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1.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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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
 
2.
Pinocchio (1940)
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
 
3.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
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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
 
4.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
 
5.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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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
 
6.
His Girl Friday (1940)
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
7.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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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
 
8.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... (118 mins.)
 
9.
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
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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.)
 
10.
The Sea Hawk (1940)
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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
 
11.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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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
 
12.
Northwest Passage (1940)
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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
 
13.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
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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
 
14.
My Favorite Wife (1940)
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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
 
15.
Virginia City (1940)
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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
 
16.
Go West (1940)
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The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks. (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
17.
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
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An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess. (67 mins.)
Director: Christy Cabanne
 
18.
New Moon (1940)
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Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle... (105 mins.)
 
19.
The Bank Dick (1940)
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Henpecked Egbert Sous has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
20.
The Mortal Storm (1940)
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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
 
21.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
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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
 
22.
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
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Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie... (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
23.
Boom Town (1940)
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Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
24.
21 Days Together (1940)
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime... (72 mins.)
Director: Basil Dean
 
25.
The Westerner (1940)
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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.
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness. (81 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
27.
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
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The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne. (98 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
28.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... (141 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
29.
The Return of Frank James (1940)
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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
 
30.
The Blue Bird (1940)
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness. (88 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
31.
The Lady in Question (1940)
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A juror in a murder trial takes pity on the recently acquitted defendant and invites her to move into his family's home and his son soon falls in love with her. (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
32.
Dark Command (1940)
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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
 
33.
My Little Chickadee (1940)
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Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend... (83 mins.)
Director: Edward F. Cline
 
34.
Kitty Foyle (1940)
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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
 
35.
Remember the Night (1940)
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A shoplifter and her prosecuter fall in love, creating tensions in their family lives. (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
36.
North West Mounted Police (1940)
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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.)
 
37.
Strange Cargo (1940)
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Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure. (113 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
38.
A Chump at Oxford (1940)
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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
 
39.
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
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Flash and his friends return to planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death. But Ming the Merciless has other plans for them... (220 mins.)
 
40.
One Million B.C. (1940)
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Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution. (80 mins.)
 
41.
Edison, the Man (1940)
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82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement. (107 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
42.
Seven Sinners (1940)
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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
 
43.
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
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Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap... (90 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
 
44.
The Fighting 69th (1940)
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end. (90 mins.)
 
45.
The Invisible Woman (1940)
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An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine. (72 mins.)
 
46.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
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The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together. (84 mins.)
 
47.
City for Conquest (1940)
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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together. (104 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
48.
Saps at Sea (1940)
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Oliver suffers a nervous breakdown as a result of working in a horn factory, but when he follows doctor's orders about sea air, he finds an ex-con is aboard. (57 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
49.
The Green Hornet (1940)
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A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide. (258 mins.)
 
50.
Christmas in July (1940)
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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
 
51.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
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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
 
52.
Lucky Partners (1940)
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Ronald Colman shares a sweepstakes ticket with Ginger Rogers and they then embark on an "imaginary" honeymoon with their "winnings." (99 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
53.
Road to Singapore (1940)
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Bing Crosby and Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour. (85 mins.)
 
54.
Too Many Girls (1940)
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Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards... (85 mins.)
Director: George Abbott
 
55.
Strike Up the Band (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare... (120 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
56.
Second Chorus (1940)
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When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller. (84 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
57.
Escape (1940)
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1938: A young man arrives in Hitler's Germany, frantically seeking information about his German mother, and finds she is pending execution at a concentration camp. (98 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
58.
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
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Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard... (116 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
59.
Young Tom Edison (1940)
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Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific... (86 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
60.
Brother Orchid (1940)
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When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk. (88 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
61.
Arizona (1940)
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During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians. (125 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
62.
I Take This Woman (1940)
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Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him... (98 mins.)
 
63.
Comrade X (1940)
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An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country. (104 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
64.
Hired Wife (1940)
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Cement company CEO Stephen Dexter asks his secretary Kendall to marry him as a wife in name only, an... (96 mins.)
 
65.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis. (103 mins.)
 
66.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
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Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches. (84 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
67.
I Love You Again (1940)
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife. (99 mins.)
 
68.
Too Many Husbands (1940)
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Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband. (81 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
69.
Green Hell (1940)
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A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman... (87 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
70.
No Time for Comedy (1940)
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Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige... (93 mins.)
 
71.
One Night in the Tropics (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Jim "Lucky" Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend... (82 mins.)
 
72.
Down Argentine Way (1940)
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner. (89 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
73.
Kit Carson (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico. (97 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
74.
Torrid Zone (1940)
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Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits. (88 mins.)
 
75.
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
 
76.
It All Came True (1940)
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After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
77.
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home. (88 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
78.
Primrose Path (1940)
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Girl from the "wrong" side of the tracks falls in love with an ambitious young man from the "right" side of the tracks. (93 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
79.
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England... (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
80.
Little Men (1940)
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Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer operate the Plumfield School for poor boys. When Dan, a tough street kid... (84 mins.)
 
81.
No, No, Nanette (1940)
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Perky young Nanette attempts to save the marriage of her uncle and aunt by untangling Uncle Jimmy from several innocent but ensnaring flirtations... (96 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
82.
Angels Over Broadway (1940)
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A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting. (79 mins.)
 
83.
Three Faces West (1940)
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Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler... (79 mins.)
Director: Bernard Vorhaus
 
84.
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
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A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications soon ensue. (96 mins.)
 
85.
Irene (1940)
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Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob... (101 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
86.
A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940)
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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns... (90 mins.)
 
87.
It's a Date (1940)
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man. (103 mins.)
 
88.
Bitter Sweet (1940)
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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.)
 
89.
Spring Parade (1940)
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In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller... (89 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
90.
Music in My Heart (1940)
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Rita Hayworth co-stars with famed recording artist Tony Martin in this musical comedy featuring the music of Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra... (70 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
91.
Lillian Russell (1940)
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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
 
92.
Young People (1940)
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide... (79 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
93.
Li'l Abner (1940)
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The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA. (78 mins.)
 
94.
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
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While courting a young woman by mail, a rich farmer sends a photograph of his foreman instead of his own, which leads to complications when she accepts his marriage proposal. (96 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
95.
The Green Archer (1940)
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Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle")... (285 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
96.
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
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An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school... (90 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
97.
The Shadow (1940)
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The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray. (285 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
98.
The Boys from Syracuse (1940)
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The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse... (73 mins.)
 
99.
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
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Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and... (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
100.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
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A 12-year-old singing sensation loses her voice when her parents refuse to give in to her harebrained schemes. (87 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton