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Old 07-22-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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What are your favorite films from the 1940's? Only lists with twenty choices will be taken to account for the poll.

#1 Spot is worth 20 points, #2 is worth 19, etc.


The Results:





1: Casablanca 445
2: Citizen Kane 397
3: Double Indemnity 376
4: The Third Man 359
5: Maltese Falcon 328
6: The Treasure of Sierra Madre 259
7: Notorious 223
8: Rebecca 210
9: It's A Wonderful Life 209
10: Bicycle Thieves 159
11: White Heat 157
12: Laura 154
13: The Grapes of Wrath 152
14: Black Narcissus 149
15: The Red Shoes 142
16: La Belle et La Bete 133
17: Shadow of a Doubt 130
18: Pinocchio 126
19: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 125
20: Brief Encounter 105



The Rest:
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21: The Big Sleep 100
22: A Matter of Life and Death 97
23: The Great Dictator 95
24: The Best Years of Our Lives 94
25: Bambi 93
25: Leave Her To Heaven 93
27: Out of the Past 92
28: The Lost Weekend 91
29: Dumbo 90
30: Gilda 78
30: The Wolf Man 78
32: Fantasia 75
33: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 73
34: Rope 71
35: Late Spring 66
36: Kind Hearts and Coronets 65
37: The Lady Eve 61
38: I Walked With a Zombie 56
39: Miracle on 34th Street 54
40: The Postman Always Rings Twice 49
41: Scarlet Street 46
42: Children of Paradise 45
42: His Girl Friday 45
42: The Lady from Shanghai 45
45: The Seventh Victim 41
45: Arsenic and Old Lace 41
45: The Heiress 41
48: The Magnificent Ambersons 39
49: How Green was my Valley 38
49: Ivan the Terrible 38
49: Sullivan's Travels 38
The Killers 37
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 36
Mildred Pierce 36
Went the Day Well? 36
Letter From An Unknown Woman 35
Meet Me in St. Louis 35
Meshes of the Afternoon 35
Great Expectations 33
Sergeant York 32
Yankee Doodle Dandy 32
Key Largo 31
The Philadelphia Story 31
Hamlet 30
10. Lifeboat 30
The Pride of the Yankees 29
The Thief of Bagdad 28
Dead of Night 27
Nightmare Alley 27
Saboteur 27
The Stranger 27
Kiss of Death 26
Spellbound 25
The Picture of Dorian Gray 24
Le Silence de la Mer 24
The Strawberry Blonde 24
My Darling Clementine 22
Secret Beyond the Door 22
Palm Beach Story 21
Fort Apache 20
Saps at Sea 20
Cat People 19
Old Acquaintance 19
Mrs. Miniver 18
Rabbit of Seville 18
To Each his Own 18
Waterloo Bridge 18
Champion 17
Christmas in Connecticut 17
Red River 17
Twelve O'Clock High 17
Rome, Open City 16
Day of Wrath 15
Foreign Correspondent 15
Gentlemans Agreement 15
Hold That Ghost 15
Larceny, Inc. 15
Remember the Night 15
Rope of Sand 15
To Be or Not to Be 15
The Black Cat 14
Force of Evil 14
Odd Man Out 14
The Talk of the Town 14
This Happy Breed 14
And Then There Were None 13
The Ball at the Anjo House 13
Captains of the Clouds 13
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 13
The Fuller Brush Man 13
The Letter 13
Mr Bug Goes To Town 13
The Ox-Bow Incident 13
The Set-Up 13
The Body Snatcher 12
Brute Force 12
The Macomber Affair 12
Rabbit Hood 12
The Snake Pit 12
The Uninvited 12
Call Northside 777 11
Drunken Angel 11
The Stars Look Down 11
Take Me Out To The Ball Game 11
City of Conquest 10
The Clock 10
Isle of the Dead 10
The Leopard Man 10
Anna and the King of Siam 9
Brighton Rock 9
A Day in the Country 9
House of Frankenstein 9
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House 9
The October Man 9
Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green 9
This Gun for Hire 9
Gaslight 8
Hellzapoppin' 8
Major Barbara 8
Oliver Twist 8
Passport to Pimlico 8
Sherlock Holmes in Washington 8
Son of dracula 8
Listen to Britain 7
The Razor's Edge 7
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 7
Thieves' Highway 7
The Wicked Lady 7
Dressed to Kill 6
Now, Voyager 6
Raw Deal 6
Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman 6
Curse of the Cat People 5
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 5
Good News 5
Hangover Square 5
The Naked City 5
Road to Rio 5
Sherlock Holmes and the Pearl of Death 5
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror 5
The Southerner 5
Stray Dog 5
The Dark Mirror 4
High Sierra 4
The Locket 4
Phantom Lady 4
Pot O' Gold 4
Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Claw 4
They Died With Their Boots On 4
Utamaro and His Five Women 4
Christmas In July 3
Dark Passage 3
The Egg and I 3
It Happened on Fifth Avenue 3
Miracle of Morgan's Creek 3
Monsieur Verdoux 3
The Return of Frank James 3
Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear 3
The Black Swan 2
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 2
Hail The Conquering Hero 2
Heaven Can Wait 2
I Married A Witch 2
Invisible Stripes 2
Life With Father 2
Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit to Algiers 2
Suspicion 2
Brother Orchid 1
The Big Clock 1
The Devil & Daniel Webster 1
Fallen Angel 1
The Gold Rush 1
The Jade Mask 1
Jour De Fete 1
The Lodger 1
Penny Serenade 1
Phantom of the Opera 1
The Spiral Staircase 1
Spring in a Small Town 1
Terror by Night 1
They Made Me a Fugitive 1
You Were Never Lovelier 1



