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
Strike Up the Band

Strike Up the Band

Strike Up the Band
IMDb: 6.9
120

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…

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Our Town

Our Town

Our Town
IMDb: 6.6
90

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. We see birth, life and death in this small community.

Genre: Drama, Romance
The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick
IMDb: 7.1
72

Egbert Sousé becomes an unexpected hero when a bank robber falls over a bench he’s occupying. Now considered brave, Egbert is given a job as a bank guard. Soon, he…

Genre: Comedy
Chad Hanna

Chad Hanna

Chad Hanna
IMDb: 6.3
86

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.

Genre: Drama, Romance
The Miracle of Sound

The Miracle of Sound

The Miracle of Sound
IMDb: 4.8
15

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.

Genre: Documentary
Sky Murder

Sky Murder

Sky Murder
IMDb: 6.1
72

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…

Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case

Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case

Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case
IMDb: 6.1
77

Kildare tries brain surgery, advised by Dr. Gillespie, and faces a rival for nurse Lamont.

Genre: Drama
Busman’s Honeymoon

Busman’s Honeymoon

Busman’s Honeymoon
IMDb: 6.2
83

When Lord Peter Wimsey marries Harriet Vane, a crime author, they both promise to give up crime for good. As a wedding present, Peter purchases the old house where Harriet…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
My Love Came Back

My Love Came Back

My Love Came Back
IMDb: 6.3
85

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…

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Mexican Spitfire Out West

Mexican Spitfire Out West

Mexican Spitfire Out West
IMDb: 6.2
76

Dennis heads west to work on an important business deal minus the Mexican Spitfire, Carmelita. His hot-tempered spouse decides to surprise him, but ends up as the surprised one when…

Genre: Comedy
Gallant Sons

Gallant Sons

Gallant Sons
IMDb: 6.5
76

When a teenager’s father is accused of murder, the boy and his high-school classmates set out to find the real killer.

Genre: Mystery
Return to Yesterday

Return to Yesterday

Return to Yesterday
IMDb: 6.1
69

Robert Maine is torn between returning to the glamour of Hollywood and working with a small theatre company in England.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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