Best Movies of 1941

1.

Citizen Kane

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, William Alland ..
Directed by: Orson Welles, Mike Matei
Release date: 1941-04-17
2.

The Maltese Falcon

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Jerome Cowan, Elisha Cook Jr. ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1941-10-18
3.

Dumbo

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with over-sized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy Timothy the Mouse, the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Herman Bing, John McLeish, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Billy Bletcher, Jim Carmichael, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton, Noreen Gammill ..
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Jack Kinney, Samuel Armstrong
Release date: 1941-10-01
4.

Sullivan's Travels

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Successful movie director John L. Sullivan, convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion, he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Byron Foulger, Margaret Hayes, Robert Greig, Eric Blore ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1941-11-30
5.

The Little Foxes

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons née Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she's cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife and a dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be - her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both?

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Dan Duryea, Patricia Collinge, Charles Dingle, Carl Benton Reid, Jessica Grayson, John Marriott ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1941-08-29
6.

Sergeant York

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, Margaret Wycherly, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Dickie Moore ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1941-09-27
7.

Meet John Doe

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart, Rod La Rocque, Irving Bacon, Mitchell Lewis ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1941-03-14
8.

How Green Was My Valley

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp, Anna Lee, John Loder, Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, Morton Lowry ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1941-10-28
9.

Ball of Fire

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer, who’s on top of all the slang—and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, S.Z. Sakall, Henry Travers, Oskar Homolka, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinskey, Richard Haydn, Aubrey Mather, Dana Andrews ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1941-12-02
10.

The Lady Eve

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Melville Cooper, Martha O'Driscoll, Janet Beecher, Robert Greig ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1941-02-25
11.

Suspicion

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Wealthy, sheltered Lina McLaidlaw is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Johnnie Aysgarth. Though warned that Johnnie is little more than a fortune hunter, Lina marries him anyway and remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Lina comes to the conclusion that Johnnie intends to kill her in order to collect her inheritance. The suspicion seems confirmed when Johnnie's business partner dies under mysterious circumstances.

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel, Auriol Lee, Reginald Sheffield, Leo G. Carroll ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1941-11-14
12.

High Sierra

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Henry Hull, Henry Travers, Jerome Cowan, Minna Gombell, Barton MacLane ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-01-23
13.

The Wolf Man

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

After his brother's death, Larry Talbot returns home to his father and the family estate. Events soon take a turn for the worse when Larry is bitten by a werewolf.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Maria Ouspenskaya, Patric Knowles, Warren William, Bela Lugosi, Fay Helm, Forrester Harvey ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1941-12-12
14.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Happily married for three years, Ann and David Smith live in New York. One morning Ann asks David if he had to do it over again, would he marry her? To her shock, he answers, "No". Later that day, they separately discover that, due to a legal complication, they are not legally married.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond, Jack Carson, Philip Merivale, Lucile Watson, William Tracy, Charles Halton, Esther Dale, Emma Dunn ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1941-01-31
15.

The Reluctant Dragon

4.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.

Starring: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant, Claud Allister, Barnett Parker, Billy Lee, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Ward Kimball ..
Directed by: Hamilton Luske, Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1941-06-19
16.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

4.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr. Hyde, to come to the fore. He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run amok.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, Barton MacLane, C. Aubrey Smith, Peter Godfrey, Sara Allgood, Frederick Worlock ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1941-08-12
17.

Love Crazy

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Circumstance, an old flame and a mother-in-law drive a happily married couple to the verge of divorce and insanity.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson, Florence Bates, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Ruman, Vladimir Sokoloff, Donald MacBride, Sara Haden ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1941-05-23
Best Movies of 1941 : The Devil and Miss Jones
18.

The Devil and Miss Jones

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

The wealthiest man in the world, John P. Merrick, is a private person who likes to stay anonymous. One of his many assets is Neeley's Department Store. There is labor unrest at the store, and the employees' anger is directed at him, who they hang in effigy outside the store despite not knowing what he looks like. Merrick, not happy at what he sees going on, decides to mete out the rabble-rousers. So he goes undercover as a sales clerk in the shoe department.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn, Spring Byington, S.Z. Sakall, Walter Kingsford, Montagu Love, Richard Carle, Charles Waldron ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1941-04-11
Best Movies of 1941 : The Night Before Christmas
19.

The Night Before Christmas

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

It's snowy and cold outside, and warm inside where Jerry squeezes past a mousetrap to cavort under a present-laden Christmas tree. Mistaking the sleeping Tom for a plush toy, Jerry wakes him and a mad chase ensues.