My List:
1) Double Indemnity
2) Brief Encounter
3) Citizen Kane
4) Letter from an Unknown Woman
5) Lady from Shanghai
6) The Heiress
7) Meshes of the Afternoon
8) Black Narcissus
9) The Best Years of Our Lives
10) Children of Paradise
11) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
12) Late Spring
13) The Third Man
14) Gilda
15) A Matter of Life and Death
16) The Maltese Falcon
17) Laura
18) Dumbo
19) The Red Shoes
20) Notorious

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Gun Crazy's 1950? Or does that still count as a '40s pic?
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:28 AM   #3
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Gun Crazy's 1950? Or does that still count as a '40s pic?
Tough call. Some places list it as 1949...slipping Red Shoes in..
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:08 AM   #4
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I've only seen Dumbo.

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This will be hard..
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:29 AM   #6
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I've only seen Dumbo.

*runs*
you can always see 19 more before the month is up
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:47 AM   #7
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1-- casablanca
2---laura
3---double indemnity
4---the wolf man
5---rebecca
6---the best years of our lives
7---the black cat
8---the maltese falcon
9---treasure of the sierra madre
10--cat people
11--the leopard man
12--house of frankenstein
13--son of dracula
14--abbott and costello meet frankenstein
15--the body snatcher
16--curse of the cat people
17--high sierra
18--bambi
19--leave her to heaven
20--the seventh victim

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Old 07-22-2013, 02:49 AM   #8
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Thanks AKORIS.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:14 AM   #9
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1. Citizen Kane
2. The Third Man
3. Casablanca
4. The Children of Paradise
5. Brief Encounter
6. Black Narcissus
7. The Red Shoes
8. Rebecca
9. The Maltese Falcon
10. Fantasia
11. Double Indemnity
12. Notorious
13. The Treasure of The Sierra Madre
14. Mrs. Miniver
15. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
16. Laura
17. Scarlet Street
18. Bambi
19. The Bicycle Thief
20. Kind Hearts and Coronets
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Time to throw my time and resources into a 1940s study binge.
They keep saying they're going to put 'Double Indemnity', 'Key Largo', and 'The Black Swan' on region-1 BDs, but it never happens.
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hmmm...gonna take some time to finalize my list. I will just put titles that will definitely be on my list until then:

A Matter Of Life And Death
Rebecca
Shadow Of A Doubt
The Thief Of Baghdad
Fort Apache
The Grapes of Wrath
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Treasure of the sierra madre
Citizen Kane
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Thanks Chris and archedamian.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:20 AM   #13
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1. The Third Man
2. Citizen Kane
3. Pinocchio
4. Casablanca
5. The Big Sleep
6. Ivan the Terrible Part I
7. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
8. Kind Hearts and Coronets
9. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
10. A Matter of Life and Death
11. Bicycle Thieves
12. The Great Dictator
13. The Best Years of Our Lives
14. Rebecca
15. To Be or Not to Be
16. The Grapes of Wrath
17. The Philadelphia Story
18. Rome, Open City
19. Fantasia
20. Beauty and the Beast

Just missing my list is Sullivan’s Travels, The Red Shoes (and almost every other film by Powell and Pressburger), Notorious, The Lost Weekend, I Walked With a Zombie and My Darling Clementine.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #14
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1. Citizen Kane
2. La Belle et la bęte
3. The Bicycle Thief
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. Rope
6. Orpheus
7. Casablanca
8. The Thief of Baghdad
9.

