Top 15 Films of 1934

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1.
Twentieth Century (1934)
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ 10 ” - bwolskin-9
 
2.
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer. (107 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
3.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
4.
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
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The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well. (104 mins.)
Director: Cedric Gibbons
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
5.
The Merry Widow (1934)
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The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52% of the taxes) has left for Paris... (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
6.
It Happened One Night (1934)
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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
7.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
8.
You're Telling Me! (1934)
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A hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor wrecks his daughter's chances of marriage into a rich family and bungles his own chances of success by selling one of his more practical inventions. (66 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
9.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman. (93 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
10.
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
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The Grim Reaper takes the form of a prince in an attempt to relate to humans and, along the way, also learns what it is to love. (79 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
11.
The Lost Patrol (1934)
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A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during World War I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies. (73 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
12.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
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A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine. (97 mins.)
Director: Harold Young
“ 9 ” - bwolskin-9
 
13.
It's a Gift (1934)
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A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
14.
Babes in Toyland (1934)
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Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep's mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby's boogeymen are set on Toyland. (77 mins.)
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9
 
15.
The Black Cat (1934)
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American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. (65 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
“ 8 ” - bwolskin-9