Movies in the 1940s, like everything else at the time, were dominated by the war. However, instead of facing shortages like most people, the industry was well supported by the government thanks to its morale boosting qualities.

Rebecca 1940 filmWhat were the most popular movies in 1940?

  • Rebecca
  • Boom Town
  • The Great Dictator
  • Strike Up The Band
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Northwest Passage
  • Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Kitty Foyle
  • Comrade X

Who won the 1940 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: Rebecca
Best Director: John Ford – The Grapes of Wrath
Best Actress: Best Actress: Ginger Rogers – Kitty Foyle
Best Actor: James Stewart – The Philadelphia Story

Top 10 Movies in 1941

What were the most popular movies in 1941?

  • Sergeant York
  • Honky Tonk
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • A Yank in the RAF
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Babes on Broadway
  • Caught in the Draft
  • Road to Zanzibar
  • Keep ‘Em Flying
  • In The Navy

Who won the 1941 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: How Green Was My Valley
Best Director: John Ford – How Green Was My Valley
Best Actress: Joan Fontaine – Suspicion
Best Actor: Gary Cooper – Sergeant York

Abbott & Costello in Buck Privates (1941)
Abbott & Costello were the hot newcomers of 1941

Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942Top 10 Movies in 1942

What were the most popular movies in 1942?

  • Mrs. Miniver
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Random Harvest
  • Road to Morocco
  • Reap the Wild Wind
  • The Black Swan
  • Somewhere I’ll Find You
  • Holiday Inn
  • Eagle Squadron
  • The Pride of the Yankees

Who won the 1942 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: Mrs. Miniver
Best Director: William Wyler – Mrs. Miniver
Best Actress: Greer Garson – Mrs. Miniver
Best Actor: James Cagney – Yankee Doodle Dandy

Top 10 Movies in 1943

What were the most popular movies in 1943?

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • This is the Army
  • The Song of Bernadette
  • Hitler’s Children
  • Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Casablanca
  • Air Force
  • Destination Tokyo
  • A Guy Named Joe
  • Coney Island

Who won the 1943 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: Casablanca
Best Director: Michael Curtiz – Casablanca
Best Actress: Jennifer Jones – The Song of Bernadette
Best Actor: Paul Lukas – Watch on the Rhine

 

Gaslight 1944 Movie_PosterTop 10 Movies in 1944

What were the most popular movies in 1944?

  • Going My Way
  • Wilson
  • Since You Went Away
  • Lady in the Dark
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Mrs. Parkington
  • Here Come the Waves
  • The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Winged Victory
  • Hollywood Canteen

Who won the 1944 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: Going My Way
Best Director: Leo McCarey – Going My Way
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman – Gaslight
Best Actor: Bing Crosby – Going My Way

Top 10 Movies in 1945

What were the most popular movies in 1945?

  • The Bells of St. Mary’s
  • Spellbound
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Anchors Aweigh
  • Week-End at the Waldorf
  • Saratoga Trunk
  • Thrill of a Romance
  • The Valley of Decision
  • Wonder Man

Who won the 1945 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: The Lost Weekend
Best Director: Billy Wilder – The Lost Weekend
Best Actress: Joan Crawford – Mildred Pierce
Best Actor: Ray Milland – The Lost Weekend

Top 10 Movies in 1946

What were the most popular movies in 1946?

  • Song of the South
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Duel in the Sun
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Blue Skies
  • The Yearling
  • The Razor’s Edge
  • Notorious
  • Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Road to Utopia

Who won the 1946 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: The Best Years of Our Lives
Best Director: William Wyler – The Best Years of Our Lives
Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland – To Each His Own
Best Actor: Fredric March – The Best Years of Our Lives

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer filmTop 10 Movies in 1947

What were the most popular movies in 1947?

  • Unconquered
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
  • The Egg and I
  • Mother Wore Tights
  • Green Dolphin Street
  • The Razor’s Edge
  • Forever Amber
  • Gentleman’s Agreement
  • Cass Timberlane

Who won the 1947 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: Gentleman’s Agreement
Best Director: Elia Kazan – Gentleman’s Agreement
Best Actress: Loretta Young – The Farmer’s Daughter
Best Actor: Ronald Colman – A Double Life

Top 10 Movies in 1948

What were the most popular movies in 1948?

  • The Red Shoes
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Red River
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • Easter Parade
  • Johnny Belinda
  • The Snake Pit
  • Joan of Arc
  • Adventures of Don Juan

Who won the 1948 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: Hamlet
Best Director: John Huston – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best Actress: Jane Wyman – Johnny Belinda
Best Actor: Laurence Olivier – Hamlet

Top 10 Movies in 1949

What were the most popular movies in 1949?

  • Samson and Delilah
  • Battleground
  • Jolson Sings Again
  • Sands of Iwo Jima
  • I Was a Male War Bride
  • Twelve O’Clock High
  • A Letter to Three Wives
  • The Heiress
  • Pinky
  • All the King’s Men

Who won the 1949 Academy Awards?

Best Picture: All the King’s Men
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz – A Letter to Three Wives
Best Actress: Olivia de Havilland – The Heiress
Best Actor: Broderick Crawford – All the King’s Men

Hollywood at War – 1940s Movies
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