Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1939-01-01 to 1939-12-31 With Country of Origin France


1. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 21,920

2. Le Jour se Leve (1939)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry

Votes: 5,118 | Gross: $0.03M

3. La fin du jour (1939)

99 min | Drama

7.8
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Victor Francen, Michel Simon, Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Ozeray

Votes: 433

4. Ils étaient neuf célibataires (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Fast-thinking Guitry contrives a scheme to earn easy money from rich women with expiring visas by marrying them with clochards and at the same time to win the charms of beautiful Polish ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Max Dearly, Elvire Popesco, Victor Boucher

Votes: 143

5. There's No Tomorrow (1939)

82 min | Drama

7.4
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After an unhappy marriage, a woman of the world is forced to become a dancer in a cabaret in order to raise her young son.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Edwige Feuillère, George Rigaud, Daniel Lecourtois, Mady Berry

Votes: 194

6. La loi du nord (1939)

110 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Robert Shaw slaughters his wife's lover and runs away with his secretary Jacqueline. Helped by a French trapper who takes them for film-makers, they hide in Northern Canada.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Pierre Richard-Willm, Charles Vanel, Arlette Marchal

Votes: 41

7. Personal Column (1939)

106 min | Musical, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man who she met through a personal column advert, Adrienne Charpentier is recruited by the police to answer a series of similar adverts to try to track down the killer.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 137

8. The Phantom Wagon (1939)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A nun suffering from TB is desperately trying to save an alcoholic tramp and to bring him back to his wife and kids.He has a friend who died last year and became the coachman of the "Ghost Wagon" .

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Marie Bell, Micheline Francey, Louis Jouvet

Votes: 149

9. Le dernier tournant (1939)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its naive owner, is a good man married to Cora, a young and sexy bitch, half his age. Frank, although ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Michel Simon, Marcel Vallée, Auguste Bovério

Votes: 168

10. Le récif de corail (1939)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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The adventures of a sailor (Lennard) from Mexico to a lagoon in the Pacific ocean, and the meeting with a lonely girl (Lilian White).

Director: Maurice Gleize | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Saturnin Fabre, Gina Manès

Votes: 95

11. Fric-Frac (1939)

92 min | Comedy

7.1
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Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Lehmann | Stars: Fernandel, Michel Simon, Arletty, Hélène Robert

Votes: 279

12. The World Will Shake (1939)

108 min | Sci-Fi

5.7
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Jean Durand ,a young scientist invents a machine which can predict the date of your death accurately.He tries to use a prostitute as a guinea pig to test the machine.Jean Durand is evil,and... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pottier | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Madeleine Sologne, Armand Bernard, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 35

13. Le corsaire (1939)

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Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Michèle Alfa, Marcel André, Charles Boyer, Jacques Dufilho

14. Pasha's Wives (1939)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Mireille, a Frenchwoman, has married a westernized Turkish diplomat. Thinking that she will live a dream life in an Arabian Nights setting, she accepts to follow Vedad Bey, her husband, to ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Sorkin, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Viviane Romance, John Lodge, Marcel Dalio, Sylvie

Votes: 27

15. Jeunes filles en détresse (1939)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Jacqueline is sixteen. Her parents are kept very busy by their mutual careers (Dad is a renowned attorney and Mum is a doctor running her own clinic). When they become aware that they ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Marcelle Chantal, Jacqueline Delubac, André Luguet, Micheline Presle

Votes: 22

16. Derrière la façade (1939)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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The owner of an apartment building is found murdered. Two rival policemen, Boucheron and Lambert, investigate the matter and get into the private lives of the tenants: an unfaithful judge, ... See full summary »

Directors: Georges Lacombe, Yves Mirande | Stars: Lucien Baroux, Jules Berry, André Lefaur, Gaby Morlay

Votes: 87

17. Louise (1939)

83 min | Musical

6.7
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Louise, a young seamstress, has fallen in love with Julien, her neighbor, a composer who lives a Bohemian life with his friends, artists like him. Her over-possessive working class parents ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, André Pernet, Suzanne Desprès

Votes: 43

18. Cavalcade d'amour (1939)

100 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.9
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A triple love story stopped each time by low material interests.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Simone Simon, Michel Simon, Claude Dauphin, Janine Darcey

Votes: 31

19. Blood Red Rose (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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Director: Jean Choux | Stars: Viviane Romance, Georges Flamant, Guillaume de Sax, Paul Amiot

Votes: 7

20. Le veau gras (1939)

85 min

6.8
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Jules Vachon, a pharmacist, has two sons, Gabriel, a steady-minded young man dedicated to his job in the pharmacy, and Gaston, a good for nothing whose only talent is to seduce rich women ... See full summary »

Director: Serge de Poligny | Stars: Elvire Popesco, André Lefaur, Armand Bernard, Dorville

Votes: 6

21. L'entraîneuse (1939)

95 min | Drama

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The young Suzy is a nightclub hostess in a cabaret in which Frehel is the star. Because one night she gets propositions from a rich widower who would like to have her as his girlfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Valentin | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Gilbert Gil, Andrex, Gisèle Préville

Votes: 40

22. La tradition de minuit (1939)

102 min | Mystery

5.8
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Director: Roger Richebé | Stars: Viviane Romance, Georges Flamant, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Pérès

Votes: 18

23. Noix de coco (1939)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Jean Boyer | Stars: Raimu, Marie Bell, Michel Simon, Gilbert Gil

Votes: 32

25. Circonstances atténuantes (1939)

85 min | Comedy

7.0
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A retired criminal-court judge on vacation finds himself stranded in a nest of thieves, who show him a friendlier side of crime.

