Best Fantasy Movies of 1946
It's a Wonderful Life
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.
A Matter of Life and Death
When a young RAF pilot 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.
The Time of Their Lives
Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.
The Big Snooze
Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."
Angel on My Shoulder
The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.
Nursery Rhyme Review
A compilation of four Mother Goose stories "photographed in three-dimensional animation" and unified by a prologue and an epilogue with Mother Goose herself magically setting up a projector to show the films. The familiar nursery rhymes are "Little Miss Muffet," "Old Mother Hubbard," "The Queen of Hearts," and "Humpty Dumpty."
The Queen's Flower
Shown in Cannes 1946.
Strangler of the Swamp
A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for his death. Maria, granddaughter of the innocent ferryman, decides to operate the ferry service. Chris Sanders, a son of one of the men who did the hanging, and Maria fall in love. The "strangler" seizes Chris and Maria offers her life if Chris is spared.
The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood's swashbuckling son (Cornel Wilde) comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke (Henry Daniell). Co-directed by George Sherman and Henry Levin, this 1946 film also stars Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Russell Hicks, Lloyd Corrigan, Maurice Tauzin, Eva Moore, John Abbott, Ray Teal and Ian Wolfe.
Night in Paradise
Aesop (Turhan Bey) of fable fame poses as an old man and woos away a princess (Merle Oberon) who wants a king (Thomas Gomez) for his gold.