Top Ten Films of 1943: World Premieres

1. Meshes of the Afternoon Dirs. Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid. With Maya Deren A+
2. The More the Merrier Dir. George Stevens. With Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn A–
3. The Song of Bernadette Dir. Henry King. With Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price A–
4. Stormy Weather Dir. Andrew L. Stone. With Bill Robinson, Lena Horne, Dooley Wilson B+

More Grades from 1943
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
      The Constant Nymph Dir. Edmund Goulding. With Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer C+
      For Whom the Bell Tolls Dir. Sam Wood. With Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman D
      The Gang's All Here Dir. Busby Berkeley. With Alice Faye, James Ellison, Carmen Miranda B–
      Madame Curie Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. With Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Albert Bassermann C–

Still to Come from 1943
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      Cabin in the Sky Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Rex Ingram
      Le Corbeau Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. With Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc
      Day of Wrath Dir. Carl-Theodor Dreyer. With Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin
      Hangmen Also Die Dir. Fritz Lang. With Brian Donlevy, Anna Lee, Walter Brennan
      Heaven Can Wait Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. With Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn
      I Walked with a Zombie Dir. Jacques Tourneur. With Frances Dee, Tom Conway
      The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Dirs. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
      Old Acquaintance Dir. Vincent Sherman. With Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young
      The Ox-Bow Incident Dir. William Wellman. With Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, Dana Andrews
      Shadow of a Doubt Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

Further Research:
      Action in the North Atlantic Dir. Lloyd Bacon. With Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey
      Adventure in Iraq Dir. D. Ross Lederman. With John Loder, Ruth Ford, Paul Cavanagh
      Adventures of Tartu Dir. Harold S. Bucquet. With Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson
      Air Force Dir. Howard Hawks. With John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy
      Crash Dive Dir. Archie Mayo. With Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews
      Destination Tokyo Dir. Delmer Daves. With Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale
      Du Barry Was a Lady Dir. Roy Del Ruth. With Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly
      Five Graves to Cairo Dir. Billy Wilder. With Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff
      Guadalcanal Diary Dir. Lewis Seiler. With Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix
      A Guy Named Joe Dir. Victor Fleming. With Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson
      The Hard Way Dir. Vincent Sherman. With Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson
      Holy Matrimony Dir. John M. Stahl. With Monty Woolley, Gracie Fields, Laird Cregar
      The Human Comedy Dir. Clarence Brown. With Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig
      Journey into Fear Dir. Norman Foster. With Joseph Cotten, Dolores Del Rio
      Lady of Burlesque Dir. William Wellman. With Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea
      The North Star Dir. Lewis Milestone. With Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston
      Ossessione Dir. Luchino Visconti. With Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani
      The Outlaw Dir. Howard Hughes. With Jane Russell, Jack Beutel, Thomas Mitchell
      Phantom of the Opera Dir. Arthur Lubin. With Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains
      Princess O'Rourke Dir. Norman Krasna. With Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings
      Sahara Dir. Zoltan Korda. With Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennnett, J. Carrol Naish
      Sanshiro Sugata Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita
      The Seventh Victim Dir. Mark Robson. With Tom Conway, Kim Hunter, Jean Brooks
      So Proudly We Hail Dir. Mark Sandrich. With Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard
      Something to Shout About Dir. Gregory Ratoff. With Don Ameche, Janet Blair, Jack Oakie
      Stage Door Canteen Dir. Frank Borzage. With Judith Anderson, Kenny Baker, Tallulah Bankhead
      Star Spangled Rhythm Dir. George Marshall. With Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray
      Watch on the Rhine Dir. Herman Shumlin. With Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitgerald

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