Lowest Rated Titles Released 1940-01-01 to 1940-12-31


1. Hired! (1940)

19 min | Short

2.0
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A middle-aged auto sales manager is having poor results with his staff, so he gets some advice from his hanky-wearing father.

Votes: 346

2. Mer kolkhozi mardik (1940)

84 min | Comedy

2.0
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The dream of a young tractor driver - to become a pilot - comes true.

Director: Artashes Hay-Artyan | Stars: Hasmik Agopyan, Tatik Saryan, V. Mirzoyan, Gurgen Gabrielyan

Votes: 8

3. A Case of Spring Fever (1940)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

2.6
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An animated pixie named Coily grants a man his wish that all springs disappear...a wish that he soon regrets.

Stars: Pinto Colvig, Edward J. Nugent

Votes: 282

4. Nazar the Brave (1940)

50 min | Comedy

3.3
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Comical tale about how the coward Nazar who, as a joke of fate, appears to preside over the throne.

Director: Amasi Martirosyan | Stars: Hambartsum Khachanyan, Arus Asryan, Avet Avetisyan, Manvel Manvelyan

Votes: 12

5. Stolen Paradise (1940)

79 min | Drama

3.5
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Robert Gordon (Leon Janney), a sheltered 18-year-old youth reared in a Catholic school, believes he has a vocation for the priesthood. He is taken to live with his father in his palatial ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Leon Janney, Eleanor Hunt, Esther Muir, Wilma Francis

Votes: 13

6. Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

3.6
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This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Garver | Stars: Ann Morriss, Naomi Childers, George Lessey, May McAvoy

Votes: 98

7. The Fowl Ball Player (1940)

Animation, Short

3.7
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 6

8. Way Back When a Nightclub Was a Stick (1940)

Animation, Short

3.7
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 6

9. Artur and Leontyna (1940)

Comedy

3.7
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Artur Drmola (Jirí Dohnal) is the spoiled son of a rich family who proclaims to one and all that every young woman retains his interest for three months at the longest, and if he were to ... See full summary »

Director: Miroslav Josef Krnanský | Stars: Jirí Dohnal, Lída Baarová, Frantisek Smolík, Zdenka Baldová

Votes: 9

10. Fashion Horizons (1940)

20 min | Documentary, Short

3.8
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Director: Harry D. Donahue | Stars: Wendell Niles, Dee Lowrance, Mary Martin, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 18

11. Flying Stewardess (1940)

11 min | Short

3.8
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Votes: 6

12. City of Lost Men (1940)

Sci-Fi

3.8
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Third feature version of the 1935 serial The Lost City, including, unlike its predecessors, material involving Ben Ali, Queen Rama and the Spider People.

Director: Harry Revier | Stars: William 'Stage' Boyd, Kane Richmond, Claudia Dell, Josef Swickard

Votes: 5

13. Civilian Front (1940)

Short, Documentary

3.8
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Director: Mary Field | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

Votes: 5

14. The Miracle of Sound (1940)

Passed | 11 min | Documentary, Short

4.0
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MGM sound engineer Douglas Shearer takes us for a behind the scenes look at how the sound portion of a talking picture is created. Uses Bitter Sweet (1940) (a Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Shearer | Stars: Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy, Norma Shearer

Votes: 140

15. Son of Ingagi (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Horror

4.0
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A newlywed couple is visited by a strange old woman who harbors a secret about the young girl's father.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Zack Williams, Laura Bowman, Alfred Grant, Daisy Bufford

Votes: 129

16. Sailors Don't Care (1940)

79 min | Comedy

4.0
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Boat building father and son join the river patrol service and get caught-up in a spy ring starring Edward Rigby and Tom Gamble.

Director: Oswald Mitchell | Stars: Tom Gamble, Edward Rigby, Jean Gillie, Michael Wilding

Votes: 5

17. The Dandy Lion (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.0
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An American Indian girl disguises a friendly mountain lion as a dog in order to keep him as a pet.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 8

18. Man of Tin (1940)

Animation, Short

4.0
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Votes: 6

19. Lapseni on minun... (1940)

75 min | Drama

4.1
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Director: Jorma Nortimo | Stars: Kaisu Leppänen, Eino Kaipainen, Regina Linnanheimo, Harri Sinijärvi

Votes: 15

20. Springtime in the Rock Age (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.2
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 10

21. Way Back When a Nag Was Only a Horse (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.2
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 6

22. Vi tre (1940)

97 min

4.2
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Director: Schamyl Bauman | Stars: Sture Lagerwall, Signe Hasso, Olle Bauman, Georg Løkkeberg

Votes: 9

23. Old Mother Riley in Society (1940)

81 min | Comedy

4.2
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Director: John Baxter | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, John Stuart, Dennis Wyndham

Votes: 10

24. Pedagogical Institution (College to You) (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.2
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 8

25. Ski Patrol (1940)

64 min | Adventure, Drama, War

4.3
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1939: Finnish reserve unit defends border, home-town in valley below, from Russian invaders who are excavating an explosives-laden tunnel under their mountaintop encampment.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Philip Dorn, Luli Deste, Stanley Fields, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 167

26. Tavaratalo Lapatossu & Vinski (1940)

110 min | Comedy

4.3
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Director: T.J. Särkkä | Stars: Aku Korhonen, Kaarlo Kartio, Laila Rihte, Siiri Angerkoski

Votes: 36

27. Goodness! A Ghost (1940)

15 min | Short, Comedy

4.3
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Harry's grandfather's spirit inhabits his old policeman's uniform, which is being used in an amateur play.

Director: Harry D'Arcy | Star: Harry Langdon

Votes: 17

28. Den blomstertid... (1940)

Drama

4.3
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Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Sture Lagerwall, Gerd Hagman, Arnold Sjöstrand, Ragnar Falck

Votes: 6

29. Anu ja Mikko (1940)

102 min | Comedy

4.3
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Director: Orvo Saarikivi | Stars: Joel Asikainen, Eija Hiltunen, Jenny Hjellman, Hannes Häyrinen

Votes: 11

30. Oi, kallis Suomenmaa (1940)

88 min | Drama

4.4
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Director: Wilho Ilmari | Stars: Ansa Ikonen, Eino Kaipainen, Vilho Auvinen, Toppo Elonperä

Votes: 21

31. Cavalcade of Variety (1940)

70 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

4.4
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Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Billy Cotton, Eve Becke, The Four Air Aces, Bobbie 'Uke' Henshaw

Votes: 5

32. Mommy Loves Puppy (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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A walrus steals the brandy from a Saint Bernard puppy.

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 9

33. Hot Steel (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Mystery

4.4
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Matt Morrison gets his old college chum Frank Stewart a job at the steel foundry where he works. Trouble quickly ensues.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Peggy Moran, Anne Nagel

Votes: 5

34. Way Back When Women Had Their Weigh (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 8

35. Boy in Court (1940)

10 min | Short, Crime, Drama

4.4
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Johnny is a troubled 15-year-old who falls in with a bad crowd, steals a car and gets caught by the police. However, instead of sending Johnny to reform school, the judge takes an interest ... See full summary »

Director: David H. Lion | Star: Niles Welch

Votes: 12

36. Vom Bäumlein, das andere Blätter hat gewollt (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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Director: Heinz Tischmeyer

Votes: 5

37. Kersantilleko Emma nauroi? (1940)

102 min | Comedy

4.4
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Director: Ilmari Unho | Stars: Vilho Auvinen, Jenny Hjellman, Lea Joutseno, Paavo Jännes

Votes: 22

38. Syncopated Sioux (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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Director: Walter Lantz

Votes: 8

39. Wedding Belts (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.4
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To prepare for married life, the stone age bride and groom first go through some premarital education, which seems more like two training camps for a heavyweight bout. The gal learns some ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 8

40. The Greyhound and the Rabbit (1940)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.4
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A wacky greyhound race includes a flirtatious mechanical rabbit, bored spectators, an announcer who loses his false teeth, a pudgy trespassing puppy and dogs who would rather knit or play checkers than run.

Director: Sid Marcus

Votes: 7

41. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

4.5
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Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,211

42. Bring Himself Back Alive (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.5
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 8

43. It Must Be Love (1940)

Animation, Short

4.5
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Director: Connie Rasinski

Votes: 6

44. Way Back When a Razzberry Was a Fruit (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.5
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 6

45. Tottisalmen perillinen (1940)

69 min

4.5
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Director: Orvo Saarikivi | Stars: Raino Hämäläinen, Tuulikki Schreck, Kalevi Koski, Paavo Jännes

Votes: 31

46. Vi Masthuggspojkar (1940)

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Director: Nils Jerring | Stars: Åke Söderblom, Emy Hagman, Lasse Dahlquist, Gaby Stenberg

Votes: 13

47. Preventing the Spread of Disease (1940)

11 min | Short

4.5
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Votes: 6

48. The Cheyenne Kid (1940)

Approved | 50 min | Romance, Western

4.6
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A ranch owner gives the Cheyenne Kid $1000 and sends him off to buy cattle. At the same time he fires a ranch hand and that hand rides ahead and alerts Jeff Baker about the $1000. Bakers' ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Addison Randall, Louise Stanley, Kenne Duncan, Frank Yaconelli

Votes: 8

49. A Macabre Legacy (1940)

83 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Director: José Bohr | Stars: Miguel Arenas, Consuelo Frank, Ramón Armengod, Luis Aldás

Votes: 10

50. A Boy, a Gun and Birds (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

4.7
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A young boy goes hunting with his dog. He shoots and wounds a baby bluebird which tumbles to the ground, and this arouses the wrath of all the other birds. Regret for the act makes the juvenile vow to never go bird hunting again.

Director: Ben Harrison

Votes: 11