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The Mad Doctor
Year: 1940
Genre: Thriller
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Tim Whelan
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Basil Rathbone / Ellen Drew / John Howard / Barbara Jo Allen / Ralph Morgan / Martin Kosleck / Kitty Kelly / Hugh O'Connell / Henry Victor / Wanda McKay / James Seay / William Benedict / George Chandler / Edward Earle / Chuck Hamilton / Harry Hayden / Douglas Kennedy / John Laing / Charles McAvoy / Howard M. Mitchell
Plot:
A reporter sleuths the mystery behind an oft-married Viennese doctor whose wives met mysterious fates.
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The Ape
Year: 1940
Genre: Horror / Science Fiction
Rating: (5.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 62 min.
Director: William Nigh
Studio: Monogram Pictures
Cast: Boris Karloff / Maris Wrixon / Gene O'Donnell / Dorothy Vaughan / Henry Hall / Selmer Jackson / Gertrude Hoffmann / Jessie Arnold / Billy Bletcher / Harry C. Bradley / George Cleveland / Ray Corrigan / Pauline Drake / Mary Field / Gibson Gowland / Julia Griffith / I. Stanford Jolley / Stan Jolley / Jack Kennedy / Donald Kerr
Plot:
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs human spinal fluid to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a vicious circus ape has broken out of its cage, and is terrorizing the townspeople. Can there be a connection?
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Pride and Prejudice
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 118 min.
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Studio: Loew's Incorporated
Cast: Greer Garson / Laurence Olivier / Mary Boland / Edna May Oliver / Maureen O'Sullivan / Ann Rutherford / Frieda Inescort / Edmund Gwenn / Karen Morley / Heather Angel / Melville Cooper / Edward Ashley / Marten Lamont / E. E. Clive / Marjorie Wood / May Beatty / Marsha Hunt / Bruce Lester / Gia Kent / 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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Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
Year: 1940
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 8 min.
Director: Clyde Geronimi
Studio: Walt Disney Productions
Cast: Walt Disney / Lee Millar / Billy Bletcher
Plot:
Mickey is heading out on vacation from Burbank to Pomona, taking the train. The conductor, Pete, won't let him on with Pluto, so he hides Pluto in his suitcase, and tries to hide him all throughout the trip without much luck. But Pete wins when Pluto is hooked by a mail hook. Or does he?
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Johnny Apollo
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama / Crime / Romance
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Henry Hathaway
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Tyrone Power / Dorothy Lamour / Edward Arnold / Lloyd Nolan / Charley Grapewin / Lionel Atwill / Marc Lawrence / Jonathan Hale / Harry Rosenthal / Russell Hicks / Fuzzy Knight / Charles Lane / Selmer Jackson / Charles Trowbridge / John Hamilton / William Pawley / Eric Wilton / Gary Breckner / Harry Tyler / George Irving
Plot:
Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then falls for Dwyer's girl Lucky. He winds up in the same prison as his father.
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Flight Command
Year: 1940
Genre: Drama / War
Rating: (5.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 116 min.
Director: Frank Borzage
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Robert Taylor / Ruth Hussey / Walter Pidgeon / Paul Kelly / Shepperd Strudwick / Red Skelton / Nat Pendleton / Dick Purcell / William Tannen / William Stelling / Stanley Smith / Addison Richards / Donald Douglas / Pat Flaherty / Forbes Murray / Marsha Hunt / Cliff Danielson / Bob Davis / Lee Tung Foo / Reed Hadley
Plot:
A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane and parachute to safety when he arrives at the base but is unable to land due to heavy fog. On his first day on the job, his poor shooting skills results in the Hellcats losing an air combat competition. His fellow pilots accept him anyways but they think he's crossed the line when they erroneously conclude that while their CO Billy Gray is away, Drake has an affair with his wife Lorna. Drake is now an outcast and is prepared to resign from the Navy but his extreme heroism in saving Billy Gray's life turns things around.
