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Edison the Man

Edison the Man (1940) starring Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson
Edison the Man (1940) starring Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson Edison the Man – A biography of Thomas Alva Edison, starring Spencer Tracy. It’s the story of Edison, starting as a young man, beginning his career, through the fight to bring electric lighting to New York City.
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Rebecca

Rebecca (1940), starring Sir Lawrence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Rebecca (1940), starring Sir Lawrence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, directed by Alfred Hitchcock Synopsis of Rebecca Rebecca – A British gentleman’s innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.
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The Ape

The Ape (1940) starring Boris Karloff
The Ape (1940) starring Boris Karloff The Ape is an unusual horror film. It has a kindly doctor (Boris Karloff), who’s working on a cure for polio. So, that’s good, although his cure requires human spinal fluid. He has a strong affection for Frances Clifford, suffering from polio....
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You’ve Got Me This Way [song lyrics]

Song lyrics to You've Got Me This Way, music by Jimmy McHugh, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer 1940
Song lyrics to You’ve Got Me This Way, music by Jimmy McHugh, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer 1940 Song lyrics to You’ve Got Me This Way (1940). Played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Harry Babbitt. in You’ll Find Out You got me this way, say,What are...
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Blondie on a Budget [Dagwood & Blondie]

Blondie on a Budget (1940) starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Rita Hayworth
Blondie on a Budget (1940) starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Rita Hayworth In Blondie on a Budget, Dagwood wants to join a trout club, but there’s no money in the budget. Blondie wants a new fur coat, but they can’t afford that either. Then Dagwood’s beautiful former girlfriend...
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You’ll Find Out [Haunted House comedy]

You'll Find Out (1940), starring Kay Kyser, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre
You’ll Find Out (1940), starring Kay Kyser, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre Synopsis of You’ll Find Out In You’ll Find Out, famous band leader Kay Kyser and his group go to a scary old mansion where they encounter a ghostly seance, a murder plot, Bela Lugosi, Boris...
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I’ve Got a One Track Mind [song lyrics]

I've Got a One Track Mind [song lyrics]
Song lyrics to I’ve Got a One Track Mind (1940) Music by Jimmy McHugh. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. I’ve Got a One Track Mind was played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt in You’ll Find Out. It earned an Oscar nomination....
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Stranger on the Third Floor

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook Jr.
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook Jr. In The Stranger on the Third Floor, an aspiring journalist testifies that he saw a young man at the scene of a brutal killing. The man is sentenced to death. The journalist...
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The Devil Bat [Bela Lugosi]

The Devil Bat, starring Bela Lugosi
The Devil Bat (1940), starring Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O’Brien Synopsis of The Devil Bat In The Devil Bat, a deranged scientist (Bela Lugosi) develops an aftershave lotion that incites his gigantic bats to kill! Director Jean Yarbrough (House of Horrors, She-Wolf of London) guided Lugosi to one...
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The Ghost Breakers | Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard

The Ghost Breakers (1940), starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Willie Best The Ghost Breakers is a very funny comedy with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.  Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard, The Great Dictator) inherits her family’s ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba.  And, despite warnings and death...
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