1939

Fangs of the Wild

Fangs of the Wild

Fangs of the Wild

IMDb: 5.3
1939
52min

Foxes are disappearing from fox farms.

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

IMDb: 7.8
1939
114min

A shy British teacher looks back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people touched his life.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

IMDb: 7.6
1939
80min

On his uncle’s death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from abroad and opens up the ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire. Holmes uncovers a plot to have Sir Henry murdered by a terrible trained hound. First casting of Rathbone and Bruce as Holmes and Watson.

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Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

IMDb: 6.3
1939
108min

In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she’s living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

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The Spy in Black

The Spy in Black

The Spy in Black

IMDb: 7.0
1939
82min

A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

IMDb: 8.2
1939
129min

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state’s senior senator–presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys’ camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.

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The Little Princess

The Little Princess

The Little Princess

IMDb: 7.3
1939
93min

The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during World War I.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

IMDb: 7.9
1939
116min

King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool’s Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars; Gringoire, Esmeralda’s husband; and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows.

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Dark Victory

Dark Victory

Dark Victory

IMDb: 7.6
1939
104min

Judith Traherne is at the height of young society when Dr. Frederick Steele diagnoses a brain tumor. After surgery she falls in love with Steele. The doctor tells her secretary that the tumor will come back and eventually kill her. Learning this, Judith becomes manic and depressive. Her horse trainer Michael, who loves her, tells her to get as much out of life as she can. She marries Steele who intends to find a cure for her illness. As he goes off to a conference in New York failing eyesight indicates to Judith that she is dying.

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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

IMDb: 8.2
1939
238min

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

IMDb: 8.1
1939
102min

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

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Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings

IMDb: 7.7
1939
121min

Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) is the head of a crumbling air freight service in desperate need of a replacement pilot. He is forced to hire a descredited aviator (Richard Barthelmess) who arrives with his wife (Rita Hayworth), Carter’s ex-lover. Meanwhile, traveler Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur) tries to get close to the emotionally closed-off Carter. The film received two Academy Award nominations.

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The Flying Deuces

The Flying Deuces

The Flying Deuces

IMDb: 6.9
1939
69min

Ollie is in love with a woman. When he discovers that she is already married, he tries to kill himself. Of course, the suicide is avoided and the boys join the Foreign Legion to get away from their troubles. Finally, they are arrested for trying to desert the Legion and to escape the firing squad by stealing a plane.

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Stagecoach

Stagecoach

Stagecoach

IMDb: 7.9
1939
96min

A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client’s money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others.

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Union Pacific

Union Pacific

Union Pacific

IMDb: 7.2
1939
135min

One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler has his hands full fighting Barrows’ agent, gambler Sid Campeau; Campeau’s partner Dick Allen is Jeff’s war buddy and rival suitor for engineer’s daughter Molly Monahan. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost?

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Drums Along the Mohawk

Drums Along the Mohawk

Drums Along the Mohawk

IMDb: 7.1
1939
104min

Set in America’s Colonial period, John Ford’s adventure tale follows Gilbert (Henry Fonda) and Lana Martin (Claudette Colbert) as they try to survive the rugged frontier. After their settlement is repeatedly attacked by Indians, the couple is taken in by a spinster (Edna May Oliver). Lana bears a son, while Gilbert heads off to fight the Indians and the British. He returns, wounded, to find his family once again under attack by the Indians.

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