Film Trailers World: 1940


Showing posts with label 1940. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1940. Show all posts

September 06, 2015

Misbehaving Husbands (1940)

Misbehaving Husbands

Misbehaving Husbands is a 1940 American comedy of errors film directed by William Beaudine for Producers Releasing Corporation.

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The owner of a department store is threatened with divorce by his wife, who has gotten reports that he's been seen in the arms of a beautiful blonde on the night of their 20th wedding anniversary. He has to find a way to convince her that the "beautiful blonde" in question was actually a store mannequin that he was taking in for repairs.

May 03, 2015

The Invisible Woman (1940) Trailer

The Invisible Woman

IT'S A Ghost-to-Ghost HOOK-UP!

The Invisible Woman is an American science fiction comedy film that was released near the end of 1940 by Universal. 

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An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

The Mummy's Hand (1940) Trailer

The Mummy's Hand

The tomb of a thousand terrors!

The Mummy's Hand is a 1940 black-and-white horror film, produced by Ben Pivar for Universal Studios.

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An ancient mummy is revived to destroy those that would invade the 3,000 year old tomb of an Egyptian princess.

March 06, 2015

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

From the ALEX RAYMOND newspaper feature owned and copyrighted by King Features Syndicate

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe is a 1940 twelve episode serial film starring Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, and was the last of three Flash Gordon serials made from 1936 to 1940. 

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Flash and his friends return to planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death. But Ming the Merciless has other plans for them... 

February 16, 2015

Contraband (1940)


Stop that man and woman! His mission is deadlier than that of the enemy in the sky. Her beauty is a dangerous weapon of war!

Contraband (1940) is a wartime spy film by the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, which reteamed stars Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson after their success in The Spy in Black the previous year. 

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

January 09, 2015

Black Friday (1940) Trailer

Black Friday

A Reign Of HORROR... a man-made monster on the loose!

Black Friday is a 1940 American science fiction film starring Boris KarloffBéla Lugosi, although second-billed, has only a small part in the film and does not appear with Karloff. 

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When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.Written by Carlos Valverde <>

The Ape (1940) Scene

The Ape

Jungle Beast or Man of Science?

The Ape is a 1940 American horror film made for Monogram Pictures, co-written by Curt Siodmak and starring Boris Karloff.

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Doctor Adrian (Boris Karloff) is a researcher looking for a cure to polio that would benefit his young friend Frances Clifford (Maris Wrixon), who suffers from the disease.

November 06, 2014

Edison, the Man (1940) Trailer

Edison, the Man

Edison, the Man is a 1940 biographical film depicting the life of inventor Thomas Edison, who was played by Spencer Tracy.

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Hoored at a banquet for his sixty year career as an inventor, scientist, and businessman, 89 year old Thomas Alva Edison reflects back on his long career, which includes such achievements as the stock market ticker, the phonograph, the light bulb, and the motion picture. Written by

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) Trailer

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln from his departure from Kentucky until his election as President of the United States.

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Biopic of Abe Lincoln, 16th President of he United States, from his early days in backwoods Kentucky to his election as President. After a time running livestock to New Orleans, he settles in New Salem where he meets and falls in love with Ann Rutledge who is already engaged to someone. Abe makes a home for himself in New Salem, eventually running a store and becoming the postmaster. He's popular with the locals and is eventually elected to the State legislature but afterward established himself in the practice of law. He eventually meets Mary Todd who would become his wife and and is sent to Washington as a Congressman before he is elected president. Written by garykmcd

October 16, 2014

Foreign Correspondent (1940) Trailer

Foreign Correspondent

The thrill spectacle of the year!

Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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On the eve of WW2, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

British Intelligence (1940) Trailer

British Intelligence

British Intelligence is a 1940 spy film set in World War I.

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Although the home of cabinet minister Arthur Bennett is a hotbed of spies, moles, and
 double agents, no one knows the true identity of notorious German spymaster Strendler.

October 07, 2014

They Drive by Night (1940) Trailer

They Drive by Night

Thrills . . . from coast to coast . . . !

They Drive by Night is a 1940 black-and-white film noir starring George Raft

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Two brothers struggle as wildcat truck drivers; one comes to harm, the 
other is accused of his friend's murder.

The Mortal Storm (1940) Trailer

The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm (1940) is a drama film from MGM directed by

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The Roth family lead a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930's. When the Nazi's come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is
caught up in the turmoil.


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