Category Archives: 1940

Christmas in July (1940) Rated NR

An office worker who enjoys entering contests to win prizes hopes that someday he’ll win enough to propose to his girl. When his office decides to pull a prank on him that he’s won $25,000, good things start happening, but … Continue reading

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Remember the Night (1940) Rated TV-G

Lee Leander is caught shoplifting.  Her prosecutor decides not to take her case to trial until after the holidays. In the meantime, he bails her out of jail and takes her home to his family for Christmas. Starring  Barbara Stanwyck, Fred … Continue reading

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Knute Rockne-All American (1940) Rated G

The story of Knute Rockne, the legendary coach at Notre Dame. Starring Pat O’Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan This film is most famous for Ronald Reagan and his one line, “Win one for the Gipper.” Rockne did change the way football … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Rated NR Based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Tom Joad leads his family from Oklahoma to California during the dust bowl. Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine One of the best films ever to be adapted from a … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Rated NR A Socialite prepares to remarry when her ex shows up with a tabloid reporter. Comedy ensues in this romance based on the Broadway play by the same name. A wonderfully acting film from all three actors, Katherine Hepburn, … Continue reading

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The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Rated NR This movie is based on the book, The Tree of Liberty by Elizabeth Page. I enjoyed this story of a Virginian farmer who marries a wealthy plantation owner’s sister. It’s a story of class and culture as the two collide in … Continue reading

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The Mortal Storm (1940)

Rated NR One of my favorite Jimmy Stewart films. This film was made in 1940 before the U.S. entered WWII and it is a marvelous portrayal of what life was like for a family living on the border of Germany. It starts … Continue reading

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