1940s

Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock)

1949

TOP TIER:
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh)
I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller)
I Was a Male War Bride (Howard Hawks)
Jour de fête (Jacques Tati)
Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
Only a Mother (Alf Sjoberg)
Puce Moment (Kenneth Anger)
The Reckless Moment (Max Ophüls)
Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford)
Le silence de la Mer (Jean-Pierre Melville)
The Small Back Room (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
The Spider and the Fly (Robert Hamer)
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray)
The Third Man (Carol Reed)
Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis)
White Heat (Raoul Walsh)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Adam’s Rib (George Cukor)
Alias Nick Beal (John Farrow)
Bad Luck Blackie (Tex Avery)
Begone Dull Care (Norman McLaren)
The Big Steal (Don Siegel)
Bitter Rice (Giuseppe De Santis)
Border Incident (Anthony Mann)
Caught (Max Ophuls)
Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak)
The Crooked Way (Robert Florey)
Easy Living (Jacques Tourneur)
The Emperor’s Nightingale (Jirí Trnka and Milos Makovec)
Flame of My Love (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Follow Me Quietly (Richard Fleischer)
The Fountainhead (King Vidor)
The Great Madcap (Luis Bunuel)
The Heiress (William Wyler)
House of Strangers (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Intruder in the Dust (Clarence Brown)
King Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer)
A Letter to Three Wives (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Long-Haired Hare (Chuck Jones)
Madame Bovary (Vincente Minnelli)
Manon (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
My Foolish Heart (Mark Robson)
Night Unto Night (Don Siegel)
Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius)
Pattes blanches (Jean Gremillon)
The Pirates of Capri (Edgar G. Ulmer and Giuseppe Maria Scotese)
The Queen of Spades (Thorold Dickinson)
Rendez-vous de Juillet (Jacques Becker)
The Rocking Horse Winner (Anthony Pelissier)
Samson and Delilah (Cecil B. DeMille)
Sands of Iwo Jima (Allan Dwan)
Le sang des bêtes (Georges Franju)
Shockproof (Douglas Sirk)
Slattery’s Hurricane (Andre De Toth)
The Set-Up (Robert Wise)
Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Busby Berkeley)
Thieves’ Highway (Jules Dassin)
We Were Strangers (John Huston)
Whiskey Galore! (Alexander Mackendrick)
Whirlpool (Otto Preminger)
The Window (Ted Tetzlaff)

OF INTEREST:
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (Preston Sturges)
Beyond the Forest (King Vidor)
Christ in Concrete, or Give Us This Day (Edward Dmytryk)
Down to the Sea in Ships (Henry Hathaway)
Edward, My Son (George Cukor)
Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray)
Slightly French (Douglas Sirk)
A Woman’s Secret (Nicholas Ray)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Impact (Arthur Lubin)
Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (Fred C. Brannon)
The James Brothers of Missouri (Fred C. Brannon)
King of the Rocket Men (Fred C. Brannon)
The Passionate Friends (David Lean)
Rotation (Wolfgang Staudte)

1948

TOP TIER:
3 Godfathers (John Ford)
Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky)
Fort Apache (John Ford)
Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini)
Good Sam (Leo McCarey)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls)
Moonrise (Frank Borzage)
The Pirate (Vincente Minnelli)
Pitfall (Andre de Toth)
Raw Deal (Anthony Mann)
Red River (Howard Hawks)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Springtime in a Small Town (Mu Fei)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann)
The Amazing Mr. X (Bernard Vorhaus)
L’amour (Roberto Rossellini)
The Argyle Secrets (Cy Endfield)
Behind Locked Doors (Budd Boetticher)
Berlin Express (Jacques Tourneur)
The Big Clock (John Farrow)
The Boy with Green Hair (Joseph Losey)
Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway)
The Cat That Hated People (Tex Avery)
Cry of the City (Robert Siodmak)
Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa)
Easter Parade (Charles Walters)
A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder)
A Hen in the Wind (Yasujiro Ozu)
He Walked by Night (Anthony Mann and Alfred L. Werker)
I, Jane Doe (John H. Auer)
Jungle Patrol (Joseph M. Newman)
Ladies of the Chorus (Phil Karlson)
The Last Stage (Wanda Jakubowska)
Lucky Ducky (Tex Avery)
Macbeth (Orson Welles)
Meditation on Violence (Maya Deren)
The Naked City (Jules Dassin)
Les parents terribles (Jean Cocteau)
Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle)Rachel and the Stranger (Norman Foster)
Road House (Jean Negulesco)
Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
Ruthless (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Secret Beyond the Door… (Fritz Lang)
Sleep, My Love (Douglas Sirk)
A Song is Born (Howard Hawks)
State of the Union (Frank Capra)
La terra trema (Luchino Visconti)
Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges)
Van Gogh (Alain Resnais)
The Velvet Touch (Jack Gage)
Wake of the Red Witch (Edward Ludwig)
The Walls of Jericho (John Stahl)
A Woman’s Vengeance (Zoltan Korda)
Women of the Night (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Yellow Sky (William A. Wellman)

