Warner Bros.
trailer typography
1935-1939

My goal is to create a collection of all trailer titles from all commercially available Warner Bros. movies. I started with five pages, covering 25 years worth of trailer typography: from 1930 to 1954. I started with this era, simply because it’s the Golden Age of Trailer Title design. During the late 1950s designers started using existing typefaces, which made the designs less visually interesting. Which doesn’t mean you should visit these five pages and never come back… This is just the beginning. I’ll be adding more pages, with hopefully equally interesting typography or lettering.

1935

    Bordertown + The Right to Live + The White Cockatoo + Red Hot Tires + Devil Dogs of the Air + The Woman in Red + The Singer of Naples + Sweet Music + Living on Velvet + While the Patient Slept + Gold Diggers of 1935 + A Night at the Ritz + Traveling Saleslady + The Florentine Dagger + The Case of the Curious Bride + Go into Your Dance + Mary Jane’s Pa + G Men + Dinky + Black Fury + In Caliente + The Girl from 10th Avenue + Oil for the Lamps of China + Alibi Ike + Stranded + Don’t Bet on Blondes + Front Page Woman + Bright Lights + Broadway Gondolier + The Irish in Us + We’re in the Money + Going Highbrow + Little Big Shot + Page Miss Glory + Special Agent + The Goose and the Gander + I Live for Love + A Midsummer Night’s Dream + The Case of the Lucky Legs + Shipmates Forever + Dr. Socrates + Personal Maid’s Secret + Moonlight on the Prairie + The Payoff + Found Stella Parish + Stars Over Broadway + Frisco Kid + Broadway Hostess + Miss Pacific Fleet + Man of Iron + Dangerous + Captain Blood

1936

    The Murder of Dr. Harrigan + Ceiling Zero + Freshman Love + The Widow from Monte Carlo + The Petrified Forest + Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk + Man Hunt + The Story of Louis Pasteur + Song of the Saddle + Boulder Dam + The Walking Dead + Colleen + Road Gang + Snowed Under + The Singing Kid + Brides Are Like That + I Married a Doctor + Treachery Rides the Range + Times Square Playboy + The Law in Her Hands + The Golden Arrow + Sons o’ Guns + Bullets or Ballots + Murder by an Aristocrat + Hearts Divided + The Big Noise + The White Angel + Two Against the World + Hot Money + Satan Met a Lady + Earthworm Tractors + Public Enemy’s Wife + Bengal Tiger + The Green Pastures + Jailbreak + The Case of the Velvet Claws + China Clipper + Love Begins at Twenty + Anthony Adverse + Trailin’ West + Stage Struck + Give Me Your Heart + Down the Stretch + Cain and Mabel + Isle of Fury + The Charge of the Light Brigade + Here Comes Carter + The Case of the Black Cat + California Mail + The Captain’s Kid + Three Men on a Horse + Fugitive in the Sky + Polo Joe + King of Hockey + Gold Diggers of 1937 + Great Guy

1937

    Guns of the Pecos + Smart Blonde + Sing Me a Love Song + God’s Country and the Women + Once a Doctor + Black Legion + Stolen Holiday + The Great O’Malley + Green Light + Her Husband’s Secretary + Penrod and Sam + Midnight Court + Ready, Willing and Able + Land Beyond the Law + The King and the Chorus Girl + Men in Exile + Marked Woman + Call It a Day + That Man’s Here Again + Mountain Justice + Melody for Two + The Prince and the Pauper + The Cherokee Strip + Draegerman Courage + The Go Getter + Kid Galahad + The Case of the Stuttering Bishop + Blazing Sixes + Fly-Away Baby + Slim + Another Dawn + The Singing Marine + Empty Holsters + Public Wedding + Marry the Girl + Ever Since Eve + Talent Scout + White Bondage + San Quentin + Dance Charlie Dance + The Devil’s Saddle Legion + The Footloose Heiress + Mr. Dodd Takes the Air + Confession + Varsity Show + Prairie Thunder + Wine, Women and Horses + That Certain Woman + Back in Circulation + The Life of Emile Zola + Love Is on the Air + They Won’t Forget + Over the Goal + The Perfect Specimen + The Great Garrick + West of Shanghai + The Adventurous Blonde + It’s Love I’m After + Expensive Husbands + Submarine D-1 + First Lady + Missing Witnesses + Sh! The Octopus + She Loved a Fireman + Tovarich

1938

    Sergeant Murphy + The Patient in Room 18 + Swing Your Lady + Hollywood Hotel + The Invisible Menace + Blondes at Work + Daredevil Drivers + Gold Is Where You Find It + The Kid Comes Alive + Penrod and His Twin Brother + A Slight Case of Murder + Love, Honor and Behave + He Couldn’t Say No + Jezebel + Over the Wall + Accidents Will Happen + Fools for Scandal + Women Are Like That + The Beloved Brat + Torchy Blane in Panama + The Adventures of Robin Hood + Mystery House + Crime School + Little Miss Thoroughbred + Gold Diggers in Paris + When Were You Born + White Banners + Cowboy from Brooklyn + My Bill + Men Are Such Fools + Racket Busters + Penrod’s Double Trouble + The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse + Four Daughters + Boy Meets Girl + Four’s a Crowd + Secrets of an Actress + Valley of the Giants + Garden of the Moon + Broadway Musketeers + The Sisters + Girls on Probation + Brother Rat + Hard to Get + Torchy Gets Her Man + Nancy Drew: Detective + Angels with Dirty Faces + Comet Over Broadway + Heart of the North + The Dawn Patrol + Going Places

1939

    Devil’s Island + King of the Underworld + Off the Record + They Made Me a Criminal + Torchy Blane in Chinatown + Wings of the Navy + Nancy Drew… Reporter + My Darling Daughter + Secret Service of the Air + The Oklahoma Kid + Adventures of Jane Arden + Blackwell’s Island + On Trial + Dodge City + Women in the Wind + Dark Victory + Juarez + Confessions of a Nazi Spy + Torchy Runs for Mayor + Sweepstakes Winner + You Can’t Get Away with Murder + Kid from Kokomo + Man Who Dared + Nancy Drew… Trouble Shooter + Naughty but Nice + Hell’s Kitchen + Waterfront + Daughters Courageous + Each Dawn I Die + The Cowboy Quarterback + Indianapolis Speedway + Torchy Blane… Playing with Dynamite + The Angels Wash Their Faces + Everybody’s Hobby + The Old Maid + Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase + Dust Be My Destiny + No Place to Go + Espionage Agent + Pride of the Blue Grass + On Your Toes + Smashing the Money Ring + The Roaring Twenties + Kid Nightingale + The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex + On Dress Parade + We Are Not Alone + The Return of Doctor X + Private Detective + The Mad Empress + Sons of the Sea + Four Wives + Invisible Stripes