List of American films of 1942

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A list of American films released in 1942. Bob Hope hosted the 15th Academy Awards ceremony at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The winner of the Outstanding Motion Picture (later: Best Picture) category was MGM's Mrs Miniver.

The other nine nominated pictures were 49th Parallel; Kings Row; The Magnificent Ambersons; The Pied Piper; The Pride of the Yankees; Random Harvest; The Talk of the Town; Wake Island; and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Casablanca was released in 1942, but won its three Oscars in 1944.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
A-Haunting We Will Go Alfred L. Werker Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dante the Magician Comedy Laurel and Hardy
Across the Pacific John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton Thriller Warner Bros.; filmed as America entered World War II
The Adventures of Martin Eden Sidney Salkow Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor Drama Columbia
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack Lewis Collins, Ray Taylor Tom Brown, Rose Hobart, Marjorie Lord Serial Universal
The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine Bernard Vorhaus Dennis O'Keefe, Ruth Terry Mystery Republic
The Affairs of Martha Jules Dassin Marsha Hunt, Richard Carlson Romance MGM
Alias Boston Blackie Lew Landers Chester Morris, Adele Mara, George E. Stone Crime drama Columbia
Almost Married Charles Lamont Jane Frazee Comedy Universal
Always in My Heart Jo Graham Kay Francis, Walter Huston Drama
American Empire William C. McGann Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford Western Paramount
Andy Hardy's Double Life George B. Seitz Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden Comedy MGM
Any Bonds Today? Bob Clampett Animated Propaganda Warner Bros.
Apache Trail Richard Thorpe Lloyd Nolan, Donna Reed, Ann Ayars Western MGM
Arabian Nights John Rawlins Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Turhan Bey, Shemp Howard Adventure Universal
Are Husbands Necessary? Norman Taurog Ray Milland, Betty Field, Patricia Morison Comedy Paramount
The Arm Behind the Army Propaganda Short 10 minutes
Army Surgeon A. Edward Sutherland Jane Wyatt, James Ellison Drama RKO
Atlantic Convoy Lew Landers Bruce Bennett, Virginia Field, Larry Parks, Lloyd Bridges War Columbia
Bambi David Hand Animated RKO, Disney
The Bashful Bachelor Malcolm St. Clair Lum and Abner, ZaSu Pitts Comedy RKO
The Battle of Midway John Ford Propaganda Academy Award
Bells of Capistrano William Morgan Gene Autry, Virginia Grey Western Republic
Between Us Girls Henry Koster Diana Barrymore, Robert Cummings Comedy
Beyond the Blue Horizon Alfred Santell Dorothy Lamour, Richard Denning, Patricia Morison Adventure Paramount
The Big Shot Lewis Seiler Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning Crime Warner Bros.
The Big Street Irving Reis Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane Drama RKO
Black Dragons William Nigh Bela Lugosi Sci-fi Monogram
The Black Swan Henry King Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara Adventure 20th Century Fox
Blondie Goes to College Frank Strayer Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Janet Blair Comedy based on comic strip
Bombs Over Burma Joseph H. Lewis Anna May Wong, Noel Madison War PRC
The Boogie Man Will Get You Lew Landers Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre Horror comedy Columbia
Born to Sing Edward Ludwig Virginia Weidler, Douglas McPhail Musical
The Boss of Big Town Arthur Dreifuss Florence Rice, John Litel, H. B. Warner Crime PRC
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Michael Gordon Chester Morris, Constance Worth Mystery Columbia
Bowery at Midnight Wallace Fox Bela Lugosi, John Archer Horror Monogram
The Bowling Alley Cat Hanna Barbera Animated Short Warner Bros.
Broadway William A. Seiter George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair Crime musical Universal
Brooklyn Orchid Kurt Neumann William Bendix, Grace Bradley Comedy United Artists
The Bugle Sounds S. Sylvan Simon Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Donna Reed War
Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid Robert Clampett Animated short Warner Bros.
