By The Decade: Your Favourite Films From The Forties

Once again, there’s been a great response on social media to this week’s #ByTheDecade piece, so thanks to everyone who took part.

In case you missed it, you can read my four from the forties here and reader suggestions are below.

In no particular order, then…

  • The Mark Of Zorro (1940)
  • A Guy Named Joe (1943)
  • The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
  • The Adventure Of Don Juan (1948)
  • Brighton Rock (1948)
  • The Fallen Idol (1948)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Force Of Evil (1948)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Cat People (1942)
  • The Uninvited (1944)
  • Le Corbeau (1943)
  • Late Spring (1949)
  • La Belle Et La Bête (1946)
  • Rome: Open City (1945)
  • Stray Dog (1949)
  • Les Enfants Du Paradis (1945)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  • Out Of The Past (1947)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Laura (1944)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • Listen To Britain (1942)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • The Life & Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • Passage To Marseille (1944)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Rebecca (1940)
  • In Which We Serve (1942)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • This Happy Breed (1944)

Once again, this is a great list with some entries I expected, a couple I almost chose myself, and a few which mean nothing to me… so far!

A huge thanks to everyone who offered their recommendations, and please shout up if these lists get you watching something new – that’s the point, and I’d love to hear how the recommendations go down.

That’s it for now then, see you in the fifties!

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