Sunday, May 3, 2009

Top Ten 1940s Films on My Movie Radar

The 1940s brought us two highly influencial films which have remained the only two to-date to top Sight & Sound's poll as the #1 film of all-time: Citizen Kane (1941) and Bicycle Thieves (1948). In between we had the war years, and the birth of film noir. And it was the decade of Bogie & Bacall, Tracy & Hepburn, and Abbott & Costello, too.

Here's the 1940s films that have managed to elude me so far, but they're on my radar:

My Little Chickadee- 1940

The Sea Hawk- 1940

Blossoms in the Dust- 1941

The 49th Parallel/The Invaders- 1941

Day of Wrath- 1943

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man- 1943

House of Frankenstein- 1944

The House on 92nd Street- 1945

Crossfire- 1947

That Lady in Ermine- 1948

1 comment:

Vincetastic said...

This top ten list is fantastic. I'm not familiar with 40's cinema, but some of these look really interesting. Thank goodness for Netflix, thanks for the recommendations. You can post this to our site and link back to your site. We are trying to create a directory for top ten lists where people can find your site. The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.