Bullet Scars D. Ross Lederman Regis Toomey, Howard Da Silva, Adele Longmire Crime drama
Busses Roar D. Ross Lederman Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Eleanor Parker Crime drama
Cairo W. S. Van Dyke Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Young Musical MGM
Calling Dr. Gillespie Harold S. Bucquet Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed Drama MGM
Call Out the Marines Frank Ryan Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Binnie Barnes Drama
Campus on the March Propaganda
Captains of the Clouds Michael Curtiz James Cagney, Dennis Morgan War Warner Bros.
Careful, Soft Shoulder Oliver Garrett Virginia Bruce, James Ellison Comedy 20th Century Fox
Casablanca Michael Curtiz Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, Dooley Wilson, Peter Lorre Drama, Romance Warner Bros.; Academy Award Best Picture in 1943
Castle in the Desert Harry Lachman Sidney Toler, Arleen Whelan Charlie Chan 20th Century Fox
Cat People Jacques Tourneur Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph Horror RKO
China Girl Henry Hathaway Gene Tierney, George Montgomery Drama 20th Century Fox
Commandos Strike at Dawn John Farrow Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish War Columbia
The Corpse Vanishes Wallace Fox Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters Horror Monogram
Counter-Espionage Edward Dmytryk Warren William, Forrest Tucker Mystery Columbia
The Courtship of Andy Hardy George B. Seitz Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Donna Reed Comedy MGM
Cowboy Serenade William Morgan Gene Autry, Fay McKenzie Western Republic
Crossroads Jack Conway William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor Mystery MGM


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Danger in the Pacific Lewis Collins Don Terry, Louise Allbritton Spy Universal
A Date with the Falcon Irving Reis George Sanders, Wendy Barrie Mystery RKO
Dawn on the Great Divide Howard Bretherton Buck Jones, Mona Barrie Western Monogram
December 7th: The Movie John Ford, Gregg Toland Walter Huston, Dana Andrews Propaganda film Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
Desperate Journey Raoul Walsh Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan War Warner Bros.
Dog Trouble Hanna Barbera Animated Short MGM
Don Winslow of the Navy Ray Taylor Don Terry Serial Universal
Donald Gets Drafted Donald Duck Animated Short RKO, Disney
Don't Get Personal Charles Lamont Jane Frazee, Anne Gwynne Comedy Universal
The Dover Boys Charles M. Jones Animated Short Warner Bros.
The Draft Horse Animated Short Warner Bros.
Dr. Broadway Anthony Mann Macdonald Carey, Jean Phillips Mystery Paramount
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant Willis Goldbeck Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson Drama MGM
Dr. Kildare's Victory W. S. Van Dyke Lew Ayres, Ann Ayars Drama MGM
Dr. Renault's Secret Harry Lachman J. Carrol Naish, George Zucco Horror
Eagle Squadron Arthur Lubin Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore War Universal
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen James P. Hogan William Gargan, Gale Sondergaard, Margaret Lindsay Mystery Columbia
Escape from Crime D. Ross Lederman Richard Travis, Jackie Gleason Crime
Escape from Hong Kong William Nigh Marjorie Lord, Leo Carrillo Mystery Universal
Eyes in the Night Fred Zinnemann Edward Arnold, Ann Harding Mystery MGM
Eyes of the Underworld Roy William Neill Richard Dix, Don Porter Drama Universal
The Falcon's Brother Stanley Logan George Sanders, Tom Conway Mystery RKO
Fine Feathered Friend Hanna Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated Short MGM
Fingers at the Window Charles Lederer Lew Ayres, Laraine Day Mystery
The Fleet's In Victor Schertzinger Dorothy Lamour, William Holden Musical Paramount
Flight Lieutenant Sidney Salkow Pat O'Brien, Glenn Ford Drama Columbia
Fly-by-Night Robert Siodmak Richard Carlson, Nancy Kelly Thriller
Flying Tigers David Miller John Wayne War Republic
Footlight Serenade Gregory Ratoff Betty Grable, Victor Mature Comedy 20th Century Fox
Foreign Agent William Beaudine John Shelton, Gale Storm, Ivan Lebedeff Crime drama Monogram
The Forest Rangers George Marshall Fred MacMurray, Susan Hayward, Paulette Goddard Drama Paramount
For Me and My Gal Busby Berkeley Judy Garland, Gene Kelly Musical MGM
Fraidy Cat Hanna Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated Short MGM
Freckles Comes Home Jean Yarbrough Gale Storm, Johnny Downs Comedy
Fresh Hare I. Freleng Animated Short Warner Bros.
