British Films 1940 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. Lady in Distress (1940)

59 min | Thriller

A passerby witnesses a murder through the windows of a passing train. He then tries to track down the killer.

Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sally Gray, Paul Lukas, Hartley Power

Votes: 116

5. Bulldog Sees It Through (1940)

77 min | Mystery

The armaments production programme is being sabotaged by a gang of Germans. A few arrests are made but the destruction of a vital plant goes on. Test Pilot 'Bulldog' Bill Watson plunges headlong into the mystery.

Director: Harold Huth | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt, Sebastian Shaw, David Hutcheson

Votes: 8

6. Haunted Honeymoon (1940)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur B. Woods, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks, Seymour Hicks

Votes: 461

7. Blackout (1940)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Romance

Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

Votes: 884

8. Dead Man's Shoes (1940)

70 min | Drama

An amnesia victim is a well liked and respected member of his community--until one day someone from his past shows up with evidence that in "the old days" he had been a notorious criminal, and threatens to expose him unless he pays off.

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Leslie Banks, Joan Marion, Geoffrey Atkins, Wilfrid Lawson

Votes: 19

9. French Without Tears (1940)

86 min | Comedy

The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ray Milland, Ellen Drew, Janine Darcey, David Tree

Votes: 61

12. George and Margaret (1940)

70 min | Comedy

A maid finds herself in the middle of having to try to sort out the problems of the zany family she works for.

Director: George King | Stars: Marie Lohr, Judy Kelly, Noel Howlett, Oliver Wakefield

Votes: 10

17. Laugh It Off (1940)

78 min | Musical

As WWII begins, vaudeville entertainer Tommy Towers is called up to serve. He arranges a job for his girlfriend at the local pub. To keep morale up, his commanding officer orders him to perform for the troops.

Directors: John Baxter, Wallace Orton | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Anthony Hulme, Marjorie Browne

Votes: 9

18. Law and Disorder (1940)

74 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

On the eve of WWII a young defence lawyer, assisted by his wife, invaigles his way into a gang of foreign saboteurs. Comedy thriller, ably executed by a satisfactory cast.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Alastair Sim, Barry K. Barnes, Diana Churchill, Edward Chapman

Votes: 19

19. Maxwell Archer, Detective (1940)

73 min | Mystery

Private detective Maxwell Archer sets out to help a young RAF pilot accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: John Loder, Leueen MacGrath, Athole Stewart, Marta Labarr

21. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

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.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Votes: 3,603

26. Pastor Hall (1940)

95 min | Drama

This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. The small German village of Altdorf in the 1930's ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Nova Pilbeam, Seymour Hicks, Marius Goring

Votes: 43

27. Room for Two (1940)

77 min

The story takes place in Venice, where a womanising Englishman Vic Oliver takes a strong interest in a married tourist who is played by Frances Day. Oliver disguises himself in drag and ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Frances Day, Vic Oliver, Basil Radford, Greta Gynt

29. She Couldn't Say No (I) (1940)

72 min | Comedy

She Couldn't Say No is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Graham Cutts and starring Tommy Trinder, Fred Emney and Googie Withers. It was based on a play Funny Face by Paul Girard Smith ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Fred Emney, Googie Withers, Greta Gynt

Votes: 6

30. Somewhere in England (1940)

79 min | Comedy

The first in the 'Somewhere' series staring northern entertainer Frank Randle. When a lovestruck corporal is framed and then demoted his friends rally round to help clear his name.

Director: John E. Blakeley | Stars: Harry Korris, Frank Randle, Winki Turner, Dan Young

Votes: 17

31. Spies of the Air (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Adventure

Set just before the outbreak of WWII, this is the story of a test pilot who works for the (unnamed) enemy. Made in 1939, by the time it was released in 1940, war had been declared.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Barry K. Barnes, Joan Marion, Roger Livesey, Basil Radford

Votes: 20

32. Spy for a Day (1940)

71 min | Comedy, Thriller

The Nazis kidnap a simple farm labourer when they think he is one of their spies. He escapes, only to be nearly shot by a British spy who also thinks he's a Nazi.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Douglas Wakefield, Paddy Browne, Jack Allen, Albert Lieven

Votes: 11

34. Ten Days in Paris (1940)

82 min | Drama

Bob Stevens awakens in a hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and is told that he has been in Paris for ten days. However, this cannot be true because he insists that he crashed his ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kaaren Verne, C.V. France, Leo Genn

Votes: 29

35. That's the Ticket (1940)

63 min | Comedy

Cloakroom attendants have to dress up in outlandish disguises to foil spies in Paris.

Director: Redd Davis | Stars: Sid Field, Hal Walters, Betty Lynne, Gus McNaughton

Votes: 6

37. The Girl Who Forgot (1940)


A young college student under a lot of pressure in her life decides to take a train trip to mellow out, but suddenly is stricken with a case of amnesia. A con artist, seeing her condition, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Michael, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Basil Radford

Votes: 9

38. The House of the Arrow (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Mystery

If the murderer of wealthy widow Mme.Harlowe (Louise Hampton) had not relied on information obtained from a book in her library, the old lady might have lived for years, as chronic invalids... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Kenneth Kent, Diana Churchill, Belle Chrystall, Peter Murray-Hill

42. They Came by Night (1940)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama

Jeweler James Fothergill helps Scotland Yard recover a valuable ruby by worming his way into the gang which stole it and setting them up for the police.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Will Fyffe, Phyllis Calvert, Anthony Hulme, George Merritt

Votes: 16

44. Two for Danger (1940)

73 min | Comedy, Crime

Two for Danger is a 1940 British crime film directed by George King and starring Barry K. Barnes, Greta Gynt, Ian McLean and Gordon McLeod.

Director: George King | Stars: Barry K. Barnes, Greta Gynt, Ian McLean, Gordon McLeod

47. Girl in the News (1940)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams, Roger Livesey

Votes: 174

48. The Chinese Den (1940)

72 min | Drama

A wealthy Chinese banker sets his sights on a pretty British singer, and eventually marries her and takes her back to Chinese Bungalow, his estate deep in the Malayan jungle. However, his ... See full summary »

Director: George King | Stars: Paul Lukas, Kay Walsh, Jane Baxter, Robert Douglas

Votes: 23

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