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By the 1940s, Hollywood's effects specialists had over a decade of studio experience. Hundreds of films were produced during the decade of the 1940s. Orson Welles's masterpiece Citizen Kane were released.


The great actor Humphrey Bogart made his most memorable films in this decade: The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). The most successful film of the decade was Samuel Goldwyn's "The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)" won nine Academy Awards.

Technicolor had been especially challenging but faster film began to make Technicolor a viable option for studio production. However, the high cost of color production in the 1940s meant most films were black and white. The onset of US involvement in World War II also brought a proliferation of films as both patriotism and propaganda. Notable American films from the war years include the anti-Nazi Watch on the Rhine (1943), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). 1946 saw RKO Radio releasing Frank Capra's masterpiece "It's a Wonderful Life (1946)".
Year Movie Actor Actress

1940

All This and Heaven TooCharles BoyerBette Davis
1940
Philadelphia Story, TheJames StewartKatharine Hepburn
1940
Pride and PrejudiceLaurence OlivierGreer Garson
1940
RebeccaLaurence OlivierJoan Fontaine
1940
Shop Around The Corner, TheJames StewartMargaret Sullavan
1940
Waterloo BridgeRobert TaylorVivien Leigh

1941

Bride Came C.O.D., TheJames CagneyBette Davis
1941
Citizen KaneOrson WellesDorothy Comingore
1941
Lady Eve, TheHenry FondaBarbara Stanwyck

1942

CasablancaHumphrey BogartIngrid Bergman
1942
Holiday InnBing CrosbyMarjorie Reynolds
1942
Kings RowRonald ReaganAnn Sheridan
1942
Now VoyagerPaul HenreidBette Davis
1942
Woman of the YearSpencer TracyKatharine Hepburn

1944

To Have and Have NotHumphrey BogartLauren Bacall

1945

Mildred PierceZachary ScottJoan Crawford
1945
SpellboundGregory PeckIngrid Bergman

1946

The Best Years of Our LivesFredric MarchMyrna Loy
1946
GildaGlenn FordRita Hayworth
1946
NotoriousCary GrantIngrid Bergman
1946
Postman Always Rings Twice, TheJohn GarfieldLana Turner

1949

Samson and DelilahVictor MatureHedy Lamarr
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