Films from the 40's pt 4

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1. Heaven Over the Marshes (1949)

111 min | Biography, Drama

The scene is the Pontine Marshes, a disease-ridden region. The year is 1902. Maria Goretti, a twelve-year-old girl, lives with her parents, poor farm hands, in the house of Serenelli, a ... See full summary »

Director: Augusto Genina | Stars: Rubi D'Alma, Michele Malaspina, Domenico Viglione Borghese, Ines Orsini

Votes: 91

2. Bill and Coo (1948)

Approved | 61 min | Musical, Family, Fantasy

The feathered residents of Chirpendale are terrorized by an evil black crow by the name of "The Black Menace". But to the citizen's rescue comes a brave young taxi puller named Bill!

Director: Dean Riesner | Stars: Burton's Birds, Jimmy the Crow, George Burton, Elizabeth Walters

Votes: 205

3. Russian Rhapsody (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

As Adolf Hitler personally flies a bomber on a mission to the Soviet Union, the gremlins from the Kremlin set about to stop him.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 477

4. The Wind Is My Lover (1949)

Approved | 63 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 14th Century Sweden, when Lorld Erland Maneskold marries Singoalla, a gypsy, he abandons his worldly possessions. The gypsies, who meanwhile have stolen the Maneskold treasure, want the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Alf Kjellin, Edvin Adolphson, Lauritz Falk

Votes: 59

5. Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Passed | 61 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human...even though it costs human life.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 637

7. Bagdad (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, Vincent Price, John Sutton

Votes: 300

9. Los cristeros (1947)

98 min | Drama, History, War

During the Cristero War in 1926-29, in Mexico, three people fall in love.

Director: Raúl de Anda | Stars: Sara García, Luis Aguilar, Tito Junco, Amanda del Llano

Votes: 9

10. The Last Stage (1948)

110 min | Drama

Female prisoners of various ethnic background struggle to survive the hardships of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Director: Wanda Jakubowska | Stars: Tatjana Gorecka, Antonina Gordon-Górecka, Barbara Drapinska, Aleksandra Slaska

Votes: 206

11. The Flirtation of Girls (1949)

120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In this classic musical, poor old Hamam, a modest arabic teacher, falls in love with the young and beautiful Laila, his aristocratic pupil. Soon, he must decide between his unrealistic feelings or sacrificing his love for her own good.

Director: Anwar Wagdi | Stars: Nagib El-Rihani, Laila Mourad, Anwar Wagdi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 323

12. La malquerida (1949)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama

In the ranch of El Soto lives Raymunda (Dolores del Río) and her daughter, Acacia (Columba Domínguez). After she is widowed, Raymunda marries Esteban (Pedro Armendáriz). What Raymunda does ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Columba Domínguez, Roberto Cañedo

Votes: 104

13. Linnaisten vihreä kamari (1945)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A nobleman in 1830's Finland has to contend with stuck-up relatives, his daughters' suitors, dark secrets from his family's past, mistaken identities and a haunted wing of his mansion.

Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Rauli Tuomi, Regina Linnanheimo, Kaija Rahola, Paavo Jännes

Votes: 122

14. Don't Be a Sucker (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, History, War

Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists.

Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Robert Adler, Richard Alexander, Robert Bailey

Votes: 198

15. Uncle Tom's Cabaña (1947)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Ruby Dandridge, Paul Frees, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 250

16. Arabian Nights (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson

Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $3.71M

17. The Quiet One (1948)

65 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.

