1944 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1944

Notable Films Released in 1944

U.S.A. unless stated


  • The Adventures of Mark Twain, starring Fredric March
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, starring Maria Montez and Jon Hall
  • And Now Tomorrow, starring Alan Ladd and Loretta Young
  • And the Angels Sing, starring Fred MacMurray and Dorothy Lamour
  • Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane


  • Between Two Worlds, starring John Garfield and Eleanor Parker
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey, starring Lynn Bari
  • Buffalo Bill, starring Joel McCrea and Maureen O'Hara


  • Candlelight in Algeria, starring James Mason - (Britain)
  • Can't Help Singing, starring Deanna Durbin
  • A Canterbury Tale, written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring Eric Portman - (Britain)
  • The Canterville Ghost, starring Charles Laughton
  • Casanova Brown, starring Gary Cooper
  • Champagne Charlie, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, starring Tommy Trinder and Stanley Holloway - (Britain)
  • The Children Are Watching Us (I bambini ci guardano), directed by Vittorio De Sica - (Italy)
  • Christmas Holiday, starring Gene Kelly
  • The Climax, starring Boris Karloff
  • Cobra Woman, starring Maria Montez
  • The Conspirators, starring Paul Henreid and Hedy Lamarr
  • Cover Girl, starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly
  • Crime by Night, starring Jane Wyman
  • Cry of the Werewolf, starring Nina Foch
  • The Curse of the Cat People, starring Simone Simon


  • Don't Take It to Heart, directed by Jeffrey Dell, starring Richard Greene - (Britain)
  • Double Indemnity, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
  • Dragon Seed, starring Katharine Hepburn
  • Dream of the Red Chamber (Hong lou meng) - (China)


  • Fanny by Gaslight, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Stewart Granger - (Britain)
  • The Fighting Seabees, starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward
  • The Fighting Sullivans, directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Anne Baxter
  • For Those in Peril, directed by Charles Crichton - (Britain)
  • Frenchman's Creek, starring Joan Fontaine and Basil Rathbone
  • Die Feuerzangenbowle (The Punch Bowl) - (Germany)


  • Gaslight, starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer
  • Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, starring Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald - winner of 7 Oscars
  • The Great Sacrifice (Opfergang) - (Germany)


  • Hail the Conquering Hero, starring Eddie Bracken and Ella Raines
  • To Have And Have Not, directed by Howard Hawks, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
  • Henry V, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier - (Britain)
  • Hollywood Canteen, starring Joan Leslie
  • Home in Indiana, starring Walter Brennan
  • The Hour Before the Dawn, starring Veronica Lake
  • House of Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr.
  • I'll Be Seeing You, starring Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple
  • In Our Time, starring Ida Lupino and Paul Henreid
  • In Society, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • It Happened Tomorrow, starring Dick Powell
  • Ivan the Terrible (Ivan Grozniy), by director Sergei Eisenstein, starring Nikolai Cherkasov - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Jwar Bhata - (India)


  • The Keys of the Kingdom, starring Gregory Peck, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall
  • Kismet, starring Ronald Colman and Marlene Dietrich
  • Lady in the Dark, starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland
  • Lady, Let's Dance, ice skating musical starring Belita and comedy ice team Frick and Frack
  • Laura, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb
  • Lifeboat, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Tallulah Bankhead and John Hodiak
  • The Lodger, starring Merle Oberon and George Sanders
  • Lost in a Harem, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello


  • Man from Frisco directed by Robert Florey, starring Michael O'Shea and Anne Shirley
  • The Mask of Dimitrios, starring Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet
  • Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Judy Garland
  • Meet the People, starring Lucille Ball
  • Melody of Murder (Mordets Melodi) - (Denmark)
  • Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, a documentary by William Wyler
  • Ministry of Fear, starring Ray Milland
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, directed by Preston Sturges, starring Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton
  • Mr. Skeffington, starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains
  • Mrs. Parkington, starring Greer Garson
  • The Mummy's Curse, starring Lon Chaney Jr.
  • The Mummy's Ghost, starring Lon Chaney Jr.
  • Murder, My Sweet (aka Farewell My Lovely), directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor


  • The Nail (El clavo) - (Spain)
  • National Velvet, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney
  • None but the Lonely Heart, starring Cary Grant
  • None Shall Escape, starring Alexander Knox


  • On Approval, starring Clive Brook and Googie Withers - (Britain)
  • Passage to Marseille, starring Humphrey Bogart
  • The Pearl of Death, a Sherlock Holmes mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
  • Phantom Lady, starring Franchot Tone and Ella Raines
  • Pin Up Girl, starring Betty Grable
  • Port of Freedom (Große Freiheit Nr. 7) - (Germany)
  • The Princess and the Pirate, starring Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo
  • The Purple Heart, starring Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger


  • Rainbow (Raduga) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Rats of Tobruk (aka The Fighting Rats of Tobruk), starring Peter Finch and Chips Rafferty - (Australia)
  • The Respectable Ladies of Pardubice (Počestné paní pardubické), directed by Martin Frič - (Czechoslovakia)
  • The Return of the Vampire, starring Béla Lugosi


  • The Scarlet Claw, a Sherlock Holmes mystery starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
  • The Seventh Cross, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Spencer Tracy
  • Since You Went Away, starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple
  • Song of Russia, starring Robert Taylor
  • The Spider Woman, a Sherlock Holmes mystery featuring Gale Sondergaard
  • The Story of Dr. Wassell, starring Gary Cooper
  • Sunday Dinner for a Soldier, starring Anne Baxter and John Hodiak
  • The Suspect, starring Charles Laughton


  • Tall in the Saddle, starring John Wayne
  • Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, starring Spencer Tracy
  • This Happy Breed, directed by David Lean, starring John Mills and Celia Johnson - (Britain)
  • The Three Caballeros
  • Torment (Hets), directed by Alf Sjoberg - (Sweden)
  • La Torre de los Siete Jorobados (Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks) - (Spain)
  • The Uninvited, starring Ray Milland


  • The Way Ahead, directed by Carol Reed - (Britain)
  • The White Cliffs of Dover, starring Irene Dunne
  • Wilson, a biopic of President Woodrow Wilson, starring Charles Coburn
  • The Woman in the Window, directed by Fritz Lang, starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas, starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

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