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Your Favorite 1940's Movie

  1. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Even though most of us on here (including me, by the way) weren't around when those classic 40's movies were out, many of us have seen them and have particular favorites. 

    One of mine was The Lost Weekend (guy gets hit by a car and loses his memory).  Another was Greer Garson in Madame Curie.

    Do you have any favorites?  How about favorite actors from that era?

    Greer Garson and Katherine Hepburn were among mine.  Robert Taylor was another one.

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      T Rizzoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      G-Men James Cagney.

    2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image76
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi,
      I do not know exactly whether it is 1940's movie or not but it is an old one. This is Mughal-e-Azam. It is a movie made in Mumbai, India. It is a classic movie depicting love story of Shehzada Salim (Jahangeer, Mogul emperor) and Anarkali.

      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

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        LEWJposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds interesting.   I'll look it up JYOTI.

        1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image76
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks. There are many Indian movies of that era worth viewing. Some of them are Biraj Bahu, Valika vadhu, Mother India, Jhanak Jhanak payal Baje etc.

          Jyoti Kothari

  2. theageofcake profile image76
    theageofcakeposted 7 years ago

    My knowledge of the era is severely limited, but I'm partial to Citizen Kane, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and Pinocchio.

  3. Jon Allan profile image60
    Jon Allanposted 7 years ago

    Oooooh!
    I LOVE Gilda, Ziegfeld follies, Easter parade, a Foreign Affair, On the Town, Broadway melody of '40, The Lady from Shanghai, That Forsyte woman, I was also rather fond of Madam Curie, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The kissin Bandit....These are a few....My list goes on and on...I live for classic cinema! (and im only 20)

    My favourite actors were Rita Hayworth, Rob Taylor, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Ann Miller, Lauren Bacall, an early Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland etc...

  4. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I also loved (all Katharine Hepburn movies) Dragon Seed, Sea of Grass (really sad), Bringing Up Baby and, of course, Philadelphia Story.

  5. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    "The Thin Man" Series, With Myrna Loy & William Powell, the first was produced in 1936 and the sixth in 1947.

  6. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    Casablanca, The Man who came to Dinner, Brief Encounter, Adam's Rib, Grapes of Wrath

  7. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    I absolutely love old movies and The Bicycle Thief (1948) came to my mind first when I saw this thread. cool

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    i like the old musicals but not sure what year they were filmed in......  like what actors and actresses are we talking about in this era

    1. Cris A profile image59
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      there's been quite a few Oscar best picture winners that are musicals (using Oscar as benchmark for quality, and therefore likeability) and there's one in the 40s - Going My Way with Bing Crosby cool

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh thanks well yes i have seen Bing Crosby in some musical films so the one above is it good

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    LEWJposted 7 years ago

    PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE (1940), Starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier!

    1. Cris A profile image59
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And another Greer Garson starrer Mrs Miniver ('42) cool

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        rony1434posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi all
        Well i like Ball of fire,fantasia and flying wild hollywood movies of 1940.
        These movies are really worth to watch

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    what is the quality of these old films like, i actually dont think i have ever watched a film dating back so far.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Brenda, you have seen them, they are often remastered (cleaned up) but still the original film.

  11. Below-average Joe profile image61
    Below-average Joeposted 7 years ago

    Shadow of a Doubt.  Alfred Hitchcock.  This one of his rarely gets talked about as a classic (Psycho & The Birds always overshadow it) but it is an amazing film.

  12. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    casablanca tops the list for me.  I could watch it over and over.

    hmm, also I think, The Grapes of Wrath, Notorious, Rebecca. cool

    there are more, I can't think of their names.

  13. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    Hitchcock classics like Foreign Correspondent and Notorious are among my faves. And as cheesy as many say it was, an obscure film noir called Deadline At Dawn is one I frequently revisit.

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    The Spiral Staircase

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Cat People

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    I walked With a Zombie

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    Curse of the Cat People

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WHAT!!!???
      I need to go google this
      is it available on netflix?

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm pretty sure it's from 1946

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, 1944

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          but its cat people!!!
          it could be from 20O9 and I would look it up.
          there are tons of movies available on netflix, from like, the 20's and on...

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    You can find all kinds of movies on Netfilx.  They even have I Spit on Your Grave and Bad Taste..

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thats too funny!!!
      Ill have to look them up.  wink
      I love old movies
      And I still dont know how old you are.
      32?

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Close....You?

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          33

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            34

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              DAMMIT I think I said like, 42 or something before smile
              but then, you thought I was 27...well, Ive got to run in a sec.
              happy almost aniversary if I dont see you before then!!

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                bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                You've got it!  Have a great one!

  20. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Easter Parade and White Christmas! smile

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i hope these are 40's movies... Double Indemnity and It's A Wonderful Life.

  22. europewalker profile image81
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    Mildred Pierce with Joan Crawford

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago

      Mine would have to be It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart
      and Miracle on 34th Street with Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood.

      I watch them at least once every year during the holiday season and have been doing that since I was a kid. Wouldn't be Christmas without them!

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image76
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Lisa,
        Navrang of V. Shantaram, I suggest to view once.
        Thanks,
        Jyoti Kothari

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago

      Love Meet Me In St. Louis with Judy Garland big_smile

    3. Dame Scribe profile image60
      Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

      Alfred Hitchcock smile Madame X, White Christmas got to be a classic for sure, AEvans smile a great pick!

    4. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 7 years ago

      So many great 40's movies to choose. I would say either 'Citizen Caine' or 'It's a Wonderful Life' depending on what mood I'm in.

    5. jobister profile image61
      jobisterposted 7 years ago

      I saw Grapes of Wrath recently and I was amazed by how far we've come.

     
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