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A list of British films released in 1940.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
21 Days Basil Dean Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks Drama Filmed in 1937
All at Sea Herbert Smith Sandy Powell, Kay Walsh, John Warwick Comedy
At the Villa Rose Walter Summers Judy Kelly, Keneth Kent, Clifford Evans Mystery
Band Waggon Marcel Varnel Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Patricia Kirkwood Comedy
The Briggs Family Herbert Mason Edward Chapman, Jane Baxter, Austin Trevor Drama
Bulldog Sees It Through Harold Huth Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt, Googie Withers Mystery
Busman's Honeymoon Arthur B. Woods Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings, Leslie Banks Mystery
The Case of the Frightened Lady George King Marius Goring, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Helen Haye Mystery
Channel Incident Anthony Asquith Peggy Ashcroft, Gordon Harker, Robert Newton Short drama
Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt Walter Forde Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Moore Marriott 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, Hay Petrie Spy thriller
Convoy Pen Tennyson Clive Brook, John Clements, Judy Campbell War
Crimes at the Dark House George King Tod Slaughter, Hay Petrie, Margaret Yarde Thriller
Crook's Tour John Baxter Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Greta Gynt Comedy
Dead Man's Shoes Thomas Bentley Leslie Banks, Judy Kelly, Wilfrid Lawson Crime drama
Dr. O'Dowd Herbert Mason Shaun Glenville, Peggy Cummins, Patricia Roc Drama
The Door with Seven Locks Norman Lee Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Gina Malo Mystery horror
An Englishman's Home Albert de Courville Edmund Gwenn, Mary Maguire, Paul Henreid Drama
The Flying Squad Herbert Brenon Sebastian Shaw, Phyllis Brooks, Basil Radford Crime
For Freedom Maurice Elvey Will Fyffe, Anthony Hulme, Guy Middleton War drama
Full Speed Ahead John Hunt Frederick Peisley, Dinah Sheridan, Morland Graham Thriller
Garrison Follies Maclean Rogers Barry Lupino, Nancy O'Neil, H.F. Maltby Comedy [1]
Gaslight Thorold Dickinson Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Cathleen Cordell Mystery
George and Margaret George King Marie Lohr, Judy Kelly, Oliver Wakefield Comedy
The Girl in the News Carol Reed Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams 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, Margaret Yarde Comedy
His Brother's Keeper Roy William Neill Clifford Evans, Tamara Desni, Reginald Purdell Drama
Hoots Mon! Roy William Neill Max Miller, Florence Desmond, Hal Walters Comedy
The House of the Arrow Harold French Kenneth Kent, Diana Churchill, Belle Chrystall Mystery
It Happened to One Man Paul L. Stein Wilfrid Lawson, Nora Swinburne, Marta Labarr Drama
Jailbirds Oswald Mitchell Albert Burdon, Harry Terry, Charles Farrell Comedy crime
Just William Graham Cutts Richard Lupino, Fred Emney, Basil Radford Comedy
Laugh It Off John Baxter Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Marjorie Brown Musical comedy
Law and Disorder David MacDonald Barry K. Barnes, Diana Churchill, Alastair Sim Comedy thriller
Let George Do It! Marcel Varnel George Formby, Phyllis Calvert, Garry Marsh Comedy
Meet Maxwell Archer John Paddy Carstairs John Loder, Marta Labarr, Leueen MacGrath Mystery
The Midas Touch David MacDonald Barry K. Barnes, Judy Kelly, Frank Cellier Thriller
The Middle Watch Thomas Bentley Jack Buchanan, Greta Gynt, Kay Walsh Comedy
The Missing People Jack Raymond Will Fyffe, Kay Walsh, Lyn Harding Mystery
Mrs. Pym of Scotland Yard Fred Ellis Mary Clare, Edward Lexy, Nigel Patrick Crime
Neutral Port Marcel Varnel Will Fyffe, Leslie Banks, Phyllis Calvert War
Night Train to Munich Carol Reed Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid Thriller
Old Mother Riley in Society John Baxter Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, John Stuart Comedy
Old Mother Riley Joins Up Maclean Rogers Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Glen Alyn Comedy
Olympic Honeymoon Alfred J. Goulding Claude Hulbert, Monty Banks, Sally Gray Comedy
Pack Up Your Troubles Oswald Mitchell Reginald Purdell, Wylie Watson, Patricia Roc Comedy
Pastor Hall Roy Boulting Wilfrid Lawson, Nova Pilbeam, Marius Goring Drama
The Proud Valley Pen Tennyson Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman, Edward Rigby Drama
Return to Yesterday Robert Stevenson Clive Brook, Anna Lee, May Whitty Drama
Room for Two Maurice Elvey Frances Day, Vic Oliver, Basil Radford Comedy
Sailors Don't Care Oswald Mitchell Edward Rigby, Jean Gillie, Michael Wilding Comedy
Sailors Three Walter Forde Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Michael Wilding Comedy
Saloon Bar Walter Forde Gordon Harker, Elizabeth Allan, Mervyn Johns Thriller
The Second Mr. Bush John Paddy Carstairs Kay Walsh, Derrick De Marney, Evelyn Roberts Comedy
Shadowed Eyes Maclean Rogers Basil Sydney, Patricia Hilliard, Stewart Rome Crime
Somewhere in England John E. Blakeley Frank Randle, Dan Young, Harry Korris Comedy
Spare a Copper John Paddy Carstairs George Formby, Dorothy Hyson, John Warwick Comedy
The Spider Maurice Elvey Derrick De Marney, Diana Churchill, Jean Gillie Crime
Spies of the Air David MacDonald Barry K. Barnes, Basil Radford, Joan Marion Adventure
Spy for a Day Mario Zampi Douglas Wakefield, Albert Lieven, Nicholas Hannen Comedy thriller
The Stars Look Down Carol Reed Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams Drama
Ten Days in Paris Tim Whelan Rex Harrison, Kaaren Verne, Leo Genn Thriller
That's the Ticket Redd Davis Sid Field, Hal Walters, Betty Lynne Comedy [2]
They Came by Night Harry Lachman Will Fyffe, Phyllis Calvert, Anthony Hulme 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, Patricia Roc Crime
Tilly of Bloomsbury Leslie S. Hiscot Sydney Howard, Jean Gillie, Michael Wilding Comedy
Two for Danger George King Barry K. Barnes, Greta Gynt, Ian McLean Crime
Two Smart Men Widgey R. Newman Leslie Fuller, Wally Patch, Margaret Yarde Comedy
Under Your Hat Maurice Elvey Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Leonora Corbett Comedy
Where's That Fire? Marcel Varnel Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott Comedy
A Window in London Herbert Mason Michael Redgrave, Patricia Roc, Paul Lukas Thriller

See also


  1. ^ "Garrison Follies (1940)". Archived from the original on May 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "That's the Ticket (1940)". Archived from the original on December 16, 2018.