.
Holy Matrimony (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press. (87 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
25.
The Green Years (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way. (127 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
26.
The Valley of Decision (1945)
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Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family... (119 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
27.
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway... (103 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
28.
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A dead World War II bomber pilot named Pete Sandidge, becomes the guardian angel of another pilot, Ted Randall. He guides Ted through battle and helping him to romance his old girlfriend, despite her excessive devotion to Sandidge's memory. (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
29.
Canon City (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees... (82 mins.)
Director: Crane Wilbur
 
30.
The Affairs of Susan (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus... (110 mins.)
 
31.
Pride of the Marines (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife. (120 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves