Talking Pictures: World Cinema of the 1940s Source List

Films discussed in the Talking Pictures lecture series are watched by participants outside of the course schedule. The Film Center does not provide access to films; please refer to the source list below. All films are available for free or for a small rental fee on various streaming platforms. You might also refer to for more streaming options. 


CHRISTMAS IN JULY (Preston Sturges, 1940, 67 min.) 

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LA NUIT FANTASTIQUE (Marcel L’Herbier, 1942, 103 min.) 

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I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (Jacques Tourneur, 1943, 69 min.)

Stream: (; Rent ($1.99): Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube. 


THE LEOPARD MAN (Jacques Tourneur, 1943, 66 min.) 

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IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART II (Sergei Eisenstein, 1945, 86 min.) 

Stream: Criterion Channel, HBO Max.


PAISAN (Roberto Rossellini, 1946, 126 min.)

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THE BICYCLE THIEF (Vittorio de Sica, 1948, 89 min.)

Stream: Criterion Channel, HBO Max, YouTube; Rent ($2.99): Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu. 


SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (Fei Mu, 1948, 90 min.)

Stream: Amazon Prime, YouTube.


LATE SPRING (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949, 107 min.)

Stream: Criterion Channel, HBO Max, YouTube.