1942 Drama Movies

Public list by WPS with 213 movies or TV shows/series

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| 1h 5min | Animation, Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 2,574 votes)

Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

The Magnificent Ambersons(1942)

| 1h 28min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.7/5 (with 173 votes)

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

The Pride of the Yankees(1942)

| 2h 8min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 49 votes)

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

The Talk of the Town(1942)

| 1h 58min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 37 votes)

When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson and accidental murder. Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley... which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.

Yankee Doodle Dandy(1942)

| 2h 6min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 87 votes)

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Across the Pacific(1942)

| 1h 37min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

In Which We Serve(1942)

| 1h 55min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

The story of the HMS Torrin, from it's construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him and the country, but—most importantly—to themselves.

Once Upon a Honeymoon(1942)

| 1h 57min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.

In This Our Life(1942)

| 1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

An unhappy, self-centered woman runs off with her sister's husband, wreaking havoc and ruining the lives of those around her.

The Big Street(1942)

1h 28min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.

Johnny Eager(1941)

1h 47min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 16 votes)

A charming racketeer seduces the DA's stepdaughter for revenge, then falls in love.

Tales of Manhattan(1942)

| 1h 58min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.

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Baby Face Morgan(1942)

1h 3min | Crime, Comedy
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

When crime boss Big Mike Morgan is killed, his lieutenant, "Doc" Rogers, learns that Morgan has a son named Edward living in the country with his mother. Rogers has naïve Edward brought to the city and installs him as the head of Acme Protective Agency. Good-hearted Eddy assumes his company provides insurance, rather than extortion-- But don't be too hard on the guy, he still doesn't know he's Baby Face Morgan, the most feared gangster in the city!

Joan of Paris(1942)

| 1h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

There Was a Father(1942)

1h 34min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.

The Moon and Sixpence(1942)

1h 29min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to start painting, what he has always wanted to do. He is from now on a awful human being, wholly devoted to his ideal: beauty.

Juke Girl(1942)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

During the depths of the Great Depression a hitch-hiker Steve Talbot and jukebox-joint hostess Lola Mears stumble into Cat-Tail Florida where farmers and pickers struggle under the buyer who rules by monopoly, dirty contracts and violence. Steve helps organize against the buyer, leading to further escalation ending in a lynch mob.

Story of a Great Love(1942)

2h 28min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Manuel leaves town leaving Soledad in deep sadness. After several years of absence, the young man returns to find Soledad married to Antonio. However, the woman continues to be in love with him and both are determined to consummate their love.

Bombs Over Burma(1942)

1h 2min | Action
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

The film tells the story of Chinese guerrillas fighting for the Allied cause in Burma during Early in World War II, Chungking schoolteacher Lin Yang is recruited to help with the dangerous mission of protecting the Allied supply line from Burma into China. In spite of the danger involved, her determination to help is strengthened when one of her young students is killed in a Japanese air raid. Some time later, she is part of a group of Allied representatives departing from Lashio, on a bus traveling the Burma Road back to China. A bridge outage forces them to spend the night in a monastery along the way, and during the night they watch in horror as a supply convoy of trucks is bombed by Japanese planes. The timing and accuracy of the raid brings them to realize that either one of their group, or perhaps the priest in the monastery, is really an enemy agent.

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis - With Anna May Wong

Nazi Agent(1942)

| 1h 23min | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Humble stamp dealer Otto Becker has little to do with international politics, so when he receives a surprise visit from his estranged twin brother and Nazi spy, Baron Hugo von Detner, his world is thrown into turmoil. Threatening Becker with deportation, Hugo forces him to use his shop as a front for espionage.

Desperate Journey(1942)

| 1h 47min | Action, Drama, War, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

During WWII, when an allied bomber is shot down over Germany, the five surviving crew are captured but cleverly escape detention after learning German secret information and knocking out a Nazi major. With the angry major in hot pursuit, aided by military personnel, Gestapo agents and Hitler-loyal citizens, the five wend their way across perilous Germany, intent on reaching the UK with the secrets they have learned.

Underground Agent(1942)

In this espionage caper, a government spy must keep enemy agents from spying upon a defense plant. His work is made easier by his newest invention, a word scrambler which makes it difficult for the enemy agent.

Directed by Michael Gordon

Ride Tonight!(1942)

1h 46min | History, Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

Oppressed by landowners, a peasant uprising ensues as an outlaw farmer refuses to pay taxes in this film adapted from Vilhelm Moberg's novel.

Tennessee Johnson(1942)

| 1h 43min | History, Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The tumultuous presidency of 19th-president Andrew Johnson is chronicled in this biopic. The story begins with Johnson's boyhood and covers his early life. During the Civil War, Johnson stays a staunch Unionist and upon Lincoln's reelection in 1864, becomes his Vice President. After Lincoln's assassination, Johnson becomes the President and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.

The Great Impersonation(1942)

| 1h 10min | Drama, Thriller, War
2.9/5 (with 1 vote)

An Englishman kills a German look-alike and poses as a Nazi spy in London.

The Pied Piper(1942)

1h 27min | Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Englishman Mr. Howard is on a fishing holiday in eastern France when the Germans invade in 1940. Setting off to try and get back home he is persuaded to take along the two Cavanaugh children, and as his journey progresses his family keeps growing in size. Once in German-occupied northern France a new problem arises — the risk of being heard speaking English.

Friendly Enemies(1942)

| 1h 35min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

During World War I, two German men friends who emigrated to the US and become millionaires agree on most things, with one major difference: one has taken the US side against Germany regarding the war, while the other stays stubbornly loyal to "the old country". His stubbornness results in tragedy for his old friend and a lesson in the consequences of blind loyalty.

Keeper of the Flame(1943)

1h 40min | Drama, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Famed reporter Stephen O'Malley travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.


1h 11min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 17 votes)

Two schoolboys, Carlitos and Eduardo, fight for the affection of a girl, Terezhina.

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

Secret Mission(1942)

1h 34min | Drama, War
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

World War II drama in which a member of the French Resistance and three British agents undertake a hazardous mission to infiltrate a German HQ in search of vital information that could lead to the overthrow of the Nazis.

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