1939 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1939 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
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
“ 2535 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
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
“ 2105 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
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
“ 597 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ 235 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
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
“ 227 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
Ninotchka (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 160 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract. (121 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ 145 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I. (106 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ 145 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
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
“ 121 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
Dark Victory (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ 120 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
The Women (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 96,60 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her. (117 mins.)
“ 84,64 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
Destry Rides Again (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job. (94 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ 83,50 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. (80 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
“ 71,91 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing. (93 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ 62,60 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
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.)
“ 58,80 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century. (85 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
“ 58,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
Jamaica Inn (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In Cornwall in 1819, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit. (108 mins.)
“ 54,45 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Of Mice and Men (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch. (106 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ 54,15 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
The Four Feathers (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer... (129 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
“ 44,18 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case. (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 41,47 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
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
“ 36,91 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins. (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 34,61 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
Midnight (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man. (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ 34,22 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
The Old Maid (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever. (95 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ 32,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
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
“ 31,18 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
The Little Princess (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ 29,06 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
The Flying Deuces (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with... (69 mins.)
“ 27,81 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
Dodge City (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 27,27 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Jesse James (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ 23,58 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold. (82 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ 23,09 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Made for Each Other (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Young lawyer meets and marries girl after knowing her one day. Takes bride home to meet his mother who disapproves of the marriage... (92 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ 21,82 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him... (70 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
“ 19,33 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
On Borrowed Time (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends... (99 mins.)
“ 18,67 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
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
“ 15,72 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk. (92 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ 15,41 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Union Pacific (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California. (135 mins.)
“ 13,29 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
Golden Boy (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer. (99 mins.)
“ 13,22 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice... (98 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 8,14 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
Blackmail (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him... (81 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
“ 4,96 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
La fin du jour (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures... (99 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ 4,45 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
There's No Tomorrow (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After an unhappy marriage, a woman of the world is forced to become a dancer in a cabaret in order to raise her young son. (82 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ 2,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
The Light That Failed (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece... (99 mins.)
“ 2,16 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
The Night Riders (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay... (56 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
“ 1,94 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
Sergeant Madden (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the... (80 mins.)
“ 1,23 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
...One Third of a Nation... (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A fire in a run-down tenement building injures young Joey Rogers. Wealthy passerby Peter Cortlant rushes... (79 mins.)
Director: Dudley Murphy
“ 0,93 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
There's That Woman Again (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook. (72 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ 0,32 points ” - dziwnytenswiat