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'Fair films': Two-star (out of five) film ratings by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983)--Part I

As I've become more enthralled by cinema over the years, I have cherished reading all I possibly could about my favourite hobby. A fine resource I have discovered has been 'The Motion Picture Guide' which, in 1985, came out for films 1927-1983, then they put out annual guides till about 1999. I wish they kept on making them up to the present!

I stopped at 3200--Part II continues from there. This covers up to Page 1725 (in Volume V). Counting ones listed below, 405 (not listed in Letterboxd) the total is 3605.

This list is one of 12. There are 11, ranging by half-star increments from zero to five stars, and, inexplicably for one year, they refused to give an…

There are 678 films in this list released in the 1940s.

  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • Abroad with Two Yanks
  • Across The Rio Grande
  • Across the Sierras
  • Action in Arabia
  • Adam and Evalyn
  • Address Unknown
  • Admiral Nakhimov
  • Adventure in Blackmail
  • Adventure in Washington
  • Adventures in Silverado
  • The Adventures of a Rookie
  • Adventures of Casanova
  • The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel
  • Adventures of Rusty
  • The Affair Blum
  • The Forbidden Street
  • Affairs of Geraldine
  • After Midnight with Boston Blackie
  • Albuquerque
  • Alias a Gentleman
  • Alias Boston Blackie
  • Alias the Deacon
  • All by Myself
  • Always in My Heart
  • Always Leave Them Laughing
  • Am I Guilty?
  • And Baby Makes Three
  • Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
  • An Angel from Texas
  • Angel in Exile
  • Angel on the Amazon
  • Angelina
  • Angels of Sin
  • Angels with Broken Wings
  • Anna Lucasta
  • Anna of Rhodes
  • Antoine and Antoinette
  • Apache Trail
  • Appointment in Berlin
  • Arizona Bound
  • Arizona Cyclone
  • Arizona Terrors
  • Arizona Trail
  • Arson, Inc.
  • Assignment in Brittany
  • Atlantic Convoy
  • Babies for Sale
  • Baby Face Morgan
  • Bachelor Daddy
  • The Bad Lord Byron
  • Badman's Territory
  • Bagdad
  • Band Waggon
  • The Bandit
  • Bandit King of Texas
  • The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
  • Barbary Coast Gent
  • Barnacle Bill
  • Bedelia
  • Bedside Manner
  • Bees in Paradise
  • Before I Hang
  • Behind City Lights
  • Behind Green Lights
  • Behind Locked Doors
  • Behind Prison Walls
  • Below the Border
  • Below the Deadline
  • Best Man Wins
  • Betrayal from the East
  • Between Two Women
  • Beyond the Blue Horizon
  • Beyond the Last Frontier
  • Beyond the Pecos
  • Beyond Tomorrow
  • The Big Bonanza
  • The Big Punch
  • The Big Show-Off
  • Big Town After Dark
  • Big Town Scandal
  • The Big Wheel
  • Bill and Coo
  • Billy the Kid Trapped
  • Billy the Kid Wanted
  • Billy The Kid's Round-Up
  • The Biscuit Eater
  • The Black Cat
  • Black Diamonds
  • Black Dragons
  • Black Eagle
  • Black Friday
  • Black Gold
  • Black Hills Express
  • Black Magic
  • The Black Parachute
  • Blaze of Noon
  • Blazing Six Shooters
  • The Blind Goddess
  • Blonde Fever