Director: Sidney Meyers | Stars: Gary Merrill, Donald Thompson, Clarence Cooper, Sadie Stockton

Votes: 171

18. La Malibran (1944)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The rise and fall of a diva circa 1820.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Geori-Boué, Suzy Prim, Mona Goya, Jacques Jansen

Votes: 46

19. The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)

Approved | 81 min | Fantasy, Comedy

Man returns from heaven to make up for financial errors he made that caused harm to his family.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Cecil Kellaway, Audrey Totter

Votes: 264

20. The Walls of Malapaga (1949)

89 min | Drama, Romance

A French fugitive arrives in Genoa, where he becomes entangled with an Italian woman and her daughter.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean Gabin, Isa Miranda, Vera Talchi, Andrea Checchi

Votes: 618

22. San Diego I Love You (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

A harried daughter tries to keep her wacky family together while trying to sell her eccentric father's latest invention, a collapsible life raft.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Jon Hall, Louise Allbritton, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

Votes: 111

23. Hellfire (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Western

A reformed gambler turned preacher, partners with a pretty, female fugitive outlaw, runs into an old pal who's also a marshal and they both fall for the same bad gal.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Bill Elliott, Marie Windsor, Forrest Tucker, Jim Davis

Votes: 193

24. Vice Versa (1948)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is immediately fulfilled ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Roger Livesey, Kay Walsh, Petula Clark, David Hutcheson

Votes: 262

25. The World Is Rich (1948)

46 min | Documentary

An examination of the problems of world food distribution following World War II, outlining steps underway to deal with the problems.

Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 9

26. Kismet (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy

In ancient Bagdad, Hafiz is a beggar - self coined the King of Beggars - and a master of the slight of hand. He often likes to wander the streets late at night pretending to be a Prince, ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold

Votes: 945

27. King-Size Canary (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,473

28. Forever Amber (1947)

Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl | Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders

Votes: 1,092 | Gross: $16.00M

29. ¡A volar joven! (1947)

113 min | Comedy

Cantinflas is a private, who doesn't know anything about discipline or following rules. He only wants to think about his girlfriend, the maid in an opulent hacienda. The owner has an ugly ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Ángel Garasa, Daniel 'Chino' Herrera, Andrés Soler

Votes: 259

31. Open Secret (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Newlyweds come to visit groom's friend, only to discover him missing; and their investigation uncovers evidence of a ring of anti-semites terrorizing the neighborhood.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: John Ireland, Jane Randolph, Sheldon Leonard, Roman Bohnen

Votes: 150

32. 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: 7,522

33. El baisano Jalil (1942)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Aristocráticos en ruina, los Veradada piden al comerciante libanés Jalil un préstamo, aunque en realidad desprecian a su familia. Para complicar las cosas, el hijo de Jalil, Selim, está ... See full summary »

Directors: Joaquín Pardavé, Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Joaquín Pardavé, Sara García, Emilio Tuero, Manolita Saval

Votes: 91

34. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Attempting to find his lost dog in a vast Georgia swamp, Ben Ragan stumbles upon wanted murderer Tom Keefer who convinces Ben he was framed for the murder by the real killer.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 1,392

35. Enchantment (1948)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger

Votes: 820

36. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 219

38. The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Bea Benaderet, Paul Frees, Frank Graham

Votes: 483

40. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,708

42. Madonna of the Desert (1948)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A jeweled Madonna, property of rancher Joe Salinas, attracts two crooks to his ranch, Monica Dell, a smooth operator, and ruthless Nick Julian. Joe believe that the statue has a miraculous ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Lynne Roberts, Don 'Red' Barry, Don Castle, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 34

44. Strange Cargo (1940)

Passed | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,955

45. The Male Animal (1942)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan. Homecoming marks the return for the first time in six ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson

Votes: 1,005

46. Ghost Catchers (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 119

47. It Had to Be You (1947)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

Directors: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde, Percy Waram, Spring Byington

Votes: 585

48. La oveja negra (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

The Trevino family tries to overcome the irresponsible behavior of Don Cruz, an erratic father with numerous defects that contrast with his son Silvano, a young kid man that is incapable of passing judgment on his own father.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Fernando Soler, Pedro Infante, Andrés Soler, Dalia Íñiguez

Votes: 299

49. Devotion (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama

Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 694

50. Red Meadows (1945)

85 min | War, Drama