Friendly Enemies Allan Dwan Charles Winninger, Charles Ruggles Drama United Artists
Gallant Lady William Beaudine Rose Hobart, Sidney Blackmer Drama
Gang Busters Noel M. Smith, Ray Taylor Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey Serial Universal
The Gay Sisters Irving Rapper Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald Drama Warner Bros.
A Gentleman After Dark Edwin L. Marin Miriam Hopkins, Brian Donlevy Crime United Artists
A Gentleman at Heart Ray McCarey Carole Landis, Milton Berle Comedy 20th Century Fox
Gentleman Jim Raoul Walsh Errol Flynn Bio-pic
George Washington Slept Here William Keighley Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn Comedy Warner Bros.
Get Hep to Love Charles Lamont Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan Musical comedy
The Ghost of Frankenstein Erle C. Kenton Lon Chaney, Jr., Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy Horror Universal
The Girl from Alaska Nick Grinde Jean Parker Western Republic
Girl Trouble Harold D. Schuster Don Ameche, Joan Bennett Comedy 20th Century Fox
Give Out, Sisters Edward F. Cline The Andrews Sisters, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor Musical Universal
The Glass Key Stuart Heisler Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix Film noir Paramount; remake of 1935 film
Grand Central Murder S. Sylvan Simon Van Heflin, Cecilia Parker Mystery
The Great Gildersleeve Gordon Douglas Harold Peary, Jane Darwell Comedy RKO
The Great Man's Lady William A. Wellman Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy Western Paramount
The Great Impersonation John Rawlins Ralph Bellamy, Evelyn Ankers Drama Universal
Heart of the Rio Grande William Morgan Gene Autry, Fay McKenzie Western Republic
Hemp for Victory Raymond Evans Propaganda
Henry Browne, Farmer Canada Lee Propaganda Short
Henry and Dizzy Hugh Bennett Jimmy Lydon, Mary Anderson Comedy Paramount
Her Cardboard Lover George Cukor Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders Comedy MGM
Here We Go Again Allan Dwan Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Edgar Bergen Comedy RKO
The Hidden Hand Benjamin Stoloff Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Fraser Drama Warner Bros.
Highways by Night Peter Godfrey Richard Carlson, Jane Randolph Drama RKO
Hi, Neighbor Charles Lamont Jean Parker, Janet Beecher Comedy Republic
Hold the Lion, Please Chuck Jones Animated Short Warner Bros.
Holiday Inn Mark Sandrich Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale Musical Paramount
Home in Wyomin' William Morgan Gene Autry, Fay McKenzie Western Republic
How to Play Baseball Jack Kinney Animated Short RKO
How to Swim Jack Kinney Animated Short RKO, Disney


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
I Live on Danger Sam White Chester Morris, Jean Parker Suspense Paramount
I Married a Witch René Clair Veronica Lake, Fredric March Romantic comedy United Artists
I Married an Angel W. S. Van Dyke Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Musical MGM
In Old California William C. McGann John Wayne, Binnie Barnes Western Republic
In This Our Life John Huston Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland Drama Warner Bros.
