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Year by Year Polls: 1946 (Closed)

500<400, Favourite 1001 movies, Doubling the Canon, Film World Cup and many other votes
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Just a reminder: there are a little more than 5 days left to vote. The poll is currently scheduled to close on Friday afternoon for many U.S. participants (3 PM Pacific time). So if you have the day after Thanksgiving off and want to watch another movie or two early in the day, you may be able to do so.

I realize many of our participants are outside the U.S., so please check your local time zone to find the correct deadline if you need to.

If you haven't yet posted your ballot (like me, for example) or haven't posted your list of URLs, please remember to do so.

Thanks to everyone who has voted so far!
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Unranked ballot:
Black Angel
Child of Divorce
Cluny Brown
Ditte menneskebarn (Ditte, Child of Man)
Driver dagg faller regn (Sunshine Follows Rain)
Duel in the Sun
Il bandito (The Bandit)
La bataille du rail (The Battle of the Rails)
La otra (The Other One)
Les portes de la nuit (Gates of the Night)
Margie
O Ébrio (The Drunkard)
Piccadilly Incident
So Dark the Night
The Captive Heart
The Chase
The Killers
To Each His Own
Unter den Brücken (Under the Bridges)
Waga koi seshi otome (The Girl I Loved)
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Deliberately excluded (IMDb/TSPDT/S&S top 500):
A Matter of Life and Death
It's a Wonderful Life
La belle et la bête
My Darling Clementine
Notorious
Paisà
Partie de campagne
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Sleep

To see before the deadline:
Jayu manse
Rendezvous with Annie

Wanted:
Jericho
Loviisa, Niskavuoren nuori emäntä
Un ladrón de guante blanco
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Just a reminder: there are less than 3 days to go before the deadline.
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1. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
2. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
3. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. The Best Years of Our Lives ( William Wyler)
5. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
6. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
7. Paisan (Roberto Rossellini)
8. Morning for the Osone Family (Keisuke Kinoshita)
9. The Killers (Robert Siodmak)
10. The Captive Heart (Basil Dearden)
11. The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak)
12. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett)
13. Murderers Among Us (Wolfgang Staudte)
14. No Regrets for Our Youth (Akira Kurosawa)
15. Sylvie and the Phantom (Claude Autant-Lara)
16. Gilda (Charles Vidor)
17. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica)
18. Green for Danger (Sidney Gilliat)
19. Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery)
20. The Stranger (Orson Welles)
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1. A matter of life and death (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
2. The killers (Robert Siodmak)
3. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
4. Unter den brücken (Helmut Käutner)
5. My darling Clementine (John Ford)
6. The big sleep (Howard Hawks)
7. Sciuscià (Vittorio se Sica)
8. The dark mirror (Robert Siodmak)
9. La belle et la bête (Jean Cocteau)
10. The stranger (Orson Welles)
11. Gilda (Charles Vidor)
12. Abbasso la ricchezza! (Gennaro Righelli)
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1. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
2. Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch)
3. La belle et la bête / Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
4. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
5. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
6. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Robert Clampett)
7. Black Angel (Roy William Neil)
8. Partie de campagne / A Day in the Country (Jean Renoir)
9. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)

10. La otra / The Other One (Roberto Gavaldón)
11. From This Day Forward (John Berry)
12. Waga seishun ni kuinashi / No Regrets for Our Youth (Akira Kurosawa)
13. Les portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night (Marcel Carné)
14. The Razor's Edge (Edmond Goulding)
15. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger)
16. Northwest Hounded Police (Tex Avery)
17. Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren)
18. Deadline at Dawn (Harold Clurman)
19. Strange Impersonation (Anthony Mann)
20. The Big Snooze (Robert Clampett et al)
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Special Honorable Mention - probable contenders for at least the lower half of this list, but really not remembered well enough:

Great Expectations
Green for Danger
Notorious
Paisà / Paisan
Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna / Utamaro and His Five Women


More Honorable Mentions:

Badman's Territory
Book Revue
Canyon Passage
The Chase
Decoy
Dragonwyck
Enamorada
Fear in the Night
Gilda
Hair-Raising Hare
The Killers
Lady in the Lake
Midvinterblot
Die Mörder sind unter uns / Murderers Among Us
Mysterioius Intruder
Night Editor
Nobody Lives Forever
Number 3: Interwoven
Panique
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Sciuscà / Shoeshine
The Spiral Staircase
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
The Stranger
Till the End of TIme
Tomorrow is Forever
Undercurrent
The Verdict
Walky Talky Hawky


Yet to see: Appointment With Crime, Asu o tsukuru hitobito, Il bandito, La bataille du rail, Blue Skies, Det regnar på vår kärlek, Devotion, The Diary of a Chambermaid, I See a Dark Stranger, Josei no shôri, Kamennyy tsvetok, Macadam, Make Mine Music, My Reputation, Night and Day, Ore mo omae mo, Ôsone-ke no ashita, Sylvie et le fantôme, La symphonie pastorale, To Each His Own, Unter den Brücken, Urashima Tarô no kôei, Waga koi seshi otome, Wanted for Murder, The Yearling

I especially regret not getting to the two Naruses, and the Mizoguchi (and not re-watching Utamaro). Damn film noir obsession!

Comment: Looking at all of these, it seems that post-war hopes, fears and anxieties dominate, with films 1,5,11,12,14,15 all having the war as a major backdrop, though none qualifies precisely as a wartime/combat film except (to a small extent) A Matter of Life and Death. It's all over...what next? The anxieties of the Atomic Age are still ahead...
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Didn't have time to do a proper full deep dive unfortunately so a somewhat stunted list:

4.5/5
1. A Matter of Life and Death - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038733/
2. Beauty and the Beast - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038348/
3. The Big Sleep - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038355/
4. Ritual in Transfigured Time - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038885/
5. Gilda - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038559/
6. Shoeshine - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038913/
7. The Killers - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038669/
4/5
8. Notorious - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038787/

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(3.5/5) Shock, No Regrets for Our Youth, It's a Wonderful Life
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Ranked:
1. Paisan (Rossellini)
2. Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
3. Murderers Are Among Us, The (Staudte)
4. Shoeshine (De Sica)
5. It's a Wonderful Life (Capra)
6. Sylvie et le fantôme (Autant-Lara)
7. Great Expectations (Lean)
8. Big Sleep, The (Hawks)
9. Lady Luck (Marin)
10. Bedlam (Robson)
11. Best Years of Our Lives, The (Wyler)
12. White Tie and Tails (Barton)
13. Cluny Brown (Lubitsch)
14. Crisis (Bergman)
15. Killers, The (Siodmak)
16. Farrebique (Rouquier)
17. No Regrets for Our Youth (Kurosawa)
18. My Darling Clementine (Ford)
19. Private Life of a Cat, The (Hammid, Deren)
20. Ritual in Transfigured Time (Deren)

Hat tip to tim and 1S0 for mentioning White Tie and Tails, the type of light comedy I enjoy more and more these days.
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From my records, I've seen 736 films, long and short, from 1946. And here's how I'd rank the best the year had to offer:


1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
2. The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks)
3. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
4. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
5. Green for Danger (1946, Sidney Gilliat)
6. My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)
7. La belle et la bête [Beauty and the Beast] (1946, Jean Cocteau & René Clément)
8. Sciuscià [Shoeshine] (1946, Vittorio De Sica)
9. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, Tay Garnett)
10. The Stranger (1946, Orson Welles)
11. The Spiral Staircase (1946, Robert Siodmak)
12. The Razor's Edge (1946, Edmund Goulding)
13. The Dark Mirror (1946, Robert Siodmak)
14. Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)
15. Cluny Brown (1946, Ernst Lubitsch)
16. The Big Snooze (1946, Robert Clampett)
17. Lady in the Lake (1946, Robert Montgomery)
18. Duel in the Sun (1946, 7 directors)
19. Humoresque (1946, Jean Negulesco)
20. Somewhere In The Night (1946, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)


Plus the rest of my Top-50

21. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, Lewis Milestone)
22. The Time of Their Lives (1946, Charles Barton)
23. The Milky Waif (1946, Joseph Barbera & William Hanna)
24. Unter den Brücken [Under the Bridges] (1946, Helmut Käutner)
25. Northwest Hounded Police (1946, Tex Avery)
26. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946, Irving Pichel)
27. Nocturne (1946, Edwin L. Marin)
28. The Harvey Girls (1946, George Sidney)
29. The Verdict (1946, Don Siegel)
30. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946, Robert Clampett)
31. Specter of the Rose (1946, Ben Hecht)
32. Solid Serenade (1946, Joseph Barbera & William Hanna)
33. Paisà [Paisan] (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
34. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946, Robert Florey)
35. Trap Happy (1946, Joseph Barbera & William Hanna)
36. Die Mörder sind unter uns [The Murderers Are Among Us] (1946, Wolfgang Staudte)
37. Undercurrent (1946, Vincente Minnelli)
38. Panique [Panic] (1946, Julien Duvivier)
39. Song of the South (1946, Harve Foster & Wilfred Jackson)
40. Squatter's Rights (1946, Jack Hannah)
41. Deception (1946, Irving Rapper)
42. Enamorada (1946, Emilio Fernández)
43. A Knight for a Day (1946, Jack Hannah)
44. Two Sisters from Boston (1946, Henry Koster)
45. The Yearling (1946, Clarence Brown)
46. Peter and the Wolf (1946, Clyde Geronimi)
47. Kamennyy tsvetok [The Stone Flower] (1946, Aleksandr Ptushko)
48. Dragonwyck (1946, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
49. The Killers (1946, Robert Siodmak)
50. Mio figlio professore [Professor, My Son] (1946, Renato Castellani)


