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Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

Release On: 14th - August - 1942

Vote Count: 4175
Vote Average: 7/10

Saludos Amigos

Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: "Lake Titicaca" depicts tourist Donald Duck's troubles with a stubborn llama; and in "Aquarela do Brasil," Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sound of Rio de Janeiro.

Release On: 24th - August - 1942

Vote Count: 265
Vote Average: 5.9/10


In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Release On: 26th - November - 1942

Vote Count: 3590
Vote Average: 8.2/10

The Palm Beach Story

Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.

Release On: 28th - August - 1942

Vote Count: 106
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Holiday Inn

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Release On: 10th - July - 1942

Vote Count: 128
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Cat People

Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear that she will turn into a panther compelled to kill her lover, pursuant to a belief harbored by her home village.

Release On: 5th - December - 1942

Vote Count: 328
Vote Average: 7/10

Mrs. Miniver

English middle-class family, The Minivers, experience life in the first months of World War II.

Release On: 3rd - July - 1942

Vote Count: 140
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane flees across the United States after he is wrongly accused of starting the fire that killed his best friend.

Release On: 24th - April - 1942

Vote Count: 283
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Random Harvest

An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

Release On: 17th - December - 1942

Vote Count: 60
Vote Average: 7.1/10

This Gun for Hire

Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates, Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen, on a train out of town. Although Ellen is engaged to marry the police lieutenant who's hunting down Raven, she decides to try and set the misguided hit man straight as he hides from the cops and plots his revenge.

Release On: 24th - April - 1942

Vote Count: 86
Vote Average: 7/10

Yankee Doodle Dandy

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Release On: 29th - May - 1942

Vote Count: 136
Vote Average: 7.2/10

Went the Day Well?

The quiet village of Bramley End is taken over by German troops posing as Royal Engineers. Their task is to disrupt England's radar network in preparation for a full scale German invasion. Once the villagers discover the true identity of the troops, they do whatever they can to thwart the Nazis plans.

Release On: 7th - December - 1942

Vote Count: 34
Vote Average: 7.5/10

The Pride of the Yankees

The story of the life and career of the baseball hall of famer, Lou Gehrig.

Release On: 14th - July - 1942

Vote Count: 81
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book is given the full treatment in this lavish retelling filled with huge sets, exotic animals, a large cast and the incomparable Sabu, starring as Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised by wolves. Curious to reconnect with his human village, Mowgli returns only to find disappointment in the greed and treachery of man. Over time, Mowgli and the village members do grow to trust one another, but not before the village finds itself under siege. It's up to Mowgli and his jungle friends to save the day.

Release On: 3rd - April - 1942

Vote Count: 62
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Woman of the Year

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Release On: 5th - February - 1942

Vote Count: 79
Vote Average: 6.9/10

The Talk of the Town

When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson and accidental murder. Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley... which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.

Release On: 20th - August - 1942

Vote Count: 56
Vote Average: 7.3/10

The Ghost of Frankenstein

Ygor discovers Frankenstein's creation is still alive and brings him to the Doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Obsessed with restoring the monster to his full potential, Ludwig is unaware that someone has more devious plans for the creature.

Release On: 13th - March - 1942

Vote Count: 69
Vote Average: 6/10

Now, Voyager

A woman suffers a nervous breakdown and an oppressive mother before being freed by the love of a man she meets on a cruise.

Release On: 22nd - October - 1942

Vote Count: 114
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

In the midst of World War II, Sherlock Holmes rescues the Swiss inventor of a new bomb-sight from the Gestapo and brings him to England, where he shortly falls into the clutches of Professor Moriarty.

Release On: 25th - December - 1942

Vote Count: 57
Vote Average: 6.5/10

To Be or Not to Be

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Release On: 5th - March - 1942

Vote Count: 395
Vote Average: 7.9/10