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Movies: Popular Movies of 1943

Movies in chronological context: 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1943rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 943rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1940s decade. ()

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Shadow of a Doubt(1943)

PG
| 1h 48min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 325 votes)

A bored teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte "Charlie" Newton, is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley, is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.

The Ox-Bow Incident(1943)

NR
| 1h 16min | Western
4.0/5 (with 113 votes)

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.

Meshes of the Afternoon(1943)

14min | Mystery, Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 111 votes)

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Le Corbeau(1943)

1h 32min | Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 84 votes)

Remy Germain is a doctor in a French town who becomes the focus of a vicious smear campaign, as letters accusing him of having an affair and performing unlawful abortions are mailed to village leaders. The mysterious writer, who signs each letter as "Le Corbeau" (The Raven) soon targets the whole town, exposing everyone's dark secrets. This allegorical film was highly controversial at the time of its release, and was banned in France after the Liberation.

I Walked with a Zombie(1943)

1h 9min | Drama, Horror, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 83 votes)

A nurse in the Caribbean turns to voodoo in hopes of curing her patient, an unusual woman whose husband she's fallen in love with.

Ossessione(1943)

3.7/5 (with 77 votes)

Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp(1943)

NR
| 2h 43min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.8/5 (with 71 votes)

General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

Day of Wrath(1943)

NR
| 1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 68 votes)

In a Danish village in the early 1600s, a young woman named Anne, whose mother was thought to be a witch, develops sympathy toward an old woman, Marte, who is accused of witchcraft. The intervention of Anne's older but kindly husband, Pastor Absalon saved her mother -- but now, urged on by his overbearing mother, he refuses to help Marte. When Absalon's son returns home and is attracted to Anne, it's a matter of time before her family destiny catches up with her.

Heaven Can Wait(1943)

3.5/5 (with 67 votes)

Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

For Whom the Bell Tolls(1943)

3.4/5 (with 60 votes)

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the right time to blow up a crucial bridge in order to halt the enemy's progress.

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man(1943)

1h 14min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 57 votes)

Grave robbers open the grave of the wolf man and awaken him. He doesn't like the idea of being immortal and killing people when the moon is full so tries to find Dr. Frankenstein, in the hopes that the doctor can cure him. Dr. Frankenstein has died - however his monster is found.

Phantom of the Opera(1943)

3.2/5 (with 55 votes)

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom".

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Lassie Come Home(1943)

G
| 1h 28min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 45 votes)

Hard times come for the Carraclough family and they are forced to sell their dog, Lassie, to the rich Duke of Rudling. Lassie, however, is unwilling to remain apart from young Carraclough son Joe and sets out on a long and dangerous journey to rejoin him.

Der Fuehrer's Face(1943)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 44 votes)

A marching band of Germans, Italians, and Japanese march through the streets of swastika-motif Nutziland, serenading "Der Fuehrer's Face." Donald Duck, not living in the region by choice, struggles to make do with disgusting Nazi food rations and then with his day of toil at a Nazi artillery factory. After a nervous breakdown, Donald awakens to find that his experience was in fact a nightmare.

Directed by Jack Kinney

Jane Eyre(1943)

NR
| 1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 44 votes)

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Sahara(1943)

1h 37min | Action, Adventure, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

The Seventh Victim(1943)

NR
| 1h 11min | Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 39 votes)

A young woman searches for her missing sister who, unknown to her, has become involved with a group of Satan worshippers in Greenwich Village.

The Song of Bernadette(1943)

NR
| 2h 36min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.

The Leopard Man(1943)

NR
| 1h 6min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 36 votes)

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.

Sanshiro Sugata(1943)

1h 20min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 36 votes)

The story of Sanshiro, a strong stubborn youth, who travels into the city in order to learn Jujutsu. However, upon his arrival he discovers a new form of self-defence: Judo. The main character is based on Shiro Saigo, a legendary judoka.

Red Hot Riding Hood(1943)

3.6/5 (with 36 votes)

Tired of always playing the same roles, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother and the Wolf demand a new version of the tale. The story then plays out in a more contemperary urban environment, with Little Red Riding Hood working as a pin-up girl in a night club.

Directed by Tex Avery

Hangmen Also Die!(1943)

2h 14min | Drama, History, Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor Stephen Novotny and his daughter Mascha.

Five Graves to Cairo(1943)

1h 36min | Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel. He is helped by the hotel's owner, despite protest from the French chambermaid, afraid of the imminent arrival of Rommel and the Germans. John assumes the identity of the recently deceased waiter to survive.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek(1943)

3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Journey into Fear(1943)

NR
| 1h 8min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 30 votes)

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Son of Dracula(1943)

NR
| 1h 20min | Fantasy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the "virile" soil of the new world.

The Outlaw(1943)

NR
| 1h 56min | Action, Adventure, Western
2.7/5 (with 27 votes)

Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is discovered in the possession of Billy the Kid. In a surprising turnaround, Billy and Doc become friends. This causes the friendship between Doc and Pat to cool. The odd relationship between Doc and Billy grows stranger when Doc hides Billy at his girl Rio's place after Billy is shot.

Education for Death(1943)

NR
| 10min | Animation, Drama
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

A propaganda film during World War II about a boy who grows up to become a Nazi soldier.

Directed by Clyde Geronimi

The More the Merrier(1943)

3.4/5 (with 25 votes)

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenent. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death(1943)

1h 8min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from a long list of suspects including the owners of the home, the staff and the patients recovering there.

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