Movie Trailers - May 1940

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Popular trailers for movies released in May 1940

Total trailers found: 92


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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.

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.

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.

Edison, the Man Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York.

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.

Lillian Russell Trailer (1940)

24 May 1940

Alice Faye plays the title role in this 1940 film biography of the early-20th-century stage star.

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Trailer (1940)

02 May 1940

On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.

Little Toot Trailer (1940)

27 May 1940

Little Toot is a baby tugboat who would rather play than help his father in New York harbor. When he does finally decide to help, he accidentally causes a major crash and is banished beyond the 12 mile limit.

Vassilisa the Beautiful Trailer (1940)

13 May 1940

Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides.

Torrid Zone Trailer (1940)

25 May 1940

A Central American plantation manager and his boss battle over a traveling showgirl.

Men with Steel Faces Trailer (1940)

02 May 1940

Re-edited feature version of serial The Phantom Empire (1935). Singer Gene Autry discovers a race of advanced humans living beneath the earth.

Irene Trailer (1940)

03 May 1940

Upholsterer's assistant Irene O'Dare meets wealthy Don Marshall while she is measuring chairs for Mrs.

You Ought to Be in Pictures Trailer (1940)

18 May 1940

Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

Turnabout Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.

Billposters Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

Donald and Goofy are putting up advertising posters in a farm. Goofy prepares to post on a windmill, but his tools keep disappearing and reappearing on the windmill blades.

Contraband Trailer (1940)

11 May 1940

When a neutral Danish merchant ship is forced to put into port after trying to evade British wartime contraband control, its captain becomes involved in a beautiful British Naval Intelligent agent's efforts to capture a group of German spies operating from a London cinema.

Girl in 313 Trailer (1940)

30 May 1940

A priceless necklace goes missing at a plush party. Police close in on the jewel thieves but is one cop getting too close to one of the crooks?

Gangs of Chicago Trailer (1940)

18 May 1940

A criminal uses his knowledge of the law for his not-very-legal purposes, betraying friends along the way.

Saturday's Children Trailer (1940)

11 May 1940

An inventor (John Garfield) and his bride (Anne Shirley) get testy in the city as they try to make ends meet.

The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Trailer (1940)

30 May 1940

A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit.

Liebesschule Trailer (1940)

03 May 1940

A Bill of Divorcement Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

20 Mule Team Trailer (1940)

03 May 1940

It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition.

Swiss Ski Yodelers Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

A cartoon that illustrates the old adage that you can take a pig to Switzerland, lead him to the snow, but you can't teach him to ski.

Sandy Is a Lady Trailer (1940)

21 May 1940

Mary and Joe Phillips' (Nan Grey and Tom Brown) attempts to improve their financial status are alternately aided and endangered by the antics of their two-year-old, Sandy.

Texas Stagecoach Trailer (1940)

23 May 1940

The Kinkaids and the Harpers both run stage lines and are friendly competitors. Appleby is after the stage line and convinces the two owners to build a spur line to the same town.

The Man from Tumbleweeds Trailer (1940)

02 May 1940

Bill Saunders recruits a team of paroled convicts to subdue a lawless gang.

Boobs in the Woods Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

Andy's annoying brother-in-law (Shemp Howard) gets him fired from his job, and then tag-a-longs on a vacation with Andy (Andy Clyde) and his wife (Esther Howard).

South of the Boudoir Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

Charley Chase invites his boss home for dinner; hilarious complications ensue.

Gaucho Serenade Trailer (1940)

09 May 1940

Gene Autry and sidekick Frog Millhouse depart Madison Square Garden and NYC heading west for home in their car and a horse trailer carrying Gene's horse, Champion.

For Freedom Trailer (1940)

04 May 1940

Made in 1940, this stirringly patriotic film cleverly combined new scenes with genuine newsreel footage.

Flight Angels Trailer (1940)

18 May 1940

Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing.

I Take This Oath Trailer (1940)

20 May 1940

The trials and tribulations of a group of newly sworn-in police officers.

Ski Patrol Trailer (1940)

09 May 1940

In 1939, a group of Finnish soldiers defend the border from Russian invaders.

Mystery in Swing Trailer (1940)

09 May 1940

In and around some great blues, swing and jazz music, a very unpopular band-leader. Prince Ellis, is killed in a Harlem nightclub, and, in and around some more great music, a detective finds the lists of suspects is very long, as Prince Ellis was indeed very unpopular with many citizens.

Bal paré Trailer (1940)

22 May 1940

I Was an Adventuress Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

Posing as the fabulously glamorous Countess Tanya Vronsky, a poor young ballet dancer (Vera Zorina) and her two accomplices (Peter Lorre, Erich von Stroheim) are really a team of skilled con artists! They mingle with Europe's high society, always looking for the next wealthy victim to fleece with their fake jewellery scam.

Hollywood: Style Center of the World Trailer (1940)

29 May 1940

This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America.

Tear Gas Squad Trailer (1940)

04 May 1940

A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.

The Biscuit Eater Trailer (1940)

24 May 1940

Two little boys have faith in a dog they name Promise, so much faith that they enter him in the championship trials for bird dogs.

Westward Ho! Trailer (1940)

05 May 1940

Wartime short promoting the evacuation if urban children to rural areas.

Sniffles Takes a Trip Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

Sniffles the mouse is in the country for a restful vacation, but the woodland creatures keep him awake and eventually frighten him into scurrying back to the city.

Typhoon Trailer (1940)

16 May 1940

Two men searching for black pearls are marooned on an island when their crew mutinies. There they run into a beautiful girl who had been washed up on the island in her childhood.

Golowin geht durch die Stadt Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

Rocky Mountain Rangers Trailer (1940)

24 May 1940

Frustrated by their inability to take action against a murderous gang who killed a young boy, Texas Rangers Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston), Rusty Joslin (Raymond Hatton) and Rico Rinaldo (Duncan Renaldo) hatch a plan: Stony poses as an outlaw dubbed The Laredo Kid to lure the bad guys into Texas.

Escape to Glory Trailer (1940)

20 May 1940

The Grand Hotel formula that was so overworked in the 1930s made an encore appearance in 1940's Escape to Glory.

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.

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms Trailer (1940)

29 May 1940

This film shows experiments preformed by Soviet scientists reviving the lungs, heart, and even the head of dead dogs.

If I Had My Way Trailer (1940)

05 May 1940

In this musical drama, a construction worker becomes the guardian of a 12-year old girl after one of his buddies is killed.

Prófugos Trailer (1940)

03 May 1940

Aviatrix disappears when her plane crashes onto a remote island inhabited by fugitives from the law.

The Crooked Road Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

A blackmail threat from an old prison buddy compels a man who has gone straight to consider yet another crime.

Alias the Deacon Trailer (1940)

13 May 1940

A hillbilly deacon, who is actually a cardsharp in disguise, becomes involved in a small-town fight game.

La Conga Nights Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

In this comedy, actor Hugh Herbert plays six different roles. Only one of the roles is a man. The story centers around a dizzy music lover, who has grown rich through real estate deals.

Information Please: Series 1, No. 10 Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

Deems Taylor joins Clifton Fadiman and the Information Please regular panel members, Oscar Levant, Franklin P.

The Middle Watch Trailer (1940)

11 May 1940

Through a series of unforeseen events, two glamorous young ladies find that they are obliged to spend the night on board the battleship HMS Falcon, where they have been attending a 'bon voyage' reception.

You Can't Fool Your Wife Trailer (1940)

21 May 1940

Longtime school sweethearts discover married life, thanks to a disagreeable mother-in-law and pressing business obligations, is more rocky than idyllic.

Swing Social Trailer (1940)

18 May 1940

Another one of those cartoons that gets the political-incorrect, history revisionists all knotted up.

Miente y serás feliz Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

A Spanish, Juan, is obsessed with telling the truth always. As a result he is consistently in the middle of troubles.

Clay Trailer (1940)

20 May 1940

In Rio de Janeiro, Gilberto (Celso Guimarães) is a talented artisan engaged of Marina (Lídia Mattos), working in a pottery factory.

Modern New Orleans Trailer (1940)

11 May 1940

This Traveltalk look at New Orleans starts at the recently modernized port and harbor facilities, with ships unloading various cargo and loading cotton.