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0 Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio genre Approved | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family Pinocchio tell story about " A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy." Pinocchio directed by: Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie
1 Rebecca (1940) Rebecca genre Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance Rebecca tell story about " A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife." Rebecca directed by: Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson
2 All This and Heaven Too (1940) All This, and Heaven Too genre Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance All This, and Heaven Too tell story about " A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever." All This, and Heaven Too directed by: Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil
3 The Philadelphia Story (1940) The Philadelphia Story genre Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance The Philadelphia Story tell story about " When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself." The Philadelphia Story directed by: Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey
4 The Great Dictator (1940) The Great Dictator genre G | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War The Great Dictator tell story about " Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime." The Great Dictator directed by: Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner
5 Fantasia (1940) Fantasia genre G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy Fantasia tell story about " A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music." Fantasia directed by: Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney
6 His Girl Friday (1940) His Girl Friday genre Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance His Girl Friday tell story about " A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying." His Girl Friday directed by: Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart
7 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) The Grapes of Wrath genre Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History The Grapes of Wrath tell story about " A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression." The Grapes of Wrath directed by: Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin
8 The Shop Around the Corner (1940) The Shop Around the Corner genre Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance The Shop Around the Corner tell story about " Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal." The Shop Around the Corner directed by: Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut
9 My Favorite Wife (1940) My Favorite Wife genre Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance My Favorite Wife tell story about " Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage." My Favorite Wife directed by: Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick
10 The Thief of Bagdad (1940) The Thief of Bagdad genre Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy The Thief of Bagdad tell story about " After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves." The Thief of Bagdad directed by: Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin
11 Pride and Prejudice (1940) Pride and Prejudice genre Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance Pride and Prejudice tell story about " 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 ... See full summary » " Pride and Prejudice directed by: Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley, Marten Lamont
12 The Mark of Zorro (1940) The Mark of Zorro genre Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance The Mark of Zorro tell story about " A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California." The Mark of Zorro directed by: Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard
13 The Man I Married (1940) The Man I Married genre 77 min | Drama The Man I Married tell story about " Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America." The Man I Married directed by: Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, Lloyd Nolan, Anna Sten
14 My Little Chickadee (1940) My Little Chickadee genre Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Western My Little Chickadee tell story about " Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary » " My Little Chickadee directed by: Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran
15 Foreign Correspondent (1940) Foreign Correspondent genre Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller Foreign Correspondent tell story about " On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London." Foreign Correspondent directed by: Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders
16 Waterloo Bridge (1940) Waterloo Bridge genre Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War Waterloo Bridge tell story about " During World War I, believing her fiance to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. From there, things only get worse for her in this tragic, heart-wrenching, love story." Waterloo Bridge directed by: Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field
17 The Mortal Storm (1940) The Mortal Storm genre Passed | 100 min | Drama The Mortal Storm tell story about " 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 Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil." The Mortal Storm directed by: Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan
18 The Invisible Man Returns (1940) The Invisible Man Returns genre Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery The Invisible Man Returns tell story about " The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness." The Invisible Man Returns directed by: Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton
19 Beyond Tomorrow (1940) Beyond Tomorrow genre Approved | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance Beyond Tomorrow tell story about " The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together." Beyond Tomorrow directed by: Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh
20 Remember the Night (1940) Remember the Night genre Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance Remember the Night tell story about " A shoplifter and her prosecuter fall in love, creating tensions in their family lives." Remember the Night directed by: Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson
21 You Can t Fool Your Wife (1940) You Can't Fool Your Wife genre Approved | 68 min | Comedy You Can't Fool Your Wife tell story about " Andrew and Clara are school sweethearts whose marriage goes stale after five years. Andrew is a hard worker at the firm, but it seems that all he does is work. When Mr. Battincourt from ... See full summary » " You Can't Fool Your Wife directed by: Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote, William Halligan
22 The Letter (1940) The Letter genre Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir The Letter tell story about " The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing." The Letter directed by: Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort
23 Dulcy (1940) Dulcy genre Passed | 73 min | Comedy Dulcy tell story about " A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens." Dulcy directed by: Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner
24 No Time for Comedy (1940) No Time for Comedy genre Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance No Time for Comedy tell story about " Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary » " No Time for Comedy directed by: Director: William Keighley | Stars: Rosalind Russell, James Stewart, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles
25 The Westerner (1940) The Westerner genre Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western The Westerner tell story about " Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders." The Westerner directed by: Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone
26 Gaslight (1940) Gaslight genre Not Rated | 84 min | Thriller Gaslight tell story about " Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden." Gaslight directed by: Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell
27 The Sea Hawk (1940) The Sea Hawk genre Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History The Sea Hawk tell story about " Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword." The Sea Hawk directed by: Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp
28 Black Friday (1940) Black Friday genre Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi Black Friday tell story about " Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality." Black Friday directed by: Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel
29 The Blue Bird (1940) The Blue Bird genre Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy The Blue Bird tell story about " Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness." The Blue Bird directed by: Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard
30 Our Town (1940) Our Town genre Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance Our Town tell story about " Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary » " Our Town directed by: Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi
31 They Drive by Night (1940) They Drive by Night genre Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir They Drive by Night tell story about " Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder." They Drive by Night directed by: Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino
32 Knute Rockne All American (1940) Knute Rockne All American genre Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport Knute Rockne All American tell story about " The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne." Knute Rockne All American directed by: Directors: Lloyd Bacon, William K. Howard | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Donald Crisp
33 Santa Fe Trail (1940) Santa Fe Trail genre Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama Santa Fe Trail tell story about " 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." Santa Fe Trail directed by: Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan
34 The Bank Dick (1940) The Bank Dick genre Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy The Bank Dick tell story about " Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard." The Bank Dick directed by: Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio
35 Northwest Passage (1940) Northwest Passage genre Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History Northwest Passage tell story about " Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected." Northwest Passage directed by: Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey
36 Dance Girl Dance (1940) Dance, Girl, Dance genre Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical Dance, Girl, Dance tell story about " 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 ... See full summary » " Dance, Girl, Dance directed by: Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Virginia Field
37 Kitty Foyle (1940) Kitty Foyle genre Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance Kitty Foyle tell story about " A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family." Kitty Foyle directed by: Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli
38 Virginia City (1940) Virginia City genre Approved | 105 min | Action, Drama, History Virginia City tell story about " Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy." Virginia City directed by: Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart
39 The Ghost Breakers (1940) The Ghost Breakers genre Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery The Ghost Breakers tell story about " A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant, and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba." The Ghost Breakers directed by: Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas
40 One Million B C (1940) One Million B.C. genre Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance One Million B.C. tell story about " Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution." One Million B.C. directed by: Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach | Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr., Conrad Nagel
41 The Long Voyage Home (1940) The Long Voyage Home genre Approved | 93 min | Drama, War The Long Voyage Home tell story about " 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." The Long Voyage Home directed by: Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond
42 Saps at Sea (1940) Saps at Sea genre Approved | 57 min | Comedy Saps at Sea tell story about " Oliver suffers a nervous breakdown as a result of working in a horn factory, but when he follows doctor's orders about sea air, he finds an ex-con is aboard." Saps at Sea directed by: Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin
43 Jud S (1940) Jud Süß genre (Banned) | 98 min | Drama Jud Süß tell story about " Duke Karl Alexander of Württemberg begins his reign promising to rule with loyalty and honesty, but the treasurer Süß Oppenheimer corrupts him, causing the citizens to complain and pushing Württemberg to the brink of civil war." Jud Süß directed by: Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Ferdinand Marian, Kristina Söderbaum, Heinrich George, Werner Krauss
44 The Return of Frank James (1940) The Return of Frank James genre Approved | 92 min | Crime, History, Western The Return of Frank James tell story about " Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse." The Return of Frank James directed by: Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull
45 Night Train to Munich (1940) Night Train to Munich genre Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War Night Train to Munich tell story about " When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating." Night Train to Munich directed by: Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford
46 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe genre Approved | 220 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe tell story about " Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them." Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe directed by: Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne
47 Dark Command (1940) Dark Command genre Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western Dark Command tell story about " In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders." Dark Command directed by: Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers
48 Go West (1940) Go West genre Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Western Go West tell story about " The Marx Brothers come to the rescue in the Wild West when a young man, trying to settle an old family feud so he can marry the girl he loves, runs afoul of crooks." Go West directed by: Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll
49 Strange Cargo (1940) Strange Cargo genre Passed | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance Strange Cargo tell story about " Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure." Strange Cargo directed by: Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre