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Oscars 1942: Winners and Nominees of the 14th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1942 on 02/26/1942.

The 14th Academy Awards honored film achievements in 1941 and were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony is now considered notable as the year in which Citizen Kane failed to win Best Picture, losing to John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. Later regarded as the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane was nominated for nine Academy Awards but won only one, for Best Original Screenplay. For How Green Was My Valley, John Ford won his third Best Director award, becoming the second, after Frank Capra, to do so, and the first to win in consecutive years (after The Grapes of Wrath in 1940). Much public attention was focused on the Best Actress race between sibling rivals Joan Fontaine (for Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion) and Olivia de Havilland (for Hold Back the Dawn). Fontaine’s victory represents the only Oscar-winning performance in a Hitchcock film. This year marked the debut of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; the winner was Churchill's Island. The Little Foxes set a new record of nine nominations without winning a single Oscar; this mark was matched by Peyton Place in 1957, and exceeded by The Turning Point and The Color Purple, both of which received 11 nominations without a win. A portion of the ceremony was broadcast by CBS Radio. ()

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Fantasia(1940)

G
| 2h 4min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 1,103 votes)

Walt Disney's timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Dumbo(1941)

G
| 1h 4min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 1,897 votes)

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with over-sized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy Timothy the Mouse, the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Citizen Kane(1941)

PG
| 1h 59min | Mystery, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,945 votes)

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

Meet John Doe(1941)

3.7/5 (with 68 votes)

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.

The Lady Eve(1941)

3.7/5 (with 95 votes)

It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

The Maltese Falcon(1941)

NR
| 1h 40min | Mystery, Crime, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 528 votes)

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

How Green Was My Valley(1941)

NR
| 1h 58min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 116 votes)

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Suspicion(1941)

NR
| 1h 39min | Mystery, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 223 votes)

Wealthy, sheltered Lina McLaidlaw is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Johnnie Aysgarth. Though warned that Johnnie is little more than a fortune hunter, Lina marries him anyway and remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Lina comes to the conclusion that Johnnie intends to kill her in order to collect her inheritance. The suspicion seems confirmed when Johnnie's business partner dies under mysterious circumstances.

Ball of Fire(1941)

NR
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 54 votes)

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O’Shea, a nightclub singer, who’s on top of all the slang—and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

Sergeant York(1941)

NR
| 2h 14min | Drama, History, Romance / Love, War
3.6/5 (with 60 votes)

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

The Little Foxes(1941)

1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 52 votes)

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons née Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she's cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife and a dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be - her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1941)

3.2/5 (with 55 votes)

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr. Hyde, to come to the fore. He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run amok.

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Dive Bomber(1941)

2h 12min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.

Penny Serenade(1941)

NR
| 1h 59min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

While listening to a recording of Penny Serenade, Julie Gardiner Adams begins reflecting on her past. She recalls her impulsive marriage to newspaper reporter Roger Adams, which begins on a deliriously happy note but turns out to be fraught with tragedy. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows they have shared. A flood of memories come back to her as she ponders on their present problems and how they arose.

All That Money Can Buy(1941)

NR
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 27 votes)

Farmer Jabez Stone, about to lose his land, agrees to sell his soul to the devil, known as Mr. Scratch, who gives Jabez seven years to enjoy the fruits of his sale before he collects. Over that time, Jabez pays off his debts and helps many neighboring farmers, then becomes an advocate for the upstanding Sen. Daniel Webster. When Jabez's contract with Mr. Scratch concludes, he desperately turns to Webster to represent him in a trial for his soul.

Superman(1941)

11min | Action, Animation
3.5/5 (with 25 votes)

After The Daily Planet receives a letter from a mad scientist threatening to wreak destruction with his Electrothanasia Ray, Lois Lane heads out in the hopes of getting more information for a news story.

Directed by Dave Fleischer

The Devil and Miss Jones(1941)

NR
| 1h 32min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

The wealthiest man in the world, John P. Merrick, is a private person who likes to stay anonymous. One of his many assets is Neeley's Department Store. There is labor unrest at the store, and the employees' anger is directed at him, who they hang in effigy outside the store despite not knowing what he looks like. Merrick, not happy at what he sees going on, decides to mete out the rabble-rousers. So he goes undercover as a sales clerkin the shoe department.

Blood and Sand(1941)

3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

Bullfighter Juan Gallardo falls for socialite Dona Sol, turning from the faithful Carmen who nevertheless stands by her man as he continues to face real danger in the bullring.

Night Train to Munich(1940)

NR
| 1h 36min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 25 votes)

Czechoslovakia, March 1939, on the eve of World War II. As the German invaders occupy Prague, inventor Axel Bomasch manages to flee and reach England; but those who need to put his knowledge at the service of the Nazi war machine, in order to carry out their evil plans of destruction, will stop at nothing to capture him.

The Strawberry Blonde(1941)

3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

Biff Grimes is desperately in love with Virginia, but his best friend Hugo marries her and manipulates Biff into becoming involved in his somewhat nefarious businesses. Hugo appears to have stolen Biff's dreams, and Biff has to deal with the realisation that having what he wants and wanting what another has can be very different things.

You'll Never Get Rich(1941)

PG
| 1h 28min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

A Broadway choreographer gets drafted and coincidentally ends up in the same army base as his object of affection’s boyfriend.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941)

3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes...because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe's spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe's body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who's just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth's unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?

Lend a Paw(1941)

3.4/5 (with 26 votes)

Pluto's conscience becomes the battleground when he saves a small kitten from drowning and then has second thoughts when Mickey welcomes it into his home.

Directed by Clyde Geronimi

The Sea Wolf(1941)

NR
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.

That Hamilton Woman(1941)

3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

That Uncertain Feeling(1941)

3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.

The Great Lie(1941)

NR
| 1h 48min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Days after Sandra and Pete elope, they discover their consummated union isn't valid since, unbeknownst to them, Sandra's divorce isn't yet final. They decide to not stay together, but, by then, Sandra is pregnant. She doesn't learn that fact until after Pete marries his former fiancee Maggie. Pete, unaware of the baby, flies to South America on business. While there, a flight he is on goes missing and all onboard are presumed dead. Maggie persuades Sandra to let her adopt the baby, so she can raise it as Pete's legitimate child. Months later Pete - alive after all - returns. Sandra and Maggie contend for him and the baby.

Topper Returns(1941)

3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Topper is once again tormented by a fun-loving spirit. This time, it's Gail Richards, who was accidentally murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend, Ann Carrington (Landis), the intended victim. With Topper's help, Gail sets out to find her killer with the expected zany results.

Hold Back the Dawn(1941)

1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

Buck Privates(1941)

1h 24min | Comedy, Music
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Petty con artists, Bud & Lou mistakenly join the Army evading the cops. The cop chasing them winds up as their drill instructor. A rich young man and his former working class chauffeur are not only in the same unit, they're vying for a pretty girl who seems attracted to both.

Directed by Arthur Lubin - With Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Alan Curtis, The Andrews Sisters, Nat Pendleton, ...
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