Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 Off My Head - Siri Says 1943

Tis Tuesday, the day when we talk to our telephone and it tells us what to do (just like a modern day Son of Sam) -- today we asked Siri to tell us a number between 1 and 100 and the lil' minx came up with 43. So it's the Movies of 1943 for us today! If you haven't read any of this series before we do what I just said (ask Siri to pick a number) and then we name our five favorite movies that came out that year. You can see all of our previous stabs at it right here. It's been awhile since we had an old-timey year so I'm excited to stick my hands deep in some classics this day. Let's do it!

My 5 Favorite Movies of 1943

(dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
-- released on January 15th 1943 --

(dir. Jacques Tourneur)
-- released on April 30th 1943 --

(dir. Ernst Lubitsch)
-- released on August 11th 1943 --

(dir. Michael Curtiz)
-- released on January 23rd 1943 --

(dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
-- released on November 14th 1943 --

What are you favorite movies of 1943?


joel65913 said...

All great choices, from the header on the post I was afraid one was going to be For Whom the Bell Tolls which I hated so glad to see it not show up.

We'll share a few but while I thought Day of Wrath was a wild, fascinating view I wouldn't list it as a favorite. Same with I Walked with a Zombie. Jane Eyre was good, Welles is a perfect Rochester-the best I seen in any version, but it would be further down my list.

Heaven Can Wait has such a special charm, a sort of gossamer glow that no matter how many times I watch it leaves me feeling as charmed by it as the first time I saw it.

So with all that preamble mine would be:

Watch on the Rhine
Heaven Can Wait
Cry Havoc
Strangers on a Train

Such a great year, I have to throw in five more.

The Ox-Bow Incident
The Gang's All Here
The Hard Way
So Proudly We Hail
Old Acquaintance

Pierce said...

Shadow of a Doubt, The Outlaw, Madame Curie, The Human Comedy, Stormy Weather, So Proudly We Hail, Stage Door Canteen, Girl Crazy.

Casablanca won Best Picture, but was released in 1942, and Strangers on a Train was released in 1951.

Jason Adams said...

Pierce -- I double-checked the Casablanca thing on IMDb - the film premiered in NYC in November of 42 but they say the full "US release" (whatever that meant in 1943) wasn't until January of 43.

But either way I'm not too much of a stickler on these things -- Day of Wrath wasn't released in the US until 1948!

Pierce said...

OK. That makes sense. It opened in 1942 to qualify for the Oscars. That happens frequently. Here in Minnesota, they released both Little Women and Evita after first of the year, but were released earlier for Oscar nominations. Cool.