1944

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944

Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.

Category: Comedy, Crime, Movies, Thriller

Stars: Cary Grant,Priscilla Lane,Raymond Massey,Jack Carson

8.0 IMDB Rating 737 Views
Murder, My Sweet 1944

This adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel 'Farewell, My Lovely', renamed for the American market to prevent filmgoers mistaking it for a musical (for which Powell was already famous) has private eye Philip Marlowe hired by Moose Malloy, a petty crook just out of prison after a seven year stretch, to look for his former girlfriend, Velma, who has not been seen for the last six years. The case is tougher than Marlowe expected as his initially promising enquiries lead to a complex web of deceit involving bribery, perjury and theft, and where no one's motivation is obvious, least of all Marlowe's.

Category: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Movies

Stars: Dick Powell,Claire Trevor,Anne Shirley,Otto Kruger

7.6 IMDB Rating 1,016 Views
Meet Me in St. Louis 1944

St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.

Category: Comedy, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies

Stars: Judy Garland,Margaret O'Brien,Mary Astor,Lucille Bremer

7.7 IMDB Rating 853 Views
Laura 1944

Detective Mark McPherson investigates the killing of Laura, found dead on her apartment floor before the movie starts. McPherson builds a mental picture of the dead girl from the suspects whom he interviews. He is helped by the striking painting of the late lamented Laura hanging on her apartment wall. But who would have wanted to kill a girl with whom every man she met seemed to fall in love? To make matters worse, McPherson finds himself falling under her spell too. Then one night, halfway through his investigations, something seriously bizarre happens to make him re-think the whole case.

Category: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Movies

Stars: Gene Tierney,Dana Andrews,Clifton Webb,Vincent Price

8.1 IMDB Rating 1,074 Views
Gaslight 1944

After the death of her famous opera-singing aunt, Paula is sent to study in Italy to become a great opera singer as well. While there, she falls in love with the charming Gregory Anton. The two return to London, and Paula begins to notice strange goings-on: missing pictures, strange footsteps in the night and gaslights that dim without being touched. As she fights to retain her sanity, her new husband's intentions come into question.

Category: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Movies

Stars: Charles Boyer,Ingrid Bergman,Joseph Cotten,Dame May Whitty

7.9 IMDB Rating 1,306 Views
Double Indemnity 1944

In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.

Category: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Movies

Stars: Fred MacMurray,Barbara Stanwyck,Edward G. Robinson,Porter Hall

8.4 IMDB Rating 1,180 Views