Watchlist_1940sby papertiger727 | created - 05 Jan 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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1. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A young Spanish aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.
Votes: 8,789 | Gross: $4.36M
2. Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.
3. Under Capricorn (1949)
Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.
4. Dead of Night (1945)
Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror
Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.
5. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.
6. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 368,769 | Gross: $1.59M
7. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 142,001 | Gross: $2.11M
8. Cat People (1942)
Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.
Votes: 17,715 | Gross: $4.00M
9. The Red Shoes (1948)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Votes: 25,064 | Gross: $10.90M
10. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
11. Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945)
Approved | 243 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Chapter 1 finds Daily Flash newspaper reporter Brenda Starr (Joan Woodbury), and her photographer, Chuck Allen (Syd Saylor), assigned to cover a fire in an old house where they discover the... See full summary »
13. Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy
The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »
17. Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949)
73 min | Mystery
A young woman goes missing under strange circumstances. A friend of hers tries to find out what happened and it almost leads to another case of a missing young woman. Dr. Morrell has his hands full trying to solve this case.
18. The Jack of Diamonds (1949)
73 min | Drama
Down on their luck, a couple rent out their ship to a mysterious man looking for treasure he'd hidden during the war. Complications ensue when it turns out he's not the only one looking for it.
19. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »
20. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.
21. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
Approved | 71 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.
22. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
Passed | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »
23. The Spider Woman (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.
24. The Scarlet Claw (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.
25. The Pearl of Death (1944)
Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders.
26. The House of Fear (1945)
Approved | 69 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.
27. The Woman in Green (1945)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.
28. Pursuit to Algiers (1945)
Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination.
29. Terror by Night (1946)
Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.
30. Dressed to Kill (1946)
Approved | 76 min | Crime, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.
33. Tarzan Triumphs (1943)
Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, War
As WWII rages on, a group of Nazi paratroopers land on the secret city of Palandria to exploit its wealth, and they start taking hostages. Can the powerful King of the Jungle and his trusted companions--Cheeta, and Buli--save them?
Votes: 1,956 | Gross: $3.27M
34. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure
With Jane still away for the war effort, Tarzan and Boy set off to retrieve rare medicinal herbs, only to run into an American messenger, Nazi spies, and the mysterious desert's treacherous fauna and flora. Will they make it in one piece?
35. Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)
Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them.
36. Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
As a spate of leopard attacks causes panic, a sceptical Tarzan joins a hunting expedition, only to face a pagan cult of Leopard-God worshippers and their fiendish High-Priestess. Can he escape the sharp claws of the savage Leopard Woman?
37. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)
Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
To equip the American zoos with as many animals as possible, a cruel trio of big-game hunters team up with an unexpected ally, threatening the African fauna. Will Tarzan allow the fiendish huntress to pillage the jungle?
38. Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)
Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure
To escape from an arranged marriage to Aquatania's pagan god, a desperate maiden ends up in Tarzan's fishing net. But soon, he, too, finds himself before a well-planned conspiracy. Can Tarzan save the mermaid from the barbaric idol's will?
39. Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)
Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Tarzan secretly arrives in Blue Valley, the land of the magical fountain of youth, to find the intrepid aviatrix who can save an innocent man. But, is she the same person she used to be? Can Tarzan protect the vale's ultimate mystery?
41. Black Friday (1940)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.
43. The Wolf Man (1941)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror
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.
44. The Black Cat (1941)
Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.
45. 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.
46. The Mad Ghoul (1943)
Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A university chemistry professor experiments with an ancient Mayan gas on a medical student, turning the would-be surgeon into a murdering ghoul.
47. Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery
A doctor is not sure if he murdered his beautiful but wicked wife, and has his attractive nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him.
48. Weird Woman (1944)
Passed | 63 min | Horror, Mystery