Warner Bros.
trailer typography
1940-1944

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.



1940 Brother Rat and a Baby + The Fighting 69th + British Intelligence + Calling Philo Vance + Granny Get Your Gun + Castle on the Hudson + Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet + Three Cheers for the Irish + Virginia City + It All Came True + King of the Lumberjacks + ‘Til We Meet Again + An Angel from Texas + Tear Gas Squad + Saturday’s Children + Flight Angels + Torrid Zone + Murder in the Air + Brother Orchid + A Fugitive from Justice + Gambling on the High Seas + The Sea Hawk + All This, and Heaven Too + My Love Came Back + The Man Who Talked Too Much + Ladies Must Live + They Drive by Night + River’s End + Money and the Woman + Flowing Gold + Calling All Husbands + No Time for Comedy + City for Conquest + Knute Rockne All American + A Dispatch from Reuter’s + Tugboat Annie Sails Again + Always a Bride + East of the River + South of Suez + Father Is a Prince + The Letter + Lady with Red Hair + She Couldn’t Say No + Santa Fe Trail

1941 Four Mothers + The Case of the Black Parrot + Honeymoon for Three + High Sierra + Flight from Destiny + Father’s Son + The Great Mr. Nobody + The Strawberry Blonde + Shadows on the Stairs + Footsteps in the Dark + Here Comes Happiness + The Sea Wolf + Knockout + A Shot in the Dark + The Great Lie + Strange Alibi + The Wagons Roll at Night + Thieves Fall Out + Affectionately Yours + Singapore Woman + The Nurse’s Secret + Million Dollar Baby + Shining Victory + Out of the Fog + Underground + Kisses for Breakfast + The Bride Came C.O.D. + Bullets for O’Hara + Bad Men of Missouri + Three Sons o’ Guns + Manpower + International Squadron + Highway East + Dive Bomber + The Smiling Ghost + Navy Blues + Nine Lives Are Not Enough + Sergeant York + Passage from Hong Kong + Law of the Tropics + Target for Tonight + The Maltese Falcon + One Foot in Heaven + Blues in the Night + They Died with Their Boots On + All Through the Night + The Body Disappears + Steel Against the Sky + Dangerously They Live + You’re in the Army Now

1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner + Wild Bill Hickok Rides + The Prime Minister + Atlantic Ferry + Captains of the Clouds + Bullet Scars + Always in My Heart + This Was Paris + Lady Gangster + I Was Framed + The Male Animal + Murder in the Big House + Kings Row + Larceny, Inc. + In This Our Life + Juke Girl + Spy Ship + Yankee Doodle Dandy + The Big Shot + Wings for the Eagle + Escape from Crime + The Gay Sisters + Across the Pacific + Secret Enemies + Busses Roar + Desperate Journey + You Can’t Escape Forever + Now, Voyager + The Hidden Hand + Gentleman Jim + Casablanca + George Washington Slept Here + Flying Fortress

1943 Baptism of Fire + The Gorilla Man + Truck Busters + The Hard Way + The Mysterious Doctor + Air Force + Edge of Darkness + Mission to Moscow + Action in the North Atlantic + The Constant Nymph + Pledge to Bataan + Background to Danger + This Is the Army + Watch on the Rhine + Murder on the Waterfront + Thank Your Lucky Stars + Adventure in Iraq + Princess O’Rourke + Find the Blackmailer + Northern Pursuit + Old Acquaintance + The Desert Song + Destination Tokyo

1944 In Our Time + Passage to Marseille + Shine On, Harvest Moon + Uncertain Glory + Between Two Worlds + Mr. Skeffington + Make Your Own Bed + The Mask of Dimitrios + Adventures of Mark Twain + Janie + Crime by Night + Arsenic and Old Lace + The Last Ride + To Have and Have Not + The Very Thought of You + The Conspirators + The Doughgirls + Hollywood Canteen