Director: Jean Boyer | Stars: Michel Simon, Suzanne Dantès, Dorville, Arletty

Votes: 120

26. Les cinq sous de Lavarède (1939)

125 min | Comedy

6.0
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Some try to travel around the world with a time constraint, but Lavarède has to perform an even harder task than Phineas Fogg. His assignment is to go around the globe with a mere five ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Cammage | Stars: Fernandel, Josette Day, Andrex, Félix Oudart

Votes: 79

27. Whirlwind of Paris (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Director: Henri Diamant-Berger | Stars: Ray Ventura, Jean Tissier, Jimmy Gaillard, Claire Jordan

Votes: 7

28. The Mayor's Dilemma (1939)

105 min | Drama, War

6.7
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At the biginning of World War I in a village in the country of La Marne, two families are against the marriage of their children. The war changes the positions.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Annie Vernay, Saturnin Fabre, Fernand Charpin, Dorville

Votes: 68

29. Métropolitain (1939)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Maurice Cam | Stars: Albert Préjean, Ginette Leclerc, André Brulé, Albert Duvaleix

Votes: 8

30. Je t'attendrai (1939)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

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During WW1, a train is stopped by a bombing ;a young soldier takes advantage of the opportunity to go to his native village to see his parents .

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Corinne Luchaire, Édouard Delmont, Berthe Bovy

31. Le chemin de l'honneur (1939)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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A bad boy takes his twin brother's identity to escape from the strong arm of law.

Director: Jean-Paul Paulin | Stars: Henri Garat, Renée Saint-Cyr, André Lefaur, Roland Toutain

Votes: 7

32. Monsieur Brotonneau (1939)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Alexander Esway | Stars: Raimu, Josette Day, Marguerite Pierry, Saturnin Fabre

33. Second Childhood (1939)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Jeff Musso | Stars: Raimu, Jacqueline Delubac, Pierre Brasseur, Tramel

Votes: 14

34. Frères corses (1939)

81 min

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Directors: Géo Kelber, Robert Siodmak | Stars: Jean Aquistapace, Pierre Brasseur, Paul Azaïs, Lucienne Le Marchand

35. Raphaël le tatoué (1939)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Fernandel, Raymond Aimos, Pierre Stéphen, René Génin

Votes: 51

36. Une java (1939)

81 min

7.4
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Director: Claude Orval | Stars: Antonin Berval, Mireille Perrey, Raymond Aimos, Mila Parély

Votes: 5

37. Vidocq (1939)

105 min | Crime

6.3
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Director: Jacques Daroy | Stars: André Brulé, Nadine Vogel, René Ferté, Jean Worms

Votes: 9

38. Yamilé sous les cèdres (1939)

95 min | Adventure, Romance

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Director: Charles d'Espinay | Stars: Charles Vanel, Denise Bosc, José Noguéro, Georges Péclet

39. Le chasseur de chez Maxim's (1939)

95 min | Comedy

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Director: Maurice Cammage | Stars: Bach, Roger Tréville, Geneviève Callix, André Roanne

40. Berlingot et Cie (1939)

85 min | Comedy

5.3
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François and Victor sell hard candy at the fun fair. They also bring up Gisèle, a one-year-old child they found by the side of the road. Although the two men are often at each other's ... See full summary »

Director: Fernand Rivers | Stars: Fernandel, Suzy Prim, Fernand Charpin, Édouard Delmont

Votes: 13

41. Rappel immédiat (1939)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Léon Mathot | Stars: Mireille Balin, Roger Duchesne, Bernard Lancret, Erich von Stroheim

42. Entente cordiale (1939)

110 min | Drama

5.9
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The history of the Entente Cordiale in the big and small picture, from 1898, when a French officer occupied the village of Fashoda, Sudan to 8 April 1904, when a series or agreements ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Victor Francen, Pierre Richard-Willm, André Lefaur

Votes: 44

43. Ultima giovinezza (1939)

88 min | Drama

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Director: Jeff Musso | Stars: Raimu, Jacqueline Delubac, Pierre Brasseur, Tramel

44. Le feu de paille (1939)

89 min | Drama

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Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy | Stars: Lucien Baroux, Orane Demazis, Gaby Basset, Jean Fuller

45. Trois de St Cyr (1939)

97 min | Adventure

5.6
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The prestigious "Saint Cyr " military school (the French "West Point")through the destiny of three cadets .

Director: Jean-Paul Paulin | Stars: Roland Toutain, Jean Mercanton, Jean Chevrier, Paul Amiot

Votes: 20

46. Farinet ou l'or dans la montagne (1939)

90 min

8.5
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Maurice Farinet, a young Swiss peasant, has found a gold deposit in the mountains and starts producing counterfeit money. He is arrested but manages to escape. The village people are on his... See full summary »

Director: Max Haufler | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Suzy Prim, Sinoël, Jean-Mario Bertschy

Votes: 13

47. Le bois sacré (1939)

80 min | Comedy

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Despite her success, writer Francine Margerie is let down to see that she is not nominated for the Legion of Honor award. One solution could be to sleep with Champmorel, the Director of ... See full summary »

Director: Léon Mathot | Stars: Elvire Popesco, Gaby Morlay, Victor Boucher, André Lefaur

48. La famille Duraton (1939)

85 min | Comedy

6.2
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Reality show on the radio circa 1939.

Director: Christian Stengel | Stars: Noël-Noël, Jules Berry, Alfred Adam, Gisèle Alcée

Votes: 12

49. Les 3 tambours (1939)

85 min | Drama, History, War

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12-year old Armand-Pierre embraces the French Revolution and leaves his mother to enlist in the army.

Director: Maurice de Canonge | Stars: Jean Yonnel, Madeleine Soria, Raymond Aimos, Jacques Grétillat

50. Quartier sans soleil (1939)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Colette Darfeuil, Jean Servais, Antonin Berval, Charlotte Lysès

Votes: 5