1941

Movies available to watch for 1941 in IMDb rating order as of 1/27/2013
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1.
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
 
2.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
3.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening. (90 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
4.
The Little Foxes (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century. (116 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
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5.
The Lady Eve (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him. (94 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
6.
Ball of Fire (1941)
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A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob. (111 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
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7.
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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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
 
8.
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract. (107 mins.)
 
9.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
10.
Meet John Doe (1941)
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (122 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
11.
High Sierra (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. (100 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
12.
Suspicion (1941)
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A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
 
13.
Man Hunt (1941)
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British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman. (105 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
14.
49th Parallel (1941)
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
15.
It Started with Eve (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy... (90 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
16.
Love Crazy (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back. (99 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
17.
Dumbo (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (64 mins.)
 
18.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman... (71 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
19.
The 47 Ronin (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace... (241 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
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20.
Hold That Ghost (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their... (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
21.
The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China. (105 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
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22.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn? (82 mins.)
 
23.
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point... (140 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
24.
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars. (128 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
25.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track. (97 mins.)
 
26.
Buck Privates (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training... (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
27.
The Great Lie (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child. (108 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
28.
Penny Serenade (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. (119 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
29.
A Woman's Face (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman. (106 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
30.
Major Barbara (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father's business. A comedy with social commentary. (131 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Pascal
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31.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader. (92 mins.)
 
32.
Blues in the Night (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powelll... (88 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
33.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde. (113 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
34.
Blood and Sand (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall. (125 mins.)
 
35.
Charley's Aunt (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from. (80 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
36.
The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling... (95 mins.)
 
37.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop... (88 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
38.
The Ghost Train (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hijinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches. (85 mins.)
Director: Walter Forde
 
39.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Quick tempered but likable Biff Grimes falls for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her. (99 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
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40.
Ornamental Hairpin (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura... (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
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41.
All Through the Night (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs. (107 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
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42.
The Wolf Man (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist. (70 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
43.
Rage in Heaven (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella... (85 mins.)
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44.
Bombsight Stolen (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight. (90 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
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45.
The Corsican Brothers (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(111 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
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46.
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
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47.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats... (99 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
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48.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Phil Corey's band arrives at the Idaho ski resort its pianist Ted Scott is smitten with a Norwegian refugee he has sponsored, Karen Benson. When soloist Vivian Dawn quits, Karen stages an ice show as a substitute. (86 mins.)
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49.
Ladies in Retirement (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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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50.
Topper Returns (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom. (88 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
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51.
Lady Be Good (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Songwriters Dixie Donegan and Eddie Crane are still in love after their divorce. Dixie's friend Marilyn Marsh tries to convince them to marry again... (112 mins.)
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52.
Churchill's Island (1941 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The people of Britain resist the German air force and navy with help from North America. (21 mins.)
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53.
Target for Tonight (1941 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine. (48 mins.)
Director: Harry Watt
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54.
Johnny Eager (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail. (107 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
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55.
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
 
56.
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Bugs reads "Hiawatha" and winds up being hunted by him. (8 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
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57.
The Night Before Christmas (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up. (9 mins.)
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58.
Superman (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon. (10 mins.)
Director: Dave Fleischer
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59.
Truant Officer Donald (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that... (8 mins.)
Director: Jack King
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60.
Lend a Paw (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Pluto saves the life of a kitten, and later feels jealous towards the kitten after Mickey Mouse takes the kitten in. (8 mins.)
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61.
The Rookie Bear (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In a humorous report, "Strife" magazine follows a bear who gets drafted and goes through the rigors of Army basic training. (8 mins.)
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62.
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B' (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Hot Breath Harry is a hot trumpeter at a jazz club. He finds himself drafted into the Army, where he's... (7 mins.)
Stars: Danny Webb
 
63.
How War Came (1941 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Paul Fennell
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64.
Forbidden Passage (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The MGM Crime Reporter introduces Frank J. Maxwell, Florida District Director of the US Immigration Service... (21 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
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65.
All-American Co-Ed (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
All-girl school Mar Brynn tries to get more pupils and publicity by making fun of the Quincton college... (53 mins.)
Director: LeRoy Prinz
 
66.
'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II. (120 mins.)
Director: Leslie Howard
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67.
El gendarme desconocido (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(108 mins.)
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68.
Mail Train (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The plot pits Hornleigh and Bingham against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place aboard a speeding train... (87 mins.)
Director: Walter Forde
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69.
Underground (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers... (95 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
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70.
The Common Touch (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
On the death of his father, an eighteen-year old lad leaves school to take over the family firm in the City of London... (104 mins.)
Director: John Baxter
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71.
Out of the Fog (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat... (85 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
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72.
The Spell of Amy Nugent (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young man's fiancé dies after contracting a terminal illness, and in his efforts to contact her he gets involved with a group of spiritualists. (82 mins.)
Director: John Harlow
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