Starring: Frank Graham ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1941-12-06
20.

It Started with Eve

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor.

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings, Guy Kibbee, Margaret Tallichet, Catherine Doucet, Walter Catlett, Charles Coleman, Leonard Elliott, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1941-09-26
21.

All That Money Can Buy

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Farmer Jabez Stone, about to lose his land, agrees to sell his soul to the devil, known as Mr. Scratch, who gives Jabez seven years to enjoy the fruits of his sale before he collects. Over that time, Jabez pays off his debts and helps many neighboring farmers, then becomes an advocate for the upstanding Sen. Daniel Webster. When Jabez's contract with Mr. Scratch concludes, he desperately turns to Webster to represent him in a trial for his soul.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon, Gene Lockhart, John Qualen, H.B. Warner, Frank Conlan, Lindy Wade, George Cleveland ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1941-10-17
22.

Shadow of the Thin Man

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene, Alan Baxter, Henry O'Neill, Richard Hall, Stella Adler, Loring Smith ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1941-11-21
Best Movies of 1941 : The Midnight Snack
23.

The Midnight Snack

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Jerry takes a midnight snack from the fridge unaware that Tom is watching him.

Starring: Lillian Randolph, Thea Vidale, Harry Lang ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1941-07-19
24.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Rita Johnson, Edward Everett Horton, James Gleason, John Emery, Donald MacBride, Don Costello, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: Alexander Hall
Release date: 1941-08-07
Best Movies of 1941 : Tortoise Beats Hare
25.

Tortoise Beats Hare

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

An upset Bugs challenges the slick Cecil Turtle to a race.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1941-03-15
Best Movies of 1941 : Wabbit Twouble
26.

Wabbit Twouble

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd expects to find "west and wewaxation" during his visit to Jellostone National Park, but he sets up camp in Bugs' backyard, and the rabbit (and a neighboring bear) definitely don't have leisure in mind.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Arnold Stang ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1941-12-20
27.

The Sea Wolf

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Alexander Knox, Gene Lockhart, Barry Fitzgerald, Stanley Ridges, David Bruce, Francis McDonald, Howard Da Silva ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1941-03-21
28.

The Great Lie

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is pregnant with his child.

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Hattie McDaniel, Lucile Watson, Grant Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, Thurston Hall, Sam McDaniel, Charles Trowbridge ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1941-04-05
29.

Hellzapoppin'

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert, Mischa Auer, Jane Frazee, Elisha Cook Jr., Robert Paige, Clarence Kolb, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: H. C. Potter
Release date: 1941-12-25
30.

That Hamilton Woman

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood, Gladys Cooper, Henry Wilcoxon, Heather Angel, Halliwell Hobbes, Gilbert Emery, Miles Mander ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1941-04-03
Best Movies of 1941 : 'Pimpernel' Smith
31.

'Pimpernel' Smith

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Eccentric Cambridge archaeologist Horatio Smith (Howard) takes a group of British and American archaeology students to pre-war Nazi Germany to help in his excavations. His research is supported by the Nazis, since he professes to be looking for evidence of the Aryan origins of German civilisation. However, he has a secret agenda: to free inmates of the concentration camps.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Francis L. Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott, Raymond Huntley, Manning Whiley, Peter Gawthorne, Allan Jeayes, Dennis Arundell, Joan Kemp-Welch ..
Directed by: Leslie Howard
Release date: 1941-07-26
32.

Man Hunt

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine, Roddy McDowall, Ludwig Stössel, Heather Thatcher, Frederick Worlock, Roger Imhof, Holmes Herbert ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1941-06-13
Best Movies of 1941 : The Mechanical Monsters
33.

The Mechanical Monsters

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Superman battles a criminal mastermind and his robot army.

Starring: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Julian Noa, Mel Blanc, Jack Mercer ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1941-11-28
34.

A Woman's Face

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Richard Nichols ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1941-05-09
35.

Hold That Ghost

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis, Mischa Auer, Evelyn Ankers, Marc Lawrence, Shemp Howard, Russell Hicks, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1941-08-08
36.

Superman: The Mad Scientist

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

After The Daily Planet receives a letter from a mad scientist threatening to wreak destruction with his Electrothanasia Ray, Lois Lane heads out in the hopes of getting more information for a news story.

Starring: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Julian Noa, Jack Mercer, Jackson Beck, Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1941-09-26
37.