Invisible Agent Edwin L. Marin Ilona Massey, Jon Hall War Universal
It's All True Orson Welles, Norman Foster Unfinished film shot in South America
It's Everybody's War Propaganda short
I Was Framed D. Ross Lederman Julie Bishop, Tod Andrews Mystery
Jackass Mail Norman Z. McLeod Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main Western MGM
Jam Session Duke Ellington and orchestra Short performing C Jam Blues
Japanese Relocation Short war propaganda produced by Office of War Information
Joan of Ozark Joseph Santley Judy Canova, Joe E. Brown Comedy Republic
Joan of Paris Robert Stevenson Michele Morgan, Paul Henreid War RKO
Joe Smith, American Richard Thorpe Robert Young, Marsha Hunt Drama MGM
Johnny Doughboy John H. Auer Jane Withers, Ruth Donnelly Comedy Republic
Johnny Eager Mervyn LeRoy Robert Taylor, Lana Turner Film noir MGM
Journey for Margaret W.S. Van Dyke Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter Drama MGM
Juke Girl Curtis Bernhardt Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan Drama Warner Bros.
Jungle Book Zoltan Korda Sabu Adventure United Artists
Junior G-Men of the Air Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys Serial Universal
Just Off Broadway Herbert I. Leeds Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Phil Silvers Mystery 20th Century Fox
Kid Glove Killer Fred Zinnemann Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt Crime MGM
King of the Mounties William Witney Allan Lane, Peggy Drake Action Republic
Kings Row Sam Wood Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Robert Cummings Drama Warner Bros.; nominated Academy Award for Best Picture
Lady for a Night Leigh Jason John Wayne, Joan Blondell Drama Republic
Lady Gangster Robert Florey Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop Crime Warner Bros.
The Lady Has Plans Sidney Lanfield Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland Comedy Paramount
Lady in a Jam Gregory LaCava Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy Comedy
The Lady Is Willing Mitchell Leisen Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray Comedy Columbia
Larceny, Inc. Lloyd Bacon Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford Crime Comedy Warner Bros.
Law of the Jungle Jean Yarbrough Arline Judge Drama
Let's Get Tough! Wallace Fox East Side Kids Comedy Monogram
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty Irving Pichel Ida Lupino, Monty Woolley Drama 20th Century Fox
The Living Ghost William Beaudine James Dunn, Joan Woodbury Suspense
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Harry Lachman Linda Darnell, Shepperd Strudwick Drama 20th Century Fox
The Mad Doctor of Market Street Joseph H. Lewis Lionel Atwill, Anne Nagel, Claire Dodd, Una Merkel Horror Universal
The Mad Martindales Alfred L. Werker Jane Withers Comedy 20th Century Fox
The Mad Monster Sam Newfield George Zucco, Anne Nagel Horror
Madame Spy Roy William Neill Constance Bennett, Don Porter Spy Universal
The Magnificent Ambersons Orson Welles Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter, Dolores Costello, Agnes Moorehead, Tim Holt Drama, Romance RKO
The Magnificent Dope Walter Lang Henry Fonda, Don Ameche Comedy
The Major and the Minor Billy Wilder Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland Comedy Paramount
The Male Animal Elliott Nugent Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland Romantic comedy Warner Bros.
