My Favorite Movies of 1943

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1.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men. (75 mins.)
 
2.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
 
3.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
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During World War 2, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in 5 excavations across Egypt. (96 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
4.
Jane Eyre (1943)
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter. (97 mins.)
 
5.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands. (71 mins.)
 
6.
Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
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A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants... (70 mins.)
Director: William Thiele
 
7.
White Savage (1943)
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A shark hunter falls in love with the beautiful ruler of a tropical island. (76 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
8.
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump... (156 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
9.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
10.
Lassie Come Home (1943)
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
 
11.
The More the Merrier (1943)
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During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two. (104 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
12.
Destination Tokyo (1943)
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In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (135 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
13.
Sahara (1943)
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After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water. (97 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
14.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
15.
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
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A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House. (92 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
16.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. (112 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
17.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. (170 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
18.
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
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During a WW2 patrol in the North-African desert, a Canadian corporal reminisces about his sweetheart and must lead his platoon when the sergeant gets wounded. (91 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
19.
Mr. Lucky (1943)
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl. (100 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
20.
The Desperadoes (1943)
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A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
21.
Edge of Darkness (1943)
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After two years under German rule, a small Norwegian fishing village rises up and revolts against the occupying Nazis. (119 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
22.
The Man in Grey (1943)
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After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place. (90 mins.)
Director: Leslie Arliss
 
23.
The Silver Fleet (1943)
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Jaap van Leyden is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with... (88 mins.)
 
24.
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
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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
 
25.
Madame Curie (1943)
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium. (124 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
26.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
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A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors. (86 mins.)
 
27.
Adventure in Iraq (1943)
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Five Allied soldiers in an airplane flying to Egypt crash-land in Iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik, but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he appears to be. (65 mins.)
 
28.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
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During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services... (68 mins.)
 
29.
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
30.
The Constant Nymph (1943)
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Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa... (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
31.
Bataan (1943)
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Japan has just invaded the Phillipines and the US Army attempts a desperate defence. Thirteen men are... (114 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
32.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry. (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
33.
My Friend Flicka (1943)
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Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting... (89 mins.)
Director: Harold Schuster
 
34.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic. (126 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
35.
Above Suspicion (1943)
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Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though... (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
36.
China (1943)
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher. (79 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
37.
It Ain't Hay (1943)
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse. (80 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
38.
The Outlaw (1943)
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald. (116 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
39.
Tarzan Triumphs (1943)
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Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle... (76 mins.)
Director: William Thiele
 
40.
This Is the Army (1943)
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war... (121 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz