Best Drama Movies of 1942

1.

Casablanca

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Madeleine Lebeau, Dooley Wilson ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-11-26
2.

Bambi

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

Starring: Donnie Dunagan, Peter Behn, Stan Alexander, Cammie King, Will Wright, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis, Tim Davis, Sam Edwards, Sterling Holloway ..
Directed by: David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
Release date: 1942-02-11
3.

The Ox-Bow Incident

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, Jane Darwell, Matt Briggs, Frank Conroy, Marc Lawrence, William Eythe, Paul Hurst ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-12-04
4.

Now, Voyager

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A woman suffers a nervous breakdown and an oppressive mother before being freed by the love of a man she meets on a cruise.

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, John Loder, Ilka Chase, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn, Katharine Alexander ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1942-10-22
5.

Mrs. Miniver

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

English middle-class family, The Minivers, experience life in the first months of World War II.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon, Christopher Severn, Brenda Forbes ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1942-07-03
6.

The Magnificent Ambersons

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett, Orson Welles, Don Dillaway ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1942-07-10
7.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, Frances Langford, George Barbier ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-05-29
8.

Cat People

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love, and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt, Theresa Harris, Alan Napier, Elizabeth Russell, Mary Halsey, Henrietta Burnside ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1942-12-05
9.

Holiday Inn

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, Marek Windheim, James Bell, John Gallaudet ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1942-07-10
10.

Woman of the Year

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix, Gladys Blake, Dan Tobin, Roscoe Karns, Ludwig Stössel ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1942-02-05
11.

The Pride of the Yankees

4.7
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel, Virginia Gilmore, Ernie Adams, Hardie Albright ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1942-07-14
12.

This Gun for Hire

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates, Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen, on a train out of town. Although Ellen is engaged to marry the police lieutenant who's hunting down Raven, she decides to try and set the misguided hit man straight as he hides from the cops and plots his revenge.

Starring: Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Alan Ladd, Tully Marshall, Marc Lawrence, Olin Howland, Roger Imhof, Pamela Blake, Frank Ferguson ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1942-04-24
13.

Random Harvest

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters, Henry Travers, Reginald Owen, Bramwell Fletcher, Rhys Williams, Una O'Connor, Aubrey Mather ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1942-12-17
14.

Gentleman Jim

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

As bare-knuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the boxing world.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, John Loder, William Frawley, Minor Watson, Ward Bond, Madeleine Lebeau, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1942-11-14
15.

The Talk of the Town

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson and accidental murder. Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley... which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram, Leonid Kinskey, Tom Tyler ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1942-08-20
16.

Kings Row

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Five young adults in a small American town face the revelations of secrets that threaten to ruin their hopes and dreams.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field, Charles Coburn, Claude Rains, Judith Anderson, Nancy Coleman, Kaaren Verne, Maria Ouspenskaya ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1942-02-02
17.

For Me and My Gal

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Starring: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy, Mártha Eggerth, Ben Blue, Stephen McNally, Lester Dorr, Ernie Alexander, Hooper Atchley, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Release date: 1942-10-21
18.

All Through the Night

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Broadway gamblers stumble across a plan by Nazi saboteurs to blow up an American battleship.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell, Frank McHugh, Peter Lorre, Judith Anderson, William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1942-01-10
19.

Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer, Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, John Carradine, Harry Davenport, Kay Johnson, Dudley Digges ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, Darryl F. Zanuck
Release date: 1942-01-29
20.

In Which We Serve

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him and the country, but—most importantly—to themselves.

Starring: Noël Coward, Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding, John Mills, Robert Sansom, Philip Friend, Chimmo Branson, Ballard Berkeley, James Donald, Caven Watson ..
Directed by: Noël Coward, David Lean
Release date: 1942-09-17
21.

In This Our Life

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

An unhappy, self-centered woman runs off with her sister's husband, wreaking havoc and ruining the lives of those around her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan, Frank Craven, Billie Burke, Charles Coburn, Ernest Anderson, Hattie McDaniel, Lee Patrick ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1942-05-08
22.

The Black Swan

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Anthony Quinn, George Zucco, Clarence Muse, Helene Costello, Edward Ashley ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1942-12-04
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : Tales of Manhattan
23.

