M-G-M's Screen Forecast, 1940

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Screen Forecast
Spring and Summer 1940

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Spring and Summer 1940
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DON'T MISS THESE!
Greatest Adventure since "Mutiny on the Bounty"!
"NORTHWEST PASSAGE" starring SPENCER TRACY

FRED ASTAIRE  ELEANOR POWELL in "BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940"

WALLACE BEERY in "THE MAN FROM DAKOTA" with Dolores Del Rio  John Howard

9 Men of Violence! A Footloose Lady of the Tropics! Fugitives at Sea -- on a Flight Of The Damned!
Clark GABLE     Joan CRAWFORD in
Strange Cargo
with Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker, J. Edw. Bromberg, Eduardo Ciannelli.

"I've lived 'n fought and loved like a wolf! That's me! Verne -- biggest no-good-guy in all the world!"

Directed by Frank Borzage.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Screen Forecast
Spring and Summer 1940

1939'S KING OF THE SCREEN!
MICKEY ROONEY as
"YOUNG TOM EDISON"
with Fay Bainter, George Bancroft, Virginia Weidler, Eugene Pallette
Directed by Norman Taurog

Two great dramas to tell the amazine life of a great American! His boyhood -- when he was the Andy hardy of his time! His manhood -- when he knew jeers, before he heard the cheers of the crowd! Each complete! Each an impressive screen achievement!

A CLARENCE BROWN PRODUCTION
SPENCER TRACY as "EDISON, THE MAN"
with Rita Johnson, Gene Lockhart, Charles Coburn
Directed by Clarence Brown

The Thrilling Sweethearts Of "Sweethearts" -- Are Sweethearts Again!
Singing The Most Romantic love Songs -- This Side Of Paradise!
Jeanette MacDonald     Nelson Eddy
"NEW MOON"
(Music by Sigmund Romberg)
Rousing Drama Of Glamouous New Orleans When It Was Exciting And Young. Directed by Robt. Z. Leonard.

EDDIE CANTOR in 40 LITTLE MOTHERS
A Laugh Canter With Cantor! His First Picture In 2 Years!
with Judith Anderson
Directed by Busby Berkeley


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Screen Forecast
Spring and Summer 1940

"THE GHOST COMES HOME" with Frank Morgan, Ann Rutherford. The hilarious education of a timid soul!

"DR. KILDARE'S STRANGE CASE" Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, laraine Day in the exciting adventure of "The Friday Man!"

"FLORIAN"! Robt. Young, Helen Gilbert, Chas. Coburn! Drama of a man who searched the world... for two that war had torn from his side, but not from his remembering heart!

"TWO GIRLS ON BROADWAY"! Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, Geo. Murphy! Manhattan after dark! The story of theatrical sisters  -- who loved the same man!

MORE EXCITING ENTERTAINMENTS IN M-G-M'S COMING HIT PARADE!
The Mortal Storm
The Novel About Dictatorship by Phyllis Bottome
"MORTAL STORM" starring
JAMES STEWART   MARGARET SULLAVAN   ROBT. YOUNG   FRANK MORGAN
Directed by Frank Borzage
Explosive drama! The truth about dictators, concentration camps, hate purges ---and the love story of a house divided!

"ANDY HARDY MEETS DEBUTANTE" Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney! America's most beloved family celebrates its Second Screen Anniversary with a new triumph!

"GOLD RUSH MAISIE"! More Rowdy love fun with Ann Souther, "The explosive blonde"! She's manwise, amusing, amazing!

"THE MARX BROS., IN "GO WEST!" Groucho, Harpo, Chico! The loony Rangers ride again in a laugh-dizzy, girl=gorgeous musical rodeo!

AND ONE WAS BEAUTIFUL! with Robt. Cummings, Laraine Day, Jean Muir. From Alice Duer Miller's absorbing story of mystery and romance!


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Screen Forecast
Spring and Summer 1940

Hand in hand with Papa Leo goes Leo Jr., whose short subjects are an important complement to M-G-M features. Together they provide perfect screen fare, a substantial entertainment dish topped off with an excellent dessert.

Leo Jr. presents:
CRIME DOES NOT PAY Series
PETE SMITH Specialties
JOHN NESBITT'S Passing Parade
CAREY WILSON Miniatures
M-G-M CARTOONS in Technicolor
OUR GANG
ROBERT BENCHLEY
FITZPATRICK Traveltalks

Bi-weekley issues of NEWS OF THE DAY

"Gone With The Wind's" Tempestous "Scarlett O'Hara! Romantic Robt. Taylor! Exciting -- Together!

Drama Of A Lady Of The Evening!
VIVIAN LEIGH   ROBERT TAYLOR in
WATERLOO BRIDGE
with Virginia Field, Maria Ouspenskaya
A Mervyn LeRoy Production
Produced by Sidney Franklin

1940's Mightiest Cast! Spectacular Action-Drama of the Roaring Oil Fields!
CLARK GABLE   SPENCER TRACY   CLAUDETTE COLBERT   HEDY LAMARR  in
"BOOM TOWN"
Directed by Jack Conway

Other Mighty M-G-M Future Attractions!
NORMA SHEARER in "The World We Make"
MICKEY ROONEY  JUDY GARLAND in "Strike Up The Band"
KATHARINE HEPBURN in "The Philadelphia Story"
ROBERT DONAT in "FAREWELL WALTZ"
"ESCAPE" Dramatization of Ethel Vance's Powerful Best-Selling Novel!


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Screen Forecast
Spring and Summer 1940

"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE"
starring GREER GARSON   LAURENCE OLIVIER
When a man marries -- he also marries the girl's whole family! Rousing romance for "Mrs. Chips" and the star of "Rebecca"!
Directed by Robt. Z. Leonard

8 Sensational Months on the Broadway Stage! Daring Drama of Love-Reckless Moderns!
JOAN CRAWFORD   FREDERIC MARCH
in "SUSAN AND GOD"
Directed by George Cukor

WALLACE BEERY in
"20 MULE TEAM"
with LEO CARRILLO
Untold 'til now--the saga of Death Valley--and the soldiers of fortune who tamed it!  ...Beery's greatest role since "Viva Villa!"

WM. POWELL   MYRNA LOY
in "I LOVE YOU AGAIN"
Uproarious! The story of an amnesia victim--who awakes married to a beauty, swimming in wealth, and up to his ears in a murder mystery!


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Screen Forecast
Spring and Summer 1940

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