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1. A Matter of LIfe and Death (Powell/Pressburger)
2. The Stranger (Orson Welles)
3. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone)
4. The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett)
5. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
6. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler)
7. Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor - Ivan the Terrible Part 2 (Sergei Eisenstein)
8. Gilda (Charles Vidor)
9. It's a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
10. The Killers (Robert Siodmak)
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Don't have very clear memories of most of the second half of the list, but I'm fine with the ordering.

1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. The Best Years of Our Lives
3. My Darling Clementine
4. A Matter of Life & Death / Stairway to Heaven
5. Beauty & the Beast
6. Notorious
7. Black Angel
8. The Big Sleep
9. The Stranger
10. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

11. No Regrets for Our Youth
12. The Spiral Staircase
13. To Each His Own
14. Shock
15. Sciuscia
16. The Razor's Edge
17. The Postman Always Rings Twice
18. The Killers
19. Great Expectations
20. Paisa
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1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. La belle et la bête / Beauty and the Beast
3. Great Expectations
4. Sister Kenny
5. The Big Snooze
6. Hare-Raising Hare
7. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
8. Northwest Hounded Police
9. Kitty Kornered
10. Song of the South
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PUNQ wrote: November 26th, 2021, 1:15 pm From my records, I've seen 736 films, long and short, from 1946.
I wonder how many people in this thread have even seen 736 films from the 1940s .. :woot:

(I'm very far from it)
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Thank you for hosting, gromit. Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

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20 favourites (ranked):

01. A Matter of Life and Death (Powell & Pressburger) / UK
02. It's a Wonderful Life (Capra) / USA
03. Panique (Duvivier) / France
04. The Big Sleep (Hawks) / USA
05. La belle et la bête (Cocteau) / France

06. La otra (Gavaldón) / Mexico
07. Les portes de la nuit (Carné) / France
08. Kamennyy tsvetok (Ptushko) / USSR
09. The Locket (Brahm)/ USA
10. Deadline at Dawn (Clurman) / USA

11. The Spiral Staircase (Siodmak) / USA
12. La bataille du rail (Clément) / France
13. Till the End of Time (Dmytryk) / USA
14. The Killers (Siodmak) / USA
15. Fear in the Night (Shane) / USA

16. La symphonie pastorale (Delannoy) / France
17. Rakkauden risti (Tulio) / Finland
18. Vzpoura hraček (Týrlová) / Czechoslovakia
19. Driver dagg faller regn (Edgren) / Sweden
20. El pecado de Julia (Soffici) / Argentina

I'm leaving out these very good to great films as I don't remember them well enough:
Gilda, The Captive Heart, My Darling Clementine, Notorious, Number 3: Interwoven.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038733/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038824/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038355/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038348/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038813/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038853/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038666/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038700/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038458/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038975/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038334/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039036/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038669/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039372/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039004/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038870/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2166307/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038497/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200950/


:cheers:
That's all, folks!
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Torgo wrote: November 26th, 2021, 9:54 pm
PUNQ wrote: November 26th, 2021, 1:15 pm From my records, I've seen 736 films, long and short, from 1946.
I wonder how many people in this thread have even seen 736 films from the 1940s .. :woot:

(I'm very far from it)
I probably missed some from before I started tracking on Letterboxd, but according to that I've seen 678 films from the 1940s with 49 of them from 1946. Close, but no cigar.

I should surpass the 736 total for the decade next year, though, maybe even in February during the Academy Award challenge.
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The poll is closed now. Please don't post any new ballots or change any existing ballots (unless I send you a PM that there is a problem with your ballot that needs correction).
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gunnar wrote: November 26th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Torgo wrote: November 26th, 2021, 9:54 pm
PUNQ wrote: November 26th, 2021, 1:15 pm From my records, I've seen 736 films, long and short, from 1946.
I wonder how many people in this thread have even seen 736 films from the 1940s .. :woot:

(I'm very far from it)
I probably missed some from before I started tracking on Letterboxd, but according to that I've seen 678 films from the 1940s with 49 of them from 1946. Close, but no cigar.

