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View Poll Results: Best "best" picture winner of the 1940's
Rebecca
16.39%
How Green Was My Valley
1.64%
Mrs. Miniver
0
0%
Casablanca
62.30%
Going My Way
1.64%
The Lost Weekend
1.64%
The Best Years of Our Lives
14.75%
Gentleman's Agreement
0
0%
Hamlet
1.64%
All the King's Men
0
0%
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Best "best" picture winner of the 1940's

Old 12-30-08, 03:37 AM
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Best "best" picture winner of the 1940's

The results thus far as voted by the members: (I now included the runner up in each and every poll, and the amount of votes both the winner and the runner up received).

Best of 2000's: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 45 votes
Runner Up: No Country for Old Men 39 votes

Worst of 2000's: Crash - 69 votes!!!
Runner Up: Chicago - 39 votes (Shakespeare in Love had 40 votes, but I decided to just include this movie in the 90s poll since it won in 1998).

Best of 1990's: The Silence of the Lambs 21 votes
Runner Up: Unforgiven 19 votes

Worst of 1990's: Shakespeare in Love 37 votes
Runner Up: A tie between Forrest Gump & The English Patient with 17 votes each

Best of 1980's: Platoon 24 votes
Runner Up: Amadeus 23 votes

Worst of 1980's: Driving Miss Daisy 14 votes
Runner Up: Chariots of Fire 8 votes

Best of 1970's: The Godfather 32 votes
Runner Up: The Godfather, Part II 28 votes

Worst of 1970's: Kramer vs. Kramer 35 votes
Runner Up: Annie Hall 17 votes

Best of 1960's: Lawrence of Arabia 41 votes
Runner Up: The Apartment 17 votes

Worst of 1960's: Oliver! 20 votes
Runner Up: The Sound of Music 15 votes

Best of 1950's: The Bridge on the River Kwai 20 votes
Runner Up: Ben-Hur 13 votes

Worst of 1950s: The Greatest Show on Earth 14 votes
Runner Up: Around the World in Eighty Days 7 votes


Now vote for what you consider to be the best "best" picture winner of the 1940's.

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Casablanca's gonna run away with this, but the correct answer is "Rebecca".
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Too-rah-loo-rah-loo-rah.....
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The Best Years of Our Lives
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Originally Posted by Jaymole
The Best Years of Our Lives
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Rebecca does get overlooked.
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Wow. I'm a huge classic movie fan, but I've only seen ONE of the winners from the 40's! (Casablanca)

I did just buy All the King's Men on DVD last week (but I haven't watched it yet)...
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As is the case for most other decades, the '40s had many great films (I'd say some of the best of all time), but you sure wouldn't know it from the list of AA winners.
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Rebecca, How Green Was My Valley, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Hamlet are all very good films, and I have a special fondness for Mrs. Miniver despite its schmaltzy nature. However, I still have to go with Casablanca -- there's just no comparison.
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Yes Casablanca is iconic. I would add that as much as I like Rebecca and believe it to be a well deserved best picture - Notorious is even better as far as 40's Hitch films goes.
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Originally Posted by albert_m
Rebecca does get overlooked.
It does, and I'd like to vote for it, but I gotta go with Casablanca.
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Yes, Rebecca does get overlooked, but not so overlooked that it deserves to trump Casablanca - arguably the best movie EVER.
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There are strong arguments for Rebecca and Casablanca, but I think The Best Years of Our Lives has the most relevance for todays audiences.
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The best film of the 40s was Out of the Past. Don't believe me? I'LL BREAK YOU WITH MY BARE HANDS!!!



Sorry. *takes meds and lies down*
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Citizen Kane, of course. Oh wait...
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Ive only seen a few on these but I gotta go with Rebecca. I'm not a big fan of Casablanca. It's ok but does not deserve the legendary title it has received.
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Voted Rebecca
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"Play it, Sam." I do love The Lost Weekend though.
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Casablanca, even as much as I like Rebecca
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Rebecca ,How Green Was My Valley,Casablanca if I was to pick one?

It's three way tie to me (( I can't vote one over the other sorry )).
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
Yes, Rebecca does get overlooked, but not so overlooked that it deserves to trump Casablanca - arguably the best movie EVER.
I agree with this completely. My brother doesn't like Casablanca at all, I'm surprised since we agree on almost every other movie.
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Casablanca...one of my all time favorites...
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