Best Family Movies of 1940

1.

Good Bad Boys

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Alfalfa and the gang decide to turn to a life of crime, but Spanky tries to trick them with a fake burglary.

Starring: Carl Switzer, Robert Blake, George McFarland, Billie Thomas, Leonard 'Percy' Landy, George Lessey ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1940-09-07
Best Family Movies of 1940 : Five Little Peppers in Trouble
2.

Five Little Peppers in Trouble

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

The last of the four "Five Little Peppers" films finds the children having a hard time adjusting to their new boarding school.

Starring: Dorothy Peterson, Edith Fellows, Charles Peck, Tommy Bond, Bobby Larson, Dorothy Ann Seese, Ronald Sinclair, Pierre Watkin, Rex Evans, Kathleen Howard ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1940-09-01
Best Family Movies of 1940 : The Egg Collector
3.

The Egg Collector

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Sniffles the mouse and his friend the Bookworm decide to take up egg collecting, setting their eyes upon a big barn owl egg. But the big barn owl isn't so hot on the idea.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Margaret Hill-Talbot, Gay Seabrook ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1940-07-19
Best Family Movies of 1940 : The Homeless Flea
4.

The Homeless Flea

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A flea settles into a new dog.

Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1940-10-12
Best Family Movies of 1940 : Out West with the Peppers
5.

Out West with the Peppers

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

When her doctor advises her to move West because of her health, Mrs. Pepper takes her five kids and relocates to Oregon to live with her sister. But adjusting to a new home and community isn't easy for the brood. Third entry in the "Five Little Peppers" series of four films.

Starring: Dorothy Peterson, Edith Fellows, Charles Peck, Tommy Bond, Bobby Larson, Dorothy Ann Seese, Ronald Sinclair, Victor Kilian, Helen Brown, Pierre Watkin ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1940-06-30
Best Family Movies of 1940 : Bubbling Troubles
6.

Bubbling Troubles

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

To impress Darla, Alfalfa drinks a concoction of Butch's "dynamite" brew.

Starring: Carl Switzer, George McFarland, Billie Thomas, Darla Hood, Robert Blake, Tommy Bond, Leonard 'Percy' Landy, Barbara Bedford, Hank Mann, William Newell ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1940-05-25
Best Family Movies of 1940 : I Married Adventure
7.

I Married Adventure

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A 1940 Columbia Picture feature film, "I Married Adventure" stars Osa Johnson and closely follows her 1940 best-selling book of the same name. Osa portrays herself in studio-produced scenes which bridge the transition between actual documentary footage segments as the film recounts the Johnson's nine world expeditions to Africa, Borneo, and the South Seas. Jim Bannon, a Hollywod stuntman who lent his voice to many western's including Red Ryder, Don Clark, and Albert Duffy narrate this adventure classic that compiles the very best images from the Johnsons' original feature films.

Starring: Jim Bannon, Martin E. Johnson, Osa Johnson ..
Directed by: Osa Johnson
Release date: 1940-07-24
8.

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

0.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

Starring: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Diana Lewis, George P. Breakston, Sara Haden, Addison Richards ..
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Release date: 1940-07-05
9.

You Ought to Be in Pictures

0.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Leon Schlesinger, Henry Binder, Gerry Chiniquy, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1940-05-18
10.

Little Nellie Kelly

0.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again angers Nellie's father. Still, fear of never seeing his daughter again convinces the old man to also head to the States. In New York, Jerry becomes a policeman, although fighting crime seems to be easier than fighting with his father-in-law. Tragedy strikes when Nellie dies in childbirth. Jerry and the meddling old man continue to live together and have constant battles over how to raise young Nellie, who grows up to look exactly like her mother.

Starring: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger, Douglas McPhail, Arthur Shields, Rita Page, Forrester Harvey, James Burke, George Watts, Ernie Alexander ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1940-11-22

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