Tales of Manhattan

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Robeson, Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Thomas Mitchell ..
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
Release date: 1942-08-05
24.

The Glass Key

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Bonita Granville, Richard Denning, Joseph Calleia, William Bendix, Frances Gifford, Donald MacBride, Margaret Hayes ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1942-09-08
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
25.

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home.

Starring: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Peter Ustinov, Googie Withers, Pamela Brown, Joyce Redman, Robert Beatty ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1942-04-24
26.

This Above All

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

In 1940 England, aristocratic Prudence Cathaway alarms her snobbish parents by joining the WAF service branch. She soon meets and falls in love with the brooding Clive Briggs, despite his prejudice against the upper classes, and agrees to spend a week with him at a Dover hotel. When Clive's soldier friend, Monty, arrives to retrieve him, Prudence learns that Clive went AWOL after Dunkirk, and urges him to recall why England must fight the war.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Gladys Cooper, Philip Merivale, Sara Allgood, Alexander Knox, Queenie Leonard ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1942-05-12
27.

Across the Pacific

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton, Victor Sen Yung, Roland Got, Lee Tung Foo, Frank Wilcox, Paul Stanton, Lester Matthews ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1942-09-04
28.

The Spoilers

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When honest ship captain Roy Glennister gets swindled out of his mine claim, he turns to saloon singer Cherry Malotte for assistance in his battle with no-good town kingpin Alexander McNamara.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1942-06-11
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : Desperate Journey
29.

Desperate Journey

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

During WWII, when an allied bomber is shot down over Germany, the five surviving crew are captured but cleverly escape detention after learning German secret information and knocking out a Nazi major. With the angry major in hot pursuit, aided by military personnel, Gestapo agents and Hitler-loyal citizens, the five wend their way across perilous Germany, intent on reaching the UK with the secrets they have learned.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Nancy Coleman, Arthur Kennedy, Ronald Sinclair, Albert Bassermann, Rudolph Anders ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1942-09-25
30.

Reap the Wild Wind

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The Florida Keys in 1840, where the implacable hurricanes of the Caribbean scream, where the salvagers of Key West, like the intrepid and beautiful Loxi Claiborne and her crew, reap, aboard frail schooners, the harvest of the wild wind, facing the shark teeth of the reefs to rescue the sailors and the cargo from the shipwrecks caused by the scavengers of the sea.

Starring: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford, Walter Hampden, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1942-03-26
31.

Moontide

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

After a drunken night out, a longshoreman thinks he may have killed a man.

Starring: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Jerome Cowan, Helene Reynolds, Ralph Byrd, William Halligan, Victor Sen Yung, Chester Gan ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang
Release date: 1942-05-29
32.

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

England, at the start of World War Two. Mysterious wireless broadcasts, apparently from Nazi Germany are heard over the BBC. They warn of acts of terror in England, just before they take place. Baffled, the Defence Committee call in Holmes ...

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny, Thomas Gomez, Henry Daniell, Montagu Love, Olaf Hytten, Leyland Hodgson, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1942-09-18
33.

The Big Street

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette, Agnes Moorehead, Sam Levene, Ray Collins, Marion Martin, William T. Orr, George Cleveland ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1942-08-13
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : Pittsburgh
34.

Pittsburgh

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Frank Craven, Louise Allbritton, Shemp Howard, Thomas Gomez, Ludwig Stössel, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1942-12-11
35.

Flying Tigers

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers.

Starring: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Gordon Jones, Mae Clarke, Addison Richards, Edmund MacDonald, Bill Shirley, Tom Neal ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1942-10-08
36.

Captains of the Clouds

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Inspired by Churchill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined Canadian bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF.

Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Reginald Gardiner, W.A. Bishop, Reginald Denny, Russell Arms, Paul Cavanagh ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-02-12
37.

Crossroads

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.

Starring: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor, Basil Rathbone, Margaret Wycherly, Felix Bressart, Sig Ruman, H.B. Warner, Philip Merivale, John St. Polis ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1942-07-23
38.

Reunion in France

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, John Carradine, Ann Ayars, J. Edward Bromberg, Moroni Olsen, Henry Daniell ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin
Release date: 1942-12-25
39.

Frisco Lil

3.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Lil becomes a dealer in a gambling casino in order to get the information she needs to clear her father of a murder charge. She also falls in love with lawyer Brewster.

