Films between 1940-1945

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1.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
2.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
3.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
4.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
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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
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
The Wolf Man (1941)
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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
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
9.
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
 
10.
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
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A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin. (105 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Across the Pacific (1942)
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
14.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon. (74 mins.)
 
15.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity. (98 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
16.
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
17.
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
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In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle.... (95 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
18.
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood... (91 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
Conflict (1945)
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister. (86 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
Without Love (1945)
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In World War II Washington DC, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together. (111 mins.)
 
25.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
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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
 
26.
Gentleman Jim (1942)
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As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world. (104 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
27.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
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Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving an heroic honorable discharge before returning home. (101 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
28.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)
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Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters... (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
29.
The Stars Look Down (1940)
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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
 
30.
Vacation from Marriage (1945)
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people. (102 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
31.
Roxie Hart (1942)
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Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned? (75 mins.)