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.

Brother Rat and a Baby (1940) trailer title

BROTHER RAT AND A BABY

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Directed by: 
Ray Enright
Starring: 
Priscilla Lane, Wayne Morris, Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan
Country: 
USA
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The Fighting 69th (1940) trailer title

THE FIGHTING 69th

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn
Country: 
USA
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BRITISH INTELLIGENCE


Directed by: 
Terry Morse
Starring: 
Boris Karloff, Margaret Lindsay, Bruce Lester, Leonard Mudie, Holmes Herbert
Country: 
USA
Calling Philo Vance (1940) trailer title

CALLING PHILO VANCE

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Directed by: 
William Clemens
Starring: 
James Stephenson, Margot Stevenson, Henry O’Neill, Edward Brophy
Country: 
USA
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GRANNY GET YOUR GUN


Directed by: 
George Amy
Starring: 
May Robson, Harry Davenport, Margot Stevenson, Hardie Albright, Clem Bevans
Country: 
USA
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) trailer title

DR. EHRLICH’S MAGIC BULLET

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Directed by: 
William Dieterle
Starring: 
Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp
Country: 
USA
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It All Came True (1940) trailer title

IT ALL CAME TRUE

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Directed by: 
Lewis Seiler
Starring: 
Ann Sheridan, Jeffrey Lynn, Humphrey Bogart, Zasu Pitts
Country: 
USA
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It All Came True (1940) trailer title

IT ALL CAME TRUE

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Directed by: 
Lewis Seiler
Starring: 
Ann Sheridan, Jeffrey Lynn, Humphrey Bogart, Zasu Pitts
Country: 
USA
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Saturday's Children (1940) trailer title

SATURDAY’S CHILDREN

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Directed by: 
Vincent Sherman
Starring: 
John Garfield, Anne Shirley, Claude Rains, George Tobias
Country: 
USA
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Flight Angels (1940) trailer title

FLIGHT ANGELS

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Directed by: 
Lewis Seiler
Starring: 
Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Ralph Bellamy, Jane Wyman
Country: 
USA
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Torrid Zone (1940) trailer title

TORRID ZONE

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O’Brien, Andy Devine
Country: 
USA
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Brother Orchid (1940) trailer title

BROTHER ORCHID

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Directed by: 
Lloyd Bacon
Starring: 
Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp
Country: 
USA
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The Sea Hawk (1940) trailer title

THE SEA HAWK

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp
Country: 
USA
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The Sea Hawk (1940) trailer title

THE SEA HAWK

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp
Country: 
USA
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All This, and Heaven Too (1940) trailer title

ALL THIS, AND HEAVEN TOO

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Directed by: 
Anatole Litvak
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Harry Davenport
Country: 
USA
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My Love Came Back (1940) trailer title

MY LOVE CAME BACK

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Directed by: 
Curtis Bernhardt
Starring: 
Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman
Country: 
USA
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Flowing Gold (1940) trailer title

FLOWING GOLD

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Directed by: 
Alfred E. Green
Starring: 
John Garfield, Frances Farmer, Pat O’Brien, Raymond Walburn
Country: 
USA
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No Time for Comedy (1940) trailer title

NO TIME FOR COMEDY

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin
Country: 
USA
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No Time for Comedy (1940) trailer title

NO TIME FOR COMEDY

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin
Country: 
USA
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No Time for Comedy (1940) trailer title

NO TIME FOR COMEDY

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Charles Ruggles, Genevieve Tobin
Country: 
USA
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They Drive by Night (1940) trailer title

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart
Country: 
USA
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City for Conquest (1940) trailer title

CITY FOR CONQUEST

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Directed by: 
Anatole Litvak
Starring: 
James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Donald Crisp, Anthony Quinn
Country: 
USA
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Knute Rockne All American (1940) trailer title

KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN

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Directed by: 
Lloyd Bacon
Starring: 
Pat O’Brien, Gale Page, Ronald Reagan, Donald Crisp
Country: 
USA
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East of the River (1940) trailer title

EAST OF THE RIVER

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Directed by: 
Alfred E. Green
Starring: 
John Garfield, Brenda Marshall, Marjorie Rambeau, George Tobias, William Lundigan
Country: 
USA
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The Letter (1940) trailer title

THE LETTER

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Directed by: 
William Wyler
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort
Country: 
USA
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The Case of the Black Parrot (1941) trailer title

THE CASE OF THE BLACK PARROT

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Directed by: 
Noel M. Smith
Starring: 
William Lundigan, Maris Wrixon, Eddie Foy Jr., Paul Cavanagh
Country: 
USA
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High Sierra (1941) trailer title

HIGH SIERRA

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy
Country: 
USA
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The Strawberry Blonde (1941) trailer title

THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale
Country: 
USA
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The Great Lie (1941) trailer title

THE GREAT LIE

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Directed by: 
Edmund Goulding
Starring: 
Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson
Country: 
USA
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The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) trailer title

THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT

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Directed by: 
Ray Enright
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie
Country: 
USA
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Out of the Fog (1941) trailer title

OUT OF THE FOG

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Directed by: 
Anatole Litvak
Starring: 
John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Eddie Albert
Country: 
USA
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Sergeant York (1941) trailer title

SERGEANT YORK

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Directed by: 
Howard Hawks
Starring: 
Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Country: 
USA
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The Bride Came C.O.D. 1941 trailer title

THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D.

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
James Cagney, Bette Davis, Eugene Pallette, Harry Davenport
Country: 
USA
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Dive Bomber 1941 trailer title

DIVE BOMBER

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith
Country: 
USA
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The Maltese Falcon 1941 trailer title

THE MALTESE FALCON

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Directed by: 
John Huston
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Ward Bond, Elisha Cook Jr.
Country: 
USA
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One Foot in Heaven (1941) trailer title

ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN

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Directed by: 
Irving Rapper
Starring: 
Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart, Harry Davenport
Country: 
USA
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They Died with Their Boots On 1941 trailer title

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quinn
Country: 
USA
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All Through the Night 1941 trailer title

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT

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Directed by: 
All Through the Night
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Frank McHugh, Judith Anderson
Country: 
USA
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) trailer title

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Billie Burke
Country: 
USA
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Kings Row 1942 trailer title

KING’S ROW

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Directed by: 
Sam Wood
Starring: 
Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Charles Coburn
Country: 
USA
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Captains of the Clouds 1942 trailer title

CAPTAINS OF THE CLOUDS

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, George Tobias
Country: 
USA
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The Male Animal 1942 trailer title

THE MALE ANIMAL

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Directed by: 
Elliott Nugent
Starring: 
Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Jack Carson, Eugene Pallette
Country: 
USA
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Born for trouble 1942 trailer title

BORN FOR TROUBLE


Directed by: 
B. Reeves Eason
Starring: 
Van Johnson, Faye Emerson, George Meeker, Frank Wilcox
Country: 
USA
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Larceny, Inc. 1942 trailer title

LARCENY, INC.

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Directed by: 
Lloyd Bacon
Starring: 
Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford, Jack Carson
Country: 
USA
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In This Our Life 1942 trailer title

IN THIS OUR LIFE

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Directed by: 
John Huston
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Charles Coburn
Country: 
USA
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Juke Girl (1942) trailer title

JUKE GIRL

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Directed by: 
Curtis Bernhardt
Starring: 
Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, George Tobias, Gene Lockhart
Country: 
USA
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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) trailer title

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, George Tobias
Country: 
USA
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The Big Shot (1942) trailer title

THE BIG SHOT

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Directed by: 
Lewis Seiler
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis, Susan Peters, Stanley Ridges
Country: 
USA
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Across the Pacific (1942) trailer title

ACROSS THE PACIFIC

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Directed by: 
John Huston, Vincent Sherman
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton
Country: 
USA
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Escape from Crime (1942) trailer title

ESCAPE FROM CRIME


Directed by: 
D. Ross Lederman
Starring: 
Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Jackie Gleason, Frank Wilcox
Country: 
USA
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You Can't Escape Forever 1942 trailer title

