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1940s Challenge; Official: October, 2012
Topic Started: Sep 22 2012, 07:50:20 AM (2,799 Views)
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Rules:
- A feature film (Anything 40 minutes or over) counts as one entry
- A total of 90 minutes of short films count as one entry
- No rewatches

Challenge runs from 01 October to 31 October, 2012.

Official Lists
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/1940s/

Unofficial Lists
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/1940s+academy+awards+1940-1949+oscars/moviedearest/
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=100&release_date=1940,1949&sort=user_rating,desc
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/diskuterfilm.coms+top+30+from+the+1940s/uruloki/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/taschens+movies+of+the+40s/pitn/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/criterionforum+lists+project+-+1940s+version+3.0/timec/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/tspdt+starting+list+1940-1949/mrjeels/

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Edited by allisoncm, Nov 2 2012, 07:29:06 PM.
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Count me on this, perhaps watching some 1940s Horror plus any others I can fit in.
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Good strategy!
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Dr Cyclops would be a good start.. "A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened" As much Sci Fi as Horror.. :D
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Definitely in passively (no target, just whatever I happen to see) -- there are lots of minor films sitting on my DVR right now.
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http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/1940s+academy+awards+1940-1949+oscars/moviedearest/

This list may be useful.
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I'm in, I'm sure there's a few Horror films from the '40s I haven't seen yet, probably most of them from the Poverty Row studios.
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I'm in, these challenges are really helping as a motivation tool
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I'm not sure how many films I'll be able to watch in October, but I am in.

Some unofficial lists:
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/diskuterfilm.coms+top+30+from+the+1940s/uruloki/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/taschens+movies+of+the+40s/pitn/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/criterionforum+lists+project+-+1940s+version+3.0/timec/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/tspdt+starting+list+1940-1949/mrjeels/
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Sep 22 2012, 05:58:53 PM
Thanks! I'll add those.
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Looking forward to this one

I AM IN
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Can't wait until I can say let the games begin!
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count me in
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I have added youtube links to a host of 1940s films I have not seen yet.

Edited by Cippenham, Sep 23 2012, 07:26:31 AM.
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Cool. Thank you.
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Cippenham
Sep 23 2012, 07:25:08 AM
I have added youtube links to a host of 1940s films I have not seen yet.

Any genre's to look for the links? Not sure if you found the youtube links off the official lists or compiled your own selections.
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Cippenham
Sep 23 2012, 07:25:08 AM
I have added youtube links to a host of 1940s films I have not seen yet.

Any genre's to look for the links? Not sure if you found the youtube links off the official lists or compiled your own selections.
Just looked at Horror, some of the lists added here and the Halliwell list mainly. A bit haphazard but it may help, anyone can do this too of course.
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250 Quintessential Noir Films is also a list with many 1940s films so I have added some more Youtbube links to some of those as well

http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/250+quintessential+noir+films/
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Thank you, Cippenham.
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I'll give it a try, but prolly won't watch many.
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I'm in, with no target.
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Got tons of classics to see from 40s, will watch some. :)
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1. Edge of Darkness 1943

I had this recorded on TV< stars Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan, and Walter Huston and is about Norwegian resistance during the War, it has only a few checks, fairly decent effort although it is Hollywood propaganda it is directed by Lewis Milestone and the performances are good.
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1. Whisky Galore (1949) 5/10
Jovial comedy
Edited by nimimerkillinen, Oct 1 2012, 01:35:32 PM.
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1. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

A really decent war thriller to start the challenge
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1. Die Morder sind unter uns (Ger 46)

Haven't found a whole lot of available foreign movies from the 40s that I haven't already seen - Guess most of the world was otherwise engaged. This is one of the few, and gives me my German bronze, finally!
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2. The Shop Around The Corner (1940)
Another really enjoyable and fun Lubitsch film
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1. Spring in a Small Town (1948)
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2. Blossoms in the Dust 1941

I continue with films recorded from TV, this was the first main film with Greer Garson opposite Walter Pidgeon, I had not heard of it but it is a good film but over sentimental in the typical forties way perhaps. but based on a true story of a lady who cared for orphaned children and placed them in new homes.

Its on the best picture Academy Award nomination list and I have now seen 398/496.

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3. The Scarlet Claw 1944

Classic Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, great fun. Also recorded on TV.

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2. Cabin in the sky (43)
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2. Out of the Past (1947)

Watched
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1. The Big Sleep (1946)
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1. Louisiana Story (1948) - NFR, 1001, TSPDT
2. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) (8 lists)
3. The Body Snatcher (1945) (2 lists)
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2. Champion (1949) : Kirk Douglas plays a champion "jerk". He really aced in the part. Difficult not to hate him throughout and difficult not to admire him at times.

3. Curse of the Cat People(1944) : Bit disappointed with this one.

4. Sitting Pretty(1948) : Quiet an enjoyable family comedy. Maureen o hara was lovely as usual.

Had Disliked Carmen Jones earlier and Porgy and Bess didnt work for me either , but luckily had a decent time with the next two

5. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

6. Stormy Weather(1943) : Decent overall , and the final choreography involving the two guys was great.
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3. The Devil and Daniel Webster
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part 1
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3. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

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3. SHORTS - 92m
a. Deadline for action (46), - 37m
I remember a strike in my hometown in 1946 but had no idea it was part of a nationwide effort.

b. San Pietro (45) - 32m

c. Know for sure (41) - 23 m
I admit to having seen this in junior high health class in the 40s. I remember the opening scene clearly but was too naive to understand what it was all about, so am not counting it as a rewatch.

4. Moonrise (48)
This is a gem that I never heard of. Not really a noir, tho it's billed as such.

5. The lost moment (47)
Based on Henry James' novella The Aspern Papers. Susan Hayward continues to grow on me.
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2. House of Dracula (1945)

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4. Key Largo (1948)

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