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The early years of the 40s decade were not promising for the American film industry, however, Hollywood film production rebounded and reached its profitable peak of efficiency during the years 1943 to 1946. Advances in film technology (sound recording, lighting, special effects, cinematography and use of color) meant that films were more watchable and 'modern'. The films themselves took on a more realistic rather than escapist tone, as they had done during the Depression years of the 30s. The 40s also were the decade that saw the birth of a new genre in film noir ("black film") pared with the revival of gangster films.

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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
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    Les enfants du paradis

    1945 — a.k.a. Children of Paradise, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Heiress

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    1943, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Little Foxes

    1941, in 6 top lists Check
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    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 21 top lists Check
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    Brief Encounter

    1945, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Shop Around the Corner

    1940, in 12 top lists Check
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    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    1948, in 14 top lists Check
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    Notorious

    1946, in 22 top lists Check
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    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
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    Random Harvest

    1942, in 6 top lists Check
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    Now, Voyager

    1942, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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