The Cranes Are Flying (1957), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), State of the Union (2019), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Stray Dog (1949), Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), Drunken Angel (1948), Went the Day Well? (1942) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best 1940s movies.
Storyline: In an allegory of life after Gen. Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War, life in a remote village in the 1940s is calm and uneventful. Two little girls see a "Frankenstein" movie, and one of them starts wandering the countryside in search of this kind creature.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Orson Welles (Liev Schreiber), all charisma and stubborn vision, is signed to direct films for RKO Pictures with a startling amount of creative freedom. Welles decides to make production number 281 a disguised biopic of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst (James Cromwell), a film which would come to be known as "Citizen Kane." But Welles doesn't understand just how much clout Hearst yields. When he gets word of the unflattering production, Hearst does everything in his power to stop it.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Despite being key players for the Wolves, baseball players Dennis Ryan (Frank Sinatra) and Eddie O'Brien (Gene Kelly) harbor a passion for vaudeville. When a local gambler (Edward Arnold) puts a lot of money on the Wolves to lose a big game, he tries to win the bet by offering Eddie the lead role in a newly produced show. Though Eddie is tempted to accept, he risks incurring the wrath of both Dennis and the team's owner (Esther Williams), who just happens to be his girlfriend.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Melvin G. Ashton (William Powell) is a crooked U.S. senator embarking on a campaign for the presidency. Ashton is a political buffoon, but he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy with his secret diary, which chronicles years of political corruption that, if made public, would destroy the success of his party and the careers of many. Enemies from a variety of sources attempt to steal the diary and prevent Ashton's rise to the nation's highest office.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: A former prisoner of war, Frank Enley (Van Heflin) is hailed as a hero in his California town. However, Frank actually aided his Nazi captors, and he closely guards this secret. Frank's shameful past comes back to visit him when fellow survivor Joe Parkson (Robert Ryan) emerges, intent on making the turncoat pay for his betrayal. As Joe closes in on Frank, the traitor goes into hiding, abandoning his wife, Edith (Janet Leigh), who has no clue about her husband's wartime transgressions.Movie Details Click Here!