My Favorite Movies from 1944

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1.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury... (124 mins.)
 
2.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
3.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
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A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese... (137 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
4.
National Velvet (1944)
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes. (123 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
5.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
 
6.
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
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Princess Margaret is travelling incognito to elope with her true love instead of marrying the man her father has betrothed her to... (94 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
7.
Lost in a Harem (1944)
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle. (89 mins.)
Director: Charles Riesner
 
8.
Ministry of Fear (1944)
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Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it. (86 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
9.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
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During WWII, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
10.
Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
11.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
12.
Casanova Brown (1944)
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Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel, was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby... (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
13.
Kismet (1944)
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Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to... (100 mins.)
 
14.
Gypsy Wildcat (1944)
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A wicked baron oppresses Gypsies but is fascinated by the beautiful Carla, who loves a stranger on a white horse. (77 mins.)
 
15.
The Pearl of Death (1944)
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When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders. (69 mins.)
“ AKA - Sherlock Holmes and the Pearl of Death ” - Girgisbond
 
16.
Since You Went Away (1944)
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While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger... (177 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
17.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
18.
Between Two Worlds (1944)
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Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward A. Blatt
 
19.
The Scarlet Claw (1944)
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When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster, but Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer. (74 mins.)
“ AKA - Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Claw ” - Girgisbond
 
20.
Cobra Woman (1944)
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Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific... (71 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
21.
Gaslight (1944)
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Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
22.
Going My Way (1944)
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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy... (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
23.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape... (140 mins.)
 
24.
Double Indemnity (1944)
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
25.
Action in Arabia (1944)
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Reporter Michael Gordon uncovers intrigue in Damascus, where the Allies and Nazis struggle for control of Arab sympathies. (75 mins.)
Director: Leonide Moguy
 
26.
The Lodger (1944)
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper. (84 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
27.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
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A boy prince, raised by forty thieves, takes revenge on the Mongol invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom. (87 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
28.
Lifeboat (1944)
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
 
29.
Henry V (1944)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France. (137 mins.)
 
30.
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
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After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
31.
Tall in the Saddle (1944)
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Ranch hand Rocklin arrives in town to start his new job but his employer has been murdered and the locals don't seem too friendly. (87 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
32.
The Great Moment (1944)
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The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment. (83 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
33.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
34.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
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The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned. (130 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
35.
The Purple Heart (1944)
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This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war... (99 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
36.
The Uninvited (1944)
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past. (99 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
37.
Bathing Beauty (1944)
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students. (101 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
38.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance. (85 mins.)
 
39.
The Woman in the Window (1944)
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When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
40.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland. (138 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
41.
This Happy Breed (1944)
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs... (114 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
42.
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
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When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet. (113 mins.)
Director: Clifford Odets
 
43.
The Conspirators (1944)
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Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis... (101 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
44.
Wilson (1944)
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson. (154 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
45.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
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Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
46.
Christmas Holiday (1944)
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
47.
Days of Glory (1944)
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A heroic guerilla group fights back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia. (86 mins.)
 
48.
Once Upon a Time (1944)
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar. (89 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
49.
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
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Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is... (107 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
50.
Cover Girl (1944)
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
51.
Buffalo Bill (1944)
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The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show. (90 mins.)
 
52.
Passage to Marseille (1944)
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Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
53.
Phantom Lady (1944)
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A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
54.
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
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Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work... (100 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
55.
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
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Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty... (124 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves