The Greatest and
Most Iconic
Movie Props
in Film History


1940s


The Greatest and Most Iconic
Movie Props in Film History
(chronological)
Introduction | 1920s-1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s-1 | 1980s-2 | 1980s-3
1990s-1 | 1990s-2 | 2000s-1 | 2000s-2 | 2010s

Film Title (Year)
Title Screen
Movie Prop
Screenshot
The Great Dictator (1940)

World Balloon
Citizen Kane (1941)

Snow Globe
Citizen Kane (1941)

'Rosebud' Sled
The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The 'Black Bird'
Casablanca (1942)

Sam's Piano
Casablanca (1942)

Letter of Transit
Laura (1944)

Portrait
Laura (1944)

Grandfather Clock
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Aging Painted Portrait
Gilda (1946)

Ebony Cane with Stiletto Dagger
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Zuzu's Flower Petals
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

X-Mas Tree Bell
Notorious (1946)

Wine Cellar Key
Notorious (1946)

Wine Bottle With Uranium ("Vintage Sand")
Notorious (1946)

Coffee Cup
The Bicycle Thief (1948, It.) (aka Ladri di Biciclette, or Bicycle Thieves)

Stolen Bicycle
Late Spring (1949, Jp.) (aka Banshun)

Vase


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