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Favourite Films Of The 1940's


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Bladerunner said:

Two that come to mind are:

A Matter Of Life & Death - with David Niven & Kim Hunter from 1946.

Sahara - with Humphrey Bogart from 1943.

Jase the answer was there all the time mate

It's a great film; the intro is excellent, especially when you consider it's age.

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Some more of my favourites from the 40's Twelve O'Clock High (1949) - Gregory Peck His Girl Friday (1940) - Cary Grant Double Indemnity (1944) - Fred McMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward

Maureen O'Hara sometimes reminds me of Gillian Anderson in that she can flip-flop between Irish (or English in Gillian's case) and American accents at the drop of a hat depending on who she's talking

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In Which We Serve (1942)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The Third Man (1949)

Key Largo (1948)

Red River (1948)

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Brighton Rock (1947)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Hamlet (1948)

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Griff said:
In Which We Serve (1942)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The Third Man (1949)

Key Largo (1948)

Red River (1948)

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Brighton Rock (1947)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Hamlet (1948)

Just have to add:-

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) .......OK, 1 year out, but superb film!!!!!!!!

This Gun for Hire (1942)

Duel in the Sun (1946)

Kiss of Death (1947)

Samson and Delilah (1949)

Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

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Some more of my favourites from the 40's

Twelve O'Clock High (1949) - Gregory Peck

His Girl Friday (1940) - Cary Grant

Double Indemnity (1944) - Fred McMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G Robinson

The Red Shoes (1948) - Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

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A few more :biggrin:

Black Narcissus (1947)
The Woman in the Window (1944)
This Happy Breed (1944)
The Winslow Boy (1948)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
D.O.A. (1949)
How Green was my Valley (1941)
Meet John Doe (1941)
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Mildred Pierce (1945)

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@rhaythorne How Green Was My Valley is on Film 4 on the 17th - multi-Oscar winner - four maybe? Although I always felt that the Hollywood treatment even down to the costumes took the edge off it for me, Maureen O'Hara for example looks like she has just stepped out of a Western!

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Maureen O'Hara sometimes reminds me of Gillian Anderson in that she can flip-flop between Irish (or English in Gillian's case) and American accents at the drop of a hat depending on who she's talking to.  But maybe a US production of a story set in Wales was too much for her.  Too bad Meryl Streep wasn't around at the time :laugh:

[EDIT] It's just occurred to me that possibly the worst Hollywood movie interpretation (from the 1940's anyway) of a British story is the downright dreadful "Mrs. Miniver". 

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Casablanca is probably my favourite film of all time.

Also a plug for Brief Encounter and Scott of the Antarctic for having the best soundtracks ever. I mean, for heaven’s sake, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and the Vaughan Williams incidental music that would go on to become the Sinfonia Antartica.

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No, we also know that Bogart was wearing a rather nice Longines in Casablanca. I believe there is photographic evidenza. Any idea on which watches the stars of some of those other films might have been wearing?
 

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