Top Ten Films of 1946: World Premieres
 My 1946 Oscar Ballot

1. Notorious Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains A
2. The Best Years of Our Lives Dir. William Wyler. With Dana Andrews, Fredric March A–
3. It's a Wonderful Life Dir. Frank Capra. With James Stewart, Donna Reed A–
4. The Big Sleep Dir. Howard Hawks. With Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers A–
5. The Postman Always Rings Twice Dir. Tay Garnett. With John Garfield, Lana Turner A–
6. The Harvey Girls Dir. George Sidney. With Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Preston Foster A–
7. Duel in the Sun Dir. King Vidor. With Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten B+

Reviews from 1946
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   The Postman Always Rings Twice Dir. Tay Garnett. With Joan Garfield, Lana Turner A–

More Grades from 1946
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      Anna and the King of Siam Dir. John Cromwell. With Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison D+
      Humoresque Dir. Jean Negulesco. With Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant C
      Sister Kenny Dir. Dudley Nichols. With Rosalind Russell, Alexander Knox, Dean Jagger C+
      The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Dir. Lewis Milestone. With Van Heflin, Barbara Stanwyck D
      To Each His Own Dir. Mitchell Leisen. With Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Roland Culver C
      The Yearling Dir. Clarence Brown. With Claude Jarman, Jr., Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman B

Also from 1946
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
 
Fetching
      Gilda Dir. Charles Vidor. With Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, George Macready, Joseph Calleia
      The Killers Dir. Robert Siodmak. With Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien, Ava Gardner


Still to Come from 1946
 
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      Beauty and the Beast Dir. Jean Cocteau. With Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély
      Cluny Brown Dir. Ernst Lubitsch. With Jennifer Jones, Charles Boyer, Peter Lawford
      Diary of a Chambermaid Dir. Jean Renoir. With Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith
      Great Expectations Dir. David Lean. With John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Alec Guinness
      A Matter of Life and Death Dirs. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. With David Niven
      My Darling Clementine Dir. John Ford. With Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature
      Paisàn Dir. Roberto Rossellini. With Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emanuel
      Shoeshine Dir. Vittorio De Sica. With Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni
      The Stranger Dir. Orson Welles. With Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson
      Utamaro and His Five Women Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi. With Minosuke Bandô

Further Research:
      Angel on My Shoulder Dir. Archie Mayo. With Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains
      The Black Angel Dir. Roy William Neill. With Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre
      The Blue Dahlia Dir. George Marshall. With Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix
      Centennial Summer Dir. Otto Preminger. With Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell
      Cloak and Dagger Dir. Fritz Lang. With Gary Cooper, Lilli Palmer, Robert Alda
      The Dark Corner Dir. Henry Hathaway. With Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix
      The Dark Mirror Dir. Robert Siodmak. With Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell
      Deception Dir. Irving Rapper. With Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott
      Dragonwyck Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price
      Gates of the Night Dir. Marcel Carné. With Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani
      The Green Years Dir. Victor Saville. With Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Hume Cronyn
      I See a Dark Stranger Dir. Frank Launder. With Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard
      The Jolson Story Dir. Alfred E. Green. With Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest
      The Locket Dir. John Brahm. With Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum
      The Murderers Are Among Us Dir. Wolfgang Staudte. With Ernst Wilhelm Borchert
      My Reputation Dir. Curtis Bernhardt. With Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Warner Anderson
      Night and Day Dir. Michael Curtiz. With Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley
      No Regrets for Our Youth Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita
      Nobody Lives Forever Dir. Jean Negulesco. With John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald
      Of Human Bondage Dir. Edmund Goulding. With Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith
      The Razor's Edge Dir. Edmund Goulding. With Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb
      Road to Utopia Dir. Hal Walker. With Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
      A Scandal in Paris Dir. Douglas Sirk. With George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Carole Landis
      The Secret Heart Dir. Robert Z. Leonard. With Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon
      Somewhere in the Night Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With John Hodiak, Nancy Guild
      Song of the South Dirs. Harve Foster & Wilfred Jackson. Animated. With James Baskett
      A Stolen Life Dir. Curtis Bernhardt. With Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark
      Three Strangers Dir. Jean Negulesco. With Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald
      Tomorrow Is Forever Dir. Irving Pichel. With Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles
      Undercurrent Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor
      The Verdict Dir. Don Siegel. With Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring

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