Best Drama Movies of 1946

1.

It's a Wonderful Life

6.9
8.6/10 IMDB

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1946-12-20
2.

Notorious

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin, Reinhold Schünzel, Ivan Triesault, Alex Minotis, Eberhard Krumschmidt, Fred Nurney ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1946-08-21
3.

The Best Years of Our Lives

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare.

Starring: Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1946-12-25
4.

The Big Sleep

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1946-08-23
5.

A Matter of Life and Death

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and dispatch an angel to collect him.

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, Robert Coote, Bonar Colleano, Joan Maude, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Robert Atkins ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1946-12-15
6.

Gilda

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer, Gerald Mohr, Mark Roberts, Ludwig Donath, Donald Douglas ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1946-04-25
7.

The Killers

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene, Vince Barnett, Virginia Christine, Jack Lambert, Charles D. Brown, Donald MacBride ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1946-08-28
8.

My Darling Clementine

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland, Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1946-10-17
9.

Great Expectations

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

Starring: John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness, Ivor Barnard ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1946-12-26
10.

The Postman Always Rings Twice

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Starring: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed, Jeff York, Morris Ankrum, Betty Blythe ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1946-05-02
11.

The Stranger

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles, Philip Merivale, Richard Long, Konstantin Shayne, Byron Keith, Billy House, Martha Wentworth, Erskine Sanford ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1946-07-02
12.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

4.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect combination to dominate the corrupt city of Iverstown at will. But the unexpected return of Sam, after years of absence, deeply disturbs the life of the odd couple.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran, Frank Orth ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1946-08-19
13.

The Spiral Staircase

4.6
7.3/10 IMDB

On a stormy night, the mute servant to an ailing matriarch is stalked by a serial killer.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Rhonda Fleming, Gordon Oliver, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Allgood, Rhys Williams, James Bell ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1946-02-06
14.

The Blue Dahlia

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Soon after a veteran's return from war his cheating wife is found dead. He evades police in an attempt to find the real murderer.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Tom Powers, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Freeman, Don Costello, Will Wright ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1946-04-16
15.

Duel in the Sun

4.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Charles Bickford, Harry Carey, Joan Tetzel ..
Directed by: King Vidor, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg, William Cameron Menzies, Sidney Franklin, William Dieterle, Otto Brower
Release date: 1946-12-31
16.

Cluny Brown

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker, Reginald Gardiner, Reginald Owen, C. Aubrey Smith, Margaret Bannerman, Sara Allgood, Ernest Cossart ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1946-05-01
17.

Dragonwyck

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter, to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan, Anne Revere, Spring Byington, Connie Marshall, Harry Morgan, Vivienne Osborne, Jessica Tandy ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1946-04-10
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : To Each His Own
18.

To Each His Own

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

During World War I, small-town girl Josephine Norris has an illegitimate son by an itinerant pilot. After a scheme to adopt him ends up giving him to another family, she devotes her life to loving him from afar.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver, Phillip Terry, Bill Goodwin, Virginia Welles, Victoria Horne, John Lund, Griff Barnett, Billy Ward ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1946-03-12
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Green for Danger
19.

Green for Danger

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural hospital. But was the death accidental?

Starring: Leo Genn, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard, Sally Gray, Rosamund John, Judy Campbell, Megs Jenkins, Ronald Adam, George Woodbridge, John Rae ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1946-12-07
20.

The Razor's Edge

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, Elsa Lanchester, Fritz Kortner ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1946-11-19
21.

Tomorrow Is Forever

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1918, Elizabeth MacDonald learns that her husband, John Andrew, has been killed in the war. Elizabeth bears John's son and eventually marries her kindly boss. Unknown to her, John has survived but is horribly disfigured and remains in Europe. Years later, on the eve of World War II, Elizabeth refuses to agree to her son's request to enlist and is stunned when an eerily familiar stranger named Kessler arrives from abroad and becomes involved.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson, Richard Long, Natalie Wood, John Wengraf, Sonny Howe, Ian Wolfe, Joyce Mackenzie ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1946-02-20
22.

My Reputation

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lucile Watson, Scotty Beckett, Bobby Cooper, Esther Dale, Eve Arden, John Ridgely, Warner Anderson, Jerome Cowan ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1946-01-25
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : The Jolson Story
23.

The Jolson Story

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Jolson Story is a 1946 musical biography which purports to tell the life story of singer Al Jolson. It stars Larry Parks as Jolson, Evelyn Keyes as "Julie Benson" (approximating Jolson's wife, Ruby Keeler), William Demarest as his manager, Ludwig Donath and Tamara Shayne as his parents, and Scotty Beckett as the young Jolson.

Starring: Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest, Bill Goodwin, Ludwig Donath, Tamara Shayne, John Alexander, Ernest Cossart, Lilian Bond, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1946-10-10
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : The Verdict
24.

