Best Period piece Movies of the 1940s

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The First Gentleman

The First Gentleman

DIRECTED_BY: Alberto Cavalcanti
WRITTEN_BY: Reginald Long,Nicholas Phipps
STARRING: Jean-Pierre Aumont,Joan Hopkins,Cecil Parker,Margaretta Scott,Jack Livesey,Ronald Squire,Athene Seyler,Anthony Hawtrey,Hugh Griffith,Gerard Heinz
IMDB_ID: tt0040358
GENRE: Period piece,Costume drama,Romance Film,Drama,Historical drama
SUBJECTS: George IV of the United Kingdom
INITIAL_RELEASE_DATE: 1948-03
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English Language

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A Canterbury Tale

DIRECTED_BY: Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger
WRITTEN_BY: Emeric Pressburger,Michael Powell
STARRING: Eric Portman,Sheila Sim,Dennis Price,John Sweet,Charles Hawtrey,Kim Hunter,Esmond Knight,Freda Jackson,Betty Jardine,Hay Petrie
IMDB_ID: tt0036695
GENRE: Black-and-white,Mystery,War film,Period piece,Drama,Comedy-drama,Road movie,Buddy film,Comedy
SUBJECTS: World War II
INITIAL_RELEASE_DATE: 1944
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English Language

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Lightning Raiders

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Buster Crabbe,Al St. John,Al Ferguson,Mady Laurence,Marin Sais,Karl Hackett,I. Stanford Jolley,Roy Brent
IMDb ID: tt0037880
Genres: Period piece,Western,Action/Adventure
Release date: 1945
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Director: David Lean
Writers: David Lean,Cecil McGivern,Anthony Havelock-Allan,Kay Walsh,Ronald Neame
Stars: Bernard Miles,Francis L. Sullivan,John Mills,Jean Simmons,Anthony Wager,Valerie Hobson,Alec Guinness,Martita Hunt,Finlay Currie,Ivor Barwick
IMDb ID: tt0038574
Genres: Costume drama,Period piece,Film adaptation,Romance Film,Drama
Release date: 1946
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English Language

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That Hamilton Woman

Director: Alexander Korda
Writers: R. C. Sherriff,Walter Reisch
Stars: Vivien Leigh,Laurence Olivier,Gladys Cooper,Alan Mowbray,Henry Wilcoxon,Sara Allgood,Halliwell Hobbes,Guy Kingford,Gilbert Emery,Miles Mander
IMDb ID: tt0034272
Genres: Black-and-white,Costume drama,Period piece,Romance Film,Melodrama,Drama,Biographical film
Release date: 1941-04-03
Country: United Kingdom,United States of America
Language: English Language

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A Walk in the Sun

Director: Lewis Milestone
Writers: Robert Rossen
Stars: Richard Conte,Dana Andrews,George Tyne,Lloyd Bridges,Norman Lloyd,John Ireland,Herbert Rudley,Richard Benedict,Sterling Holloway,Huntz Hall
IMDb ID: tt0038235
Genres: War film,Period piece,Action Film,Drama
Subjects: World War II
Release date: 1945-12-25
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language,Italian Language

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The Howards of Virginia

Director: Frank Lloyd
Writers: Sidney Buchman
Stars: Cary Grant,Martha Scott,Peter Cushing,George F. Houston,Richard Carlson,Anne Revere,Paul Kelly,Richard Gaines,Irving Bacon,Cedric Hardwicke
IMDb ID: tt0032612
Genres: Black-and-white,Period piece,War film,Romance Film,Drama,Historical fiction
Release date: 1940-09-19
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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The Razor's Edge

Director: Edmund Goulding
Writers: Lamar Trotti,Darryl F. Zanuck
Stars: Tyrone Power,Gene Tierney,Anne Baxter,Clifton Webb,Herbert Marshall,Lucile Watson,Frank Latimore,Elsa Lanchester,John Payne,Cecil Humphreys
IMDb ID: tt0038873
Genres: Romance Film,Period piece,Film adaptation,Drama
Release date: 1946-11-19
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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Christopher Columbus

Director: David MacDonald
Stars: Florence Eldridge,Fredric March,Derek Bond,James Robertson Justice,Kathleen Ryan,Francis L. Sullivan,Abraham Sofaer,Linden Travers,Nora Swinburne,Dennis Vance
IMDb ID: tt0041247
Genres: Biographical film,Costume drama,Period piece,Adventure Film,Action/Adventure,Drama
Subjects: Christopher Columbus
Release date: 1949-10-12
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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The Heiress

