20th Century Fox Color Films 40's

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1. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 1,419

2. Maryland (1940)

92 min | Drama

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne

Votes: 71

3. The Return of Frank James (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, History, Western

Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,626

4. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 878

5. Chad Hanna (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with Albany the star equestrian rider. Later he falls in love with Caroline another runaway who becomes the Circus' new bareback rider.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 224

6. Western Union (1941)

Passed | 95 min | History, Western

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger, Virginia Gilmore

Votes: 2,176

7. That Night in Rio (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 687

8. Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Sport

Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 2,142

9. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 943

10. Belle Starr (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Western

At the end of the Civil War, an embittered Southern belle joins forces with a Confederate guerrilla leader to raid Union towns.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 666

11. Week-End in Havana (1941)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 529

12. Song of the Islands (1942)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 194

13. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 670 | Gross: $2.30M

14. My Gal Sal (1942)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton, Carole Landis

Votes: 534

15. Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Musical

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 525

16. Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

A veteran American flyer trains new recruits, including the acrophobic son of his dead war buddy. Complications arise when the younger man falls in love with his mentor's girl.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gene Tierney, Preston Foster, John Sutton, Jack Holt

Votes: 379

17. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 3,725 | Gross: $1.01M

18. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari

Votes: 392 | Gross: $3.40M

19. My Friend Flicka (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Western

Ken McLaughlin struggles to please his family in any way. He comes back from boarding school boasting poor grades and facing going through the fifth grade again, much to his fathers dismay.... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 798

20. Crash Dive (1943)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason

Votes: 1,270

21. Coney Island (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Charles Winninger

Votes: 339 | Gross: $3.50M

22. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

Votes: 8,944

23. Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Musical

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 249 | Gross: $3.40M

24. The Gang's All Here (1943)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman

Votes: 1,436

25. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,234

26. Pin Up Girl (1944)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 605

27. Home in Indiana (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, Charlotte Greenwood, Ward Bond

Votes: 372

28. Wilson (1944)

Passed | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $2.00M

29. Greenwich Village (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Musical

In 1922, a would-be classical composer gets involved with people putting on a musical revue.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 301

30. Something for the Boys (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Carmen Miranda, Michael O'Shea, Vivian Blaine, Phil Silvers

Votes: 225

31. Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

90 min | Musical

A tunefull account of the life of Ernest R. Ball, composer of many popular Irish songs, including the title's.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Monty Woolley, June Haver, Dick Haymes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 126

32. The Fighting Lady (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward Steichen, William Wyler | Stars: Robert Taylor, Charles Boyer, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer

Votes: 347

33. Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Family

A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell

Votes: 275

34. Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

Approved | 104 min | Musical

A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton

Votes: 216

35. Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Musical

Bill wants to join the Army, but he's 4F so he asks a wizard to help him, but the wizard has slight problems with his history knowlege, so he sends Bill everywhere in history, but not to ... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, George Seaton | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Joan Leslie, June Haver, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 208

36. Nob Hill (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical

The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entry into high society. The... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 224

37. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,354

38. The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Approved | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 684

39. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 9,878

40. Do You Love Me (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance

The woman dean of a music school undergoes a glamorous transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Dick Haymes, Harry James, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 199

41. Smoky (1946)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Family, Music

Drama about the strong bond between a cowpoke and a wild bronco set during the 1940s.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Burl Ives, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 281

42. Centennial Summer (1946)

Approved | 102 min | History, Music, Romance

In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe

Votes: 268

43. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Musical

A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »

Directors: H. Bruce Humberstone, John Brahm | Stars: June Haver, George Montgomery, Vivian Blaine, Celeste Holm

Votes: 202

44. Margie (1946)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A woman reminisces about her teenage years in the 1920s, when she fell in love with her teacher.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Glenn Langan, Lynn Bari, Alan Young

Votes: 673

45. Wake Up and Dream (1946)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A little girl asks her guardians to take her by boat to a nearby swamp believing her older brother, a sailor who recently went M.I.A. in WWII, is somehow there. She finds a grumpy old Crusoe-like hermit, instead, but there's still hope.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Payne, June Haver, Charlotte Greenwood, Connie Marshall

Votes: 86

46. The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms... See full summary »

Directors: George Seaton, Edmund Goulding, John M. Stahl | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Anne Revere, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 330 | Gross: $2.73M

47. Carnival in Costa Rica (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Music, Romance

Two pairs of lovers try to thwart an arranged marriage at Costa Rican fiesta time.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Dick Haymes, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm

Votes: 114

48. The Homestretch (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A film that qualifies as a Travelogue Documentary in that it contains footage of world-famous race tracks such as England's Ascot, Palermo in South America, and Churchill Downs, Jamaica, ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Maureen O'Hara, Glenn Langan, Helen Walker

Votes: 65