Best Drama Movies of 1944

1.

Double Indemnity

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Richard Gaines, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Fortunio Bonanova, Byron Barr, John Berry ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1944-06-14
2.

Laura

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, Dorothy Adams, Wally Albright, Bobby Barber, Harry Carter, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1944-10-11
3.

Gaslight

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Everest, Tom Stevenson, Heather Thatcher, Lawrence Grossmith, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1944-05-04
4.

The Woman in the Window

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea, Thomas E. Jackson, Dorothy Peterson, Arthur Loft, Frank Dawson, Robert Blake ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1944-10-25
5.

Lifeboat

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee, William Yetter Jr. ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1944-01-28
6.

Meet Me in St. Louis

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport, June Lockhart, Henry H. Daniels Jr. ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1944-11-28
7.

Murder, My Sweet

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander, Otto Kruger, Douglas Walton, Donald Douglas, Esther Howard, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1944-12-14
8.

The Uninvited

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A brother and sister move into an old seaside house that has been abandoned for many years on the Cornwellian coast only to soon discover that it is haunted by the ghost of the mother of their neighbor's granddaughter, with whom the brother has fallen in love.

Starring: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Alan Napier, Dorothy Stickney, Barbara Everest, Queenie Leonard, Rita Page ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1944-02-18
9.

Going My Way

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, Risë Stevens ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1944-05-15
10.

Ministry of Fear

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn't seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn't quite know to whom to turn.

Starring: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier, Erskine Sanford, Harry Allen, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1944-05-19
11.

The Curse of the Cat People

4.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Amy, the young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed, befriends her father's late first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter, Eve March, Sir Lancelot, Julia Dean, Elizabeth Russell, Erford Gage, Nita Hunter ..
Directed by: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise
Release date: 1944-04-01
12.

The Seventh Cross

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The seventh cross is still empty as George Heisler seeks freedom in Holland.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Agnes Moorehead, Herbert Rudley, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach, Katherine Locke, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1944-07-24
13.

This Happy Breed

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1919, Frank Gibbons returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel, carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint, sister-in-law Sylvia and three children. Years pass, with the daily routine of family infighting and reconciliation occasionally broken by a strike or a festival.

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt, Stanley Holloway, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Eileen Erskine, John Blythe, Guy Verney ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1944-05-28
14.

Mr. Skeffington

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A beautiful but vain woman who rejects the love of her older husband must face the loss of her youth and beauty.

Starring: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris, Richard Waring, Marjorie Riordan, Robert Shayne, John Alexander, Jerome Cowan, Johnny Mitchell ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1944-05-25
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : A Canterbury Tale
15.

A Canterbury Tale

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Charles Hawtrey, Esmond Knight, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1944-08-21
16.

The Keys of the Kingdom

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a priest in a more Christian area of the world, Father Chisholm struggles. He encounters hostility, isolation, disease, poverty and a variety of set backs which humble him, but make him more determined than ever to succeed.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner, Roddy McDowall, Edmund Gwenn, Cedric Hardwicke, Peggy Ann Garner, Jane Ball, James Gleason ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1944-12-15
17.

Phantom Lady

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda, Thomas Gomez, Fay Helm, Elisha Cook Jr., Andrew Tombes, Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-01-28
18.

The Pearl of Death

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The famous Borgia Pearl, a valuable gem with a history of bringing murder and misfortune to its owner since the days of the Borgias, is brought to London, thanks in part to Sherlock Holmes. But before long the jewel is stolen, due to an error on Holmes' part, and shortly thereafter, a series of horrible murders begin, the murderer leaving his victims with their spines snapped and surrounded by a mass of smashed china.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe, Charles Francis, Holmes Herbert, Richard Aherne, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1944-08-01
19.

The Mask of Dimitrios

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A mystery writer is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, in order to learn more about the man. Along the way he is joined by the mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.

Starring: Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Steven Geray, Florence Bates, Eduardo Ciannelli, Kurt Katch, Marjorie Hoshelle ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-06-23
20.

Since You Went Away

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead, Alla Nazimova ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick
Release date: 1944-06-30
21.

The Adventures of Mark Twain

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.

Starring: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, C. Aubrey Smith, John Carradine, Robert Barrat, Walter Hampden, Joyce Reynolds, William Henry ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1944-05-03
22.

Between Two Worlds

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got onboard or where they are going. Soon it becomes apparent that they all have something in common.

