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A comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film – and derived from the classical comedy in theatre –, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the first animated success Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
This is a list of films produced in the Telugu cinema industry and in the Telugu language.
Hundreds of full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1940s. The great actor Humphrey Bogart made his most memorable films in this decade. Frank Capra's masterpiece It's a Wonderful Life and Orson Welles's masterpiece Citizen Kane were released. Citizen Kane made use of matte paintings, miniatures and optical printing techniques. The film noir genre was at its height. Alfred Hitchcock made his American debut with the film Rebecca, and made many classics throughout the 1940s. The most successful film of the decade was Samuel Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives; the film was directed by William Wyler, and starred Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The film won nine Academy Awards.
This is chronological list of thriller films split by decade. Often there may be considerable overlap particularly between thriller and other genres ; the list should attempt to document films which are more closely related to thriller, even if it bends genres.
The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 American drama film directed by John Ford. It was based on John Steinbeck's 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Nunnally Johnson and the executive producer was Darryl F. Zanuck.
The Tamil language film industry has produced and released over 5000 motion pictures since the release of its first sound film, Kalidas, in 1931. This is a master list of listings of films released from 1931 in the industry by decade of release.
A list of films produced in Finland ordered by year of release. For an alphabetical list of Finnish films see Category:Finnish films
A list of the most notable films produced in the Cinema of Austria, ordered by year and split by decade of release.
This is a list of films produced in Japan in year order ordered by decade on separate pages. For an A-Z of films see Category:Japanese films. Also see cinema of Japan.
This is chronology of films produced in the Netherlands. The films are produced in the Dutch language.
This is a chronological list of films produced in Sweden and in the Swedish language in alphabetical order ordered by decade of release on separate pages. For an A-Z see Category:Swedish films
A list of films produced in Philippines in the Filipino and English. For an A-Z see Category:Philippine films
A list of the most notable films produced in the Cinema of Spain, ordered by year and decade of release on separate pages. For an alphabetical list of articles on Spanish films, see Category:Spanish films.
This is a list of the most notable films produced by the cinema of Georgia, ordered according to decade of release.
A complete list of films produced in the country of Azerbaijan ordered by year of release and decade on separate pages:
Films produced in Sri Lanka ordered by the date of release
The Gothic romance film is a Gothic film with feminine appeal. Diane Waldman wrote in Cinema Journal that Gothic films in general "permitted the articulation of feminine fear, anger, and distrust of the patriarchal order" and that such films during World War II and afterward "place an unusual emphasis on the affirmation of feminine perception, interpretation, and lived experience". Between 1940 and 1948, the Gothic romance film was prevalent in Hollywood, being produced by well-known directors and actors. The best-known films of the era were Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), and Gaslight (1944). Less well-known films were Undercurrent (1946) and Sleep, My Love (1948). Waldman describes these films' Gothic rubric: "A young inexperienced woman meets a handsome older man to whom she is alternately attracted and repelled." Other films from the decade include The Enchanted Cottage (1945) and The Heiress (1949).