I'm glad we're up to decade I can do, but this will take some time so I'll be back...
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01. Monsieur Verdoux
02. Great Dictator
03. Ministry Of Fear
04. Laura
05. Maltese Falcon
06. Bambi
07. Postman Always Rings Twice
08. Dumbo
09. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
10. Black Narcissus
11. Third Man

Films that have the potential to be added in once seen
Beauty And The Beast
Blithe Spirit
Boomerang!
Brief Encounter
Casablanca
Children Of Paradise
Citizen Kane
Cloak And Dagger
Dark Mirror
Devil And Miss Jones
Diary Of A Chambermaid
Fantasia (rewatch)
Force Of Evil
Gentleman's Agreement
Grapes Of Wrath
I Married A Witch
In Which We Serve
It's A Wonderful Life
Late Spring
Leave Her To Heaven
Letter From An Unknown Woman
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp
Night Train To Munich
Notorious
Pinky
Pinocchio (rewatch)
Rebecca
Red Shoes
Scarlet Street
Secret Beyond The Door
Le Silence De La Mer
Song Of Bernadette
Spellbound
This Happy Breed
To Be Or Not To Be
Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Uninvited
Les Visiteurs Du Soir
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The Maltese Falcon
Double Indemnity
The Third Man
Casablanca
The Big Sleep
Shadow of a Doubt
Citizen Kane
Rebecca
Notorious
Arsenic and Old Lace
Out of the Past
Laura
Miracle on 34th Street
Brief Encounter
The Lady Eve
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
The Philadelphia Story
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Cat People
The Big Clock
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Thanks montereypop, octagon.

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I guess the 40s are my decade of often melodramatic, heavily American films...still, I'm sure I'm missing something, but here goes:

Black Narcissus
Old Acquaintance
Waterloo Bridge
Brief Encounter
Leave Her to Heaven
Double Indemnity
The Seventh Victim
Gilda
Notorious
The Red Shoes
The Clock
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
Bicycle Thieves
The Heiress
Beauty and the Beast
The Uninvited
Laura
It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Out of the Past
Cat People

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Ok, I'll list what I've seen and then I'll add some once I've seen some:

1) The Third Man
2) Double Indemnity
3) Rope
4) Bicycle Thieves
5) Citizen Kane
6) Great Expectations
7) It's a Wonderful Life
8) Casablanca
9) Rebecca

I know I have Rebecca, Brief Encounters and Shadow of a Doubt recorded and I'll obviously try and check out more on top of those.
Remaining Films of 2014 I'll check out: Horrible Bosses 2. Men, Women and Children. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Dumb and Dumber To. Exodus: Gods and Kings. Big Eyes. Unbroken.
Best Films of the Year so far: Boyhood. Calvary. Mr. Turner. Mommy. Frank. Godzilla. Nightcrawler. Gone Girl. Interstellar. The Raid 2. The Rover. The LEGO Movie. Under the Skin.

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Gilda
Casablanca
The Lady From Shanghai
Rebecca
Mildred Pierce
Notorious
White Heat
Double Indemnity
Leave Her to Heaven
Out of the Past
Bicycle Thieves
Postman Always Rings Twice
Black Narcissus
Laura
The Lady Eve
Citizen Kane
Maltese Falcon
The Red Shoes
It's a Wonderful Life
You Were Never Lovelier

Haven't put the numerical order yet since this list will for sure be re-ordered and edited by the deadline. Always rewatching some of these and discovering other 40s films for the first time so I can't lock it in yet. But the ones near the top I enjoy the most. This is probably the best decade for film so it's very hard to narrow down to 20.

EDIT: Didn't have time to organize the list, but its more or less in order so you can just count them as 1-20 for your tally.

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