Starring: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Sydney Greenstreet, George Tobias, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson, Sara Allgood, Dennis King ..
Directed by: Edward A. Blatt
Release date: 1944-05-20
23.

I'll Be Seeing You

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Mary Marshall, serving a six year term for accidental manslaughter, is given a Christmas furlough from prison to visit her closest relatives, her uncle and his family in a small Midwestern town. On the train she meets Zach Morgan, a troubled army sergeant on leave for the holidays from a military hospital. Although his physical wounds have healed, he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is subject to panic attacks. The pair are attracted to one another and in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas season friendship blossoms into romance, but Mary is reluctant to tell him of her past and that she must shortly return to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Tom Tully, John Derek, Chill Wills, Kenny Bowers, Gary Gray, Eddie Hall ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1944-12-31
24.

The Fighting Sullivans

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan, Trudy Marshall, John Campbell, James Cardwell, John Alvin, George Offerman, Jr., Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1944-02-03
25.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock, Don DeFore, Robert Mitchum, Phyllis Thaxter, Stephen McNally, Herbert Gunn, John R. Reilly ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1944-11-15
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : The White Cliffs of Dover
26.

The White Cliffs of Dover

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Susan travels with her father to England for a vacation. Invited to a society ball, Susan meets Sir John Ashwood and marries him after a whirlwind romance. However, American Susan never quite adjusts to life as a new member of the British gentry. Upon the outbreak of World War I, Ashwood is sent to the trenches and never returns. When her son goes off to fight in World War II, Susan fears the same tragic fate may befall him too.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan, Van Johnson, C. Aubrey Smith, May Whitty, Gladys Cooper, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1944-05-11
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Uncertain Glory
27.

Uncertain Glory

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A French playboy gets serious when his country is threatened during World War II.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson, James Flavin, Douglass Dumbrille, Dennis Hoey, Sheldon Leonard, Odette Myrtil, Francis Pierlot ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1944-04-07
28.

Henry V

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Renée Asherson, Ralph Truman, Ernest Thesiger, Frederick Cooper, Robert Helpmann, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Robert Newton, Freda Jackson ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1944-11-24
29.

Mrs. Parkington

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus Parkington. He moves them to New York, tries to remake her into a society woman, and establishes their home among the wealthiest of New York's high society. Family and social life is not always peaceful, however, and she guides us, in flashbacks, through the rises and falls of the Parkington family fortunes.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, Gladys Cooper, Frances Rafferty, Tom Drake, Peter Lawford, Dan Duryea ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1944-10-12
30.

The Lodger

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In Victorian era London, the inhabitants of a family home with rented rooms upstairs fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke, Sara Allgood, Aubrey Mather, Queenie Leonard, Doris Lloyd, David Clyde, Helena Pickard ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1944-01-19
31.

The Canterville Ghost

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan, Reginald Owen, Una O'Connor, Rags Ragland, Donald Stuart, Elisabeth Risdon, Frank Faylen ..
Directed by: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1944-07-20
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Address Unknown
32.

Address Unknown

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

When a German art dealer living in the US returns to his native country he finds himself attracted to Nazi propaganda.

Starring: Paul Lukas, Carl Esmond, Peter van Eyck, Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky, K.T. Stevens, Emory Parnell, Mary Young, Frank Faylen, Charles Halton ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1944-06-01
33.

Wing and a Prayer

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway.

Starring: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Cedric Hardwicke, Kevin O'Shea, Richard Jaeckel, Harry Morgan, Alice Faye, Betty Grable ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1944-01-01
34.

The Way Ahead

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Lieutenant Jim Perry and Sergeant Ned Fletcher when they are called up to replace an infantry battalion that had suffered casualties at Dunkirk.

Starring: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie, Leslie Dwyer, Hugh Burden, Raymond Huntley, Jimmy Hanley, William Hartnell, Reginald Tate ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1944-06-09
35.

Passage to Marseille

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A freedom-loving French journalist sacrifices his happiness and security to battle Nazi tyranny.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan, Philip Dorn, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, George Tobias, Helmut Dantine, John Loder, Victor Francen ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1944-02-16
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Up in Arms
36.

Up in Arms

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted and accidentally smuggles his girlfriend aboard his Pacific-bound troopship.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Dinah Shore, Dana Andrews, Constance Dowling, Knox Manning, Louis Calhern, George Mathews, Benny Baker, Lyle Talbot, Walter Catlett ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1944-02-17
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Wilson
37.

