1940

The Westerner 1940

Cole Harden just doesn't look like a horse thief, Jane-Ellen Matthews tells Judge Roy Bean as she steps up to the bar. Cole says he can't take it with him as he empties all of his coins on the bar to buy drinks for the jury. He notices two big pictures of Lily Langtry behind the bar. Sure, Cole has met the Jersey Lily, whom the hanging judge adores, even has a lock of her hair. Hanging is delayed for two weeks, giving Cole time to get in the middle of a range war between cattlemen and homesteaders and to still be around when Lily Langtry, former mistress of Edward VII who became an international actress, arrives in Texas.

Category: Drama, Movies, Romantic, Western

Stars: Gary Cooper,Walter Brennan,Doris Davenport,Fred Stone

7.5 IMDB Rating 1,958 Views
The Shop Around the Corner 1940

In Budapest, Hungary, the Matuschek and Company store is owned by Mr. Hugo Matuschek and the bachelor Alfred Kralik is his best and most experienced salesman. When Klara Novak seeks a job position of saleswoman in the store, Matuschek hires her but Kralik and she do not get along. Meanwhile the lonely and dedicated Kralik has an unknown pen pal that he intends to propose very soon; however, he is fired without explanation by Matuschek on the night that he is going to meet his secret love. He goes to the bar where they have scheduled their meeting with his colleague Pirovitch and he surprisingly finds that Klara is his correspondent; however, ashamed After being let go he does not disclose his identity to her. When Matuschek discovers that he had misjudged Kralik and committed a mistake, he hires him again for the position of manager. But Klara is still fascinated with her correspondent and does not pay much attention to Alfred. Alfred works out a plan to reveal himself to Klara's who he is attracted to now that he sees past her attitude.

Category: Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Margaret Sullavan,James Stewart,Frank Morgan,Joseph Schildkraut

8.1 IMDB Rating 985 Views
The Philadelphia Story 1940

Philadelphia socialites Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven married impulsively, with their marriage and subsequent divorce being equally passionate. They broke up when Dexter's drinking became excessive, it a mechanism to cope with Tracy's unforgiving manner to the imperfect, imperfections which Dexter admits he readily has. Two years after their break-up, Tracy is about to remarry, the ceremony to take place at the Lord mansion. Tracy's bridegroom is nouveau riche businessman and aspiring politician George Kittredge, who is otherwise a rather ordinary man and who idolizes Tracy. The day before the wedding, three unexpected guests show up at the Lord mansion: Macaulay Connor (Mike to his friends), Elizabeth Imbrie - the two who are friends of Tracy's absent brother, Junius- and Dexter himself. Dexter, an employee of the tabloid Spy magazine, made a deal with its publisher and editor Sidney Kidd to get a story on Tracy's wedding - the wedding of the year - in return for Kidd not publishing a salacious story with accompanying photographs of Tracy's father, Seth Lord, with a New York showgirl named Tina Marra. In reality, Mike and Liz are the reporter and photographer respectively for Spy. Mike and Liz don't particularly like this assignment or working for Kidd, but they need to make a living as their chosen other fields as serious writer and painter don't pay the bills. A suspicious Tracy is onto them, the entire truth which Dexter admits to her. Tracy decides to turn the tables on Mike and Liz. However, hours before the wedding, as the more self-assured Dexter and Liz get to work on how to get the Lords out from under Spy's threats, Tracy and Mike, both inebriated, go on a journey of self-discovery with Tracy ultimately coming to her realizations a little faster than Mike.

Category: Comedy, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Cary Grant,Katharine Hepburn,James Stewart,Ruth Hussey

8.0 IMDB Rating 1,016 Views
Fantasia 1940

Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.

Category: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Kids

Stars: Leopold Stokowski,Deems Taylor

7.8 IMDB Rating 3,265 Views
Kyss henne! 1940

Lisa Larsson, dancer at a theater, witnesses a traffic accident and banker Brenner's private driver asks her to be a witness. When her friends see her talk to the driver, they start to ...

Category: Comedy

Stars: Annalisa Ericson,Thor Modéen,Åke Söderblom,Eric Abrahamsson

6.4 IMDB Rating 774 Views
‘Swing it’ Magistern 1940

At school, a music teacher is testing the pupil's ability to sing. The 16-year old Inga Danell starts to sing a song so catchy that everybody in the classroom starts to sing. The singing is interrupted by the principal, who thinks that jazz and swing dancing is awful. Inga then starts performing at a nightclub, where her music teacher happens to be the pianist.

Category: Comedy

Stars: Adolf Jahr,Alice Babs,Solveig Hedengran,Carl Hagman

6.3 IMDB Rating 851 Views
Skandal i Oxford 1940

With Stan in drag, the boys get jobs as a butler and maid for a dinner party at the Vandevere's. After that ends in disaster, they're reduced to sweeping streets, and accidentally capture a bank robber. The grateful bank president sends them to Oxford for a proper education. There they become victims of student pranks, getting lost in the Maze and taking over the Dean's quarters as their own. But then a knock on the head gets Stan to believing he's the famed Lord Paddington, scholar and athlete extraordinaire. Suddenly erudite and supercilious, he retains Oliver as his valet, "Fatty."

Category: Comedy

Stars: Stan Laurel,Oliver Hardy,Forrester Harvey,Wilfred Lucas

7.4 IMDB Rating 979 Views
Snurriga familjen 1940

The family Blom is considered by most as a total whirlwind. They have lots of money and can live pretty much as they want. But grim times, and both parents and children can prove that they can support themselves on honest work.

Category: Comedy

Stars: Thor Modéen,Elsa Carlsson,Åke Söderblom,Eivor Landström,Allan Bohlin,Annalisa Ericson,Eric Abrahamsson,Carl Barcklind,Åke Engfeldt,Viveca Lindfors,Carin Swensson,Anna-Lisa Baude,Viran Rydkvist,Elsa Ebbesen,Ingrid Foght

6.2 IMDB Rating 935 Views
Waterloo Bridge 1940

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

Category: Drama, Romantic, War

Stars: Vivien Leigh,Robert Taylor,Lucile Watson,Virginia Field,Maria Ouspenskaya,C. Aubrey Smith,Janet Shaw,Janet Waldo,Steffi Duna,Virginia Carroll,Leda Nicova,Florence Baker,Margery Manning,Frances MacInerney,Eleanor Stewart

7.8 IMDB Rating 994 Views
Rebecca 1940

A shy ladies' companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. Max is still troubled by the death of his first wife, Rebecca, in a boating accident the year before. The second Mrs. de Winter clashes with the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on everyone at Manderley.

Category: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Stars: Laurence Olivier,Joan Fontaine,George Sanders,Judith Anderson,Nigel Bruce,Reginald Denny,C. Aubrey Smith,Gladys Cooper,Florence Bates,Melville Cooper,Leo G. Carroll,Leonard Carey,Lumsden Hare,Edward Fielding,Philip Winter

8.3 IMDB Rating 931 Views