1940 Movie Trailers

Watch official trailers for movies released in 1940.

Most Popular 1940 Trailers

Total trailers found: 1,034

Pinocchio Trailer (1940)

23 February 1940

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life.

The Great Dictator Trailer (1940)

15 October 1940

Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first "talkie," giving a superb display of his boundless talent for both inspired comedy and powerful drama.

Fantasia Trailer (1940)

13 November 1940

Fantasia is the adventurous 1940 experiment from Disney. The film sets Disney animated characters to classical music as Mickey Mouse uses his magic wand to set broomsticks dancing in one of the more famous elaborate scenes.

The Philadelphia Story Trailer (1940)

01 December 1940

Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord throws out her playboy husband C.K. Dexter Haven shortly after their marriage.

My Favorite Wife Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca.

His Girl Friday Trailer (1940)

01 January 1940

Hildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after.

Rebecca Trailer (1940)

12 April 1940

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Foreign Correspondent Trailer (1940)

16 August 1940

The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Its titular hero, Johnny Jones, is an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, his nose for a good story promptly leading him to the crime of fascism and Nazi Germany's designs on European conquest In attempting to learn more about a seemingly noble peace effort, Jones who walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring, and, not entirely coincidentally, falls in love.

The Grapes of Wrath Trailer (1940)

15 March 1940

Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure.

Go West Trailer (1940)

06 December 1940

Embezzler, shill, all around confidence man S. Quentin Quale is heading west to find his fortune; he meets the crafty but simple brothers Joseph and Rusty Panello in a train station, where they steal all his money.

Waterloo Bridge Trailer (1940)

17 May 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.

The Shop Around the Corner Trailer (1940)

11 January 1940

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 anonymous pen pal.

The Thief of Bagdad Trailer (1940)

25 December 1940

When Prince Ahmad (John Justin) is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu (the incomparable Sabu, in his definitive role) to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess (June Duprez).

The Ghost Breakers Trailer (1940)

21 June 1940

Mary Carter inherits her family's ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba, and, despite warnings and death threats, decides to take possesion of the reputedly haunted castle.

The Bank Dick Trailer (1940)

29 November 1940

The Bank Dick is a comedy from 1940 starring W.C. Fields (who also wrote the story). The film is one of the greatest works from an American comedian.

Virginia City Trailer (1940)

23 March 1940

Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from a Confederate prison and races to intercept $5 million in gold destined for Confederate coffers.

The Westerner Trailer (1940)

18 September 1940

Drifter Cole Harden is accused of stealing a horse and faces hanging by self-appointed Judge Roy Bean, but Harden manages to talk his way out of it by claiming to be a friend of stage star Lillie Langtry, with whom the judge is obsessed, even though he has never met her.

The Mark of Zorro Trailer (1940)

08 November 1940

Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship.

The Return of Frank James Trailer (1940)

16 August 1940

Farmer Frank (Henry Fonda) and his ward (Jackie Cooper) hunt brother Jesse's killers, the back-shooting Fords.

Brigham Young Trailer (1940)

27 September 1940

The true story of the famous Mormon leader, Brigham Young and his battle to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City.

Comrade X Trailer (1940)

13 December 1940

An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country.

They Drive by Night Trailer (1940)

27 July 1940

Joe (George Raft) and Paul Fabrini (Humphrey Bogart) are Wildcat or, independent truck drivers who have their own small one truck business.

Dark Command Trailer (1940)

15 April 1940

When transplanted Texan Bob Seton arrives in Lawrence, Kansas he finds much to like about the place, especially Mary McCloud, daughter of the local banker.

The Letter Trailer (1940)

22 November 1940

After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.

North West Mounted Police Trailer (1940)

22 October 1940

Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder.

Dr. Cyclops Trailer (1940)

09 April 1940

Four explorers are summoned to Peru by the brilliant physicist Dr Thorkel. They discover a rich sourn

Too Many Girls Trailer (1940)

08 October 1940

Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards.

Buck Benny Rides Again Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch.

Our Town Trailer (1940)

24 May 1940

It is the story of the peaceful life in a town in the early 20th century. The message of the film is the preciousness of time in people's short lives.

Santa Fe Trail Trailer (1940)

13 December 1940

As a penalty for fighting fellow classmates days before graduating from West Point, J.E.B. Stuart, George Armstrong Custer and four friends are assigned to the 2nd Cavalry, stationed at Fort Leavenworth.

The Invisible Woman Trailer (1940)

27 December 1940

A sexy model volunteers to be a test subject for a new invisibility machine. But does she have ulterior motives?

Northwest Passage Trailer (1940)

23 February 1940

Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War.

Elmer's Candid Camera Trailer (1940)

02 March 1940

Elmer takes up wildlife photography

Saps at Sea Trailer (1940)

03 May 1940

Stan and Ollie work in a horn factory. Ollie starts having violent fits every time he hears a horn. His doctor prescribes a restful sea voyage.

The Fighting 69th Trailer (1940)

27 January 1940

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Knock Knock Trailer (1940)

24 November 1940

Andy Panda asks Pop if you can really catch a bird by putting salt on its tail. Pop tells Andy not to bother him only to hear a knocking at the door.

You're Missing the Point Trailer (1940)

11 September 1940

The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog.

Road to Singapore Trailer (1940)

22 March 1940

Bing Crosby an Bob Hope star in the first of the 'Road to' movies as two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet Dorothy Lamour.

A Chump at Oxford Trailer (1940)

16 February 1940

The boys get jobs as a butler and maid (Stan in drag) for a dinner party. When that ends in disaster, they resort to sweeping streets and accidentally capture a bank robber.

Dance, Girl, Dance Trailer (1940)

30 August 1940

Judy O'Brien (Maureen O'Hara) is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles (Lucille Ball), a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque.

The Mortal Storm Trailer (1940)

14 June 1940

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

Remember the Night Trailer (1940)

01 January 1940

An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.

The Devil Bat Trailer (1940)

13 December 1940

Dr. Carruthers feels bitter at being betrayed by his employers, Heath and Morton, when they became rich as a result of a product he devised.

Tugboat Mickey Trailer (1940)

26 April 1940

Mickey is performing routine maintenance on his tugboat (with interference from a pelican) when a call comes on the radio that there's a sinking ship needing assistance.

Too Many Husbands Trailer (1940)

03 April 1940

Romantic comedy adapted from a Somerset Maugham play.

Girls Under 21 Trailer (1940)

15 November 1940

Francis Ryan, living high-and-free-wheeling life as the wife of gangster "Smiley" Ryan, spends some time behind bars as a result of her husband's activities, and, when she gets out, realizes she has been a bad example for her kid-sister, Jennie White, and five of her friends.

A Window in London Trailer (1940)

15 June 1940

A man witnesses a murder that isn't a murder, only to get involved with the magician and his wife who created the illusion.

Stranger on the Third Floor Trailer (1940)

16 August 1940

Newspaper reporter John McGuire plunges into a nightmare of guilt, fearing that his "evidence" has sentenced the wrong man to death.

The Mummy's Hand Trailer (1940)

20 September 1940

A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka.

The Sea Hawk Trailer (1940)

01 July 1940

Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe (Errol Flynn) plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois Trailer (1940)

12 February 1940

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.

You Nazty Spy Trailer (1940)

19 January 1940

In this satire of the Nazis the stooges are paperhangers in the country of Moronica. When evil cabinet ministers overthrow the king, they decide to make Moe the new ruler as he'll be stupid enough to follow their orders.

Li'l Abner Trailer (1940)

09 November 1940

Li'l Abner becomes convinced that he is going to die within twenty-four hours, so agrees to marry two different girls: Daisy Mae (who has chased him for years) and Wendy Wilecat (who rescued him from an angry mob).

Brother Orchid Trailer (1940)

08 June 1940

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.

The Door with Seven Locks Trailer (1940)

12 October 1940

This early British horror film was called "Chamber of Horrors" when it was released in the United States.

Arise, My Love Trailer (1940)

08 November 1940

In 1939, American Tom Martin, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, awaits execution at the hands of the Fascist victors when reporter Augusta 'Gusto' Nash, for a scoop, aids him in an audacious escape.

Mi madrecita Trailer (1940)

09 May 1940

Woman faces the vicissitudes of life with her three adult children well in the background. But when the chips are down.

Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Trailer (1940)

01 November 1940

When a much-despised matriarch is murdered, or apparently murdered, all of her relatives and "friends" fall under suspicion.

Susan and God Trailer (1940)

07 June 1940

A flighty socialite neglects her family to promote a new religious group.

City for Conquest Trailer (1940)

21 September 1940

The heartbreaking but hopeful tale of Danny Kenny and Peggy Nash, two sweethearts who meet and struggle through their impoverished lives in New York City.