Your Favorite 1940's Movie

Jump to Last Post 1-27 of 27 discussions (47 posts)
  1. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 9 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.

    1. profile image51
      T Rizzoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      G-Men James Cagney.

    2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years agoin 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

      1. profile image0
        LEWJposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds interesting.   I'll look it up JYOTI.

        1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years agoin 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 image66
    theageofcakeposted 9 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 image57
    Jon Allanposted 9 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 image64
    Lisa HWposted 9 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 image59
    readytoescapeposted 9 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 image60
    Shalini Kagalposted 9 years ago

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

  7. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 9 years ago

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

  8. profile image0
    poetlorraineposted 9 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 9 years agoin 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

      1. profile image0
        poetlorraineposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

  9. profile image0
    LEWJposted 9 years ago

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

    1. Cris A profile image59
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. profile image51
        rony1434posted 9 years agoin 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

  10. profile image0
    poetlorraineposted 9 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 image86
      rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin 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 9 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 image86
    rebekahELLEposted 9 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 image66
    Jonathan Jancoposted 9 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.

  14. profile image0
    bloodnlatexposted 9 years ago

    Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man

  15. profile image0
    Justine76posted 9 years ago

    The Spiral Staircase

  16. profile image0
    bloodnlatexposted 9 years ago

    Cat People

  17. profile image0
    bloodnlatexposted 9 years ago

    I walked With a Zombie

  18. profile image0
    bloodnlatexposted 9 years ago

    Curse of the Cat People

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. profile image0
        bloodnlatexposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm pretty sure it's from 1946

        1. profile image0
          bloodnlatexposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry, 1944

        2. profile image0
          Justine76posted 9 years agoin 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...

  19. profile image0
    bloodnlatexposted 9 years ago

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

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 9 years agoin 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?

      1. profile image0
        bloodnlatexposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Close....You?

        1. profile image0
          Justine76posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          33

          1. profile image0
            bloodnlatexposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            34

            1. profile image0
              Justine76posted 9 years agoin 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!!

              1. profile image0
                bloodnlatexposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                You've got it!  Have a great one!

  20. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    Easter Parade and White Christmas! smile

  21. profile image0
    cosetteposted 9 years ago

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

  22. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 9 years ago

    Mildred Pierce with Joan Crawford

    1. lrohner profile image78
      lrohnerposted 9 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 image60
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. profile image0
      Janettaposted 9 years ago

      Love Meet Me In St. Louis with Judy Garland big_smile

    3. Dame Scribe profile image60
      Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

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

    4. Shinkicker profile image94
      Shinkickerposted 9 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 9 years ago

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

     
    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)