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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 (384 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0

#1

Citizen Kane (1941)

#6

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

#18

The Stranger (1946)
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Average listal rating (201 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

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Key Largo (1948)
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Saboteur (1942)

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Rope (1948)

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Notorious (1946)

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Rebecca (1940)

#26

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

#39

Spellbound (1945)

#41

Suspicion (1941)

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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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The Great Dictator (1940)
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Average listal rating (285 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0

#7

Double Indemnity (1944)

#22

A Foreign Affair (1948)

#30

The Lost Weekend (1945)
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Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0

#8

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

#34

My Darling Clementine (1946)

#51

How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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#9

Red River (1948)

#36

His Girl Friday (1940)

#44

The Big Sleep (1946)
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The Red Shoes (1948)

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49th Parallel (1942)
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Casablanca (1943)

#37

Mildred Pierce (1945)

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Flamingo Road (1949)
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Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II (1944, 1947)
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Laura (1944)
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#16

Brief Encounter (1946)

#52

Great Expectations (1947)
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#19

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

#35

The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
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#20

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Average listal rating (121 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0

#21

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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#23

The Bicycle Thief (1949)
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Average listal rating (37 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0

#24

White Heat (1949)
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#25

The Southerner (1945)
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Average listal rating (110 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0

#27

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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#29

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

#33

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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Penny Serenade (1941)

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The Talk of the Town (1942)
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Journey Into Fear (1943)
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Samson and Delilah (1949)
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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
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Duel in the Sun (1946)
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
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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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