49th Parallel

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In the early days of World War II, a German U-boat is sunk in Canada's Hudson Bay. Hoping to evade capture, a small band of German soldiers led by commanding officer Lieutenant Hirth attempts to cross the border into the United States, which has not yet entered the war and is officially neutral. Along the way, the German soldiers encounter brave men such as a French-Canadian fur trapper, Johnnie, a leader of a Hutterite farming community, Peter, an author, Philip and a soldier, Andy Brock.

Starring: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Adolf Wohlbrück, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Richard George, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Moore, John Chandos ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1941-11-24
Best Movies of 1941 : Come Live with Me
38.

Come Live with Me

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Seeking US citizenship, a Viennese refugee arranges a marriage of convenience with a struggling writer.

Starring: James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale, Donald Meek, Barton MacLane, Edward Ashley, Ann Codee, King Baggot, Adeline De Walt Reynolds ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1941-01-31
Best Movies of 1941 : The Art of Skiing
39.

The Art of Skiing

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. As you can imagine, Goofy has much trouble keeping his skis parallel and pointing downhill. The final ski jump conveniently lands Goofy right back in bed.

Starring: John McLeish, Hannes Schroll ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1941-11-14
Best Movies of 1941 : Hold Back the Dawn
40.

Hold Back the Dawn

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

Starring: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen, Walter Abel, Curt Bois, Rosemary DeCamp, Eric Feldary, Nestor Paiva, Eva Puig ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1941-09-26
41.

The Bride Came C.O.D.

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Starring: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack Carson, George Tobias, Harry Davenport, William Frawley, Edward Brophy, Harry Holman ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1941-07-12
42.

I Wake Up Screaming

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A young promoter is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn, a young actress he "discovered" as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans.

Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, William Gargan, Alan Mowbray, Allyn Joslyn, Elisha Cook Jr., Chick Chandler, Cyril Ring ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1941-10-31
43.

The Strawberry Blonde

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Biff Grimes is desperately in love with Virginia, but his best friend Hugo marries her and manipulates Biff into becoming involved in his somewhat nefarious businesses. Hugo appears to have stolen Biff's dreams, and Biff has to deal with the realisation that having what he wants and wanting what another has can be very different things.

Starring: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, George Tobias, Una O'Connor, George Reeves, Lucile Fairbanks, Herbert Anderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-02-21
44.

H.M. Pulham, Esq.

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A man who lived his life as he was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn, Van Heflin, Fay Holden, Bonita Granville, Douglas Wood, Charles Halton, Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1941-12-04
Best Movies of 1941 : Buck Privates
45.

Buck Privates

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Petty con artists Slicker Smith and Herbie Brown mistakenly join the Army evading the cops. The cop chasing them winds up as their drill instructor. A rich young man and his former working class chauffeur are not only in the same unit, they're vying for a pretty girl who seems attracted to both.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis, Jane Frazee, Nat Pendleton, Samuel S. Hinds, Harry Strang, Nella Walker, Leonard Elliott ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1941-01-31
46.

Penny Serenade

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

While listening to a recording of Penny Serenade, Julie Gardiner Adams begins reflecting on her past. She recalls her impulsive marriage to newspaper reporter Roger Adams, which begins on a deliriously happy note but turns out to be fraught with tragedy. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows they have shared. A flood of memories come back to her as she ponders on their present problems and how they arose.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan, Ann Doran, Eva Lee Kuney, Leonard Willey, Wallis Clark, Walter Soderling, Jane Biffle ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1941-04-24
Best Movies of 1941 : Chef Donald
47.

Chef Donald

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Donald decides to try cooking along with a radio show.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1941-12-05
48.

They Died with Their Boots On

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The story follows General George Armstrong Custer's adventures from his West Point days to his death. He defies orders during the Civil War, trains the 7th Cavalry, appeases Chief Crazy Horse and later engages in bloody battle with the Sioux nation.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, John Litel, Walter Hampden, Sydney Greenstreet ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1941-11-20
Best Movies of 1941 : Early to Bed
49.

Early to Bed

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Donald has to get up early, but everything seems to be working to keep him awake. His loudly ticking alarm clock resists several attempts to quiet it. Donald ultimately swallows it; the glow-in-the-dark dial can be seen through his feathers. Then his folding bed folds up on him. Springs start popping out of it; Donald builds an elaborate framework to hold it down. Finally, enough of the clock reassembles itself to sound the alarm and night is over.

Starring: Clarence Nash ..
Directed by: Jack King
Release date: 1941-07-10
50.

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is a 1941 film about a man who wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beaten up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. W. C. Fields' last starring role in a feature-length film.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Billy Lenhart, Kenneth Brown, Margaret Dumont, Susan Miller, Franklin Pangborn, Mona Barrie, Charles Lang ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1941-10-10

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