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The Miracle of Sound
Year: 1940
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (7.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 15 min.
Director: Douglas Shearer
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Douglas Shearer / Greer Garson / Clark Gable / Hedy Lamarr / Spencer Tracy / Norma Shearer / Robert Taylor / Conrad Veidt / Alla Nazimova / Ann Sothern / Ruth Hussey / Walter Pidgeon / Robert Young / Lew Ayres / Lionel Barrymore / Laraine Day / Judy Garland / Lana Turner / Joan Crawford / Cary Grant
Plot:
This short documentary, presented and directed by MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer, goes behind the scenes to look at how the sound portion of a talking picture is created.
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Strike Up the Band
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Music / Romance
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 120 min.
Director: Busby Berkeley
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Mickey Rooney / Judy Garland / June Preisser / William Tracy / Larry Nunn / Paul Whiteman / Margaret Early / Ann Shoemaker / Francis Pierlot / Virginia Brissac / George Lessey / Enid Bennett / Howard Hickman / Sarah Edwards / Milton Kibbee / Helen Jerome Eddy / Jack Albertson / Joe Yule / Lowden Adams / Richard Allen
Plot:
Jimmy and Mary get a group of kids together to play in a school orchestra. A huge contest between schools is coming up and they have a hard time raising money to go to Chicago for the contest.
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Stranger on the Third Floor
Year: 1940
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (6.4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 64 min.
Director: Boris Ingster
Studio: RKO Radio Pictures
Cast: Peter Lorre / John McGuire / Margaret Tallichet / Charles Waldron / Elisha Cook Jr. / Charles Halton / Ethel Griffies / Cliff Clark / Oscar O'Shea / Alec Craig / Otto Hoffman / Bobby Barber / Lee Bonnell / Harry C. Bradley / Lynton Brent / Jack Cheatham / Ray Cooke / Robert Dudley / William Edmunds / Jim Farley
Plot:
Newspaper reporter Michael Ward plunges into a nightmare of guilt, fearing that his "evidence" has sentenced the wrong man to death.
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Star Dust
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Walter Lang
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Linda Darnell / John Payne / Roland Young / Charlotte Greenwood / William Gargan / Mary Beth Hughes / Mary Healy / Donald Meek / Jessie Ralph / Walter Kingsford / George Montgomery / Robert Lowery / Lynne Roberts / Joan Leslie / Jody Gilbert / Irving Bacon / Louise Lorimer / Mantan Moreland / Fern Emmett / Hal K. Dawson
Plot:
When the studios reject her because she"s too young, a young actress sets out to build a career on her own.
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Sky Murder
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Romance
Rating: (5.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 72 min.
Director: George B. Seitz
Set: Nick Carter (Walter Pidgeon) Collection
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Walter Pidgeon / Donald Meek / Kaaren Verne / Edward Ashley / Joyce Compton / Tom Conway / George Lessey / Dorothy Tree / Frank Reicher / Chill Wills / George Watts / Byron Foulger / William Tannen / Milton Parsons / Tom Neal / Lucien Prival / Judith Allen / Hooper Atchley / Arthur Aylesworth / Barbara Bedford
Plot:
This final Carter film is a lot of fun, with Nick (unwillingly, at first) taking on a ring of Fifth Columnists (since this was filmed before the US entered the war, we're not told the villains are Nazis, but it's pretty clear anyway). Of course, the helpful and persistent Bartholomew is at his side--much to Nick's irritation. To further complicate things--and to make them still funnier--Joyce Compton is along for the ride too, as a delightfully brainless "detective" named Christine Cross.
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Seven Sinners
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 87 min.
