***We're looking for contributors***

         

Best Films - 1940

Henry Fonda in The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath

FILM

The Blue Bird
d: Walter Lang; scr: Ernest Pascal

The Grapes of Wrath
d: John Ford; scr: Nunnally Johnson

Kitty Foyle
d: Sam Wood; scr: Dalton Trumbo

The Letter
d: William Wyler; scr: Howard Koch

The Mark of Zorro
d: Rouben Mamoulian; scr: John Tainton Foote, Garrett Fort, Bess Meredyth

Pinocchio
d: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen; scr: Ted Sears, Otto Englander and others

Pride and Prejudice
d: Robert Z. Leonard; scr: Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin

Rebecca
d: Alfred Hitchcock; scr: Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison

Waterloo Bridge
d: Mervyn LeRoy; scr: S.N. Behrman, Hans Rameau, George Froeschel

 

Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday

CHECK THESE OUT

Busman's Honeymoon / Haunted Honeymoon
d: Arthur B. Woods; scr: Monckton Hoffe, Angus MacPhail, Harold Goldman

His Girl Friday
d: Howard Hawks; scr: Charles Lederer

The Long Voyage Home
d: John Ford; scr: Dudley Nichols

The Man I Married
d: Irving Pichel; scr: Oliver H. P. Garrett

My Favorite Wife
d: Leo McCarey; scr: Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack

Susan and God
d: George Cukor; scr: Anita Loos

 

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story

ACTOR

Charles Chaplin
The Great Dictator

Henry Fonda
The Grapes of Wrath

Cary Grant
His Girl Friday

Cary Grant
My Favorite Wife

Cary Grant
The Philadelphia Story

Joel McCrea
Foreign Correspondent

Robert Montgomery
Busman's Honeymoon

Laurence Olivier
Pride and Prejudice

Tyrone Power
The Mark of Zorro

James Stephenson
The Letter

 

Bette Davis in The Letter

ACTRESS

Joan Crawford
Strange Cargo

Joan Crawford
Susan and God

Constance Cummings
Busman's Honeymoon

Bette Davis
The Letter

Irene Dunne
My Favorite Wife

Joan Fontaine
Rebecca

Greer Garson
Pride and Prejudice

Vivien Leigh
Waterloo Bridge

Ginger Rogers
Kitty Foyle

Rosalind Russell
His Girl Friday

 

Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall in The Letter

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Granville Bates
My Favorite Wife

J. Edward Bromberg
The Mark of Zorro

Melville Cooper
Pride and Prejudice

Edmund Gwenn
Pride and Prejudice

Cedric Hardwicke
The Howards of Virginia

Herbert Marshall
Foreign Correspondent

Herbert Marshall
The Letter

Jack Oakie
The Great Dictator

Basil Rathbone
The Mark of Zorro

Sen Yung
The Letter

 

Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson in Rebecca

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Judith Anderson
Rebecca

Florence Bates
Rebecca

Mary Boland
Pride and Prejudice

Jane Darwell
The Grapes of Wrath

Frieda Inescort
Pride and Prejudice

Marjorie Main
Susan and God

Edna May Oliver
Pride and Prejudice

Micheline Presle
La Comédie du bonheur / The Play of Happiness

Gale Sondergaard
The Letter

Queenie Vassar
The Primrose Path

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

George Barnes
Rebecca

Karl Freund
Pride and Prejudice

Tony Gaudio
The Letter

Ernest Haller
All This and Heaven Too

Arthur C. Miller, Ray Rennahan
The Blue Bird

Arthur C. Miller
The Mark of Zorro

Robert Planck
Strange Cargo

Joseph Ruttenberg
Waterloo Bridge

Gregg Toland
The Grapes of Wrath

Gregg Toland
The Long Voyage Home

 

MUSIC

Alfred Newman
The Grapes of Wrath

Alfred Newman
The Mark of Zorro

Max Steiner
The Letter

Max Steiner
Virginia City

Herbert Stothart
Waterloo Bridge

Herbert Stothart
Pride and Prejudice

Roy Webb
Kitty Foyle


         
If you liked the article Best Films - 1940, please recommend it to your friends and/or follow Alt Film Guide on social media. See share/follow buttons above.

Continue Reading: Best Films - 1941

Previous Post: Best Films - 1939

Best Films - 1940 © 2004–2017 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s).
Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Leave a comment about 'Best Films - 1940'

UPDATED COMMENTING RULES: Our articles and/or other people's comments infuriate you?

Well, here's the good news: It's perfectly okay to disagree with our own and/or other commenters' views and opinions.

But ... *thoughtfulness* and *at least a modicum of sanity* are imperative.

In other words: Add something reasonable & coherent to the discussion.

Spammy, abusive, bigoted, baseless (spreading misinformation), trollish/inflammatory, and/or just plain demented comments will be zapped and offenders may be banned.

Also, bear in mind that links found in comments will generally be deleted.

Most recent comments listed on top.