I should surpass the 736 total for the decade next year, though, maybe even in February during the Academy Award challenge.
That 736 is just for 1946. For the entire decade of the 1940s I'll surpass 8,000 films before this year is over, as I'm currently working on getting 1949 done before the New Year :cheers:
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PUNQ wrote: November 27th, 2021, 2:28 pm That 736 is just for 1946. For the entire decade of the 1940s I'll surpass 8,000 films before this year is over, as I'm currently working on getting 1949 done before the New Year :cheers:
Very cool. That's a lot of films. Have you worked on other decades in a similar fashion as well? I know somebody who has been working on a year by year basis and is up to 1944 now. They probably haven't watched quite as many as you have, but they've watched quite a few. I've been trying to watch all of the Oscar nominees and others that I run across witch seem interesting. Once I've finished the Oscar nominees, I'll expand my watchlist. :cheers:
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Yeah, chronologically from the late 1800s and through the 1940s. Will start on 1950 next year. Cool to know I'm not the only one going on this journey.
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gunnar wrote: November 27th, 2021, 3:07 pm
PUNQ wrote: November 27th, 2021, 2:28 pm That 736 is just for 1946. For the entire decade of the 1940s I'll surpass 8,000 films before this year is over, as I'm currently working on getting 1949 done before the New Year :cheers:
Very cool. That's a lot of films. Have you worked on other decades in a similar fashion as well? I know somebody who has been working on a year by year basis and is up to 1944 now. They probably haven't watched quite as many as you have, but they've watched quite a few. I've been trying to watch all of the Oscar nominees and others that I run across witch seem interesting. Once I've finished the Oscar nominees, I'll expand my watchlist. :cheers:
Is that person also trying to watch everything ever made from each year? That's what PUNQ is doing. It's always a fun task to find something he hasn't seen yet. When he first joined this forum, he was set back quite a few years, because suddenly a lot more became available to him. :lol:
I might do another pre-1949 comparison between his checks and mine.
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joachimt wrote: November 27th, 2021, 5:00 pmtrying to watch everything ever made from each year? That's what PUNQ is doing.
:o this sounds legitimately impossible. It reminds me of the subplot of The Hitchhiker’s Guide where a character tries to insult every being in the universe in alphabetical order. PUNQ, best of luck to you in your quest!
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joachimt wrote: November 27th, 2021, 5:00 pm Is that person also trying to watch everything ever made from each year? That's what PUNQ is doing. It's always a fun task to find something he hasn't seen yet. When he first joined this forum, he was set back quite a few years, because suddenly a lot more became available to him. :lol:
I might do another pre-1949 comparison between his checks and mine.
I think that he is trying to watch every feature length film from the U.S. and maybe England, but not France, Germany, etc. I also think that he started in the sound era.
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beasterne wrote: November 27th, 2021, 5:31 pm
joachimt wrote: November 27th, 2021, 5:00 pmtrying to watch everything ever made from each year? That's what PUNQ is doing.
:o this sounds legitimately impossible.
Well it IS impossible at a certain point, e.g. when you only manage watching, say, 2000 feature films every year (like a little baby) and reached a point in film history that easily produced more than that threshold. You will never catch up.
I haven't looked up a single number but just from my gut feeling, the 1950s should be the last doable decade for a human being, by the 1960s non-studio films must have exploded too much - long before even thinking of something like the 1980s or our days; the current decade should fill a lifetime ..
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I got locked out of the forum for a few days after changing my email address, so I forgot the deadline was midday instead of midnight last night - missed it by a couple hours when I logged on after work.

I saw a half dozen films in preparation for the poll, so might as well post my ballot for posterity sake :D Then I'll have something to compare to in 10 years time when we do this again. :P

Surprisingly, I've only seen one dud from 1946 (Glass Alibi) - every other feature I've rated 7.4 and above... that might be a record for me from years where I've seen at least 20+ films.

1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. The Postman Always Rings Twice
3. A Matter of Life and Death [Stairway to Heaven]
4. The Best Years of Our Lives
5. Unter den Brücken [Under the Bridges]
6. The Verdict
7. Panique [Panic]
8. The Stranger
9. The Spiral Staircase
10. Notorious
11. The Killers
12. La otra [The Other One]
13. Canyon Passage
14. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
15. Cluny Brown
16. The Captive Heart
17. My Darling Clementine
18. Gilda
19. Enamorada [Enamoured] [A Woman in Love]
20. Walky Talky Hawky
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My ballot would have changed the rankings a little, but the #1 and Top 10 would have remained the same. 17 of my films made the final list (all but The Verdict, Enamorada, and Walky Talky Hawky).
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