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Road to Singapore
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Music / Comedy
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Victor Schertzinger
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Bing Crosby / Dorothy Lamour / Bob Hope / Charles Coburn / Judith Barrett / Anthony Quinn / Jerry Colonna / Elvia Allman / Johnny Arthur / Bobby Barber / Monte Blue / Harry C. Bradley / Don Brodie / Arthur Q. Bryan / James Conaty / Carmen D'Antonio / Paula DeCardo / James Dime / Devi Dja / Gloria Franklin
Plot:
Bing Crosby an Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour...
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You Nazty Spy!
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (7.3)
Runtime: 18 min.
Director: Jules White
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Curly Howard / Larry Fine / Moe Howard
Plot:
In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler as he'll be stupid enough to follow their orders. Moe becomes Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry becomes Minister of propaganda. After successfully preventing a female spy from committing mayhem, the boys are run out of office by a mob and eaten by lions.
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Men Against the Sky
Year: 1940
Genre: NEW RELEASES / War / Drama
Rating: (5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 75 min.
Director: Leslie Goodwins
Studio: RKO Radio Pictures
Cast: Richard Dix / Kent Taylor / Edmund Lowe / Wendy Barrie / Granville Bates / Grant Withers / Donald Briggs / Charles Quigley / Selmer Jackson / Lee Bonnell / Pamela Blake / Joe Bordeaux / Jan Buckingham / Eddie Dunn / Thornton Edwards / Paul Everton / Roy Gordon / Denis Greene / Jack Grey / Harry Harvey
Plot:
A draftswoman, the sister of an aging, alcoholic pilot, secretly uses her brother's ideas to solve design problems for an experimental military plane in an attempt to save the company and salvage her brother's reputation.
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Little Old New York
Year: 1940
Genre: NEW RELEASES / History / Drama / Comedy / Romance
Rating: (2.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Henry King
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Alice Faye / Richard Greene / Fred MacMurray / Brenda Joyce / Andy Devine / Henry Stephenson / Fritz Feld / Ward Bond / Clarence Wilson / Robert Middlemass / Roger Imhof / Theodore von Eltz / Arthur Aylesworth / Virginia Brissac / Stanley Andrews / Ben Carter / Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian / Harry Tyler / Victor Kilian / Paul Sutton
Plot:
Inventor Robert Fulton (Richard Greene) receives support from a tavern owner (Alice Faye) and a shipyard worker (Fred MacMurray) to help realize his dream of a high-powered steamboat.
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Grand Ole Opry
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy / Music / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 67 min.
Director: Frank McDonald
Studio: Republic Pictures
Cast: Leon Weaver / June Weaver / Frank Weaver / Allan Lane / Henry Kolker / Purnell Pratt / Ferris Taylor / Loretta Weaver / Claire Carleton / John Hartley / Uncle Dave Macon / Dorris Macon / Roy Acuff / Rachel Veach / George D. Hay / Jesse Stockman / Stephanie Toler / William Benedict / Horace B. Carpenter / Marvin Davis
Plot:
Aided by musicians at the Grand Ole Opry, a small-town mayor in the Ozarks takes on a group of crooked politicians.
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Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Year: 1940
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Drama
Rating: (6.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Set: Dr. Kildare Collection
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Lew Ayres / Lionel Barrymore / Laraine Day / Samuel S. Hinds / Gene Lockhart / John Shelton / Nat Pendleton / Emma Dunn / Alma Kruger / Walter Kingsford / Nell Craig / Arthur O'Connell / Cliff Danielson / Henry Wadsworth / Tom Collins / George Reed / Donald Briggs / Leona Maricle / Archie Twitchell / Marie Blake
Plot:
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
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City for Conquest
Year: 1940
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Crime / Drama / Music
Rating: (6.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 104 min.