The Man in the Trunk Malcolm St. Clair Raymond Walburn Comedy
The Man Who Came to Dinner William Keighley Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Billie Burke, Mary Wickes, Jimmy Durante Comedy Warner Bros.; based on the play
The Man Who Returned to Life Lew Landers Lucile Fairbanks, John Howard Drama Columbia
Man with Two Lives Phil Rosen Edward Norris, Marlo Dwyer Fantasy thriller Monogram
Manila Calling Herbert I. Leeds Carole Landis, Cornel Wilde Drama 20th Century Fox
Manpower Propaganda short produced by Office of War Information
The Mayor of 44th Street Alfred E. Green George Murphy, Anne Shirley Comedy
The McGuerins from Brooklyn Kurt Neumann William Bendix, Grace Bradley Comedy United Artists
Meet the Stewarts Alfred E. Green William Holden, Frances Dee [1]
Men of Texas Ray Enright Robert Stack, Jackie Cooper, Broderick Crawford Western
Mexican Spitfire at Sea Leslie Goodwins Lupe Velez, Leon Errol Comedy RKO
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Leslie Goodwins Lupe Velez, Buddy Rogers Comedy RKO
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Leslie Goodwins Lupe Velez, Walter Reed Comedy RKO
Miss Annie Rooney Edwin L. Marin Shirley Temple, Dickie Moore, Guy Kibbee Drama United Artists
Moonlight in Havana Anthony Mann Allan Jones, Jane Frazee, Marjorie Lord Drama Universal
Moonlight Masquerade John H. Auer Dennis O'Keefe, Jane Frazee Comedy Republic
The Moon and Sixpence Albert Lewin George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Elena Verdugo Drama based on novel by Somerset Maugham
Moontide Archie Mayo Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Claude Rains Drama 20th Century Fox
Mrs. Miniver William Wyler Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright War drama MGM; won 6 Oscars including Garson, Wright and Best Picture
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Norman Taurog Fay Bainter, Hugh Herbert Comedy Paramount
The Mummy's Tomb Harold Young Lon Chaney, Jr., Dick Foran Horror Universal
Murder in the Big House B. Reeves Eason Van Johnson, Faye Emerson Crime
My Favorite Blonde Sidney Lanfield Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll Comedy Paramount
My Favorite Duck Porky Pig and Daffy Duck Animated comedy
My Gal Sal Irving Cummings Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Phil Silvers Musical biopic 20th Century Fox
My Heart Belongs to Daddy Robert Siodmak Richard Carlson, Martha O'Driscoll, Cecil Kellaway Comedy
My Sister Eileen Alexander Hall Rosalind Russell, Janet Blair Musical Columbia
The Mystery of Marie Roget Phil Rosen Maria Montez, Patric Knowles Suspense Universal
The Navy Comes Through A. Edward Sutherland Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Jane Wyatt Drama
Nazi Agent Jules Dassin Conrad Veidt, Ann Ayars, Frank Reicher Spy thriller MGM
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge Wallace Fox East Side Kids, Ann Gillis Comedy Monogram
The News Parade of the Year 1942 Eugene W. Castle Short documentary
The Night Before the Divorce Robert Siodmak Lynn Bari, Mary Beth Hughes, Nils Asther Comedy
Night in New Orleans William Clemens Patricia Morison, Preston Foster Drama
Night Monster Ford Beebe Bela Lugosi Mystery horror Universal
Night Plane from Chungking Ralph Murphy Robert Preston War drama Paramount
A Night to Remember Richard Wallace Loretta Young, Brian Aherne Drama Columbia
Nightmare Tim Whelan Diana Barrymore, Brian Donlevy Suspense
Northwest Rangers Joseph M. Newman William Lundigan, Patricia Dane Drama MGM
Now, Voyager Irving Rapper Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper Drama Warner Bros.; won Oscar for Music Score


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Obliging Young Lady Richard Wallace Joan Carroll, Ruth Warrick Comedy RKO
The Old Homestead Frank McDonald Anne Jeffreys, Maris Wrixon Comedy Republic
Once Upon a Honeymoon Leo McCarey Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers Romantic comedy RKO
One Thrilling Night William Beaudine Wanda McKay, John Beal Romantic comedy Paramount
On the Sunny Side Harold D. Schuster Roddy McDowall, Jane Darwell Comedy 20th Century Fox
Orchestra Wives Archie Mayo Ann Rutherford, George Montgomery, Glenn Miller Musical 20th Century Fox
Outlaws of Pine Ridge William Witney Don "Red" Barry, Lynn Merrick Western Republic
Overland Mail Ford Beebe Noah Beery, Jr., Don Terry Serial Universal
Over My Dead Body Malcolm St. Clair Milton Berle, Mary Beth Hughes Comedy 20th Century Fox
Pacific Rendezvous George Sidney Lee Bowman, Jean Rogers Drama
The Palm Beach Story Preston Sturges Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallée Screwball comedy Paramount
Panama Hattie Norman Z. McLeod Red Skelton, Ann Sothern Musical MGM
Parachute Nurse Charles Barton Marguerite Chapman Drama
