Feature Film, Released between 1940-01-01 and 1940-12-31, User Rating of 7, Rating Count at most 20,000 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 3,508

2. The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

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Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

Director: Joe May | Stars: George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price, Dick Foran

Votes: 875

3. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,931

4. Johnny Apollo (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 1,036

5. Brother Orchid (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,219

6. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

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A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 766

7. The Stars Look Down (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

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Davey Fenwick (Sir Michael Redgrave) leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 825

8. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

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A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick

Votes: 734

9. The Man I Married (1940)

77 min | Drama

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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.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Joan Bennett, Francis Lederer, Lloyd Nolan, Anna Sten

Votes: 363

10. Saloon Bar (1940)

76 min | Thriller

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Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns, Joyce Barbour

Votes: 137

11. A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama

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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best, Eddie Albert, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 500

12. Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

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Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 230

13. French Without Tears (1940)

86 min | Comedy

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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: 65

14. Victory (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama

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A hermit's idyllic life on an island is disturbed by the arrival of a bunch of cutthroats.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Cedric Hardwicke, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 73

15. Los de abajo (1940)

TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, War

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Liderados por el capitán Anastasio Montañez, el recién formado ejército de campesinos -hartos de las injusticias de los federales-, toma como código de honor saquear las casas para repartir las riquezas.

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Miguel Ángel Ferriz, Esther Fernández, Isabela Corona, Domingo Soler

Votes: 32

16. High School (1940)

74 min | Comedy

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Texas ranch teenager (Withers) is sent to school in San Antonio where she learns to get along with others.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Jane Withers, Joe Brown Jr., Paul Harvey, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 39

17. Nobuko (1940)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Shinobu Aoki, Mariko Aoyama, Mitsuko Higashiyama, Shin'ichi Himori

Votes: 78

18. The Farmer's Daughter (1940)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Broadway producer Nickie North, and his press agent Scoop Trimble, land a backer for a new show, but their "angel" requires that they rehearse the show out-of-town and star Clarice Sheldon,... See full summary »

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Martha Raye, Charles Ruggles, Richard Denning, Gertrude Michael

Votes: 46

19. The Crooked Road (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Drama

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Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Hervey, Henry Wilcoxon, Paul Fix

Votes: 17

20. Rancho Grande (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Kay and her eastern clan go out West to run the ranch left her by her grandfather. Badguys are out to ruin the ranch's irrigation system, so Autry lends a hand.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Mary Lee

Votes: 53

21. The Emigrant (1940)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

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Fearing a gangster's vengeance,his moll sails away to South Africa ,where many emigrants intend to work in the mines there.

Director: Léo Joannon | Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Jean Chevrier, Georges Lannes, Foun-Sen

Votes: 9

22. A Romantic Adventure (1940)

82 min | Drama

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Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Assia Noris, Gino Cervi, Leonardo Cortese, Armando Migliari

Votes: 22

23. Heroes of the Saddle (1940)

Approved | 56 min | Sport, Western

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Montana Bill Bell, a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico Renaldo, is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy in ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Patsy Parsons

Votes: 9

24. The Bird Seller (1940)

100 min | Comedy, History

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Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Hans Moser, Marte Harell, Johannes Heesters, Hans Holt

Votes: 60

25. Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940)

Passed | 58 min | Western

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This entry in Republic's "Three Mesquiteers" series has a misnomer for a title since the action takes place in Texas and pre-statehood Oklahoma, and the Rocky Mountains are in neither state... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Rosella Towne

Votes: 51

26. L'école des femmes (1940)

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Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Ozeray

Votes: 7

27. The Catacombs (1940)

Comedy

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Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Vlasta Burian, Jaroslav Marvan, Cenek Slégl, Theodor Pistek

Votes: 100

28. Argila (1940)

103 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Humberto Mauro | Stars: Carmen Santos, Celso Guimarães, Lídia Mattos, Floriano Faissal

Votes: 39

29. Ecco la felicità (1940)

102 min | Comedy

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Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Michel Simon, Ramon Novarro, Jacqueline Delubac, Micheline Presle

Votes: 13

30. La luz de un fósforo (1940)

78 min | Comedy

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A shy man invents in front of his friends a love affair with a singer but circumstances will lead him to conquer her.

Director: Leopoldo Torres Ríos | Stars: Severo Fernández, Pepita Serrador, Susy del Carril, Eduardo Sandrini

Votes: 15

31. Füszer és csemege (1940)

85 min | Drama

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Mail for translation. 54 eve all fenn Puskas Aladar fuszer- es csemegeuzlete. A patinas, szolid boltot az idos Puskas unokajara, a konnyelmu Aladarra iratja. A bolt ... See full summary »

Director: Ákos Ráthonyi | Stars: Mariska Vízváry, Artúr Somlay, Éva Szörényi, Pál Jávor

Votes: 16

32. On Their Own (1940)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

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The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Spring Byington, Kenneth Howell, George Ernest, June Carlson

Votes: 7

33. Haar Jeet (1940)

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Set in the early 20th C. Calcutta Theatres industry. Kamala (Kanan Devi) is the star of the Ruby Theatre owned by her guardian Maheshbabu. Narendra (Sanyal) is the equally popular star in ... See full summary »

Director: Amar Mullick | Stars: Kanan Devi, Pahadi Sanyal, Meera Dutta, Chhayadevi

Votes: 9

34. Kojima no haru (1940)

88 min | Drama

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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Shizue Natsukawa, Ichirô Sugai, Haruko Sugimura, Yuriko Hanabusa

Votes: 5

35. Grandpa Goes to Town (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Harry Davenport

Votes: 6

36. A Happy Day (1940)

Musical

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During ww2 a saudi monkey travels to Egypt

Director: Mohammed Karim | Stars: Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Faten Hamamah, Samiha Samih

Votes: 30

37. Sportowiec mimo woli (1940)

64 min | Comedy

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Funny story about a misunderstanding containing hairdresser and world known hockey player, due to coincidence, switching their jobs.

Director: Mieczyslaw Krawicz | Stars: Adolf Dymsza, Aleksander Zabczynski, Ina Benita, Józef Orwid

Votes: 66

38. Only the Valiant (1940)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Adelqui Migliar | Stars: Santiago Arrieta, Amalia Bernabé, Nelo Cosimi, Néstor Deval

Votes: 7

39. Igen vagy nem? (1940)

73 min | Comedy

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How did a beautiful American divorcee get into the bed of her best friend's fiancé right after returning to Budapest?

Director: Viktor Bánky | Stars: Lili Muráti, Éva Szörényi, Piroska Vaszary, Manyi Kiss

Votes: 10

40. Krambambuli (1940)

72 min

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It's all about the value of a beautiful thoroughbred hunting dog and his loyalty. The animal has to choose between love and duty. Love, as always, pervails.

Director: Karl Köstlin | Stars: Rudolf Prack, Sepp Rist, Elise Aulinger, Viktoria von Ballasko

Votes: 21


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