OF INTEREST
Black Bart (George Sherman)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Anna Karenina (Julien Duvivier)
Johnny Belinda (Jean Negulesco)
The Street with No Name (William Keighley)

1947

TOP TIER:
Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger)
Fireworks (Kenneth Anger)
Good News (Charles Walters)
The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles)
Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin)
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur)
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (Albert Lewin)
Pursued (Raoul Walsh)
Ramrod (André De Toth)
Le tempestaire (Jean Epstein)
Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
13 Rue Madeleine (Henry Hathaway)
Antoine et Antoinette (Jacques Becker)
Brighton Rock (John Boulting)
Brute Force (Jules Dassin)
California (John Farrow)
Calcutta (John Farrow)
Dark Passage (Delmer Daves)
Desperate (Anthony Mann)
Le diable au corps (Claude Autant-Lara)
Driftwood (Allan Dwan)
Ecole des facteurs (Jacques Tati)
The Exile (Max Ophuls)
The Flame (John H. Auer)
The Fugitive (John Ford)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer)
King-Size Canary (Tex Avery)
Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway)
Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery)
The Late George Apley (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Alberto Cavalcanti)
Life with Father (Michael Curtiz)
Living in a Big Way (Gregory La Cava)
The Macomber Affair (Zoltan Korda)
The Man I Love (Raoul Walsh)
Motion Painting No. 1 (Oskar Fischinger)
Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding)
Odd Man Out (Carol Reed)
One Wonderful Sunday (Akira Kurosawa)
The Paradine Case (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Pearl (Emilio Fernández)
Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Railroaded! (Anthony Mann)
Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu)Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery)
The Scout’s Exploit (Boris Barnet)
Le silence est d’or (Rene Clair)
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (Preston Sturges)
That’s My Man (Frank Borzage)
They Made Me a Fugitive (Alberto Cavalcanti)
T-Men (Anthony Mann)
Unconquered (Cecil B. De Mille)

OF INTEREST:
A Double Life (George Cukor)
Forever Amber (Otto Preminger)
Lured (Douglas Sirk)
The Sea of Grass (Elia Kazan)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Angel and the Badman (James Edward Grant)
Born to Kill (Robert Wise)
Magic Town (William A. Wellman)
Panique (Julien Duvivier)
Possessed (Curtis Bernhardt)

1946

TOP TIER:
Baby Bottleneck (Robert Clampett)
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
The Big Snooze(Robert Clampett)
Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Diary of a Chambermaid (Jean Renoir)
Humoresque (Jean Negulesco)
It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
Kitty Kornered (Robert Clampett)
A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
Paisa (Roberto Rossellini)
Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren)
So Dark the Night (Joseph H. Lewis)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
La bataille du rail (Rene Clement)
La belle et la bête (Jean Cocteau)
Bedlam (Mark Robson)
Black Angel (Roy William Neill)
Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur)
The Chase (Arthur D. Ripley)
Cloak and Dagger (Fritz Lang)
Crisis (Ingmar Bergman)
Dark Alibi (Phil Karlson)
The Dark Corner (Henry Hathaway)
Dragonwyck (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Duel in the Sun (King Vidor)
From This Day Forward (John Berry)
Gilda (Charles Vidor)
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Robert Clampett)
Green for Danger (Sidney Gilliat)
Her Sister’s Secret (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Iris and the Lieutenant (Alf Sjoberg)
I’ve Always Loved You (Frank Borzage)
The Killers (Robert Siodmak)
Live Wires (Phil Karlson)
The Locket (John Brahm)
Margie (Henry King)
Murderers Are Among Us (Wolfgang Staudte)
Northwest Hounded Police (Tex Avery)
A Scandal in Paris (Douglas Sirk)
Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica)
Strange Impersonation (Anthony Mann)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone)
The Stranger (Orson Welles)
The Strange Woman (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Three Little Girls in Blue (H. Bruce Humberstone)
To Each His Own (Mitchell Leisen)
Two Years Before the Mast (John Farrow)
Utamaro and His Five Women (Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Verdict (Don Siegel)

OF INTEREST:
The Bamboo Blonde (Anthony Mann)
The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall)
No Regrets for Our Youth (Akira Kurosawa)
Somewhere in the Night (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Undercurrent (Vincente Minnelli)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
The Crimson Ghost (Fred C. Brannon and William Witney)
Deception (Irving Rapper)
Decoy (Jack Bernhard)
I See a Dark Stranger (Frank Launder)
The Kid from Brooklyn (Norman Z. McLeod)
Shock (Alfred Werker)
Specter of the Rose (Ben Hecht)

1945

TOP TIER:
The Bells of St. Mary’s (Leo McCarey)
Brief Encounter (David Lean)
The Clock (Vincente Minnelli)
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Falbalas (Jacques Becker)
Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger)
I Know Where I’m Going! (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)
Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
They Were Expendable (John Ford)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
And Then There Were None (Rene Clair)
The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)
Confidential Agent (Herman Shumlin)
Counter-Attack (Zoltan Korda)
Dead of Night (Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, Charles Crichton, & Alberto Cavalcanti)
The Enchanted Cottage (John Cromwell)
L’espoir (André Malraux and Boris Peskine)
The Falcon in San Francisco (Edgar G. Ulmer)
A Diary for Timothy (Humphrey Jennings)
Getting Gertie’s Garter (Allan Dwan)
Hangover Square (John Brahm)
The Horn Blows at Midnight (Raoul Walsh)
The House on 92nd Street (Henry Hathaway)
Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson)
Kitty (Mitchell Leisen)
Love Letters (William Dieterle)
Murder, He Says (George Marshall)
My Name is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis)
Objective, Burma! (Raoul Walsh)
Perfect Strangers (Alexander Korda)
Pink String and Sealing Wax (Robert Hamer)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin)
Salty O’Rourke (Raoul Walsh)
The Seventh Veil (Compton Bennett)
The Southerner (Jean Renoir)
The Spanish Main (Frank Borzage)
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak)
The Story of G.I. Joe (William A. Wellman)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Robert Siodmak)
Strange Illusion (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Two People (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Le vampire (Jean Painleve)
A Walk in the Sun (Lewis Milestone)
The White Gorilla (H.L. Fraser)
Yolanda and the Thief (Vincente Minnelli)
You Came Along (John Farrow)

OF INTEREST:
Blithe Spirit (David Lean)
Escape in the Fog (Budd Boetticher)
The Great Flamarion (Anthony Mann)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)
Two O’Clock Courage (Anthony Mann)
The Way to the Stars (Anthony Asquith)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (Roy Rowland)
Pride of the Marines (Delmer Daves)
A Royal Scandal (Ernst Lubitsch and Otto Preminger)
The Shanghai Cobra (Phil Karlson)

1944

TOP TIER:
At Land (Maya Deren)
An American Romance (King Vidor)
A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges)
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Sergei Eisenstein)
Laura (Otto Preminger)
Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Mask of Dimitrios (Jean Negulesco)
Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli)
Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang)
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Preston Sturges)
None Shall Escape (Andre De Toth)
To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks)
The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Address Unknown (William Cameron Menzies)
Bluebeard (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Champagne Charlie (Alberto Cavalcanti)
Christmas Holiday (Robert Siodmak)
La ciel est a vous (Jean Gremillon)
Cobra Woman (Robert Siodmak)
The Curse of the Cat People (Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise)
Dark Waters (Andre De Toth)
Days of Glory (Jacques Tourneur)
The Eve of St. Mark (John M. Stahl)
Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur)
Going My Way (Leo McCarey)
The Great Moment (Preston Sturges)
Home in Indiana (Henry Hathaway)
The Fighting Seabees (Edward Ludwig)
The Keys of the Kingdom (John M. Stahl)
The Lodger (John Brahm)
Miyamoto Musashi (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk)
On Approval (Clive Brook)
Raduga (Mark Donskoy)
Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak)
Since You Went Away (John Cromwell)
Summer Storm (Douglas Sirk)
The Suspect (Robert Siodmak)
The Three Caballeros (Norman Ferguson)
Till We Meet Again (Frank Borzage)
Torment (Alf Sjoberg)
The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Edgar Neville)
The Way You Wanted Me (Teuvo Tulio)
Uncertain Glory (Raoul Walsh)
The Uninvited (Lewis Allen)
When Strangers Marry (William Castle)

