Best Fantasy Movies of 1944

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A Night of Magic

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4.1/10 IMDB

London bachelor Reggie Bryant receives a most unusual gift from his uncle - an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus with a 3,000 year old princess inside. More amazing still, when Reggie lifts the lid, he finds not a dried-up old mummy, but a very gorgeous and nubile young blonde who identifies herself as Princess Raviola. Forgetting all about his fiance, Reggie and the Princess set off on a wild drinking and dancing escapade through the nightclubs of London. Wishing to return the favor, Princess Raviola whisks Reggie 3,000 years back in time to ancient Egypt, where she intends to show him how they partied in Pharaoh's Palace!

Starring: Mariana Olive, Robert Griffith, Gerald Pring, Billy 'Uke' Scott, Elsa Tee, Edith Trent ..
Directed by: Herbert Wynne
Release date: 1944-04-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1944 : It Happened Tomorrow
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It Happened Tomorrow

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7.1/10 IMDB

A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Starring: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy, John Philliber, Edward Brophy, George Cleveland, Sig Ruman, George Chandler, Eddie Acuff ..
Directed by: René Clair
Release date: 1944-03-31
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The Canterville Ghost

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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
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The Curse of the Cat People

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6.9/10 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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1944 : Once Upon a Time
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Once Upon a Time

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6.1/10 IMDB

Broadway producer Jerry Flynn is anxious to recapture the magic and reclaim the crowds after a set of costly flops. Outside his theater one night, Flynn meets a young boy who just might save the day. Inside a small box the boy shows Flynn his pride and joy: a caterpillar named Curly that dances to Yes Sir, That's My Baby. Word quickly spreads about the amazingly talented hoofer, and the caterpillar becomes a symbol of hope for wartime America. Soon, offers are pouring in to capitalize on this sensational insect.

Starring: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson, William Demarest, John Abbott, Paul Stanton, Howard Freeman, Ida Moore, Barbara Pepper ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1944-06-29
Best Fantasy Movies of 1944 : They Came to a City
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They Came to a City

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6.4/10 IMDB

People from different walks of live mysteriously find themselves at the gate of an unknown city

Starring: John Clements, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley, Renee Gadd, A.E. Matthews, Mabel Terry-Lewis, Ada Reeve, Norman Shelley, Fanny Rowe, J. B. Priestley ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1944-08-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1944 : The Halfway House
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The Halfway House

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A group of travellers, each with a personal problem that they want to hide, arrive at a mysterious Welsh country inn. There is a certain strangeness in the air as they are greeted by the innkeeper and his daughter. Why are all the newspapers a year old? And why doesn't Gwyneth seem to cast a shadow?

Starring: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Sally Ann Howes, Françoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Esmond Knight, Guy Middleton, Valerie French, Valerie White ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1944-02-01
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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6.4/10 IMDB

Orphaned as a young child and adopted by a band of notorious thieves, now-grown Ali Baba sets out to avenge his father’s murder, reclaim the royal throne, and rescue his beloved Amara from the iron fist of his treacherous enemy.

Starring: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, Kurt Katch, Frank Puglia, Fortunio Bonanova, Moroni Olsen, Ramsay Ames, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1944-01-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1944 : Baía
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Baía

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This segment involves a pop-up book trip through the Brazilian state of Bahía (spelled Baía in the film), as Donald and José meet up with some of the locals who dance a samba and Donald pining for one of the women, portrayed by singer Aurora Miranda.

Release date: 1944-12-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1944 : Las Posadas
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Las Posadas

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0.0/10 IMDB

This is the story of a group of Mexican children who celebrated Christmas by re-enacting the journey of Mary, the mother of Jesus and Saint Joseph searching for room at the inn. "Posada" meant "inn", or "shelter", and their parents told them "no posada" at each house until they came to one where they were offered shelter in a stable. This leads to festivities including the breaking of the piñata, which in turn leads to Donald Duck trying to break his own piñata as well.

Release date: 1944-12-21

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