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    With the rapid growth of cinema the world over, 40s began to be an era of class as well as experiment. Look at a few titles

    Top ranking films as listed in the wikipedia:

    1. Sergeant York Warner Bros. Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
    2. They Died with Their Boots On Warner Bros. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
    3. Honky Tonk MGM Clark Gable, Lana Turner
    4. A Yank in the RAF 20th Century Fox Tyrone Power, Betty Grable
    5. How Green Was My Valley 20th Century Fox Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara
    6. Citizen Kane RKO Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
    7. Sullivan's Travels Paramount Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake
    8. Moon Over Miami 20th Century Fox Betty Grable, Don Ameche
    9. Buck Privates Universal Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
    10. Ziegfeld Girl MGM James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr
    11. Ball of Fire RKO Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck
    12. The Maltese Falcon Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor
    13. That Night in Rio 20th Century Fox Alice Faye, Don Ameche
    14. Meet John Doe Warner Bros. Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck
    15. Suspicion RKO Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant
    16. Hold Back the Dawn Paramount Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland
    17. Here Comes Mr. Jordan Columbia Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains
    18. I Wanted Wings Paramount Ray Milland, William Holden
    19. Dive Bomber Warner Bros. Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray
    20. I Wake Up Screaming 20th Century Fox Betty Grable, Victor Mature

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: How Green Was My Valley - 20th Century-Fox
    Best Actor: Gary Cooper - Sergeant York
    Best Actress: Joan Fontaine - Suspicion
    Best Supporting Actor: Donald Crisp - How Green Was My Valley
    Best Supporting Actress: Mary Astor - The Great Lie
    Best Director: John Ford - How Green Was My Valley

    A list of films released in the world over in 1941 (country name mentioned for non-US films)

    The 47 Ronin (Genroku chushingura), directed by Kenji Mizoguchi - (Japan)
    49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, starring Leslie Howard and Laurence Olivier - (U.K.)
    Adam Had Four Sons
    Among the Living
    Andy Hardy's Private Secretary, starring Mickey Rooney
    All Through the Night, starring Humphrey Bogart
    Babes on Broadway, directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
    Back Street
    Ball of Fire, directed by Howard Hawks, starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck
    Blood and Sand, starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth
    Blossoms in the Dust, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon
    Bowery Blitzkrieg
    The Bride Came C.O.D.
    Broadway Limited, starring Victor McLaglen, Marjorie Woodworth, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly
    Buck Privates, starring Abbott and Costello
    Caught in the Draft
    Charlie Chan in Rio
    The Chocolate Soldier
    Citizen Kane, directed by and starring Orson Welles with Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane
    The Corsican Brothers
    The Devil and Daniel Webster (aka All That Money Can Buy), starring Walter Huston and Edward Arnold
    The Devil and Miss Jones, starring Jean Arthur and Robert Cummings
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman
    The Face Behind the Mask, starring Peter Lorre
    Flying Wild
    The Gang's All Here starring Frankie Darro and Mantan Moreland
    The Great Lie, starring Mary Astor and Bette Davis
    Hatter's Castle, starring Robert Newton and Deborah Kerr - (U.K.)
    Hellzapoppin', starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson
    Here Comes Mr. Jordan, starring Robert Montgomery
    High Sierra, starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart in his first starring role
    Hit the Road
    Hold Back the Dawn, starring Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland and Paulette Goddard
    Hold That Ghost
    Honky Tonk, starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner
    How Green Was My Valley, directed by John Ford, starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara - winner of 5 Academy Awards
    I Wake Up Screaming, starring Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis
    I Wanted Wings, starring Ray Milland, William Holden, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy
    In the Navy, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
    It Started with Eve
    Keep 'Em Flying, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
    Kipps, directed by Carol Reed, starring Michael Redgrave - (U.K.)
    Lady Be Good
    The Lady Eve, directed by Preston Sturges, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda
    Life Begins for Andy Hardy starring Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden
    The Little Foxes, directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis
    Look Who's Laughing, starring Edgar Bergen, Fibber McGee and Molly
    Louisiana Purchase
    Major Barbara, directed by Gabriel Pascal, starring Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison - (U.K.)
    The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
    Man Hunt, starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett
    Man Made Monster, starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Lionel Atwill
    Meet John Doe, starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck
    Mob Town
    Moon Over Miami, starring Betty Grable
    Mr. Bug Goes to Town
    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, starring W. C. Fields
    Nice Girl?
    One Foot in Heaven, starring Fredric March and Martha Scott
    Penn of Pennsylvania, starring Clifford Evans and Deborah Kerr - (U.K.)
    Penny Serenade, starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant
    Pimpernel Smith - (U.K.)
    A Place to Live
    Pride of the Bowery
    Princess Iron Fan - (China)
    Rage in Heaven
    Red River Valley, directed by Joseph Kane
    The Reluctant Dragon
    Road to Zanzibar, starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
    The Sea Wolf, starring Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield
    Sergeant York, directed by Howard Hawks, starring Gary Cooper
    Shadow of the Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
    The Shanghai Gesture, starring Gene Tierney
    The Shepherd of the Hills
    Shining Victory, starring James Stephenson and Geraldine Fitzgerald
    Spooks Run Wild, starring East Side Kids and Bela Lugosi
    The Strawberry Blonde
    Sullivan's Travels, directed by Preston Sturges, starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake
    Sun Valley Serenade
    Suspicion, starring Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant
    Swamp Water
    Tank Patrol
    Target for Tonight - (U.K.)
    Tarzan's Secret Treasure
    That Hamilton Woman (aka Lady Hamilton), starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier - (U.K.)
    That Night in Rio
    They Died with Their Boots On, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
    Tobacco Road, starring Gene Tierney
    Todake no kyodai (Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family), directed by Yasujiro Ozu - (Japan)
    Turned Out Nice Again, starring George Formby - (U.K.)
    Unexpected Uncle, starring Anne Shirley, James Craig, and Charles Coburn
    War Front
    Western Union, starring Randolph Scott
    The Wolf Man
    A Woman's Face, starring Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas
    A Yank in the RAF, starring Tyrone Power and Betty Grable
    You Belong to Me
    You'll Never Get Rich, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth
    Ziegfeld Girl, starring Judy Garland
    Above and more info at wiki

    1940s contd....
    விமர்சனங்களுக்கு அப்பாற்பட்ட இறைவன் நடிகர் திலகம்.. கடலின் ஆழத்தை அளந்து விடலாம். நடிகர் திலகத்தின் செல்வாக்கை அளக்க முடியாது... அது பயனளிக்கும் போது தான் அதன் ஆழம் புரியும்....

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