All The 1940's (Long And Short) Films I've Seen In My Whole Life

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All The 1940's (Long And Short) Films I've Seen In My Whole Life from past to present.

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1. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, War

The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,142

2. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 7,019

3. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,461

4. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

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 U.S.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 5,169

5. A Day at the Fair (I) (1947)

10 min | Short, Documentary

A family goes to the local fair to compete with their livestock & produce.

Star: James Brill

Votes: 131

6. A Gem of a Jam (1943)

17 min | Comedy, Short

The stooges are janitors working in the offices of Doctors Hart-Burns and Belcher. Some crooks arrive seeking medical attention after their boss has been wounded in a shoot out with the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dudley Dickerson

Votes: 344

7. A Knight for a Day (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

By accident, Cedric (Goofy), replaces his master, Sir Loinsteak, in the armor just before the joust with champion Sir Cumference.

Director: Jack Hannah | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 615

8. A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers

Votes: 905

9. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands...but she does not say which one.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,512

10. A Mouse in the House (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mammy Two-Shoes tells Tom and Butch that the cat who gets rid of the icebox-raiding, breadbox-invading mouse (Jerry) is the one who can stay.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 832

11. A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Charles Drake

Votes: 5,433

12. A Plumbing We Will Go (1940)

18 min | Comedy, Short

To escape the police, the Stooges pose as plumbers contracted to fix a mansion's plumbing, which inevitably causes destructive chaos.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Wilson Benge

Votes: 842

13. A Really Important Person (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

A policeman's son searches for a suitable subject for an essay about an important person.

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Connie Gilchrist, Clancy Cooper, Chick York

Votes: 157

14. A Song to Remember (1945)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biography of Frederic Chopin.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde, Nina Foch

Votes: 1,094

15. A Stolen Life (1946)

Approved | 109 min | Drama

When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

Votes: 2,647

16. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,406

17. A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland

Votes: 3,099

18. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 13,031 | Gross: $4.80M

19. Across the Pacific (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton

Votes: 3,891

20. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Drama, War

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.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 3,136

21. Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 17,819

22. Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Passed | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors, Robert Douglas, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,488

23. Africa Screams (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck

Votes: 3,191

24. African Diary (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Goofy narrates his own quest to Africa accompanied by various tour guides. He is in search of wild game. After run-ins with various animals while camping for the night and taking his ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 338

25. Ain't Love Cuckoo? (1946)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

The Schillings and the Lanes think their spouses have been killed in the war, and marry each other's mate.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Gus Schilling, Richard Lane, Terry Howard, Barbara Slater

Votes: 30

26. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A boy prince, raised by forty thieves, takes revenge on the Mongol invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine

Votes: 963

27. All This and Rabbit Stew (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs heckles a black hunter and escapes from a bear.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb

Votes: 596

28. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 11,878

29. All the World's a Stooge (1941)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

Three bumbling window washers are mistaken for dentists and run amok at an affair in the home of a rich socialite.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lelah Tyler

Votes: 415

30. An Ache in Every Stake (1941)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Family

The stooges are icemen who, while delivering ice to a house on the top of a high hill, destroy several cakes that a wealthy man is trying to bring home. When their antics cause the servants... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Wilson Benge

Votes: 432

31. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 7,184

32. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one. They work together to determine who is the killer?

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 11,244

33. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 2,123

34. Angels Over Broadway (1940)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, John Qualen

Votes: 791

35. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,985

36. Annie Was a Wonder (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Short

In this entry in the Passing Parade series, narrator John Nesbitt tells the story of Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook/housekeeper in the Nesbitt home when he was growing up. Annie was ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Kathleen Freeman, Howard Negley, Ruth Lee, Sven Hugo Borg

Votes: 179

38. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 61,267

39. Baby Puss (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is dressed up and treated like a baby by the little girl of the house, and he hates it aside from the bottle of milk, that is. Jerry brings in some alley cats, who tease Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Sara Berner, William Hanna, The King's Men, Harry Lang

Votes: 859

40. Back from the Front (1943)

19 min | Short, Comedy, War

Set in WW II, the stooges are the only survivors of an American ship sunk by an enemy torpedo. Adrift on a raft, they come upon a German battleship and by various means, such as Moe ... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 340

41. Baggage Buster (1941)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Goofy has to get a box belonging to a magician in time for the next train to pick the baggage. Clumsy Goofy drops the box and a lot of magician's props (a rabbit which multiplies, a bull, a woman sawed in half) appear.

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: George Johnson

Votes: 467

42. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 116,748 | Gross: $102.80M

43. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

92 Metascore

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément | Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

Votes: 22,130 | Gross: $0.30M

44. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

Votes: 3,185

45. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 125,245 | Gross: $0.33M

46. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama