1940

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Tarantella
5.8

Tarantella

Dec. 31, 1940

Tarantella

Here the artist creates a world of color, form, movement and sound in which the elements are in a state of controllable flux, the two materials ...
Susan and God
5.9

Susan and God

Jun. 07, 1940

Susan and God

A flighty socialite neglects her family to promote a new religious group.
Strike Up the Band
6.8

Strike Up the Band

Sep. 27, 1940

Strike Up the Band

Jimmy and Mary get a group of kids together to play in a school orchestra. A huge contest between schools is coming up and they have a hard time ...
Strange Cargo
6.9

Strange Cargo

Mar. 01, 1940

Strange Cargo

Convicts escaping from Devil’s Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.
Stranger on the Third Floor
6.8

Stranger on the Third Floor

Newspaper reporter Michael Ward plunges into a nightmare of guilt, fearing that his “evidence” has sentenced the wrong man to death.
Star Dust
6.6

Star Dust

Apr. 06, 1940

Star Dust

When Hollywood film studios reject her because she’s too young, an Arkansas woman sets out to build a career as an actress on her own.
The Son of Monte Cristo
6.2

The Son of Monte Cristo

Rightful owner of the kingdom, the Duchess of Zona, is engaged in a power struggle with the evil General Gurko. Edmond, the son of Monte Cristo, ...
The Sour Puss
6.4

The Sour Puss

Nov. 01, 1940

The Sour Puss

Porky decides to go fishing the next day and tells his cat. The cat sleeps fitfully. The next day, while they are fishing, the cat gets into a ...
Sky Murder
6

Sky Murder

Sep. 27, 1940

Sky Murder

This final Carter film is a lot of fun, with Nick (unwillingly, at first) taking on a ring of Fifth Columnists (since this was filmed before the ...
Slap Happy Pappy
6.3

Slap Happy Pappy

Apr. 13, 1940

Slap Happy Pappy

Porky runs a farm; we see him plowing the fields. But it’s primarily a poultry farm; as the sign says, “For sale: Miracle eggs if ...
The Shop Around the Corner
8

The Shop Around the Corner

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other’s ...
Shooting High
5.8

Shooting High

Apr. 25, 1940

Shooting High

A movie company making a film about a famous sheriff hires his grandson as a stand-in for the lead.
Second Chorus
5.7

Second Chorus

Jan. 03, 1941

Second Chorus

Danny O’Neill and Hank Taylor are rival trumpeters with the Perennials, a college band, and both men are still attending college by failing ...
Seven Sinners
6.5

Seven Sinners

Oct. 25, 1940

Seven Sinners

Banished from various U.S. protectorates in the Pacific, a saloon entertainer uses her femme-fatale charms to woo politicians, navy personnel, ...
Saturday’s Children
6.4

Saturday’s Children

May. 04, 1940

Saturday’s Children

An inventor and his bride get testy in the city as they try to make ends meet.
The Sea Hawk
7.6

The Sea Hawk

Aug. 10, 1940

The Sea Hawk

Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.
Saloon Bar
6.9

Saloon Bar

Nov. 02, 1940

Saloon Bar

A bookmaker with a fancy for detective work attempts to prevent the execution of a potentially innocent man.
Santa Fe Trail
6.2

Santa Fe Trail

Dec. 20, 1940

Santa Fe Trail

As a penalty for fighting fellow classmates days before graduating from West Point, J.E.B. Stuart, George Armstrong Custer and four friends are ...
Road to Singapore
6.6

Road to Singapore

Mar. 22, 1940

Road to Singapore

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore – until they meet Dorothy Lamour…
The Saint Takes Over
6.5

The Saint Takes Over

Jun. 07, 1940

The Saint Takes Over

The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth motion picture featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, a.k.a. “The ...
The Saint’s Double Trouble
6

The Saint’s Double Trouble

Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar lands in hot water when a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt.
The Return of Frank James
6.6

The Return of Frank James

Farmer Frank and his ward hunt brother Jesse’s killers, the back-shooting Fords.
Rhythm on the River
6.8

Rhythm on the River

Aug. 28, 1940

Rhythm on the River

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both ...
Rebecca
8.1

Rebecca

Mar. 23, 1940

Rebecca

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died ...
Primrose Path
6.8

Primrose Path

Mar. 22, 1940

Primrose Path

Ellie Mae lives on Primrose Hill with her good-hearted and fancy free mother, her drunken father, her younger sister and a mean-spirited ...
Pride and Prejudice
7.4

Pride and Prejudice

Jul. 26, 1940

Pride and Prejudice

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single ...
Prehistoric Porky
6.7

Prehistoric Porky

Oct. 12, 1940

Prehistoric Porky

Caveman Porky awakens and plays with his pet Rover, a massive dinosaur. After Rover’s playfulness causes a disruption to the prehistoric ...
Porky’s Hired Hand
6

Porky’s Hired Hand

Nov. 29, 1940

Porky’s Hired Hand

Porky hires on Gregory Grunt to watch over his chicken coop to stop the fox from raiding it. He falls asleep, and the fox fills his bag. But ...
Porky’s Last Stand
6.5

Porky’s Last Stand

Jan. 05, 1940

Porky’s Last Stand

Porky and Daffy run a diner. The eggs come from chickens kept on the premises. A customer orders a hamburger, and Daffy discovers the mice have ...
Porky’s Poor Fish
6.2

Porky’s Poor Fish

Apr. 26, 1940

Porky’s Poor Fish

Porky Pig owns a fish store and goes out to lunch. After a cat is not having much success with a mouse, he goes into the fish store when Porky is ...