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Pinocchio

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket.

Release On: 23rd - February - 1940

Vote Count: 4327
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Fantasia

Walt Disney's timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Release On: 13th - November - 1940

Vote Count: 2128
Vote Average: 7.4/10


The Great Dictator

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Release On: 23rd - October - 1940

Vote Count: 2211
Vote Average: 8.4/10


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 mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

Release On: 23rd - March - 1940

Vote Count: 1043
Vote Average: 8/10


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 anonymous pen pal.

Release On: 12th - January - 1940

Vote Count: 303
Vote Average: 7.8/10


The Grapes of Wrath

Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.

Release On: 15th - March - 1940

Vote Count: 587
Vote Average: 7.8/10


The Philadelphia Story

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Release On: 5th - December - 1940

Vote Count: 530
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Waterloo Bridge

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.

Release On: 17th - May - 1940

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 7.6/10


The Thief of Bagdad

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.

Release On: 25th - December - 1940

Vote Count: 150
Vote Average: 7.2/10


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 gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.

Release On: 26th - July - 1940

Vote Count: 84
Vote Average: 6.9/10


The Letter

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

Release On: 21st - November - 1940

Vote Count: 119
Vote Average: 7.4/10


The Mark of Zorro

Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the masked avenger Zorro.

Release On: 8th - November - 1940

Vote Count: 122
Vote Average: 7.3/10


His Girl Friday

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

Release On: 18th - January - 1940

Vote Count: 494
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Foreign Correspondent

The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly leads 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 walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring and—not entirely coincidentally—falls in love.

Release On: 16th - August - 1940

Vote Count: 209
Vote Average: 7/10


Knute Rockne All American

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

Release On: 5th - October - 1940

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.8/10


Ahí está el detalle

Cantinflas, the boyfriend of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his wife's brother (Leonardo), who had been lost for years. The rich man then remembers that his father in law's testament could only be paid when all brothers get together, so treats Cantinflas, a real bum, as a king.

Release On: 11th - September - 1940

Vote Count: 57
Vote Average: 7.9/10


My Little Chickadee

Set in the American Old West of the 1880s, Miss Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) is on her way to visit relatives out west. While she is traveling on a stagecoach a masked bandit on horseback holds up the stage for its shipment of gold. As he makes his getaway with the gold, he takes Flower Belle with him. Flower Belle then walks into town under suspicion of being in collusion with the bandit.

Release On: 9th - February - 1940

Vote Count: 15
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Cantinflas - Ruletero

Cantinflas Ruletero is one of his most famous short films, where the great comedian acts as a taxi driver, making his passengers work without taking them to their destination.

Release On: 1st - January - 1940

Vote Count: 38
Vote Average: 7.6/10


Go West

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. They're heading west, too, because they've heard you can just pick the gold off the ground. Once there, they befriend an old miner named Dan Wilson whose property, Dead Man's Gulch, has no gold. They loan him their last ten dollars so he can go start life anew, and for collateral, he gives them the deed to the Gulch. Unbeknownst to Wilson, the son of his longtime rival, Terry Turner (who's also in love with his daughter, Eva), has contacted the railroad to arrange for them to build through the land, making the old man rich and hopefully resolving the feud. But the evil Red Baxter, owner of a saloon, tricks the boys out of the deed, and it's up to them - as well as Quale, who naturally finds his way out west anyway - to save the day.

Release On: 6th - December - 1940

Vote Count: 47
Vote Average: 6.9/10


They Drive by Night

Joe and Paul Fabrini are Wildcat, or independent, truck drivers who have their own small one-truck business. The Fabrini boys constantly battle distributors, rivals and loan collectors, while trying to make a success of their transport company.

Release On: 26th - July - 1940

Vote Count: 60
Vote Average: 6.8/10