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Added by Stehako

on 15 Oct 2009 09:44

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Best Film Direction - 1940s

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Average listal rating (348 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
1. Orson Welles

#1

Citizen Kane (1941)

#6

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

#18

The Stranger (1946)
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Average listal rating (192 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
2. John Huston

#2

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

#13

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

#28

Key Largo (1948)
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Average listal rating (964 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
3. Alfred Hitchcock

#3

Saboteur (1942)

#4

Rope (1948)

#12

Notorious (1946)

#17

Rebecca (1940)

#26

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

#39

Spellbound (1945)

#41

Suspicion (1941)

#46

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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Average listal rating (634 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
4. Charles Chaplin

#5

The Great Dictator (1940)
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Average listal rating (257 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
5. Billy Wilder

#7

Double Indemnity (1944)

#22

A Foreign Affair (1948)

#30

The Lost Weekend (1945)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (161 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
6. John Ford

#8

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

#34

My Darling Clementine (1946)

#51

How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (129 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
7. Howard Hawks

#9

Red River (1948)

#36

His Girl Friday (1940)

#44

The Big Sleep (1946)
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Average listal rating (48 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
8. Michael Powell

#10

The Red Shoes (1948)

#50

49th Parallel (1942)

Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
9. Michael Curtiz

#11

Casablanca (1943)

#37

Mildred Pierce (1945)

#49

Flamingo Road (1949)
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Average listal rating (74 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
10. Sergei M. Eisenstein

#14

Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II (1944, 1947)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (49 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
11. Otto Preminger

#15

Laura (1944)
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Average listal rating (131 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
12. David Lean

#16

Brief Encounter (1946)

#52

Great Expectations (1947)
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Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
13. William A. Wellman

#19

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

#35

The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (95 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
14. William Wyler

#20

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

#31

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Average listal rating (108 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
15. Elia Kazan

#21

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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Average listal rating (93 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
16. Vittorio De Sica

#23

The Bicycle Thief (1949)
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Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
17. Raoul Walsh

#24

White Heat (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (74 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
18. Jean Renoir

#25

The Southerner (1945)
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Average listal rating (105 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
19. George Cukor

#27

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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Average listal rating (166 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
20. Frank Capra

#29

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

#33

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
21. George Stevens

#32

Penny Serenade (1941)

#47

The Talk of the Town (1942)
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Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
22. Norman Foster

#38

Journey Into Fear (1943)

Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
23. Cecil B. DeMille

#40

Samson and Delilah (1949)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
24. Vincente Minnelli

#42

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
25. Henry King

#43

Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
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Average listal rating (27 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
26. King Vidor

#45

Duel in the Sun (1946)
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Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
27. John Cromwell

#48

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (46 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
28. Fred Zinnemann

#53

The Search (1948)
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Truly amazing how many great directors emerged from these years...
It's the decade where suspense ruled and Welles revolutionized the directing role with his perfectionism, making way for the sweeping epics of the 1950s.

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