Best Drama Movies of 1944
A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.
To Have and Have Not
A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.
A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
During World War II, a small group of survivors is stranded in a lifeboat together after the ship they were traveling on is destroyed by a German U-boat.
The Woman in the Window
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
Murder, My Sweet
Gumshoe Philip Marlowe is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde, the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.
Going My Way
Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of boys looking for direction, eventually winning over the aging, conventional Parish priest.
A popular and beautiful woman is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man to save her brother from an embezzlement charge.
A Canterbury Tale
Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.