OF INTEREST:
Frenchman’s Creek (Mitchell Leisen)
Gaslight (George Cukor)
The Seventh Cross (Fred Zinnemann)
Wilson (Henry King)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
The Conspirators (Jean Negulesco)
I’ll Be Seeing You (William Dieterle)
In the Meantime, Darling (Otto Preminger)
Mrs. Parkington (Tay Garnett)
Wing and a Prayer (Henry Hathaway)
Winged Victory (George Cukor)

1943

TOP TIER:
Air Force (Howard Hawks)
Le corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Hangmen Also Die! (Fritz Lang)
Holy Matrimony (John Stahl)
I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Meshes in the Afternoon (Maya Deren)
The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
This Land is Mine (Jean Renoir)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Les anges du peche (Robert Bresson)
Background to Danger (Raoul Walsh)
Bataan (Tay Garnett)
Cabin in the Sky (Vincente Minnelli)
Edge of Darkness (Lewis Milestone)
L’éternel retour (Jean Delannoy)
Fires Were Started (Humphrey Jennings)
Five Graves to Cairo (Billy Wilder)
The Ghost Ship (Mark Robson)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch)
His Butler’s Sister (Frank Borzage)
The Human Comedy (Clarence Brown)
Immortal Sergeant (John M. Stahl)
It Happened at the Inn (Jacques Becker)
Journey Into Fear (Norman Foster)
The More the Merrier (George Stevens)
Muchhausen (Josef von Baky)
Northern Pursuit (Raoul Walsh)
Ossessione (Luchino Visconti)
Princess O’Rourke (Norman Krasna)
Red Hot Riding Hood (Tex Avery)
Romance in a Minor Key (Helmut Kautner)
Sahara (Zoltan Korda)
Someone to Remember (Robert Siodmak)
Sugata Sanshiro (Akira Kurosawa)

OF INTEREST:
Bombs Over Burma (Joseph H. Lewis)
Hitler’s Madman (Douglas Sirk)
Isle of Forgotten Sins (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Man with a Cross (Roberto Rossellini)
The Outlaw (Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks)
Passport to Suez (Andre De Toth)
Son of Dracula (Robert Siodmak)
Stage Door Canteen (Frank Borzage)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Mission to Moscow (Michael Curtiz)
Mr. Lucky (H.C. Potter)
Wintertime (John Brahm)
Tonight We Raid Calais (John Brahm)

1942

TOP TIER:
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
Gentleman Jim (Raoul Walsh)
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges)
There Was a Father (Yasujiro Ozu)
To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Across the Pacific (John Huston)
Aniki Bobo (Manoel de Oliveira)
L’Assassin Habite… au 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Desperate Journey (Raoul Walsh)
The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler)
Inflation (Cy Endfield)
In This Our Life (John Huston)
In Which We Serve (Noel Coward and David Lean)
Lady in a Jam (Gregory La Cava)
Larceny, Inc. (Lloyd Bacon)
Listen to Britain (Humphrey Jennings)
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (Joseph H. Lewis)
The Major and the Minor (Billy Wilder)
The Moon and Sixpence (Albert Lewin)
Once Upon a Honeymoon (Leo McCarey)
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)
Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock)
Seven Sweethearts (Frank Borzage)
Tales of Manhattan (Julien Duvivier)
The Talk of the Town (George Stevens)
This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle)
Tomorrow We Live (Edgar G. Ulmer)
Thunder Rock (Roy Boulting)
The Undying Monster (John Brahm)
Les visiteurs du soir (Marcel Carné)
Wake Island (John Farrow)
Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti)
You Were Never Lovelier (William A. Seiter)

OF INTEREST:
Jungle Book (Zoltan Korda)
Keeper of the Flame (George Cukor)
Moontide (Archie Mayo and Fritz Lang)
Reap the Wild Wind (Cecil B. DeMille)