Director: Tay Garnett
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Marlene Dietrich / John Wayne / Albert Dekker / Broderick Crawford / Anna Lee / Mischa Auer / Billy Gilbert / Richard Carle / Samuel S. Hinds / Oskar Homolka / Reginald Denny / Vince Barnett / Herbert Rawlinson / James Craig / William Bakewell / Antonio Moreno / Russell Hicks / William B. Davidson / Eric Alden / Danny Beck
Plot:
Beautiful chanteuse 'Bijou' (Marlene Dietrich) cascades through Malaysia's ports of call eventually landing in a handsome lieutenant's lap. As Bijou 'drifts through the standards', the fleet's Admiral reckons the US Navy "already has enough destroyers". A Marlene classic with songs by Frederick Hollander and a young and promising John Wayne.
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Return to Yesterday
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating: (5)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 69 min.
Director: Robert Stevenson
Studio: Ealing Studios
Cast: Clive Brook / Anna Lee / May Whitty / Hartley Power / Milton Rosmer / David Tree / Olga Lindo / Garry Marsh / Arthur Margetson / Elliott Mason / O.B. Clarence / David Horne / Frank Pettingell / Wally Patch / Alf Goddard / John Turnbull / Eliot Makeham / Mary Jerrold / H.F. Maltby / Ludwig Stössel
Plot:
Robert Maine is torn between returning to the glamour of Hollywood and working with a small theatre company in England.
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I Love You Again
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Rating: (7.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 99 min.
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: William Powell / Myrna Loy / Frank McHugh / Edmund Lowe / Donald Douglas / Nella Walker / Carl Switzer / Pierre Watkin / Paul Stanton / Morgan Wallace / Charles Arnt / Donnie Allen / Hooper Atchley / Raymond Bailey / Barbara Bedford / Joseph E. Bernard / Gladys Blake / Robert Blake / Harlan Briggs / Richard Clucas
Plot:
Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.
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Gold Rush Maisie
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Set: Maisie Ravier Collection
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Ann Sothern / Lee Bowman / Slim Summerville / Virginia Weidler / Mary Nash / John F. Hamilton / Scotty Beckett / Irving Bacon / Louis Mason / Victor Kilian Jr. / Wallace Reid Jr. / Virginia Sale / Frank Orth / Kathryn Sheldon / Eddy Waller / Charles Judels / Dorothy Appleby / Jessie Arnold / Barbara Bedford / Margaret Bert
Plot:
Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.
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Gallant Sons
Year: 1940
Genre: Mystery
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 76 min.
Director: George B. Seitz
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Jackie Cooper / Bonita Granville / Gene Reynolds / Gail Patrick / Ian Hunter / June Preisser / Leo Gorcey / William Tracy / Tommy Kelly / Edward Ashley / El Brendel / Minor Watson / Ferike Boros / Charlotte Wynters / George Lessey / Donald Douglas / King Baggot / Charles Bancroft / Marie Blake / Dick Botiller
Plot:
When a teenager's father is accused of murder, the boy and his high-school classmates set out to find the real killer.
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Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama
Rating: (4.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Set: Dr. Kildare Collection
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Lew Ayres / Lionel Barrymore / Laraine Day / Shepperd Strudwick / Samuel S. Hinds / Emma Dunn / Nat Pendleton / Walter Kingsford / Alma Kruger / John Eldredge / Nell Craig / Marie Blake / Charles Waldron / George Lessey / Tom Collins / George Reed / Paul Porcasi / Horace McMahon / Frank Orth / Margaret Seddon
Plot:
Kildare tries brain surgery, advised by Dr. Gillespie, and faces a rival for nurse Lamont.
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Crook's Tour
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
Rating: (5.5)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: John Baxter
Studio: British National Films
Cast: Basil Radford / Naunton Wayne / Greta Gynt / Abraham Sofaer / Charles Oliver / Gordon McLeod / Bernard Rebel / Cyril Gardiner / Morris Harvey / Noel Hood / Leo de Pokorny / Cyril Chamberlain / Finlay Currie / Peter Gawthorne / Andreas Malandrinos / Patricia Medina / Jack Melford / Charles Rolfe / Bill Shine
Plot:
Charters (Basil Radford) and Caldicott (Naunton Wayne) are touring the Middle East. After visiting Saudi Arabia they find themselves in Bagdad where they are mistaken by a group of German spies for the messengers who are to carry a song record by beautiful singer La Palermo (Greta Gynt) which contains secret instructions of the German Intelligence. Realizing their error, the German spies follow Charters and Caldicott to Istanbul and Budapest, trying to eliminate them and retrieve the record.
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Contraband
Year: 1940
Genre: Adventure / Thriller / War
Rating: (7.2)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Michael Powell
Studio: British National Films
Cast: Conrad Veidt / Valerie Hobson / Hay Petrie / Joss Ambler / Raymond Lovell / Esmond Knight / Charles Victor / Phoebe Kershaw / Harold Warrender / John Longden / Eric Maturin / Dennis Arundell / Molly Hamley-Clifford / Eric Berry / Paddy Browne / Henry Wolston / Julian Vedey / Sydney Moncton / Hamilton Keene / Leo Genn
Plot:
When a neutral Danish merchant ship is forced to put into port after trying to evade British wartime contraband control, its captain becomes involved in a beautiful British Naval Intelligent agent's efforts to capture a group of German spies operating from a London cinema.
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Chad Hanna
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 86 min.
Director: Henry King
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Henry Fonda / Dorothy Lamour / Linda Darnell / Guy Kibbee / Jane Darwell / John Carradine / Ted North / Roscoe Ates / Ben Carter / Frank M. Thomas / Olin Howland / Frank Conlan / Eddie Conrad / Edward McWade / Edward Mundy / George Davis / Paul E. Burns / Sarah Padden / Leonard St. Leo / Elizabeth Abbott
Plot:
Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider. Later he falls in love with another circus runaway.
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Angels Over Broadway
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Crime
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Ben Hecht
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. / Rita Hayworth / Thomas Mitchell / John Qualen / George Watts / Ralph Theodore / Eddie Foster / Jack Roper / Constance Worth / Harry Antrim / Walter Baldwin / Richard Bond / Jack Carr / James Conaty / Frank Conlan / Jimmy Conlin / Catherine Courtney / Carmen D'Antonio / Tommy Dixon / Edward Earle
Plot:
Small-time businessman Charles Engle is threatened with exposure for embezzling $3,000 for his free-spending wife. Deciding on suicide, he scribbles a note, stuffs it in his pocket and goes for one last night on the town. He is pulled into a poker game by conman Bill O'Brien and singer Nina Barone, but when they discover the dropped note, they resolve to turn the tables, get Engle his $3,000 and save his life.
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The Sea Hawk
Year: 1940
Genre: History / Romance / Adventure / Action
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Errol Flynn / Brenda Marshall / Claude Rains / Donald Crisp / Flora Robson / Alan Hale / Henry Daniell / Una O'Connor / James Stephenson / Gilbert Roland / William Lundigan / Montagu Love / Julien Mitchell / David Bruce / Clifford Brooke / Clyde Cook / Fritz Leiber / Ellis Irving / Francis McDonald / Pedro de Cordoba
Plot:
Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.
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Pride and Prejudice
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Laurence Olivier / Greer Garson / Edward Ashley / Marten Lamont / E. E. Clive / Marjorie Wood / May Beatty / Maureen O'Sullivan / Ann Rutherford / Marsha Hunt / Heather Angel / Mary Boland / Edmund Gwenn / Frieda Inescort / Bruce Lester / Karen Morley / Edna May Oliver / Gia Kent / Melville Cooper / Lowden Adams
Plot:
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
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Dance, Girl, Dance
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Music
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Maureen O'Hara / Lucille Ball / Louis Hayward / Virginia Field / Maria Ouspenskaya / Ralph Bellamy / Mary Carlisle / Katharine Alexander / Edward Brophy / Walter Abel / Harold Huber / Ernest Truex / Chester Clute / Lorraine Krueger / Lola Jensen / Emma Dunn / Sidney Blackmer / Vivien Fay / Ludwig Stössel / Ernö Verebes
Plot:
Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man.
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The Trouble with Husbands
Year: 1940
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 11 min.
Director: Leslie M. Roush
Cast: Robert Benchley
Plot:
Benchley, in his own unique way, starts to drive his wife crazy. First he waits until just as she is serving dinner before he goes to wash his hands and shave. Then she sends him to the store for some butter, and he comes back with everything - except butter. Finally, he decides to install a small shelf on the wall - and makes a major production out of it.
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Knute Rockne All American
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Cast: Pat O’Brien / Ronald Reagan / Gale Page / Donald Crisp / Albert Bassermann / John Litel / Henry O'Neill / Owen Davis Jr. / John Qualen / Dorothy Tree / Johnny Sheffield / Nick Lukats / Kane Richmond / William Marshall / William Byrne / Howard Jones / Glenn 'Pop' Warner / Amos Alonzo Stagg / William 'Bill' Spaulding / Erville Alderson
Plot:
The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.
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Married and in Love
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 59 min.
Director: John Farrow
Cast: Alan Marshal / Barbara Read / Patric Knowles / Helen Vinson / Hattie Noel / Frank Faylen / Carol Hughes / Mike Lally
Plot:
Two married couples become engulfed in a storm of emotional fury when Doctor Leslie Yates runs into writer Doris Wilding, his old college flame, whom he has not seen in ten years. After reminiscing about their past, Doris and Leslie make a dinner date with their respective spouses. On the eve of the Yates's dinner party, Leslie's wife Helen brings home a magazine article written by Doris, which sparks Leslie's memory of his separation from her.
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Convoy
Year: 1940
Genre: War / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Pen Tennyson
Cast: Clive Brook / John Clements / Edward Chapman / Judy Campbell / Penelope Dudley-Ward / Edward Rigby / Allan Jeayes / Michael Wilding / Harold Warrender / David Hutcheson / George Carney / Al Millen / Charles Farrell / John Laurie / George Benson / Hay Petrie / Mervyn Johns / Albert Lieven / John Wengraf / Edward Lexy
Plot:
A tale of life on board a Royal Navy cruiser assigned to protect the vital convoys between America and England during WWII.
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My Love Came Back
Year: 1940
Genre: Music / Drama / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Cast: Olivia de Havilland / Jeffrey Lynn / Eddie Albert / Jane Wyman / Charles Winninger / Spring Byington / Grant Mitchell / William T. Orr / Ann Gillis / S.Z. Sakall / Charles Trowbridge / Mabel Taliaferro / William B. Davidson / Nanette Vallon / Sidney Bracey / Mary Anderson / Tommy Baker / Richard Clayton / James Conaty / John Dilson
Plot:
Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can escort Amelia to every musical event in the city. The trouble begins when he cannot meet her one night and Tony goes in his place. Tony believes that Julius and Amelia are a couple and then son Paul thinks that Tony and Amelia are a couple as he is sending her the money. The worst part is that Amelia might leave classical music for swing music with classmates Dusty, Joy and the band.
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The Flying Squad
Year: 1940
Genre: Crime
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 64 min.
Director: Herbert Brenon
Cast: Sebastian Shaw / Phyllis Brooks / Jack Hawkins / Basil Radford / Kathleen Harrison / Ludwig Stössel / Manning Whiley / Cyril Smith / Henry Oscar / Kynaston Reeves / Allan Jeayes / Ballard Berkeley / Wally Patch
Plot:
Inspector Bradley of Scotland Yard is on the trail of the murderous ringleader of a smuggling organization in London.
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Ski Patrol
Year: 1940
Genre: War
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 64 min.
Director: Lew Landers
Cast: Luli Deste / Philip Dorn / Stanley Fields / Samuel S. Hinds / Edward Norris / John Qualen / John Arledge / Henry Brandon / Hardie Albright
Plot:
In 1939, a group of Finnish soldiers defend the border from Russian invaders.
