Search results for "1940"
Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River
IMDb: 6.9
92

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they…

Genre: Comedy, Music
Spook Sport

Spook Sport

Spook Sport
IMDb: 6.6
8

It’s midnight in a graveyard. The principal characters are spooks, ghosts, bats, bells, and, at the end, the sun. As midnight strikes, 12 spooks appear, then two ghosts. They move…

Genre: Animation, Music
Angels Over Broadway

Angels Over Broadway

Angels Over Broadway
IMDb: 6.6
79

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…

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Gold Rush Maisie

Gold Rush Maisie

Gold Rush Maisie
IMDb: 6.4
82

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.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator
IMDb: 8.4
125

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel’s regime.

Genre: Comedy
Gaslight

Gaslight

Gaslight
IMDb: 7.3
84

Twenty years removed from Alice Barlow’s murder by a thief looking for her jewels, newlyweds Paul and Bella Mallen move into the very house where the crime was committed. Retired…

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
The Proud Valley

The Proud Valley

The Proud Valley
IMDb: 6.7
76

In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens.

Genre: Drama
Black Friday

Black Friday

Black Friday
IMDb: 6.3
70

When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster…

Dr. Cyclops

Dr. Cyclops

Dr. Cyclops
IMDb: 6.4
76

Four explorers are summoned to Peru by the brilliant physicist Dr Thorkel. They discover a rich source of radium and a half-mad Thorkel who shrinks them down to one-fifth their…

The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty
IMDb: 7.3
82

Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city’s political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from “the boss,”…

Genre: Comedy
The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables
IMDb: 7
89

In 1828, the bankrupt Pyncheon family fight over Seven Gables, the ancestral mansion. To obtain the house, Jaffrey Pyncheon obtains his brother Clifford’s false conviction for murder. Hepzibah, Clifford’s sweet…

Genre: Drama, Thriller
The Mummy’s Hand

The Mummy’s Hand

The Mummy’s Hand
IMDb: 6.1
67

A couple of young, out-of-work archaeologists in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician and his beautiful…

Genre: Horror
Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich

Night Train to Munich
IMDb: 7.2
96

Czechoslovakia, March 1939, on the eve of World War II. As the German invaders occupy Prague, inventor Axel Bomasch manages to flee and reach England; but those who need to…

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
One Night in the Tropics

One Night in the Tropics

One Night in the Tropics
IMDb: 6.5
82

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…

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Road to Singapore

Road to Singapore

Road to Singapore
IMDb: 6.8
85

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…

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail
IMDb: 6.3
110

As a penalty for fighting fellow classmates days before graduating from West Point, J.E.B. Stuart, George Armstrong Custer and four friends are assigned to the 2nd Cavalry, stationed at Fort…

Genre: Action, Western
Tugboat Mickey

Tugboat Mickey

Tugboat Mickey
IMDb: 7.1
7

Mickey is performing routine maintenance on his tugboat (with interference from a pelican) when a call comes on the radio that there’s a sinking ship needing assistance. Sadly, Mickey’s crew…

Three Faces West

Three Faces West

Three Faces West
IMDb: 6.3
79

Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town,…

Genre: Drama, Romance
Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Pinocchio
IMDb: 7.4
88

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he’s…

Genre: Animation, Family
Fantasia

Fantasia

Fantasia
IMDb: 7.7
124

Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia…

Genre: Animation, Family
Edison, the Man

Edison, the Man

Edison, the Man
IMDb: 7.1
107

In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York. He’s on his way with…

Genre: Drama, History
Young Tom Edison

Young Tom Edison

Young Tom Edison
IMDb: 6.8
86

Inventor Thomas Edison’s boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns folk…

Genre: Drama
Arise, My Love

Arise, My Love

Arise, My Love
IMDb: 6.8
110

In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta ‘Gusto’ Nash, for a scoop, aids…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two Girls on Broadway

Two Girls on Broadway

Two Girls on Broadway
IMDb: 6
73

Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat….

Genre: Romance
Flowing Gold

Flowing Gold

Flowing Gold
IMDb: 6.6
81

A fugitive drifter (John Garfield) hired by a Texas oil driller (Pat O’Brien) becomes his rival for the boss’s daughter (Frances Farmer).

Genre: Adventure, Drama
If I Had My Way

If I Had My Way

If I Had My Way
IMDb: 6.2
94

In this musical drama, a construction worker becomes the guardian of a 12-year old girl after one of his buddies is killed. She and he head to New York to…

Genre: Comedy
The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm
IMDb: 7.8
100

The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and…

Genre: Drama
Island of Doomed Men

Island of Doomed Men

Island of Doomed Men
IMDb: 5.9
68

Undercover agent Mark Sheldon gets paroled to a remote tropical island with a diamond mine manned by slave labor run by sadistic Stephen Danel.

Genre: Crime, Drama
My Little Chickadee

My Little Chickadee

My Little Chickadee
IMDb: 6.8
83

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…

Genre: Comedy, Western
The Saint Takes Over

The Saint Takes Over

The Saint Takes Over
IMDb: 6.6
69

The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. “The Saint” the Robin Hood-inspired crimefighter created by…

Genre: Crime, Mystery
The House Across the Bay

The House Across the Bay

The House Across the Bay
IMDb: 6.5
88

Nightclub owner Steve Larwitt (George Raft) sees his empire of investments collapse as he faces tax evasion charges and attacks by rivals. Believing Steve will be safer in prison for…

Genre: Drama
The Lady in Question

The Lady in Question

The Lady in Question
IMDb: 6.4
80

When a jury member takes in the defendant he couldn”t convict, she has a bad influence on his son.

Genre: Action, Thriller
The Earl of Chicago

The Earl of Chicago

The Earl of Chicago
IMDb: 6.3
87

A behind the times Chicago bootlegger goes to England with his lawyer to claim his estate as the Earl of Gorley.

Genre: Drama
Beyond Tomorrow

Beyond Tomorrow

Beyond Tomorrow
IMDb: 6.6
84

Three ghosts try to help two young lovers whom they knew when alive.

Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone
IMDb: 6.7
88

A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.

Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Brigham Young
IMDb: 6.4
114

Based on the story of the famous Mormon leader, it follows Brigham Young and his challenge to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City….

Shooting High

Shooting High

Shooting High
IMDb: 6.3
65

A movie company making a film about a famous sheriff hires his grandson as a stand-in for the lead.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Music
Tarantella

Tarantella

Tarantella
IMDb: 5.7
4

This new medium of expression is the Absolute Film. Here the artist creates a world of color, form, movement and sound in which the elements are in a state of…

Genre: Animation
Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness
IMDb: 6
7

Photographer Rudy Burckhardt shows us the ebb and flow of people rushing about Manhattan. Equally exhilarating in his novel approach to snap images quickly on the run, a method he…

Brother Rat and a Baby

Brother Rat and a Baby

Brother Rat and a Baby
IMDb: 5.4
87

Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

Genre: Comedy