Pardon My Sarong Erle C. Kenton Abbott and Costello Comedy Universal
Pardon My Stripes John H. Auer Sheila Ryan, William Henry Comedy
Paris Calling Edwin L. Marin Basil Rathbone, Randolph Scott, Elisabeth Bergner Drama Universal
The Pay Off Arthur Dreifuss Lee Tracy, Tom Brown Crime drama [2]
Perils of Nyoka William Witney Kay Aldridge Action adventure Republic
Phantom Killer William Beaudine Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury Romantic mystery Monogram
The Pied Piper Irving Pichel Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall War 20th Century Fox
Pierre of the Plains George Seitz Ruth Hussey, Bruce Cabot, Reginald Owen, Evelyn Ankers Adventure MGM
Pittsburgh Lewis Seiler John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott Drama Universal
The Postman Didn't Ring Harold D. Schuster Brenda Joyce, Richard Travis Comedy 20th Century Fox
Powder Town Rowland V. Lee Edmond O'Brien, Victor McLaglen, June Havoc Drama RKO
Prelude to War Frank Capra Documentary The first of Capra's Why We Fight film series
The Pride of the Yankees Sam Wood Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Babe Ruth Biopic RKO; story of Lou Gehrig
Private Buckaroo Edward Cline The Andrews Sisters, Harry James, Joe E. Lewis Musical Universal
Puss 'n' Toots William Hanna, Joseph Barbera Short animation MGM
Random Harvest Mervyn LeRoy Ronald Colman, Greer Garson Drama MGM; 7 Oscar nominations
Reap the Wild Wind Cecil B. DeMille John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland Adventure Paramount
The Remarkable Andrew Stuart Heisler William Holden, Brian Donlevy, Ellen Drew Fantasy script by Dalton Trumbo
Remember Pearl Harbor Joseph Santley Don "Red" Barry, Fay McKenzie War Republic
Reunion in France Jules Dassin Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn Drama MGM
Ride 'Em Cowboy Arthur Lubin Abbott and Costello Comedy Universal
Right to the Heart Eugene Forde Brenda Joyce, Stanley Clements Drama
Rings on Her Fingers Rouben Mamoulian Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney Comedy 20th Century Fox
Rio Rita S. Sylvan Simon Abbott and Costello Comedy MGM
Road to Happiness Phil Rosen John Boles, Mona Barrie Drama
Road to Morocco David Butler Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour Musical comedy Paramount; third in Road series
Roxie Hart William A. Wellman Ginger Rogers Comedy adaptation of play Chicago
Rubber Racketeers Harold Young Rochelle Hudson, Ricardo Cortez Crime
Saboteur Alfred Hitchcock Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd Film noir Universal
Safeguarding Military Information John Huston Propaganda short
Scattergood Survives a Murder Christy Cabanne Guy Kibbee, Margaret Hayes Mystery
Sealed Lips George Waggner William Gargan, June Clyde Drama Universal
Secret Agent of Japan Irving Pichel Preston Foster, Lynn Bari War 20th Century Fox
Secret Enemies Benjamin Stoloff Craig Stevens, Faye Emerson Drama
Seven Days' Leave Tim Whelan Lucille Ball, Victor Mature Comedy RKO
Seven Miles from Alcatraz Edward Dmytryk James Craig, Bonita Granville Crime RKO
Seven Sweethearts Frank Borzage Kathryn Grayson, Marsha Hunt Musical MGM
Sex Hygiene Otto Brower, John Ford George Reeves, Richard Derr Docudrama
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror John Rawlins Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce Mystery 20th Century Fox
Ship Ahoy Edward Buzzell Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton Musical comedy MGM
Silver Queen Lloyd Bacon George Brent, Priscilla Lane Western United Artists
Sin Town Ray Enright Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Ward Bond Western Universal
Sing Your Worries Away A. Edward Sutherland Buddy Ebsen, Patsy Kelly, Bert Lahr Musical RKO
Somewhere I'll Find You Wesley Ruggles Clark Gable, Lana Turner Romance MGM
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake John Cromwell Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney Adventure 20th Century Fox
Song of the Islands Walter Lang Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie Musical 20th Century Fox
Sons of the Pioneers Joseph Kane Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes Western Republic
So's Your Aunt Emma Jean Yarbrough ZaSu Pitts, Roger Pryor Comedy
South of Santa Fe Joseph Kane Roy Rogers, Linda Hayes Western Republic
The Spoilers Ray Enright John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott Western Universal
Springtime in the Rockies Irving Cummings Betty Grable, John Payne, Cesar Romero Musical 20th Century Fox
Spy Ship B. Reeves Eason Craig Stevens, Irene Manning Spy drama
Spy Smasher William Witney Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman Spy serial Republic
The Squawkin' Hawk Chuck Jones Animated short Warner Bros.
