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Best Films - 1939

The Rules of the Game by Jean Renoir
The Rules of the Game by Jean Renoir

FILM

Gone with the Wind
d: Victor Fleming; scr: Sidney Howard

Le Jour se lève / Daybreak
d: Marcel Carné; scr: Jacques Viot, Jacques Prévert

Midnight
d: Mitchell Leisen; scr: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
d: Frank Capra; scr: Sidney Buchman

Ninotchka
d: Ernst Lubitsch; scr: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch

The Old Maid
d: Edmund Goulding; scr: Casey Robinson

The Rains Came
d: Clarence Brown; scr: Philip Dunne, Julien Josephson

La Règle du jeu / The Rules of the Game
d: Jean Renoir; scr: Jean Renoir, Carl Koch

The Roaring Twenties
d: Raoul Walsh; scr: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Robert Rossen

The Women
d: George Cukor; scr: Anita Loos, Jane Murfin

Wuthering Heights
d: William Wyler; scr: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur

 

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Bachelor Mother
d: Garson Kanin; scr: Norman Krasna

Beau Geste
d: William A. Wellman; scr: Robert Carson

Hello Janine
d: Carl Boese; scr: Hans Fritz Beckmann, Karl Georg Külb

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
d: William Dieterle; scr: Bruno Frank; Sonya Levien

Idiot's Delight
d: Clarence Brown; scr: Robert E. Sherwood

The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
d: Peter Godfrey; scr: Jonathan Latimer

 

ACTOR

Jules Berry
Le Jour se lève

James Cagney
The Roaring Twenties

Melvyn Douglas
Ninotchka

Jean Gabin
Le Jour se lève

Clark Gable
Gone with the Wind

Charles Laughton
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Warren William
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt

 

Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind

ACTRESS

Jean Arthur
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Claudette Colbert
Midnight

Marlene Dietrich
Destry Rides Again

Greta Garbo
Ninotchka

Miriam Hopkins
The Old Maid

Vivien Leigh
Gone with the Wind

Myrna Loy
The Rains Came

Merle Oberon
Wuthering Heights

Marika Rökk
Hello Janine

Norma Shearer
Idiot's Delight

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

John Barrymore
Midnight

Richard Barthelmess
Only Angels Have Wings

Nigel Bruce
The Rains Came

Lon Chaney Jr.
Of Mice and Men

Charles Coburn
Bachelor Mother

Brian Donlevy
Beau Geste

Cedric Hardwicke
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Paul Lukas
Confessions of a Nazi Spy

Claude Rains
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Aribert Wäscher
Es War eine rauschende Ballnacht / It Was a Gay Ballnight

 

Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell in The Women
Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell in The Women

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Arletty
Le Jour se lève

Mary Boland
The Women

Joan Crawford
The Women

Jan Duggan
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Olivia de Havilland
Gone with the Wind

Geraldine Fitzgerald
Wuthering Heights

Hattie McDaniel
Gone with the Wind

Maria Ouspenskaya
The Rains Came

Flora Robson
Wuthering Heights

Rosalind Russell
The Women

 

Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Tony Gaudio
Juarez

Tony Gaudio
The Old Maid

Bert Glennon
Stagecoach

Bert Glennon, Ray Rennahan
Drums Along the Mohawk

Ernest Haller
Dark Victory

Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan
Gone with the Wind

Arthur C. Miller
The Rains Came

Harold Rosson
The Wizard of Oz

Theodor Sparkuhl, Archie Stout
Beau Geste

Gregg Toland
Wuthering Heights

 

Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer in Love Affair

MUSIC

Werner Heymann
Ninotchka

Theo Mackeben
Es War eine rauschende Ballnacht

Alfred Newman
The Rains Came

Alfred Newman
Wuthering Heights

Max Steiner
Dark Victory

Max Steiner
Gone with the Wind

Max Steiner
The Old Maid

Roy Webb
Love Affair

 

SONG SCORE

Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
All Girl Revue

Peter Kreuder, Hans Fritz Beckmann
Hello Janine

 

SHORT FILM

All Girl Revue
d: Lloyd French

 

 

 

         
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