The Verdict

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Starring: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris, Rosalind Ivan, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Shields, Morton Lowry, Holmes Herbert, Art Foster ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1946-11-23
25.

The Yearling

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly, Henry Travers, Forrest Tucker, Donn Gift, June Lockhart ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1946-12-18
26.

The Dark Corner

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Ex-con turned private investigator Bradford Galt suspects someone is following him and maybe even trying to kill him. With the assistance of his spunky secretary, Kathleen Stewart, he dives deep into a mystery in search of answers.

Starring: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens, Kurt Kreuger, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Constance Collier, Eddie Heywood, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1946-04-09
27.

The Harvey Girls

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.

Starring: Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Selena Royle, Cyd Charisse ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1946-01-18
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Sister Kenny
28.

Sister Kenny

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger, Philip Merivale, Beulah Bondi, Ellen Corby, Charles Dingle, John Litel, Doreen McCann, Fay Helm ..
Directed by: Dudley Nichols
Release date: 1946-10-10
29.

The Captive Heart

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A series of stories about the lives and loves of nine men in a Prisoner of War Camp over five years. Location shooting in the British occupied part of Germany adds believability. The main story is of Hasek (Redgrave) a Czech soldier who needs to keep his identity a secret from the Nazis, to do this he poses as a dead English Officer and corresponds with the man's wife. Upon liberation they meet and decide to continue their lives together. The other inmates' stories are revealed episodically.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns, Rachel Thomas, Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, James Harcourt, Gordon Jackson, Elliott Mason ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1946-04-29
30.

Deception

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

After marrying her long lost love, a pianist finds the relationship threatened by a wealthy composer who is besotted with her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott, Benson Fong, Russell Arms, Patricia Barry, Gino Corrado, Richard Erdman, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1946-10-26
31.

A Stolen Life

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A twin takes her deceased sister's place as wife of the man they both love.

Starring: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, Charles Ruggles, Bruce Bennett, Peggy Knudsen, Esther Dale, Clara Blandick, Joan Winfield ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1946-05-01
32.

Somewhere in the Night

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Starring: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, Josephine Hutchinson, Fritz Kortner, Margo Woode, Sheldon Leonard, Lou Nova, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1946-06-12
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : The Locket
33.

The Locket

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.

Starring: Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum, Gene Raymond, Sharyn Moffett, Ricardo Cortez, Henry Stephenson, Katherine Emery, Reginald Denny, Fay Helm ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1946-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Till the End of Time
34.

Till the End of Time

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Three former marines have a hard time readjusting to civilian life. Perry can't deal with the loss of the use of his legs. William is in trouble with bad debts. And Cliff can't decide what he wants to do with his life, although he gets encouragement from war widow Pat Ruscomb.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison, Robert Mitchum, Bill Williams, Tom Tully, William Gargan, Jean Porter, Johnny Sands, Ruth Nelson, Selena Royle ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1946-07-23
35.

I See a Dark Stranger

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Determined, independent Bridie Quilty comes of age in 1944 Ireland thinking all Englishmen are devils. Her desire to join the IRA meets no encouragement, but a German spy finds her easy to recruit. We next find her working in a pub near a British military prison, using her sex appeal in the service of the enemy. But chance puts a really vital secret into her hands, leading to a chase involving Bridie, a British officer who's fallen for her, a German agent unknown to them both, and the police...paralleled by Bridie's own internal conflicts.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard, Norman Shelly, Liam Redmond, Brefni O'Rorke, James Harcourt, George Woodbridge, Garry Marsh ..
Directed by: Frank Launder
Release date: 1946-07-04
36.

Terror by Night

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Holmes and Watson board a passenger train bound from London to Edinburgh, to guard the Star of Rhodesia, an enormous diamond worth a fortune belonging to an elderly woman of wealth; but within the first hour of the trip, the woman's son is murdered and the diamond stolen and any of the passengers in their car could be the killer thief.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey, Mary Forbes, Renee Godfrey, Frederick Worlock, Janet Murdoch, Gerald Hamer, Geoffrey Steele ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-02-01
37.

Dressed to Kill

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon, Frederick Worlock, Carl Harbord, Patricia Cameron, Holmes Herbert, Harry Cording, Leyland Hodgson ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-05-24
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Bedlam
38.

Bedlam

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

London, 1761. St. Mary's of Bethlehem, a sinister madhouse, is visited by wealthy people who enjoy watching the patients confined there as if they were caged animals. Nell Bowen, one of the visitors, is horrified by the deplorable living conditions of the unfortunate inhabitants of this godforsaken place, better known as Bedlam.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Richard Fraser, Billy House, Elizabeth Russell, Ian Wolfe, Jason Robards Sr., Leyland Hodgson, Joan Newton, Robert Clarke ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1946-05-10
39.

Anna and the King of Siam

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb, Gale Sondergaard, Mikhail Rasumny, Dennis Hoey, Tito Renaldo, Richard Lyon, John Abbott ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1946-08-11
40.

