Jodie Foster behind a computer wearing simple plastic glasses.
|61||Across the Pacific||1942||
Haven't seen this movie yet.
|62||Palm Beach Story, The||1942||comedy; romance||Preston Sturges||
Lots of eyewear. All wearers are male.
S.Z. Sakall has round glasses in the supporting role of Karl, waiter at Rick's American Café and member of the resistance.
Gerald Oliver Smith wears a monocle as a man who becomes the victim of a pickpocket.
|64||Mr. Lucky||1943||thriller; romance; comedy||H.C. Potter||
The movie features only a few minutes in which eyewear is shown. Each time the glasses are awfully stereotypical. The clich é is even derogatory in the portrayal of two minor female characters. They are presented as personalities who are amusing but hardly to be taken seriously. In two male characters, the glasses are a clich é related to their profession and their age. There is the scene in which Cary Grant's character has drawn everyone's attention in the War Relief headquarters by announcing that he wants to donate $70,000. A woman, who demonstrates more authority than she obviously has, puts on her horn-rimmed pince-nez and demands that he repeats his offer. When he does so, she lets the specs drop off her nose. Florence Bates (as na ï ve Mrs. Van Every) handles her horn-rimmed glasses as often as she does the needles as she overzealously teaches a reluctant Cary Grant how to knit. Again we see horn rims as Vladimir Sokoloff dons readers in the role of the Greek priest who translates a letter for Grant in the plot's major turning point. Finally, supporting actor Henry Stephenson (as banker Bryant) is shown in one scene with metal-rimmed readers when sitting in his office at the bank.
|65||Arsenic and Old Lace||1944||comedy; thriller||Frank Capra||
Josephine Hull as Aunt Abby Brewster.
|66||One Body Too Many||1944||comedy; mystery; thriller||Frank McDonald||
- Bernard Nedell as Attorney Morton Gellman who reads a last will through the round lenses of a horn rimmed pince-nez with a ribbon attached to the right eyepiece. Scarcely or not after that scene.
|67||Laura||1944||crime; drama; romance; mystery||Otto Preminger||
Clifton Webb (character: venomous and snobbish journalist and society man Waldo Lydecker) dons reading glasses twice while sitting in his bath behind a typewriter (no kidding!).
|68||Wilson||1944||biography; drama||Henry King||
Alexander Knox as President Woodrow Wilson.
|69||Pin Up Girl||1944||musical||H. Bruce Humberstone||
Betty Grable is seen in glasses as Lorry Jones. Later Grable without glasses was to re-appear with short-sighted Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire.
|70||Lost Weekend, The||1945||drama||Billy Wilder||
- Phillip Terry (2b verified) in a supporting role as Wick Birnam.
Ingrid Bergman as Dr. Constance Petersen.
|72||Beast with Five Fingers, The||1946||horror||Robert Florey||
Peter Lorre is Hilary Cummins who uses silver rimmed eyeglasses (with round lenses and straight earpieces) to read with.
|73||Sin of Harold Diddlebock, The||1947||comedy||Preston Sturges||
Harold Lloyd as Harold Diddlebock.
|74||Paradine Case, The||1947||crime; drama||Alfred Hitchcock||
Charles Laughton uses a rimless pince-nez with cord attached to the right lens in the role of Judge Lord Thomas Horfield.
|75||Dishonored Lady||1947||crime; drama||Robert Stevenson||
Hedy Lamar's character enters an office with several men inside. One of them wears glasses.
|76||Lady in the Lake||1947||crime; drama; romance||Robert Montgomery||
Frank Orth in a minor role as Floyd Greer (a journalist).
|77||My Wild Irish Rose||1947||musical; biography||David Butler||
Arlene Dahl with cat-eye frames as Rose Donovan, the true love of an Irish tenor.
|78||Foreign Affair, A||1948||drama; romance; comedy||Billy Wilder||
Jean Arthur as congress woman Phoebe Frost.
|79||Come to the Stable||1949||drama||Henry Koster||
Elsa Lanchester as Amelia Potts in round steel rimmed glasses.
- Judy Holliday puts on turtle shell style glasses in several scenes as the female romantic lead character Emma 'Billie' Dawn.
- William Holden in turtle shell style eyewear as the male romantic lead: Paul Verrall. He is in both screen caps below. From the first one it's obvious that the lenses in his glasses are (almost) plano. The same goes for Holliday's glasses. In movies of that era, prescription glasses were often fitted with plano lenses.
Howard St. John appears very briefly in horn rims as the supporting character Jim Devery.
Larry Oliver wears either rimless glasses or thin wire rims in the minor role of Congressman Norval Hedges.
- Finally, it's worth mentioning there is at least one official poster design with Holliday and Holden holding their glasses in their hands while kissing.