Wilson

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.

Starring: Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, William Eythe, Mary Anderson, Ruth Ford ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1944-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : The Story of Dr. Wassell
38.

The Story of Dr. Wassell

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Carol Thurston, Carl Esmond, Paul Kelly, Elliott Reid, Laurette Luez, Stanley Ridges ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1944-07-04
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Black Magic
39.

Black Magic

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Chinese detective Charlie Chan solves a murder linked to the occult. This movie had an alternative title: Meeting at Midnight.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan, Helen Beverly, Jacqueline deWit, Geraldine Wall, Ralph Peters, Frank Jaquet, Edward Earle ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1944-08-19
40.

Christmas Holiday

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability, and soon drags Abigail into a life of misery.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens, Gladys George, Gale Sondergaard, David Bruce, Eddie Acuff, Oliver Blake, Charles Cane ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-07-31
41.

Dragon Seed

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. An heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff, Turhan Bey, Hurd Hatfield, J. Carrol Naish, Agnes Moorehead, Henry Travers, Robert Bice ..
Directed by: Jack Conway, Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 1944-07-20
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : The Fighting Seabees
42.

The Fighting Seabees

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight.

Starring: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley, Leonid Kinskey, J. M. Kerrigan, Grant Withers, Paul Fix, Ben Welden, William Forrest ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1944-01-27
43.

The Conspirators

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A guerilla leader falls in love with a mysterious woman in World War II Lisbon.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Joseph Calleia, Carol Thurston, Vladimir Sokoloff, Eduardo Ciannelli, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1944-10-24
44.

None But the Lonely Heart

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore, Barry Fitzgerald, June Duprez, Jane Wyatt, George Coulouris, Dan Duryea, Roman Bohnen, Konstantin Shayne, Colin Kenny ..
Directed by: Clifford Odets
Release date: 1944-10-17
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : When Strangers Marry
45.

When Strangers Marry

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Starring: Dean Jagger, Kim Hunter, Robert Mitchum, Neil Hamilton, Lou Lubin, Milton Kibbee, Dewey Robinson, Claire Whitney, Edward Keane, Virginia Sale ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1944-08-21
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
46.

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier

3.3
7.0/10 IMDB

A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home.

Starring: Anne Baxter, John Hodiak, Charles Winninger, Charles Winninger, Connie Marshall, Chill Wills ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1944-12-08
47.

Experiment Perilous

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey hears that his train companion suddenly died. Shortly afterward, he meets the strange couple and gets suspicious of Nick's treatment of his wife.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker, Carl Esmond, Olive Blakeney, George N. Neise, Margaret Wycherly, Stephanie Bachelor, Mary Servoss ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1944-12-18
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : Buffalo Bill
48.

Buffalo Bill

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Scout William F. Cody (Joel McCrea) marries a U.S. senator's daughter (Maureen O'Hara), fights the Cheyenne and leads a Wild West show.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell, Edgar Buchanan, Anthony Quinn, Moroni Olsen, Frank Fenton, Matt Briggs, George Lessey ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1944-04-02
Best Drama Movies of 1944 : The Merry Monahans
49.

The Merry Monahans

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The Merry Monahans is one of the higher-budgeted Universal musicals of the 1940s, even though the storyline is strictly grade-B material. During the first two decades of the 20th century the film concerns a family vaudeville troupe headed by patriarch Pete Monahan (Jack Oakie). Because of his love affair with the bottle, Pete manages to get himself and his family blacklisted from every major vaude house in the country. Though Pete's kids Jimmy (Donald O'Connor) and Patsy (Peggy Ryan) love their dad, they're forced to break away from the act and go off on their own to survive. Eventually, the whole gang is reunited in a shamelessly lachrymose musical finale. Producer-scripters Michael Fessier and Ernest Pagano, whose other works include such offbeat comedies as San Diego I Love You, Frontier Gal and That's the Spirit, manage to keep the proceedings relatively cliché-free, though it's an uphill climb.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth, Rosemary DeCamp, John Miljan, Isabel Jewell, Gavin Muir, Marion Martin, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1944-09-15
50.

Cobra Woman

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

A man (Jon Hall) tracks his kidnapped bride (Maria Montez) to a jungle island, where her twin is the high priestess.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr., Edgar Barrier, Mary Nash, Anne G. Sterling, Lois Collier, Samuel S. Hinds, Moroni Olsen ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1944-05-12

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