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Wed, May 17, 2017 7:29 AM

Live Poll: Dusting Off Celluloid 1940s: Which old movie would you like to see? (Requesting Suggestions/"Poll Board Recommendations" Poll))

'Remember back in the good ol' poll board days when many of us made "poll board recommendation" polls? I'm hoping to put one of those together as a part-two of one I made back then. I'd really appreciated nominations for this poll.

The poll description is as follows: These are movies, released in the 1940s, widely considered to be one of the best decades in cinema, recommended by poll authors and commentators. Which of these relatively little-known but highly recommended films, all released during the 1940, would you most like to see (again or for the first time)?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069479542/?publish=save

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/wwtsnaNYLfM/

It follows the example of this live poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/MoytA9mUH0M/?ref_=po_fp

Please follow these guidelines:

* Please nominate a film released in the 1940s that you would recommend and that has less than 20,000 votes and that either has at least a 7.0 rating or is critically acclaimed.
* If you'd like to suggest a second film, that would be great; in the case that not enough poll boarders contribute a recommendation, I will use second suggestions as well.
* Anyone who has commented at least ten times on either the GS poll discussion pages or the old poll board is invited to suggest a film.
* Please include a brief comment related to why you recommend the film or some little piece of info about the film.

Thank you so much!

This search may be helpful.

Most Popular Feature Films Released 1940-01-01 to 1949-12-31 With No More Than 20000 Votes and User Rating Between 7.0 and 10.0
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=,20000&release_date=1940,1949&title_type=feature&...

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Love the idea! I don't have a recommendation (never seen anything made before the 60s, I don't think), but I hope you repeat this for other decades as well so I can contribute.

I was just going to suggest that perhaps you should edit the poll description to have the question as the first sentence so that it can be considered for the home page (as per #1 at https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-how-to-improve-the-chance-of-having-your-poll-on-the-hom...).

Good luck!

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hey laiath...

you should check out some of these movies listed here...you may be surprised at what you end up liking...

and i like your idea of having other decades as well...very cool...

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Hi Laiath, thank you for your comment. Yes, my plan is to take it, decade by decade, up through the 70's, probably, so yes, you'll definitely be able to contribute and I look forward to your suggestion(s)!

I hope that you're feeling at home around here. You seem like a great new addition to our crew. :)

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Thanks guys! rubyfruit, so far so good :)

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Fort Apache

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Bump to invite the newer poll authors (and anyone else who hasn't nominated a film) to contribute. I'd much appreciate it and would love to see your suggestions. 

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Hey, thank you so much for the suggestion. It's been added. If you'd like to add a little blurb, I'll add that, too. :)

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There are only 12 choices. There is still room for suggestions.

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Bump for more suggestions. Even if you've recommended one, you can still suggest another. Thank you!

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Suzy,

My 2nd nomination - 'Mildred Pierce', the classic Film-Noir by Michael Curtiz.

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Thanks, Dibby! The list is now at 14. Woo hoo!

I should comb through my "seen" list on my laptop (what I've rated on IMDb is only a fraction of my real list -- it's taking me forever to get them all on here) and see if any of them that I can't think of off the top of my head qualify and then the list would be at 15, which is one of those numbers that, though completely arbitrary, make human beings feel comfortable. 'Amazing the little pieces of trivia I remember from my anthropology classes, lol. 

'Good film, by the way. 

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I would pick The Pirate 1948.

The film is visually stunning. Presented in technicolor the set design, and costumes were great; The Pirate felt so ahead of its time in this regard. 

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Description for Meet Me in St. Louis
Film provides a nostalgic view of the beginning of the Twentieth Century in the heartland of America. It also commemorates the 1904 World Fair and Olympics held in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri. Film also prominently displays Judy Garland’s vocal and acting talent.

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Congratulations rubyfruit76 on your 107th live poll!
As of 30-Aug-2017 12:31 AM Pacific your polls have 148,898 or more votes, for an average of 1,392 votes per poll.

5638th Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/wwtsnaNYLfM/
Seen: http://www.imdb.com/seen/ls069479542/

This is the 2,446th Title poll. Such polls have a total of 5,616,457 votes for an average of 2,296 votes per poll.

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Total Number of Votes			13,366,783
Projected Date of 15 Million Votes 07-Feb-2017
Days Until 15 Million Votes 162
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Thank you, Dan!