Director: William Wyler
Writers: Augustus Goetz,Ruth Goetz
Stars: Olivia de Havilland,Montgomery Clift,Ralph Richardson,Miriam Hopkins,Ray Collins,Mona Freeman,Selena Royle,Harry Antrim,Russ Conway,David Thursby
IMDb ID: tt0041452
Genres: Black-and-white,Film adaptation,Period piece,Romance Film,Drama
Release date: 1949-10-06
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language,French Language

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The Song of Bernadette

Director: Henry King
Writers: George Seaton
Stars: Jennifer Jones,Charles Bickford,Vincent Price,Lee J. Cobb,Gladys Cooper,Anne Revere,Roman Bohnen,Mary Anderson,Patricia Morison,Aubrey Mather
IMDb ID: tt0036377
Genres: Black-and-white,Roadshow theatrical release,Christian film,Period piece,Hagiography,Drama,Biographical film
Subjects: Bernadette Soubirous
Release date: 1943-12-21
Country: United States of America
Language: French Language,English Language

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Under Capricorn

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Hume Cronyn,James Bridie
Stars: Ingrid Bergman,Joseph Cotten,Margaret Leighton,Cecil Parker,Michael Wilding,Francis de Wolff,Harcourt Williams,Denis O'Dea,Jack Watling,John Ruddock
IMDb ID: tt0042004
Genres: Film adaptation,Period piece,Drama
Release date: 1949-09-08
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English Language

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Belle of the Yukon

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Charles Winninger,Gypsy Rose Lee,Dinah Shore,Bob Burns,Robert Armstrong,William Marshall,Victor Kilian,Edward Fielding,Florence Bates,Randolph Scott
IMDb ID: tt0036636
Genres: Musical,Period piece,Western,Action/Adventure,Drama,Musical Drama
Release date: 1944-12-27
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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Anna and the King of Siam

Anna and the King of Siam

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Irene Dunne,Rex Harrison,Linda Darnell,Lee J. Cobb,John Abbott,Gale Sondergaard,Dennis Hoey,Leonard Strong,Mikhail Rasumny,Mickey Roth
IMDb ID: tt0038303
Genres: Black-and-white,Romance Film,Political drama,Period piece,Melodrama,Drama
Release date: 1946-06-20
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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Charterhouse of Parme

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Tullio Carminati,María Casares,Albert Rémy,Louis Seigner,Renée Faure
IMDb ID: tt0040223
Genres: Romance Film,World cinema,Period piece,Drama
Release date: 1948
Country: France,Italy
Language: French Language

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Caesar and Cleopatra

DIRECTED_BY: Gabriel Pascal
WRITTEN_BY: George Bernard Shaw
STARRING: Vivien Leigh,Claude Rains,Jean Simmons,Roger Moore,Anthony Eustrel,Basil Sydney,Francis L. Sullivan,Anthony Harvey,Flora Robson,Cecil Parker
IMDB_ID: tt0038390
GENRE: Costume drama,Epic film,Film adaptation,Romance Film,Period piece,Drama
SUBJECTS: Julius Caesar
INITIAL_RELEASE_DATE: 1945-12-11
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English Language

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Director: Albert Lewin
Writers: Albert Lewin
Stars: Hurd Hatfield,Donna Reed,Angela Lansbury,George Sanders,Peter Lawford,Reginald Owen,Douglas Walton,Richard Fraser
IMDb ID: tt0037988
Genres: Fantasy,Horror,Supernatural,Costume drama,Film adaptation,Period piece,Thriller,Crime Fiction,Drama
Release date: 1945-03-01
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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A Scandal in Paris

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Akim Tamiroff,Signe Hasso,George Sanders,Carole Landis,Gene Lockhart,Alan Napier,Vladimir Sokoloff,Skelton Knaggs,Pedro de Cordoba,Fritz Leiber, Sr.
IMDb ID: tt0038908
Genres: Biographical film,Black-and-white,Crime Fiction,Romance Film,Period piece,Drama,Adventure Film
Release date: 1946-07-19
Country: United States of America
Language: English Language

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Blanche Fury

Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Valerie Hobson,Michael Gough,Stewart Granger,Marc Allégret,Maurice Denham,Sybille Binder,Walter Fitzgerald,Susanne Gibbs
IMDb ID: tt0039195
Genres: Crime Fiction,Mystery,Period piece,Thriller,Crime Thriller,Melodrama,Drama
Release date: 1948-02-19
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English Language

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Captain Boycott

Captain Boycott

Director: Frank Launder
Stars: Stewart Granger,Kathleen Ryan,Cecil Parker,Noel Purcell,Niall MacGinnis,Alastair Sim,Maureen Delaney,Mervyn Johns
IMDb ID: tt0039242
Genres: Period piece,Political drama,Drama,Historical fiction
Release date: 1947-08-26
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English Language

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