Best Movies of 1942

1.

Casablanca

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Madeleine Lebeau, Dooley Wilson ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-11-26
2.

To Be or Not to Be

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan, Charles Halton, Henry Victor ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1942-03-05
3.

Now, Voyager

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A woman suffers a nervous breakdown and an oppressive mother before being freed by the love of a man she meets on a cruise.

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, John Loder, Ilka Chase, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn, Katharine Alexander ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1942-10-22
4.

The Magnificent Ambersons

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Richard Bennett, Orson Welles, Don Dillaway ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1942-07-10
5.

Mrs. Miniver

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

English middle-class family, The Minivers, experience life in the first months of World War II.

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon, Christopher Severn, Brenda Forbes ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1942-07-03
6.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

5.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney, Frances Langford, George Barbier ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1942-05-29
7.

The Palm Beach Story

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, Sig Arno, Robert Warwick, Arthur Stuart Hull, Torben Meyer, Jimmy Conlin, Victor Potel ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1942-08-28
8.

Cat People

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt, Theresa Harris, Alan Napier, Elizabeth Russell, Mary Halsey, Henrietta Burnside ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1942-12-05
9.

Holiday Inn

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, Marek Windheim, James Bell, John Gallaudet ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1942-07-10
10.

Saboteur

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane flees across the United States after he is wrongly accused of starting the fire that killed his best friend.

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Clem Bevans, Norman Lloyd, Alma Kruger, Vaughan Glaser, Dorothy Peterson, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1942-04-24

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