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Shooting High
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Action / Music
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 65 min.
Director: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Jane Withers / Gene Autry / Marjorie Weaver / Frank M. Thomas / Robert Lowery / Jack Carson / Kay Aldridge / Hobart Cavanaugh / Charles Middleton / Tom London / Eddie Acuff / Ed Brady / Hamilton McFadden / George Chandler / Pat O'Malley / Emmett Vogan
Plot:
A movie company making a film about a famous sheriff hires his grandson as a stand-in for the lead.
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The Texas Rangers Ride Again
Year: 1940
Genre: Western
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 68 min.
Director: James P. Hogan
Cast: Ellen Drew / John Howard / Akim Tamiroff / May Robson / Broderick Crawford / Charley Grapewin / John Miljan / William Duncan / Anthony Quinn / Harvey Stephens / Eva Puig / Robert Ryan / Harold Goodwin / Edward Pawley / Eddie Foy Jr. / Joseph Crehan / James Pierce / Monte Blue / Eddie Acuff / Donald Curtis
Plot:
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
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Vasilisa prekrasnaya
Year: 1940
Genre: Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Aleksandr Rou
Cast: Georgiy Millyar / Sergey Stolyarov / Lev Potyomkin / Nikita Kondratyev / Valentina Sorogozhskaya / Irina Zarubina / Lidiya Sukharevskaya / Tatyana Barysheva / Mariya Barabanova
Plot:
The younger brother from the common people intends to fight for a salvation of the exiled princess, suffering from a dark magic curse.
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Santa Fe Trail
Year: 1940
Genre: Western / War / Romance / History / Drama / Biography / Adventure
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Errol Flynn / Olivia de Havilland / Raymond Massey / Ronald Reagan / Alan Hale / William Lundigan / Van Heflin / Gene Reynolds / Henry O'Neill / Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams / Alan Baxter / John Litel / Moroni Olsen / David Bruce / Hobart Cavanaugh / Charles D. Brown / Joe Sawyer / Frank Wilcox / Ward Bond / Russell Simpson
Plot:
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
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Calling Philo Vance
Year: 1940
Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Crime
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: William Clemens
Cast: James Stephenson / Margot Stevenson / Henry O'Neill / Edward Brophy / Sheila Bromley / Ralph Forbes / Donald Douglas / Martin Kosleck / Jimmy Conlin / Edward Raquello / Creighton Hale / Harry Strang / Richard Kipling / Wedgwood Nowell / Bo Ling / Herbert Anderson / Henry Blair / Egon Brecher / Harry Burns / Yakima Canutt
Plot:
Despite an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, designer Archer Coe's design is being bid on by German, Japanese, and Italian agents - until he's murdered.
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The Long Voyage Home
Year: 1940
Genre: War / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne / Thomas Mitchell / Ian Hunter / Barry Fitzgerald / Wilfrid Lawson / John Qualen / Mildred Natwick / Ward Bond / Arthur Shields / Joe Sawyer / J.M. Kerrigan / Rafaela Ottiano / Carmen Morales / Jack Pennick / Bob Perry / Constant Franke / David Hughes / Constantine Romanoff / Danny Borzage / Harry Tenbrook
Plot:
In 1940, the motley crew of the British tramp steamer SS Glencairn prepares the ship for its perilous voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England.
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Broadway Melody of 1940
Year: 1940
Genre: Musical
Rating: (7.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 102 min.
Director: Norman Taurog
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Cast: Fred Astaire / Eleanor Powell / George Murphy / Frank Morgan / Ian Hunter / Florence Rice / Lynne Carver / Ann Morriss / Trixie Firschke / Carol Adams / Barbara Jo Allen / Charlotte Arren / Irving Bacon / Bobby Barber / Herman Bing / Gladys Blake / Mel Blanc / Johnny Broderick / Don Brodie / Paul E. Burns
Plot:
Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.
