Great Movies: 1940s Tearjerkers: The Golden Era of Hollywood Tearjerkers

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The Fighting Sullivans

 

The Fighting Sullivans
2005-11 - VCI Home Video
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 The Iowa Sullivans raise five sons who join the Navy and are killed on the Juneau in World War II. …More


Honky Tonk

 

Honky Tonk
1941 - Warner Brothers Home Video
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A gambler attempts to settle into honest life in a small town by falling in love with a young local and opening up a saloon with his gambling winnings.

Johnny Belinda
Johnny Belinda
1948 - Warner Home Video
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A doctor brings love to a deaf-mute rape victim in Nova Scotia. Directed by Jean Negulesco. Best actress Oscar for Wyman. …More

Journey for Margaret
Journey for Margaret
1942 - Warner Home Video
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Robert Young stars as veteran journalist John Davis, who is covering the war with the British allies in London. When his pregnant wife Nora is injured in an air raid there, The couple is robbed of their chance of ever becoming parents - until John picks up on an assignment that changes their lives forever.

Mildred Pierce

 

Mildred Pierce
1945 - Warner Home Video
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Mildred Pierce is a woman who will do anything to satisfy the demands of her spoiled daughter Veda, including divorce, opening her own business, and possibly murder. …More

Mr. Skeffington

 

Mr. Skeffington
1944- Warner Home Video
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Two world wars pass before a socialite appreciates the Wall Street tycoon she married but never loved. …More

Now, Voyager

 

Now, Voyager
1942 - Warner Home Video
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Freed of frumpiness by a psychiatrist, a Boston spinster finds a lover. Directed by Irving Rapper. …More

Penny Serenade
Penny Serenade
1941 - Delta Expedition
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A young couple, deeply in love, adopts an unwanted baby after the wife has a miscarriage and is now unable to have children. …More

The Pride of the Yankees

 

The Pride of the Yankees
1942 - MGM
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One of the great American stories about one of the great American heroes: baseball phenomenon Lou Gehrig. The film follows the Iron Horse from childhood to his later glory on the diamond. Gehrig embodied the American ethic of humility and hard work, playing in 2,130 consecutive games until he was forced to retire because of the disease that now bears his name. …More

Random Harvest

 

Random Harvest
1942 - Warner Home Video
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An amnesiac World War I British veteran marries a showgirl, then forgets her. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. …More

Since You Went Away

 

Since You Went Away
1944 - Tcfhe/MGM
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A Midwesterner holds down the home front with her daughters and bulldog during World War II. …More

Waterloo Bridge

 

Waterloo Bridge
1940 - Warner Home Video
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A ballet dancer and a British officer cross stars on the eve of World War I. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. …More

White cliffs of Dover

 

The White Cliffs of Dover
1944 - Warner Home Video
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When Susan moves with her father from America to England, she ends up falling in love with and marrying Sir John Ashwood, an English baronet. But, before their son is born, Susan loses her husband to World War I. When World War II breaks out years later, her son's own tour of duty begins. Finding out whether he will return home safely or not makes for some of the most dramatic moments in motion picture history.

The Yearling

 

The Yearling:
1946 - Warner Home Video
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Amid the hardships of pioneer life, a young boy finds friendship in the form of an orphaned fawn. …More