Starring: Irene Hervey, Kent Taylor, Minor Watson, Jerome Cowan, Samuel S. Hinds, Milburn Stone, Matty Fain, Claire Whitney, Emmett Lynn, Harry Strang ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1942-03-13
40.

Orchestra Wives

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the band's tour and learns about life as an orchestra wife, weathering the catty attacks of the other band wives.

Starring: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, Lynn Bari, Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Mary Beth Hughes, Frank Orth, Grant Mitchell ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1942-09-04
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : Wake Island
41.

Wake Island

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey, Robert Preston, William Bendix, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel, Mikhail Rasumny, Rod Cameron, Bill Goodwin, Damian O'Flynn ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1942-08-11
42.

Night Monster

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths.

Starring: Ralph Morgan, Don Porter, Irene Hervey, Fay Helm, Nils Asther, Doris Lloyd, Leif Erickson, Robert Homans, Lionel Atwill, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1942-10-20
43.

The Undying Monster

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence, but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion.

Starring: James Ellison, Heather Angel, John Howard, Bramwell Fletcher, Heather Thatcher, Aubrey Mather, Halliwell Hobbes, Matthew Boulton, Harry Carter, Alec Craig ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1942-11-27
44.

Tortilla Flat

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, Sheldon Leonard, John Qualen, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Allen Jenkins ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1942-05-21
45.

The Ghost of Frankenstein

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Ygor discovers Frankenstein's creation is still alive and brings him to the Doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Obsessed with restoring the monster to his full potential, Ludwig is unaware that someone has more devious plans for the creature.

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Ralph Bellamy, Evelyn Ankers, Janet Ann Gallow, Olaf Hytten, Barton Yarborough, Doris Lloyd ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1942-03-13
46.

The Mummy's Tomb

3.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A high priest of Karnak travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Turhan Bey, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox, Dick Foran, Wallace Ford, Virginia Brissac, Cliff Clark, Mary Gordon, George Zucco ..
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1942-10-23
47.

The Big Shot

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Duke Berne, former big shot but now a three-time loser, fears returning to crime because a fourth conviction will mean a life sentence. Finally, haunted by his past and goaded by his cohorts, he joins in planning an armoured car robbery.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis, Susan Peters, Stanley Ridges, Minor Watson, Chick Chandler, Joe Downing, Howard Da Silva, Murray Alper ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1942-06-13
48.

Journey for Margaret

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

An American newspaperman and his wife, end up in London after several retreats in the opening days of WWII. After a shrapnel wound and loss of her baby she returns to America. War weary, he is forced to do a story about war orphans, where he meets Margaret.

Starring: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce, Margaret O'Brien, William Severn, Elisabeth Risdon, Doris Lloyd, Halliwell Hobbes, Heather Thatcher ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1942-12-17
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : Hatter's Castle
49.

Hatter's Castle

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The year is 1880. On the outskirts of the fictional small Scottish town of Levenford there stands a strange building, half cottage, half castle, embraced with thick stone walls. The townsfolk nickname the fortress "Hatter's Castle", for James Brodie, the man who built it. Brodie is a hatter who keeps the members of the family in fear and submission; he is brutal, arrogant, selfish and cruel. His wife, who has long been ailing, and his daughter Mary, are in awe of him. His son Angus, aged 15, alone dear to his heart, suffers under his love as the others suffer under his sternness.

Starring: Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Emlyn Williams, Henry Oscar, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Beatrice Varley, Tony Bateman, June Holden, George Merritt ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1942-02-02
Best Drama Movies of 1942 : The Great Man's Lady
50.

The Great Man's Lady

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

In Hoyt City, a statue of founder Ethan Hoyt is dedicated, and 100 year old Hannah Sempler Hoyt (who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers) is at last persuaded to tell her story to a 'girl biographer'. Flashback: in 1848, teenage Hannah meets and flirts with pioneer Ethan; on a sudden impulse, they elope. We follow their struggle to found a city in the wilderness, hampered by the Gold Rush, star-crossed love, peril, and heartbreak. The star "ages" 80 years.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, K.T. Stevens, Thurston Hall, Lloyd Corrigan, Etta McDaniel, William B. Davidson, Lillian Yarbo, Helen Lynd ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-04-15

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