Stand By for Action Robert Z. Leonard Robert Taylor, Walter Brennan, Charles Laughton War MGM
Star Spangled Rhythm George Marshall Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, Victor Moore Musical Paramount
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx William Nigh Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne Drama Universal
Street of Chance Jack Hively Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor Crime Paramount
Strictly in the Groove Vernon Keys Mary Healy, Leon Errol Musical
Submarine Raider Lew Landers John Howard, Marguerite Chapman War Columbia[3]
Sundown Jim James Tinling John Kimbrough, Arleen Whelan, Virginia Gilmore Western 20th Century Fox
Sweater Girl William Clemens Eddie Bracken, June Preisser Musical Paramount


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Take a Letter, Darling Mitchell Leisen Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray Comedy Paramount
A Tale of Two Kitties Bob Clampett Animation
Tales of Manhattan Julien Duvivier Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Robeson Drama, comedy; 6 separate stories 20th Century Fox
The Talk of the Town George Stevens Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman Screwball comedy Columbia
Tarzan's New York Adventure Richard Thorpe Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan Adventure MGM
Ten Gentlemen from West Point Henry Hathaway George Montgomery, Maureen O'Hara Drama 20th Century Fox
Tennessee Johnson William Dieterle Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore Biography MGM
That Other Woman Ray McCarey Virginia Gilmore, Janis Carter, James Ellison Comedy RKO
There's One Born Every Minute Harold Young Hugh Herbert, Peggy Moran Comedy first film of Elizabeth Taylor
They All Kissed the Bride Alexander Hall Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas Comedy Columbia
They Raid by Night Spencer Bennet Lyle Talbot, June Duprez War PRC
This Above All Anatole Litvak Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine Romance 20th Century Fox
This Gun for Hire Frank Tuttle Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake Crime drama Paramount
This Time for Keeps Charles Reisner Ann Rutherford, Robert Sterling Comedy MGM
Thru Different Eyes Thomas Loring Frank Craven, June Walker Drama 20th Century Fox
Thunder Birds William A. Wellman Gene Tierney, Preston Foster War 20th Century Fox
Timber Christy Cabanne Marjorie Lord, Dan Dailey Drama Universal
Time to Kill Herbert I. Leeds Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel Crime drama based on Raymond Chandler novel
Tish S. Sylvan Simon ZaSu Pitts, Marjorie Main Comedy
To Be or Not to Be Ernst Lubitsch Carole Lombard, Jack Benny Screwball comedy United Artists; remade in 1983
Today I Hang Oliver Drake Walter Woolf King, Mona Barrie Drama Producers Releasing Corporation
To the Shores of Tripoli H. Bruce Humberstone Maureen O'Hara, John Payne Romantic drama 20th Century Fox
Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die William McGann Richard Dix, Frances Gifford Western story of Wyatt Earp
Too Many Women Bernard Ray June Lang, Joyce Compton Comedy
Top Sergeant Christy Cabanne Don Terry, Elyse Knox War Universal
Torpedo Boat John Rawlins Richard Arlen, Jean Parker War Paramount
Tortilla Flat Victor Fleming Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield Comedy, drama MGM; based on John Steinbeck book
A Tragedy at Midnight Joseph Santley John Howard, Margaret Lindsay, Mona Barrie Comedy Republic
