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Written by Women

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

There are 646 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    22

  • Bicycle Thieves

    29

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    53

  • Black Narcissus

    98

  • Rebecca

    99

  • Beauty and the Beast

    101

  • White Heat

    118

  • The Heiress

    129

  • The Big Sleep

    166

  • Laura

    171

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    189

  • Cluny Brown

    273

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    280

  • At Land

    288

  • Now, Voyager

    345

  • Random Harvest

    392

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    416

  • The Little Foxes

    432

  • The Mortal Storm

    492

  • Lifeboat

    568

  • Till We Meet Again

    684

  • Foreign Correspondent

    720

  • Ride the Pink Horse

    792

  • Johnny Belinda

    824

  • Mrs. Miniver

    859

  • Humoresque

    943

  • Adam's Rib

    956

  • Gaslight

    1032

  • I Remember Mama

    1042

  • The Reckless Moment

    1084

  • On the Town

    1098

  • Caught

    1112

  • Green for Danger

    1115

  • The Spiral Staircase

    1129

  • Easter Parade

    1157

  • Driftwood

    1266

  • Unfinished Business

    1291

  • Remember the Day

    1325

  • Hold Back the Dawn

    1448

  • And Then There Were None

    1473

  • Little Women

    1480

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    1506

  • My Favorite Wife

    1518

  • I Love You Again

    1583

  • Suspicion

    1619

  • The Man I Love

    1630

  • Professor, My Son

    1668

  • Born to Kill

    1692

  • Christmas in Connecticut

    1693

  • The Uninvited

    1772

  • Dumbo

    1783

  • Flesh Will Surrender

    1858

  • Kora Terry

    1884

  • Enchantment

    1893

  • On the Spot

    1918

  • The Secret Garden

    1925

  • Rendezvous with Annie

    1935

  • Not Wanted

    1984

  • Dance, Girl, Dance

    2013

  • Bandits of the Badlands

    2244

  • Days of Buffalo Bill

    2248

  • Member of the Government

    2264

  • Junior Miss

    2289

  • Divá Bára

    2305

  • Someone to Remember

    2311

  • I Was a Male War Bride

    2318

  • The Brothers

    2338

  • Presenting Lily Mars

    2353

  • Friedrich Schiller – Der Triumph eines Genies

    2382

  • Dragonwyck

    2440

  • Laugh It Off

    2458

  • To Live in Peace

    2477

  • The Pirate

    2505

  • Blood on the Moon

    2508

  • The Unsuspected

    2531

  • Goodnight, Sweetheart

    2546

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    2578

  • A New Year Night

    2587

  • Perfect Strangers

    2612

  • Jane Eyre

    2662

  • Good News

    2741

  • Holiday Affair

    2743

  • Saboteur

    2774

  • She Knew All the Answers

    2790

  • Alias Billy the Kid

    2873

  • Wallflower

    2935

  • Altes Herz wird wieder jung

    2959

  • Annelie

    2961

  • Es lebe die Liebe

    2976

  • I Love Another

    2988

  • Kriminalassistent Bloch

    2992

  • Onna no issho

    3010

  • Winter Wonderland

    3036

  • National Velvet

    3231

  • The Exile

    3268

  • The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman

    3287

  • Where the North Begins

    3377

  • Lost Angel

    3395

  • Auschwitz

    3428

  • Girl from God's Country

    3477