List of Australian films of the 1940s

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This is a list of Australian films of the 1940s. For a complete alphabetical list, see Category:Australian films.

1940s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
Ants in His Pants William Freshman Will Mahoney, Ann Richards Comedy/Musical IMDb
Dad Rudd, M.P. Ken G. Hall Bert Bailey, Connie Martyn Comedy IMDb
Forty Thousand Horsemen Charles Chauvel Harvey Adams, Betty Bryant War IMDb
Water Ballet: Sydney  ? Annette Kellerman Short IMDb
Wings of Destiny Rupert Kathner Marshall Crosby, John Fernside Action drama IMDb
1941
Advance to Libya Frank Hurley Documentary IMDb
The Power and the Glory Noel Monkman Katrin Rosselle, Peter Finch Drama / Thriller Based on book of same title IMDb
Racing Luck Rupert Kathner Joe Valli, George Lloyd Adventure comedy IMDb
That Certain Something Clarence G. Badger Megan Edwards, Thelma Grigg Drama IMDb
Water Ballet  ? Annette Kellerman Short IMDb
1942
100,000 Cobbers Ken G. Hall Ron Randell, Ann Richards Drama / Short IMDb
Jewel of the Pacific Frank Hurley  ? Short documentary IMDb
Kokoda Front Line! Damien Parer (camera) Peter Bathurst, Damien Parer War documentary 18 September First Australian film to win an Oscar (for Best Documentary Feature) IMDb
Men of Timor  ? Short documentary IMDb
Moresby Under the Blitz Ken G. Hall  ? War documentary IMDb
Soldiers Without Uniforms Charles Chauvel  ? Short documentary IMDb
A Yank in Australia Alfred J. Goulding Al Thomas, Kitty Bluett Comedy IMDb
1943
Assault on Salamaua  ? Documentary IMDb
The Bismarck Convoy Smashed Peter Bathurst (voice) War documentary IMDb
1944
The Rats of Tobruk Charles Chauvel Grant Taylor, Peter Finch, Chips Rafferty War / Drama IMDb
Red Sky at Morning Hartney J. Arthur John Alden, Dorothea Dunstan, Peter Finch Drama IMDb
1945
Harvest Gold Mervyn Murphy Joe Valli, Harry Abdy Drama / Thriller IMDb
Mid East Frank Hurley Documentary IMDb
1946
A Son Is Born Eric Porter Muriel Steinbeck, Ron Randell, Peter Finch Drama IMDb
Indonesia Calling Joris Ivens Peter Finch Short documentary IMDb
The Overlanders Harry Watt Chips Rafferty, Daphne Campbell Adventure IMDb
Smithy Ken G. Hall Ron Randell Biopic
Walkabout Charles Mountford Short/Documentary IMDb
1947
Bush Christmas Ralph Smart Chips Rafferty, Thelma Grigg Adventure IMDb
School in the Mailbox  ? Short documentary Nominated for Oscar
1948
Always Another Dawn T. O. McCreadie Guy Doleman, Queenie Ashton War drama IMDb
1949
The Inlanders John Kingsford-Smith David Low Documentary IMDb
Into the Straight T. O. McCreadie Margo Lee Drama IMDb
Sons of Matthew Charles Chauvel Michael Pate, John Ewart Adventure / Drama IMDb
Strong Is the Seed Arthur Greville Collins Queenie Ashton, Guy Doleman Drama IMDb

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