Films of the 1940s


See also: Early Films, Films of the 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s.

Notable Film Franchises, 1940-1949

  • Andy Hardy
    • Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
    • Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
    • Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
    • The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)
    • Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
    • Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
    • Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)
  • Twelve films in the Dr. Kildare series.
    • Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)
    • Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)
    • Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)
    • The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941)
    • Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
    • Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)
    • Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942), in which the series continued without Lew Ayres and the character of Dr. Kildare
    • Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
    • Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
    • Three Men in White (1944)
    • Between Two Women (1945)
    • Dark Delusion (1947)
  • Ellery Queen
    • Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940)
    • Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941)
    • Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941)
    • Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941)
    • Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942)
    • A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)
    • A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942)
  • The last of the Flash Gordon film serials
    • Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
  • Jungle Jim
    • Jungle Jim (1948)
    • The Lost Tribe (1949)
  • The first five Lassie films.
    • Lassie Come Home (1943)
    • Son of Lassie (1945)
    • Courage of Lassie (1946)
    • Hills of Home (1948)
    • The Sun Comes Up (1949)
  • The first five Road to ... films.
    • Road to Singapore (1940)
    • Road to Zanzibar (1941)
    • Road to Morocco (1942)
    • Road to Utopia (1946)
    • Road to Rio (1947)
  • The last three films in The Thin Man sextet:
    • Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
    • The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
    • Song of the Thin Man (1947)

  • Universal Horror

  • Why We Fight
    • Prelude to War (1942)
    • The Nazis Strike (1943)
    • Divide and Conquer (1943)
    • The Battle of Britain (1943)
    • The Battle of Russia (1943)
    • The Battle of China (1944)
    • War Comes to America (1945)

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Notable 1940s Cartoons and Live Action shorts