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Brother Orchid
Year: 1940
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Comedy / Action / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Edward G. Robinson / Ann Sothern / Humphrey Bogart / Donald Crisp / Ralph Bellamy / Allen Jenkins / Charles D. Brown / Cecil Kellaway / Morgan Conway / Richard Lane / Paul Guilfoyle / John Ridgely / Joseph Crehan / Wilfred Lucas / Tom Tyler / Dick Wessel / Granville Bates / Paul Phillips / Don Rowan / Nanette Vallon
Plot:
When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.
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Irene
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 101 min.
Director: Herbert Wilcox
Studio: Imperadio Pictures Ltd.
Cast: Anna Neagle / Ray Milland / Roland Young / Alan Marshal / May Robson / Billie Burke / Arthur Treacher / Marsha Hunt / Isabel Jewell / Doris Nolan / Stuart Robertson / Ethel Griffies / Tommy Kelly / Juliette Compton / Roxanne Barkley / Rod Bacon / Mildred Boyd / Tom Coleman / Alexander D'Arcy / The Dandridge Sisters
Plot:
Upholsterer's assistant Irene O'Dare meets wealthy Don Marshall while she is measuring chairs for Mrs. Herman Vincent at her Long Island estate. Charmed by her, Don anonymously purchases Madame Lucy's, an exclusive Manhattan boutique, and instructs newly hired manager Mr. Smith to offer Irene a job as a model. She soon catches the eye of socialite Bob Vincent, whose mother is hosting a ball at the family mansion. To promote Madame Lucy's dress line, Mr. Smith arranges for his models to be invited to the ball.
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Katakomby
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: Czechia
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Martin Fric
Cast: Vlasta Burian / Jaroslav Marvan / Theodor Pistek / Adina Mandlová / Antonín Novotný / Raoul Schránil / Nataša Gollová / Růžena Šlemrová / Bohus Záhorský / Jindřich Láznička / František Filipovský / Věra Noháčová / Bedřich Ulrych / Karel Černý / Anna Steimarová / Blazena Slavícková / Josef Bělský / Dora Martinová / Milos Nedbal / Čeněk Šlégl
Plot:
The title refers to the office of records in the basement of a large company... sort of the place where a troublesome employee may be dumped in a dead end job. If fact, the story is a simple romantic comedy, with Burian as the kindly old stick-in-the-mud who helps the young man to sort out his romance with the daughter of the company's owner.
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Buck Benny Rides Again
Year: 1940
Genre: Western / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Mark Sandrich
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Jack Benny / Eddie "Rochester" Anderson / Phil Harris / Andy Devine / Ellen Drew / Dennis Day / Virginia Dale / Ward Bond / Lillian Cornell / Theresa Harris / Kay Linaker / Morris Ankrum / Charles Lane / James Burke / Merriel Abbott Dancers / Don Wilson / Fred Allen / Mary Livingstone / Eddie Acuff / Harry Baldwin
Plot:
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
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My Little Chickadee
Year: 1940
Genre: Western / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 83 min.
Director: Edward F. Cline
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: W.C. Fields / Mae West / Joseph Calleia / Dick Foran / Ruth Donnelly / Margaret Hamilton / Donald Meek / Fuzzy Knight / Willard Robertson / George Moran / Jackie Searl / Fay Adler / Gene Austin / Russell Hall / Otto Heimel / Mark Anthony / Hank Bell / William Benedict / Georgie Billings / Wade Boteler
Plot:
Set in the American Old West of the 1880s, Miss Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) is on her way to visit relatives out west. While she is traveling on a stagecoach a masked bandit on horseback holds up the stage for its shipment of gold. As he makes his getaway with the gold, he takes Flower Belle with him. Flower Belle then walks into town under suspicion of being in collusion with the bandit.
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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Family / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: George B. Seitz
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Lewis Stone / Mickey Rooney / Judy Garland / Cecilia Parker / Fay Holden / Ann Rutherford / Diana Lewis / George P. Breakston / Sara Haden / Addison Richards / George Lessey / Cy Kendall / Clyde Willson / Oscar "Dutch" Hendrian / Ethelreda Leopold / Charles Trowbridge / Russell Wade / Arthur Belasco / Dick Cherney / Charles Coleman
Plot:
Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.
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The Biscuit Eater
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama / Family
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Stuart Heisler
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Billy Lee / Cordell Hickman / Richard Lane / Lester Matthews / Helene Millard / Fred 'Snowflake' Toones / Tiverton Invader / Earl Johnson / William Russell
Plot:
Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs. The favorite is Georgia Boy bred and trained by the boys' fathers. And if Georgia Boy doesn't win, the fathers may both lose their jobs.
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Dancing on a Dime
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Music / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 74 min.
Director: Joseph Santley
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Robert Paige / Peter Lind Hayes / Eddie Quillan / Frank Jenks / Grace McDonald / Virginia Dale / Carol Adams / Lillian Cornell / William Frawley / Charles Lane / Wanda McKay / Arthur Aylesworth
Plot:
Director Ted Brooks and comedians Jack Norcross, Dandy Joslyn and Phil Miller are part of a troupe of promising young players rehearsing for a WPA show at the Garrick Theater in New York and are stunned when the government withdraws their funding on the day of the show's dress rehearsal. Destitute, the troupe plans to return home when Mac, the stage doorman, offers to allow four of the men, Phil, Dandy, Jack and Ted, to use the theater for a boardinghouse. After accepting Mac's offer, the men improvise bedrooms out of the set pieces and meet amateur actress Lorie Fenton from Cleveland, who is eager to audition for them. When the men learn she recently received a small inheritance, they allow her to audition, hoping she will back the show.
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Our Town
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Sam Wood
Studio: Sol Lesser Productions
Cast: William Holden / Martha Scott / Fay Bainter / Beulah Bondi / Thomas Mitchell / Guy Kibbee / Frank Craven / Stuart Erwin / Ruth Tobey / Doro Merande / Charles Trowbridge / Philip Wood / Arthur Allen / Douglas Gardner / Spencer Charters / Dix Davis / Ralph Gilliam / Paula Lane / Donn Stokes / Tom Drake
Plot:
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. We see birth, life and death in this small community.
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L'assedio dell'Alcazar
Year: 1940
Genre: War / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Augusto Genina
Studio: Deutsch-Italienische Film-Union (DIFU)
Cast: Fosco Giachetti / Mireille Balin / María Denis
Plot:
Set during the Spanish civil war, the story of a commander of a fort Alcazar in Toledo, faithful to general Franco.
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The Curse of the Swastika
Year: 1940
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 45 min.
Cast: Roy de Groot / Bob Danvers Walker
Plot:
An illustration of the insidious rise of the Nazi Party from its post World War One origins through Adolf Hitler’s conniving to become the leader of the party and eventual dictator of his self-styled Third Reich.
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Christmas in July
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 67 min.
Director: Preston Sturges
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Dick Powell / Ellen Drew / Raymond Walburn / Alexander Carr / William Demarest / Ernest Truex / Franklin Pangborn / Harry Hayden / Rod Cameron / Adrian Morris / Harry Rosenthal / Georgia Caine / Ferike Boros / Torben Meyer / Julius Tannen / Al Bridge / Lucille Ward / Victor Potel / George Anderson / Sam Ash
Plot:
An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize.
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One Night in the Tropics
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Allan Jones / Nancy Kelly / Robert Cummings / Bud Abbott / Lou Costello / Mary Boland / William Frawley / Peggy Moran / Leo Carrillo / Don Alvarado / Nina Orla / Richard Carle / The Theodores / Eddie Acuff / William Alston / Brooks Benedict / Harry C. Bradley / Tyler Brooke / Ralph Brooks / Edgar Dearing
Plot:
Jim "Lucky" Moore, an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve: a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia. The upcoming marriage is jeopardized by Steve's ex-girlfriend, Mickey, and Cynthia's disapproving Aunt Kitty. The policy is underwritten by a nightclub owner, Roscoe, who sends two enforcers - Abbott and Costello - to ensure that the wedding occurs as planned.
