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The Wizard of Oz

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

Release On: 15th - August - 1939

Vote Count: 4012
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Gone with the Wind

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.

Release On: 15th - December - 1939

Vote Count: 2853
Vote Average: 8/10


A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

Release On: 3rd - March - 1939

Vote Count: 674
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed to the United States Senate by the puppet governor of his state. He soon discovers, upon going to Washington, many shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss.

Release On: 19th - October - 1939

Vote Count: 656
Vote Average: 8/10

Wuthering Heights

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

Release On: 7th - April - 1939

Vote Count: 157
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Jamaica Inn

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she's living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.

Release On: 11th - May - 1939

Vote Count: 110
Vote Average: 6/10

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Having once again avoided criminal conviction, Professor Moriarity develops a murderous plan to "finish off" his last major nemesis, Sherlock Holmes, by making him fail to prevent the perfect crime. Does it involve a family curse, the crown jewels of England, or something else...

Release On: 1st - September - 1939

Vote Count: 83
Vote Average: 7/10


A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Release On: 23rd - November - 1939

Vote Count: 220
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Only Angels Have Wings

Geoff Carter is the head of a crumbling air freight service in desperate need of a replacement pilot. He is forced to hire a descredited aviator who arrives with his wife, Carter's ex-lover. Meanwhile, traveler Bonnie Lee tries to get close to the emotionally closed-off Carter.

Release On: 15th - May - 1939

Vote Count: 127
Vote Average: 7.4/10

The Roaring Twenties

After World War I, Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his lawyer. George becomes Eddie's partner and the rackets flourish until love and rivalry interfere.

Release On: 28th - October - 1939

Vote Count: 128
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Destry Rides Again

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Release On: 30th - November - 1939

Vote Count: 93
Vote Average: 7.1/10

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a gypsy young girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo's protege and bell-ringer of Notre Dame, lives in peace among the bells in the heights of the immense cathedral until he is involved by the twisted magistrate in his malicious plans to free himself from Esmeralda's alleged spell, which he believes to be the devil's work.

Release On: 29th - December - 1939

Vote Count: 105
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Young Mr. Lincoln

In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. Following her tragic death, Lincoln establishes a law practice in Springfield, where he meets a young Mary Todd. Lincoln's law skills are put to the test when he takes on the difficult task of defending two brothers who have been accused of murder.

Release On: 9th - June - 1939

Vote Count: 96
Vote Average: 7.5/10

The Women

A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.

Release On: 1st - September - 1939

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Drums Along the Mohawk

Albany, New York, 1776. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness are threatened by the sinister sound of drums that announce dark times of revolution and war.

Release On: 10th - November - 1939

Vote Count: 71
Vote Average: 6.5/10

The Hound of the Baskervilles

On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from Canada to take charge of his ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire, and finds that Sherlock Holmes is there to investigate the local belief that his uncle was killed by a monster hound that has roamed the moors since 1650, and is likely to strike again at Sir Henry.

Release On: 24th - March - 1939

Vote Count: 116
Vote Average: 7.2/10

The Flying Deuces

Ollie is in love with a woman. When he discovers that she is already married, he tries to kill himself. Of course, the suicide is avoided and the boys join the Foreign Legion to get away from their troubles. Finally, they are arrested for trying to desert the Legion and to escape the firing squad by stealing a plane.

Release On: 3rd - November - 1939

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 6.4/10

Dark Victory

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.

Release On: 20th - April - 1939

Vote Count: 89
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Son of Frankenstein

One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Release On: 13th - January - 1939

Vote Count: 115
Vote Average: 6.9/10

La Règle du jeu

A weekend at a marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances.

Release On: 9th - July - 1939

Vote Count: 332
Vote Average: 7.8/10