Movies of 1942

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1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

100 Metascore

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 487,587 | Gross: $1.02M

2. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 6,174 | Gross: $0.31M

3. The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 19,460 | Gross: $1.64M

4. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey

Votes: 2,974

5. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright, Arthur Davis, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 121,652 | Gross: $102.80M

6. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 18,102 | Gross: $4.00M

7. The Bowling Alley-Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

As the title implies, Tom and Jerry are in a bowling alley. Both spend a lot of time sliding on the well-polished lanes. Eventually, Jerry takes up residence among the pins and Tom tries to bowl him down.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 1,048

8. Saboteur (1942)

PG | 109 min | Thriller, War

64 Metascore

An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 21,527

9. Blitz Wolf (1942)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Leone Le Doux, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,161

10. Dog Trouble (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom's chasing Jerry when he runs, literally, right into the sleeping (and quite nasty) dog later known as Spike. Spike chases Tom up a lamp; Jerry's quite amused, until Spike turns on him ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 1,061

11. Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

A veteran American flyer trains new recruits, including the acrophobic son of his dead war buddy. Complications arise when the younger man falls in love with his mentor's girl.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gene Tierney, Preston Foster, John Sutton, Jack Holt

Votes: 380

12. Fine Feathered Friend (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry takes advantage of a rather mean tempered hen (that looks suspiciously like a rooster) to hide from Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 915

13. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 23,951

14. Fraidy Cat (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Rudolf Ising | Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph, Martha Wentworth

Votes: 884

15. The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

This time Elmer Fudd goes after Bugs using hypnotism, only the plan backfires.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 648

16. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,702

17. Puss n' Toots (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom is playing with Jerry when someone delivers a cute lady cat for Mammy to take care of. Tom is smitten at first sight, and primps a bit. He offers a fish and a canary, but she's not ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Michael Lah | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 924

18. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 4,988

19. Pittsburgh (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Frank Craven

Votes: 973

20. The Early Bird Dood It! (1942)

9 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

The early worm barely escapes the bird, again. In search of a way to get rid of the bird, he enlists the help of a cat, but the bird is too smart for the cat.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Frank Graham, Dick Nelson

Votes: 289

21. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 671 | Gross: $2.30M

22. The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Short, Animation

Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Clyde Geronimi, Dick Lundy, Riley Thomson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, John McLeish, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,325



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