1939

by moimoi2 | created - 29 Jul 2016 | updated - 27 Aug 2018 | Public

Movies I've watched that were released in 1939. Listed alphabetically.

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1. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,976

2. Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (1939)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Millions and billions and trillions of years ago, Caspar Caveman and his pet dinosaur Fido come up against Daffy when they're out duck hunting.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Jack Lescoulie

Votes: 704

3. Dark Victory (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 9,235

4. A Day at Denham (1939)

10 min | Short

A tour is given of the studio that produced such classics as "The Four Feathers" and "Elephant Boy".

Star: Juba Kennerley

Votes: 18

5. Detouring America (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 222

6. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,309

7. The Film Fan (1939)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 317

8. The Four Feathers (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A timid British Army officer has quit and burns his last day summons to a war in Egypt. Calling him a coward, his girl friend and 3 officer friends give him a white feather. In redemption, he shadows his friends in war to save their lives.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

Votes: 5,194

9. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 270,340 | Gross: $198.68M

10. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 10,355

11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,715 | Gross: $3.27M

12. Musical Mountaineers (1939)

Passed | 6 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Betty Boop runs out of gas in Feud County, and wins over the initially hostile hillbillies with her dancing.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Margie Hines

Votes: 157

13. Old Glory (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John Deering, John Litel, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 522

14. Peace on Earth (1939)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen, The Hollywood Choir Boys

Votes: 1,236

15. The Pointer (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mickey and Pluto go hunting for quail. Pluto scares away the first ones they see; Mickey scolds him, then relents. He shows Pluto how to be a pointer, and they set off after another quail, ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Walt Disney, Lee Millar

Votes: 513

16. Porky and Teabiscuit (1939)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky Pig is sent out by his father with $11.00 spending money for help on the farm, unfortunately, he accidentally spends it on an auction, for a sickly, broken-down race horse known as ... See full summary »

Directors: Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway | Stars: Mel Blanc, Joe Twerp

Votes: 269

17. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 24,860

18. Stagecoach (1939)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

93 Metascore

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 39,535

19. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The Dead End Kids, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,844

20. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)

8 min | Animation, Crime, Family

Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, John Deering

Votes: 477

21. Ugly Duckling (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him.

Directors: Jack Cutting, Clyde Geronimi

Votes: 2,310

22. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 357,928 | Gross: $2.08M

23. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveller the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 15,258

24. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

91 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 6,918



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