Sunday, March 18, 2012

Going Through the Era's // Matinee Saturday {1940s}

Now I couldn't decided on just one movie for the 1940s. As most of my favorite movies are from the 40s {then again, movies from the 50s & 60s are high on my list too}. So, I'm just going to share my favorite movies from each year in the 40s. *grin* And all of the movies listed I recommend {with your parents consent of course, if you are younger for some of these films}.

Pride & Prejudice {1940}
- 1940 -
Rebecca - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine.
Young Tom Edison - Starring Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter. {movie review}
Strike Up the Band - Starring Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland. {movie review}
His Girl Friday - Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell.
My Favorite Wife - Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott.
It's a Date - Starring Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis, Walter Pidgeon.
Santa Fe Trail - Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ronald Reagan.
Second Chorus - Starring Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw.
Pride & Prejudice - Starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith {1941}
- 1941 -
Mr. & Mrs. Smith - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery.
Men of Boys Town - Starring Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney.
Life Begins for Andy Hardy - Starring Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland. {I enjoy the whole Andy Hardy series}
It Started with Eve - Starring Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton.
Footsteps in the Dark - Starring Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall.
Dive Bomber - Starring Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray.
49th Parallel - Starring Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier.
Buck Privates - Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello.
In the Navy - Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello.

The Pride of the Yankees {1942}
- 1942 -
Mrs. Miniver - Starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon.
A Yank at Eton - Starring Mickey Rooney, Peter Lawford, Freddie Bartholomew.
The Major and the Minor - Starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland.
Desperate Journey - Starring Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Ronald Sinclair. {movie review}
George Washington Slept Here - Starring Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan.
The Pride of the Yankees - Starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth.
Ride 'Em Cowboy - Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello.

His Butler's Sister {1943}
- 1943 -
Shadow of a Doubt - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten.
Lassie Come Home - Starring Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Elizabeth Taylor.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday - Starring Deanna Durbin, Barry Fitzgerald.
His Butler's Sister - Starring Deanna Durbin, Pat O'Brien.
Madame Curie - Starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon.
This Is the Army - Starring George Murphy, Joan Leslie, Ronald Reagan.
Above Suspicion - Starring Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo {1944}
- 1944 -
Step Lively - Starring Frank Sinatra, George Murphy.
National Velvet - Starring Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor.
I'll Be Seeing You - Starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten. {movie review}
Since You Went Away - Starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple.
Going My Way - Starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald.
Christmas Holiday - Starring Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly. {movie review}
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo - Starring Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Mitchum, Robert Walker, Don DeFore.
To Have and Have Not - Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall.
Cowboy and the Senorita - Starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans.
Laura - Starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews.

Anchors Aweigh {1945}
- 1945 -
Anchors Aweigh - Starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson.
Christmas in Connecticut - Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan. {movie review}
Don't Fence Me In - Starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans.
The Bells of St. Mary's - Starring Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman.
Son of Lassie - Starring Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp.
A Walk in the Sun - Starring Dana Andrews, Richard Conte.

The Yearling {1946}
- 1946 -
Courage of Lassie - Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan.
The Big Sleep - Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall.
Roll On Texas Moon - Starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans.
The Yearling - Starring Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman.
Dressed to Kill - Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce.
Great Expectations - Starring John Mills, Valerie Hobson.

It Happened in Brooklyn {1947}
- 1947 -
It Happened in Brooklyn - Starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante.
Good News - Starring Peter Lawford, June Allyson. 
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer - Starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple.
That Hagen Girl - Starring Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple.
Something in the Wind - Starring Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor.
Dark Passage - Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall.
The Egg & I - Starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray. {movie review}
It Happened on 5th Avenue - Starring Don DeFore, Ann Harding. {movie review}

Enchantment {1948}
- 1948 - 
Call Northside 777 - Starring James Stewart, Richard Conte.
On Our Merry Way - Starring Paulette Goddard, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda.
Easter Parade - Starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream Home - Starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. {movie review}
Key Largo - Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore.
Romance on the High Seas - Starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day.
Enchantment - Starring David Niven, Teresa Wright.
The Noose Hangs High - Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. {movie review}

Little Women {1949}
- 1949 -
The Stratton Story - Starring James Stewart, June Allyson.
Little Women - Starring June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, Janet Leigh, Margaret O'Brien.
The Barkleys of Broadway - Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers.
The Story of Seabiscuit - Starring Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald.
Battleground - Starring Van Johnson, John Hodiak.
Yes Sir That's My Baby - Starring Donald O'Connor. {movie review}
Twelve O'Clock High - Starring Gregory Peck.
The Hasty Heart - Starring Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Richard Todd.
Africa Screams - Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello.

Well, that's just a small peak into some of my favorite 1940s films. What are your favorite 40s films? Link up your GTTE's post below.


  1. Simply fabulous list of 40s films!!

    I linked up:)

  2. I like to hear what movie recommendations like-minded people have, so thank you! (I am pleased to see Africa Screams on your list- my brothers and I loved that one! have you watched: Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff? It came out the same's great!) I linked up. =)

  3. Great movie recommendations! :-) My favorite movies from the 1940's are:
    This Is The Army
    Anchors Aweigh
    Little Women
    It's a Wonderful Life
    The Shop Around The Corner
    Holiday Inn
    I Was A Male War Bride

  4. Really like your site. I like almost all of these movies. Some I haven't seen but have heard of. I like your taste in movies. Have you seen The Human Comedy? I think you would like it.

  5. Love, love, love, that you included "Rebecca." It's one of my favorites.

    I recommend the Ginger Rogers/David Niven movie "Bachelor Mother." It's from 1939 but I think it fits with the movies on your list. It's so adorable.

    Katie G.

  6. @Adrienne No, I haven't seen, or heard of that Abbott and Costello. Thanks for telling me about it!

  7. @Marie Danielle Oh, I have The Shop Around the Corner & Holiday Inn - haven't watched them yet. I haven't seen I Was A Male War Bride, I'll have to check it out. :)

  8. @Freda I just found out about The Human Comedy last week & taped it off of TCM today. :)

  9. @Anonymous I LOVE Bachelor Mother and the remake Bundle of Joy.

  10. Ashley, you must watch Shop Around the Corner! It's adorable! I see I have some to see as well...Pride and Prejudice looks excellent, as well as many of the others!


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