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Après Mein Kampf, mes crimes
Year: 1940
Genre: War / History / Drama / Science Fiction
Rating: (0)
Country: France
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Alexandre Ryder
Studio: Cristaldifilm S.r.l.
Cast: Roger Karl / Line Noro / Alexandre Mihalesco / Sandra Milovanoff / Jean Heuzé / André Valmy / Nicolas Amato / Simone Bourday / Georges Fronval / Dalmaïs / Alain Cuny / Pierre Labry / Jacques Henley / Albert Monys / Fernand Bellan / Marfa d'Hervilly / Guy Denancy / Philippe Hersent / Jacqueline Noëlle / Ketty Pierson
Plot:
The film shows the seizure of power by the Nazis and Hitler wants a trial, at a time when France has just declared war on Germany (Sept. 3, 1939). Hybrid composition, it alternates originals and reconstructions performed by actors (docudrama). A not-so-subtle condemnation of Hitler, Nazism and Germany by the movie's French film makers, which conveniently makes no mention of how the policies of Great Britain and France created Hitler and allowed him to go as far as he did prior to the beginning of the Second World War.
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Honeymoon Deferred
Year: 1940
Genre: Mystery
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 59 min.
Director: Lew Landers
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Edmund Lowe / Margaret Lindsay / Elisabeth Risdon / Chick Chandler / Joyce Compton / Cliff Clark / Anne Gwynne / Julie Stevens / Jerry Marlowe / Joe Sawyer
Plot:
Edmund Lowe plays an insurance investigator who interrupts his honeymoon to look into the case of a murder, which could also be a suicide, in which case his company won't have to pay the victim's contract. His wife, played by Margaret Lindsay, insists on following him around, not only to help him solve the case, but to make sure he doesn't get too friendly with any members of the opposite sex, either.
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All This, and Heaven Too
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 141 min.
Director: Anatole Litvak
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Bette Davis / Charles Boyer / Jeffrey Lynn / Barbara O'Neil / Virginia Weidler / Helen Westley / Walter Hampden / Henry Daniell / Harry Davenport / George Coulouris / Montagu Love / Janet Beecher / June Lockhart / Ann Todd / Richard Nichols / Fritz Leiber / Ian Keith / Sibyl Harris / Edward Fielding / Mary Anderson
Plot:
When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.
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When the Daltons Rode
Year: 1940
Genre: Western
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: George Marshall
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Randolph Scott / Kay Francis / Brian Donlevy / George Bancroft / Broderick Crawford / Stuart Erwin / Andy Devine / Frank Albertson / Mary Gordon / Harvey Stephens / Edgar Dearing / Quen Ramsey / Dorothy Granger / Fay McKenzie / Walter Soderling / Mary Ainslee / Erville Alderson / Sally Payne / June Wilkins / Edgar Buchanan
Plot:
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
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Year: 1940
Genre: Action / Adventure / TVSHOW
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Plot:
The struggle over the Bellamy estate ends with Michael Bellamy accused of murder and killed on the way to prison, while his brother, Abel Bellamy, takes control of the estate for his own nefarious plans. Bellamy is using Garr Castle as a base for his jewelry-theft ring, and he kidnaps his brother's wife to keep things quiet. Insurance investigator Spike Holland enters the case, and Bellamy continually dispatches his resident gang to do away with him. Detective Thompson, representing the law, is seldom of any help. Meanwhile, the estate's fabled "Green Archer", a masked, leotard-clad marksman, steals silently through Garr Castle and the estate grounds, confounding the enemy forces
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