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Added by Stehako on 15 Oct 2009 09:42
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Best Male Performances - 1940s

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Average listal rating (386 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0

#1

as Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane" (1941)

#27

as Prof. Charles Rankin in "The Stranger" (1946)

#73

as Macbeth in "Macbeth" (1948)
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#2

as The Duke/The Banker/The Parson/The General in "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949)
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as Dobbs in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)

#7

as Rick Blaine in "Casablanca" (1943)

#10

as Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)

#20

as Philip Bogart in "The Big Sleep" (1946)

#45

as Frank McCloud in "Key Largo" (1948)

#67

as Sgt. Joe Gunn in "Sahara" (1943)
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#4

as George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

#19

as Macauley Connor in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940)

#21

as Rupert Cadell in "Rope" (1948)

#33

as Alfred Kralik in "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940)

#41

as Monty Stratton in "The Stratton Story" (1949)

#59

as P.J. Jim McNeal in "Call Northside 777" (1948)
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#5

as C.K. Dexter Haven in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940)

#11

as Walter Burns in "His Girl Friday" (1940)

#37

as Roger Adams in "Penny Serenade" (1941)

#40

as Johnnie in "Suspicion" (1941)

#44

as T.R. Devlin in "Notorious" (1946)

#51

as Mortimer Brewster in "Arsonic and Old Lace" (1944)

#72

as Dudley in "The Bishop's Wife" (1947)
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#6

as Dictator of Tomania/A Jewish Barber in "The Great Dictator" (1940)
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Average listal rating (162 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0

#8

as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942)

#34

as Alvin C. York in "Sergeant York" (1941)

#68

as Robert Jordan in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943)
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#9

as Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940)

#35

as Wyatt Earp in "My Darling Clementine" (1946)

#42

as Gil Carter in "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943)

#52

as Charlie Poncefort Pike in "The Lady Eve" (1941)
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Average listal rating (144 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

#12

as George M. Cohan in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942)

#17

as Cody Jarrett in "White Heat" (1949)
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#13

as Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle in "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944)

#26

as Thomas A. Edison in "Edison, The Man" (1940)

#38

as Adam Bonner in "Adam's Rib" (1949)

#69

as Major Rogers in "Northwest Passage" (1940)
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#14

as John Ballantine/Dr. Anthony Edwardes in "Spellbound" (1945)

#30

as Philip Schuyler Green in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947)

#48

as Lewt McCanles in "Duel in the Sun" (1946)

#57

as General Savage in "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949)
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#15

as Mr. Wilson in "The Stranger" (1946)

#53

as Barton Keyes in "Double Indemnity" (1944)

#66

as Johnny Rocco in "Key Largo" (1948)
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#16

as Willie Stark in "All the King's Men" (1949)
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#18

as Jim Hardy in "Holiday Inn" (1942)

#43

as Father Chuck O'Malley in "Going My Way" (1944)
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#22

as 'Maxim' de Winter in "Rebecca" (1940)
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#23

as Johnny Jones in "Foreign Correspondent" (1940)

#36

as John L. Lloyd Sullivan in "Sullivan's Travels" (1941)
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#24

as George Gibbs in "Our Town" (1940)
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Average listal rating (183 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0

#25

as Ted Hanover in "Holiday Inn" (1942)

#61

as Don Hewes in "Easter Parade" (1948)
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#28

as Gabey in "On the Town" (1949)

#47

as Joseph Brady in "Anchors Aweigh" (1945)

#63

as D'Artagnan in "The Three Musketeers" (1948)
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#29

as Clarence Doolittle in "Anchors Aweigh" (1945)

#70

as Chip in "On the Town" (1949)
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#31

as John Talbot in "The Wolf Man" (1941)

#49

as Captain Renault in "Casablanca" (1943)

#75

as Alexander Sebastian in "Notorious" (1946)
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#32

as 'Swede' Andersen in "The Killers" (1946)
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Average listal rating (278 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0

#39

as Big John McMasters in "Boom Town" (1940)
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#46

as Uncle Charlie Oakley in "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943)

#62

as Eugene Morgan in "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942)

#74

as Jesse McCanles in "Duel in the Sun" (1946)
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#50

as Walter Neff in "Double Indemnity" (1944)
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#54

as Al Stephenson in "The Best Years of a Our Lives" (1946)
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Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

#55

as Walter Mitty in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947)
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Average listal rating (226 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0

#56

as Midge Kelly in "Champion" (1949)
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#58

as Captain Nelson in "Objective Burma!" (1945)
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#60

as Jack Favell in "Rebecca" (1940)
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#64

as Dan McGinty in "The Great McGinty" (1940)
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#65

as Juan Martinez/Francisco Morez in "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943)
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#71

as Hafiz in "Kismet" (1944)
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#76

as Hugo Van Cleve in "Heaven Can Wait" (1943)
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Average listal rating (282 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0

#77

as Thomas Dunson in "Red River" (1948)

#80

as Sgt. John M. Stryker in "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949)
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#78

as Dr. Alec Harvey in "Brief Encounter" (1946)
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#79

as Don Birnam in "The Lost Weekend" (1945)
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#81

as Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday in "My Darling Clementine" (1946)
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Nothing But Classic Performances in this glorious decade that hosted a second World War and signified the end of a depression.

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