Black Angel

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A falsely convicted man's wife, Catherine, and an alcoholic composer and pianist, Martin team up in an attempt to clear her husband of the murder of a blonde singer, who is Martin's wife.

Starring: Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Constance Dowling, Wallace Ford, Hobart Cavanaugh, Freddie Steele, Ben Bard, Junius Matthews ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1946-08-02
41.

Nobody Lives Forever

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.

Starring: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan, Faye Emerson, George Coulouris, George Tobias, Robert Shayne, Richard Gaines, Richard Erdman, James Flavin ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1946-11-01
42.

Undercurrent

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

After a rapid engagement, a dowdy daughter of a chemist weds an industrialist, knowing little of his family or past. He transforms her into an elegant society wife, but becomes enraged whenever she asks about Michael, his mysterious long-lost brother.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main, Jayne Meadows, Clinton Sundberg, Dan Tobin, Kathryn Card, Leigh Whipper ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1946-11-11
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Cloak and Dagger
43.

Cloak and Dagger

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Italian partisans help a professor sent by the OSS to find an atomic scientist held by Nazis.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer, Robert Alda, Vladimir Sokoloff, J. Edward Bromberg, Marjorie Hoshelle, Ludwig Stössel, Helene Thimig, Dan Seymour, Marc Lawrence ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1946-09-28
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : The Diary of a Chambermaid
44.

The Diary of a Chambermaid

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Celestine, the chamber-maid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man, but Mr. Lanlaire is not a right choice: the house is firmly controlled by Madame Lanlaire, helped by the strange valet Joseph. Then she tries the neighbour, former officer Mauger. This seems to work. But soon the son of the Lanlaires comes back. He is young, attractive and does not share his mother's antirepublican opinions. So Celestine's beauty attracts Captain Mauger, young Georges Lanlaire, and Joseph. Three men, from three different social classes, with three different conceptions of life. Will Celestine be able to convince Georges of her sincerity?

Starring: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield, Francis Lederer, Judith Anderson, Florence Bates, Irene Ryan, Reginald Owen, Almira Sessions, Egon Brecher ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1946-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : The Strange Woman
45.

The Strange Woman

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Isaiah, a 19th-century businessman, has his eye on the beautiful and very young Jenny. Finally of age, she accepts his marriage proposal, but their love affair quickly turns sour. Ephraim, Isaiah's college-age son, comes for a visit, immediately striking up a chemistry with Jenny. She promises marriage -- if he murders his father first. But Jenny also swoons for John, the fiancé of her best friend, Meg.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart, Hillary Brooke, Rhys Williams, June Storey, Moroni Olsen, Olive Blakeney, Kathleen Lockhart ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer, Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1946-10-25
46.

Decoy

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A fatally shot female gangleader recounts her sordid life of crime to a police officer just before she dies.

Starring: Jean Gillie, Edward Norris, Robert Armstrong, Herbert Rudley, Sheldon Leonard, Marjorie Woodworth, Philip Van Zandt, Carole Donne, John Shay, Bert Roach ..
Directed by: Jack Bernhard
Release date: 1946-09-14
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Dark Alibi
47.

Dark Alibi

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

After three men are convicted of bank robberies, Charlie becomes suspicious. After some investigation Charlie finds the men are innocent and that the fingerprint evidence used to convict them had been forged. Charlie then proceeds to find the true bank robbers.

Starring: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong, Teala Loring, George Holmes, Joyce Compton, John Eldredge, Russell Hicks, Tim Ryan ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1946-05-25
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : The Chase
48.

The Chase

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Don Wilson, Alex Minotis, Nina Koshetz, Yolanda Lacca ..
Directed by: Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1946-11-16
Best Drama Movies of 1946 : Shock
49.

Shock

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

In this thriller, psychiatrist Dr. Cross (Vincent Price) kills his wife and expects to get away with murder, until he discovers that the slaying was observed by a next-door neighbor, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw). As Janet attempts to convince her husband (Frank Latimore) of the doctor's dastardly deed, Cross shows up to advise him that Janet is in dire need of some in-depth counseling.

Starring: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw, Stephen Dunne, Reed Hadley, Renee Carson, Charles Trowbridge, Robert Adler, Harry Carter ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1946-02-01
50.

So Dark the Night

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Inspector Cassin, a renowned Paris detective, departs to the country for a much-needed break. There he falls in love with the innkeeper’s daughter, Nanette, who is already betrothed to a local farmer. On the evening of their engagement party, Nanette and the farmer both disappear. Cassin takes up the case immediately to discover what happened to them and who is responsible.

Starring: Steven Geray, Micheline Cheirel, Eugene Borden, Ann Codee, Egon Brecher, Helen Freeman, Theodore Gottlieb, Gregory Gaye, Jean Del Val, Emil Rameau ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1946-10-10

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