Director: Anatole Litvak
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: James Cagney / Ann Sheridan / Frank Craven / Donald Crisp / Frank McHugh / Arthur Kennedy / George Tobias / Jerome Cowan / Elia Kazan / Anthony Quinn / Lee Patrick / Blanche Yurka / George Lloyd / Joyce Compton / Thurston Hall / Ben Welden / John Arledge / Edward Keane / Selmer Jackson / Joseph Crehan
Plot:
The heartbreaking but hopeful tale of Danny Kenny and Peggy Nash, two sweethearts who meet and struggle through their impoverished lives in New York City. When Peggy, hoping for something better in life for both of them, breaks off her engagement to Danny, he sets out to be a championship boxer, while she becomes a dancer paired with a sleazy partner. Will tragedy reunite the former lovers?
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Castle on the Hudson
Year: 1940
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Drama / Crime
Rating: (7.2)
Country: United States
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Anatole Litvak
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: John Garfield / Ann Sheridan / Pat O’Brien / Burgess Meredith / Henry O'Neill / Jerome Cowan / Guinn Williams / John Litel / Margot Stevenson / Willard Robertson / Edward Pawley / Billy Wayne / Nedda Harrigan / Wade Boteler / Barbara Pepper / Robert Strange / Eddie Acuff / Ernie Adams / Nat Carr / Eddy Chandler
Plot:
A hardened crook behind bars comes up against a reform-minded warden.
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Third Finger, Left Hand
Year: 1940
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Myrna Loy / Melvyn Douglas / Raymond Walburn / Lee Bowman / Bonita Granville / Felix Bressart / Donald Meek / Ann Morriss / Sidney Blackmer / Ernest Whitman / Halliwell Hobbes / Jeff Corey / Milton Kibbee / May McAvoy / Frank McGlynn Sr. / Ray Teal / Joe Yule / Ernie Alexander / William Bailey / Barbara Bedford
Plot:
Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, uncovers the deception and decides to show up at Margot's family home posing as her husband!
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Strange Cargo
Year: 1940
Genre: Adventure / Romance / Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: United States
Runtime: 113 min.
Director: Frank Borzage
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Joan Crawford / Clark Gable / Ian Hunter / Peter Lorre / Paul Lukas / Albert Dekker / J. Edward Bromberg / Eduardo Ciannelli / John Arledge / Frederick Worlock / Bernard Nedell / Victor Varconi / Jack Adair / Richard Alexander / Stanley Andrews / Betty Compson / Gene Coogan / Harry Cording / Richard Cramer / Art Dupuis
Plot:
Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.
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Comrade X
Year: 1940
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Rating: (5.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: King Vidor
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Clark Gable / Hedy Lamarr / Oskar Homolka / Felix Bressart / Eve Arden / Sig Ruman / Natasha Lytess / Vladimir Sokoloff / Edgar Barrier / Georges Renavent / Leon Belasco / Michael Mark / Alex Melesh / Sven Hugo Borg / John Bleifer / Shimen Ruskin / Alexander Asro / Mikhail Rasumny / Ilia Khmara / Lici Balla
Plot:
An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country.
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Boom Town
Year: 1940
Genre: Western / Romance / Drama / Adventure
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Jack Conway
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Clark Gable / Spencer Tracy / Claudette Colbert / Hedy Lamarr / Frank Morgan / Lionel Atwill / Chill Wills / Bess Flowers / Marion Martin / Minna Gombell / Sara Haden / Joe Yule / Horace Murphy / Marietta Canty / Curt Bois / Richard Lane / George Lessey / Frank Orth / John Hamilton / Charles Coleman
Plot:
McMasters and Sand come to oil towns to get rich. Betsy comes West intending to marry Sand but marries McMasters instead. Getting rich and losing it all teaches McMasters and Sand the value of personal ties.
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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: Romance / Music / Comedy
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: Thriller / Drama / Crime
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: Drama / Comedy
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: Romance / Mystery / Drama / Comedy
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: Romance / Drama / Comedy
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: Romance / Drama / Comedy
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: Romance / Comedy
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: Drama / Comedy
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: Mystery / Comedy
Rating: (5.5)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: John Baxter
Studio: John Baxter Productions
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: War / Thriller / Adventure
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: Drama / Romance
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: Crime / Comedy / Drama
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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