YOU CAN’T ESCAPE FOREVER

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Directed by: 
Jo Graham
Starring: 
George Brent, Brenda Marshall, Gene Lockhart, Roscoe Karns
Country: 
USA
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Now, voyager 1942 trailer title

NOW, VOYAGER

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Directed by: 
Irving Rapper
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper
Country: 
USA
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Gentleman Jim (1942) trailer title

GENTLEMAN JIM

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale
Country: 
USA
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Casablanca (1942) trailer title

CASABLANCA

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Country: 
USA
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George Washington Slept Here (1942) trailer title

GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE

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Directed by: 
William Keighley
Starring: 
Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride
Country: 
USA
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The Hard Way (1943) trailer title

THE HARD WAY

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Directed by: 
Vincent Sherman
Starring: 
Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson
Country: 
USA
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Edge of Darkness (1943) trailer title

EDGE OF DARKNESS

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Directed by: 
Lewis Milestone
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Ruth Gordon
Country: 
USA
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Mission to Moscow (1943) trailer title

MISSION TO MOSCOW

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
Walter Huston, George Tobias, Gene Lockhart, Eleanor Parker
Country: 
USA
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Action in the North Atlantic (1943) trailer title

ACTION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC

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Directed by: 
Lloyd Bacon, Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Ruth Gordon
Country: 
USA
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The Constant Nymph (1943) trailer title

THE CONSTANT NYMPH

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Directed by: 
Edmund Goulding
Starring: 
Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Charles Coburn, Peter Lorre
Country: 
USA
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Background to Danger (1943) trailer title

BACKGROUND TO DANGER

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre
Country: 
USA
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This Is the Army 1943 trailer title

THIS IS THE ARMY

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale
Country: 
USA
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Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 trailer title

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS

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Directed by: 
David Butler
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn
Country: 
USA
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Old Acquaintance (1943) trailer title

OLD ACQUAINTANCE

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Directed by: 
Vincent Sherman
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder
Country: 
USA
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Passage to Marseille (1944) trailer title

PASSAGE TO MARSEILLE

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Directed by: 
Michael Curtiz
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet
Country: 
USA
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Uncertain Glory (1944) trailer title

UNCERTAIN GLORY

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Directed by: 
Raoul Walsh
Starring: 
Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson
Country: 
USA
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Between Two Worlds (1944) trailer title

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

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Directed by: 
Edward A. Blatt
Starring: 
John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker
Country: 
USA
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Mr. Skeffington (1944) trailer title

MR. SKEFFINGTON

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Directed by: 
Vincent Sherman
Starring: 
Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris
Country: 
USA
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The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) trailer title

THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS

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Directed by: 
Jean Negulesco
Starring: 
Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Peter Lorre
Country: 
USA
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The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) trailer title

THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS

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Directed by: 
Jean Negulesco
Starring: 
Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Peter Lorre
Country: 
USA
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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) trailer title

MR. SKEFFINGTON

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Directed by: 
Irving Rapper
Starring: 
Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale, John Carradine
Country: 
USA
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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) trailer title

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

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Directed by: 
Frank Capra
Starring: 
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson
Country: 
USA
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To Have and Have Not (1944) trailer title

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

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Directed by: 
Howard Hawks
Starring: 
Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Hoagy Carmichael
Country: 
USA
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The Conspirators (1944) trailer title

THE CONSPIRATORS

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Directed by: 
Jean Negulesco
Starring: 
Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre
Country: 
USA
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The Conspirators (1944) trailer title

THE CONSPIRATORS

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Directed by: 
Jean Negulesco
Starring: 
Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre
Country: 
USA
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The Doughgirls (1944) trailer title

THE DOUGHGIRLS

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Directed by: 
James V. Kern
Starring: 
Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Irene Manning
Country: 
USA
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Hollywood Canteen (1944) trailer title

HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN

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Directed by: 
Delmer Daves
Starring: 
Bette Davis, John Garfield, Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck
Country: 
USA
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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 + The 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