List of British films of 1940

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A list of British films released in 1940.

1940[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
21 Days Basil Dean Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks Drama Filmed in 1937
All at Sea Herbert Smith Sandy Powell, Kay Walsh Comedy
At the Villa Rose Walter Summers Judy Kelly, Keneth Kent, Clifford Evans Mystery
Band Waggon Marcel Varnel Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch Comedy
Blind Folly Reginald Denham Clifford Mollison, Lilli Palmer Comedy
The Briggs Family Herbert Mason Edward Chapman, Jane Baxter Drama
Bulldog Sees It Through Harold Huth Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt Mystery 18th (out of 26) film with Bulldog Drummond character.
Busman's Honeymoon Arthur B. Woods Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks Mystery
The Case of the Frightened Lady George King Marius Goring, Helen Haye Mystery
Channel Incident Anthony Asquith Peggy Ashcroft, Gordon Harker Short/Drama
Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt Walter Forde Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch Comedy Based on the farce Charley's Aunt.
The Chinese Bungalow George King Paul Lukas, Kay Walsh, Jane Baxter Drama
Contraband Michael Powell Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson War, Spy film
Convoy Pen Tennyson Clive Brook, John Clements, Judy Campbell War
Crimes at the Dark House George King Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott, Hilary Eaves Drama
Dead Man's Shoes Thomas Bentley Leslie Banks, Judy Kelly, Wilfrid Lawson Crime Drama
Dr. O'Dowd Herbert Mason Shaun Glenville, Peggy Cummins Drama
The Door with Seven Locks Norman Lee Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer Horror, Mystery
An Englishman's Home Albert de Courville Edmund Gwenn, Mary Maguire Drama
The Flying Squad Herbert Brenon Sebastian Shaw, Phyllis Brooks Crime
For Freedom Maurice Elvey Will Fyffe, Anthony Hulme Drama
French Without Tears Anthony Asquith Ray Milland Comedy
Garrison Follies Maclean Rogers Barry Lupino, Nancy O'Neil Comedy
Gaslight Thorold Dickinson Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard Mystery
Girl in the News Carol Reed Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes Thriller
The Girl Who Forgot Adrian Brunel Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Michael, Enid Stamp-Taylor Comedy
Henry Steps Out Widgey R. Newman George Turner, Wally Patch Comedy
His Brother's Keeper Roy William Neill Clifford Evans, Tamara Desni Drama
Hoots Mon! Roy William Neill Max Miller, Florence Desmond, Hal Walters Comedy
It Happened to One Man Paul L. Stein Wilfrid Lawson, Nora Swinburne Drama
Jailbirds Oswald Mitchell Albert Burdon, Harry Terry Comedy/Crime
Just William Graham Cutts Richard Lupino, Fred Emney Comedy
Laugh It Off John Baxter Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin Musical Comedy
Law and Disorder David MacDonald Barry K. Barnes, Diana Churchill Comedy/Crime
Let George Do It! Marcel Varnel George Formby, Phyllis Calvert Comedy
Macushla Alex Bryce Liam Gaffney, Pamela Wood Drama
The Midas Touch David MacDonald Barry K. Barnes, Judy Kelly, Frank Cellier Thriller
The Middle Watch Thomas Bentley Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt Comedy
The Missing People Jack Raymond Will Fyffe, Kay Walsh Mystery
Mrs. Pym of Scotland Yard Fred Ellis Mary Clare, Edward Lexy Crime
Neutral Port Marcel Varnel Will Fyffe, Leslie Banks War
Night Train to Munich Carol Reed Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison Thriller
Old Mother Riley in Society John Baxter Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane Comedy
Old Mother Riley Joins Up Maclean Rogers Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane Comedy
Olympic Honeymoon Alfred J. Goulding Claude Hulbert, Monty Banks Comedy
Pack Up Your Troubles Oswald Mitchell Reginald Purdell, Wylie Watson Comedy
Pastor Hall Roy Boulting Wilfrid Lawson, Nova Pilbeam Drama
The Proud Valley Pen Tennyson Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman Drama
Return to Yesterday Robert Stevenson Clive Brook, Anna Lee Drama
Room for Two Maurice Elvey Frances Day, Vic Oliver, Basil Radford Comedy
Sailors Don't Care Oswald Mitchell Tom Gamble, Edward Rigby Comedy
Sailors Three Walter Forde Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert Comedy
Saloon Bar Walter Forde Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan Thriller
Somewhere in England John E. Blakeley Frank Randle, Dan Young Comedy
The Spider Maurice Elvey Derrick De Marney, Diana Churchill Crime
Spies of the Air David MacDonald Edward Ashley, Felix Aylmer Adventure
The Stars Look Down Carol Reed Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams Drama
That's the Ticket Redd Davis Sid Field, Hal Walters Comedy
They Came by Night Harry Lachman Will Fyffe, Phyllis Calvert Crime
The Thief of Bagdad Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez Fantasy/Adventure Outbreak of World War II caused this to be finished in the US
Three Silent Men Daniel Birt Sebastian Shaw, Derrick De Marney Crime
Tilly of Bloomsbury Leslie S. Hiscot Sydney Howard, Jean Gillie Comedy
Two for Danger George King Barry K. Barnes, Greta Gynt Crime
Two Smart Men Widgey R. Newman Leslie Fuller, Wally Patch Comedy
Under Your Hat Maurice Elvey Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge Comedy
Where's That Fire? Marcel Varnel Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott Comedy
A Window in London Herbert Mason Michael Redgrave, Patricia Roc Thriller

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