Trail Riders Robert Tansey John Dusty King, Max Terhune Western
Treat 'Em Rough Ray Taylor Eddie Albert, Peggy Moran Drama Universal
True to the Army Albert S. Rogell Judy Canova, Ann Miller Comedy
Tulips Shall Grow Animated short nominated for Academy Award
The Tuttles of Tahiti Charles Vidor Charles Laughton, Jon Hall, Peggy Drake Adventure RKO
Twin Beds Tim Whelan Joan Bennett, George Brent Comedy
Two Yanks in Trinidad Gregory Ratoff Pat O'Brien, Brian Donlevy Spy comedy Columbia
The Undying Monster John Brahm James Ellison Horror 20th Century Fox
Unseen Enemy John Rawlins Don Terry, Irene Hervey War Universal
Valley of Hunted Men John English Bob Steele, Tom Tyler Western
The Vanishing Virginian Frank Borzage Kathryn Grayson, Frank Morgan Musical MGM
The Wabbit Who Came to Supper I. Freleng Animated Warner Bros.
Wake Island John Farrow Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston War drama Paramount
The War Against Mrs. Hadley Harold Bucquet Fay Bainter, Edward Arnold Drama MGM
We Are the Marines Louis de Rochemont War documentary 20th Century Fox
We Were Dancing Robert Z. Leonard Norma Shearer, Melvyn Douglas Comedy MGM
Western Mail Robert Tansey Tom Keene Western
West of Tombstone Howard Bretherton Charles Starrett, Marcella Martin Western
What's Cookin'? Edward F. Cline The Andrews Sisters, Jane Frazee, Gloria Jean Musical Universal
Whispering Ghosts Alfred L. Werker Milton Berle, Brenda Joyce Comedy 20th Century Fox
White Cargo Richard Thorpe Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon, Richard Carlson Melodrama MGM
Who Done It? Erle C. Kenton Abbott and Costello Comedy Universal
Who Is Hope Schuyler? Thomas Loring Sheila Ryan, Joan Valerie Mystery 20th Century Fox
The Wife Takes a Flyer Richard Wallace Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone Romantic comedy Columbia
Wild Bill Hickok Rides Ray Enright Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot Western Warner Bros.
Wings for the Eagle Lloyd Bacon Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan Drama Warner Bros.
Winning Your Wings John Huston Propaganda short
Wild Bill Hickok Rides Ray Enright Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot Western Warner Bros.
Woman of the Year George Stevens Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn Romantic comedy MGM; Oscar for screenplay
Wood for War Arthur H. Wolf Propaganda short
The World at War Frank Capra Propaganda short Produced by Office of War Information
Wrecking Crew Frank McDonald Jean Parker, Richard Arlen Drama
X Marks the Spot George Sherman Dick Purcell, Anne Jeffreys Drama Republic
Yankee Doodle Dandy Michael Curtiz James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston Biography Warner Bros.; 9 Academy Award nominations, Oscar for Cagney
A Yank at Eton Norman Taurog Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn Drama MGM
A Yank in Libya Albert Herman Joan Woodbury, H.B. Warner Spy
The Yanks Are Coming Alexis Thurn-Taxis Mary Healy, Henry King Musical PRC
Yokel Boy Joseph Santley Joan Davis, Albert Dekker Comedy Republic
You Can't Escape Forever Jo Graham George Brent, Brenda Marshall Drama Warner Bros.
You Were Never Lovelier William A. Seiter Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth Musical comedy Columbia
Youth on Parade Albert S. Rogell John Hubbard, Ruth Terry, Martha O'Driscoll Musical comedy Republic

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