1940 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1940 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 Great Dictator (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ 1060 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
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.)
“ 738 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
Fantasia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ 672 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 602 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 520 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
His Girl Friday (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ 410 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ 163 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 154 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
The Letter (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 130 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... (118 mins.)
“ 82,23 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
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
“ 73,99 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
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.)
“ 73,70 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
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
“ 65,84 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
The Bank Dick (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Henpecked Egbert Sous has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
“ 59,41 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California. (94 mins.)
“ 57,80 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During World War I, believing her fianc to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 57,32 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
The Mortal Storm (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil. (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 50,31 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
They Drive by Night (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder. (95 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ 48,93 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... (141 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ 45,23 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Remember the Night (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A shoplifter and her prosecuter fall in love, creating tensions in their family lives. (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ 39,08 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
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 Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders. (100 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 26,91 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
Christmas in July (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves... (67 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ 26,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Northwest Passage (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected. (126 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ 22,14 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie... (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 22,06 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
A Chump at Oxford (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students. (63 mins.)
Director: Alfred Goulding
“ 21,81 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ 21,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
Night Train to Munich (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 19,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume. (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 17,14 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
Kitty Foyle (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family. (108 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ 16,97 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
The Return of Frank James (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ 15,31 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
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
“ 14,96 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Virginia City (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy. (121 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 12,42 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
The Stars Look Down (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners... (110 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 9,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
Johnny Apollo (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release. (94 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 8,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder. (89 mins.)
Director: Joe May
“ 7,91 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
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.)
“ 7,46 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Seven Sinners (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bijou, a saloon singer with a reputation for inciting brouhahas, is one of several deportees from a south Pacific island to arrive at another U.S... (87 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ 7,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
The Stationmaster (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When two russian captains of cavalry came to a German post station one of them recalls what happened long time ago... (92 mins.)
Director: Gustav Ucicky
“ 0,83 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
The Old South (1940 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Chronicle of the importance of cotton to the economy and culture of the American South. (11 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ 0,75 points ” - dziwnytenswiat