1941

TOP TIER:
The 47 Ronin (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (Yasujiro Ozu)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
The Forty-Ninth Parallel (Michael Powell)
How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)
Man Hunt (Fritz Lang)
The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg)
The Strawberry Blonde (Raoul Walsh)
Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Adventures of Captain Marvel (William Witney and John English)
All that Money Can Buy (William Dieterle)
All Through the Night (Vincent Sherman)
Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks)
Blood and Sand (Rouben Mamoulian)
The Blood of Jesus (Spencer Williams)
Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (John English and William Witney)
Hellzapoppin’ (H.C. Potter)
Hideko the Bus Conductor (Mikio Naruse)
High Sierra (Raoul Walsh)
Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen)
The Flame of New Orleans (Rene Clair)
The Great Lie (Edmund Goulding)
H.M. Pulham, Esq. (King Vidor)
Invisible Ghost (Joseph H. Lewis)
Jungle Girl (John English and William Witney)
The Little Foxes (William Wyler)
Manpower (Raoul Walsh)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Alfred Hitchcock)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Edward F. Cline)
Rhapsody in Rivets (Friz Freleng)
Remorques (Jean Grémillon)
Smilin’ Through (Frank Borzage)
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock)
Swamp Water (Jean Renoir)
That Hamilton Woman (Alexander Korda)
That Uncertain Feeling (Ernst Lubitsch)
They Died With Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh)
Tobacco Road (John Ford)
Unfinished Business (Gregory La Cava)
Western Union (Fritz Lang)
A Woman’s Face (George Cukor)
Words for Battle (Humphrey Jennings)

OF INTEREST:
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Victor Fleming)
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (Ford Beebe and John Rawlins)
Johnny Eager (Mervyn LeRoy)
Lady from Louisiana (Bernard Vorhaus)
Meet John Doe (Frank Capra)
The Sea Wolf (Michael Curtiz)
Sergeant York (Howard Hawks)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
The Face Behind the Mask (Robert Florey)
Major Barbara (Gabriel Pascal)
Our Wife (John M. Stahl)Penny Serenade (George Stevens)
Pot o’ Gold (George Marshall)
Superman (Dave Fleischer)
The Wolf Man (George Waggner)

1940

TOP TIER:
Christmas in July (Preston Sturges)
Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford)
The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
The Long Voyage Home (John Ford)
The Mortal Storm (Frank Borzage)
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)
Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen)
The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:
Adventures of Red Ryder (John English and William Witney)
All Girl Revue (Lloyd French)
Angels Over Broadway (Lee Garmes and Ben Hecht)
Arise, My Love (Mitchell Leisen)
The Bank Dick (Edward F. Cline)
Boys of the City (Joseph H. Lewis)
Comrade X (King Vidor)
Contraband (Michael Powell)
Dark Command (Raoul Walsh)
Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (William Dieterle)
Drums of Fu Manchu (John English and William Witney)
Flight Command (Frank Borzage)
Gaslight (Thorold Dickinson)
The Green Archer (James W. Horne)
The Green Hornet (Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor)
King of the Royal Mounted (John English and William Witney)
The Letter (William Wyler)
The Man from Tumbleweeds (Joseph H. Lewis)
The Mark of Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian)
De Mayerling à Sarajevo (Max Ophuls)
Murder Over New York (Harry Lachman)
Mysterious Doctor Satan (John English and William Witney)
Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed)
Northwest Passage (King Vidor)
The Old Jockey (Boris Barnet)
Phantom Raiders (Jacques Tourneur)
Pride of the Bowery (Joseph H. Lewis)
The Return of Frank James (Fritz Lang)
The Shadow (James W. Horne)
Spring on the Islands (Shiro Toyoda)
The Stars Look Down (Carol Reed)
Strange Cargo (Frank Borzage)
They Drive by Night (Raoul Walsh)
The Thief of Baghdad (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan)
Three Faces West (Bernard Vorhaus)
Traveling Actors (Mikio Naruse)
The Westerner (William Wyler)
You Ought to Be in Pictures (Friz Freleng)

OF INTEREST:
Ahí está el detalle (Juan Bustillo Oro)
Brigham Young (Henry Hathaway)
Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner)
Johnny Apollo (Henry Hathaway)
Stranger on the Third Floor (Boris Ingster)

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (Lynn Shores)
Charlie Chan in Panama (Norman Foster)
Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise (Eugene Forde)
The House of the Seven Gables (Joe May)
I Love You Again (W.S. Van Dyke)
Waterloo Bridge (Mervyn LeRoy)

Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock)