Movie Trailers - May 1940

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Popular trailers for movies released in May 1940

Total trailers found: 108

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Town Trailer (1940)

24 May 1940

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. We see birth, life and death in this small community.

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.

Tear Gas Squad Trailer (1940)

04 May 1940

A brash night club singer becomes a cop to impress a woman.

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.

I Take This Oath Trailer (1940)

20 May 1940

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

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.

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.

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.

Island of Doomed Men Trailer (1940)

20 May 1940

Undercover agent Mark Sheldon gets paroled to a remote tropical island with a diamond mine manned by slave labor run by sadistic Stephen Danel.

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.

A Gander at Mother Goose Trailer (1940)

25 May 1940

A series of gags based on Mother Goose stories.

Torrid Zone Trailer (1940)

25 May 1940

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

Mad Youth Trailer (1940)

05 May 1940

A rich society mother hires a male escort, but he falls for her daughter instead. The mother-daughter conflict forces the daughter to run off to stay with a friend who is enslaved by a prostitution ring.

I Was an Adventuress Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

Posing as the fabulously glamorous Countess Tanya Vronsky, a poor young ballet dancer and her two accomplices 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.

The Burning Sky Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

The film was produced during Second Sino-Japanese War, before the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941. The film mainly concerns the training of newly-recruited pilots and their daily life, then their subsequent fighting experiences in China.

Pastor Hall Trailer (1940)

28 May 1940

This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party.

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.

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.

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.

Andy Panda Goes Fishing Trailer (1940)

09 May 1940

Andy Panda, a pipe smoking turtle and a friendly electric eel are spending a fun afternoon together fishing.

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.

A Bill of Divorcement Trailer (1940)

31 May 1940

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

You Can't Fool Your Wife Trailer (1940)

21 May 1940

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

Kyss henne! Trailer (1940)

17 May 1940

Lisa Larsson, dancer at a theater, witnesses a traffic accident and banker Brenner's private driver asks her to be a witness.

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?

Westward Ho! Trailer (1940)

05 May 1940

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

Bubbling Troubles Trailer (1940)

25 May 1940

After drinking Butch's science experiment, Alfalfa thinks he's filled with dynamite. The rest of the gang does their best to keep him from exploding.

Onion Pacific Trailer (1940)

24 May 1940

The race is on for the state railroad franchise. It's the Sudden Pacific (Bluto) against the Onion Pacific (Popeye).

Krambambuli Trailer (1940)

10 May 1940

Blyge Anton Trailer (1940)

06 May 1940

Anton, a very shy bookkeeper, must show his mettle when him and his colleagues at work ask for a raise but instead are laid off.

Barcelona. Ritmo de un día Trailer (1940)

26 May 1940

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.

Prófugos Trailer (1940)

03 May 1940

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

If I Forget You Trailer (1940)

01 May 1940

Judy Garland sings the title song, a tribute to Will Rogers.

L'Héritier Des Mondésir Trailer (1940)

07 May 1940

Adventures of Tom Thumb Jr. Trailer (1940)

09 May 1940

Tom Thumb Jr. and his friend are cast ashore on an island where they are found by a lady who thinks Tom is a baby and puts him to sleep in a sewing basket.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Le café du port Trailer (1940)

08 May 1940

Enoken Enters the Ring Trailer (1940)

15 May 1940

Enoken trains to be a great sumo wrestler.

El solterón Trailer (1940)

29 May 1940

A 1940 film.

Escándalo Trailer (1940)

07 May 1940

Madame Butterfly Trailer (1940)

16 May 1940

Butterfly, a faithful Japanese wife, waits patiently in Nagasaki for the return of her American husband, Pinkerton.

Men Without Souls Trailer (1940)

20 May 1940

A prison chaplain (John Litel) rescues a young convict (Glenn Ford) on a misguided mission of revenge.

60 Days Trailer (1940)

02 May 1940

Adventures of the medicine professor during reserve duty.

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.

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.