Best Picture 1930

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1.
Liliom (1930)
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Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl... (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
2.
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
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Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other... (78 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
3.
The Story of the Fox (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him... (65 mins.)
 
4.
Salt for Svanetia (1930 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people... (55 mins.)
 
5.
Skandal um Eva (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An engaged woman discovers her fiancé has a four year old son. Pretending to take a cure she travels to the boy's foster-parents to make his acquaintance. (96 mins.)
 
6.
Tonka Sibenice (1930)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Karl Anton
 
7.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
 
8.
Morocco (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself. (92 mins.)
 
9.
Abschied (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Peter Winkler's new job offer is about to take him away from his lover Hella, but he has been keeping it a secret from her. Mutual lack of trust and vicious gossip threatens their relationship as they plan to make their farewells. (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
10.
Holiday (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family. (91 mins.)
 
11.
The Divorcee (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (84 mins.)
 
12.
Anna Christie (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past. (89 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
13.
Little Lise (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang... (84 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
14.
Paid (1930)
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Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates... (86 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
15.
The Cursed Village (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In an impoverished Castilian village live Juan, his wife Acacia, their son and Juan's blind father.... (57 mins.)
Director: Florián Rey
 
16.
Die Drei von der Tankstelle (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl. (99 mins.)
Director: Wilhelm Thiele
 
17.
The Big Trail (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
18.
Hell's Angels (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms. (127 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
19.
Die singende Stadt (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Giovanni works as tourist guide in Naples, Capri and the near isles, where clear waters and fresh air inspire his singing... (98 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
20.
The Cuckoos (1930)
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Two phony fortune tellers get mixed up with gypsies. (97 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane
 
21.
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States. (96 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
22.
Ladies of Leisure (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
23.
Sentimental Romance (1930 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Stars: Mara Griy
 
24.
Our Blushing Brides (1930)
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City... (102 mins.)
 
25.
Animal Crackers (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding. (97 mins.)
Director: Victor Heerman
 
26.
Romance (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks... (76 mins.)
 
27.
Liebling der Götter (1930)
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(112 mins.)
Director: Hanns Schwarz
 
28.
Laughter (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue. (85 mins.)
 
29.
Born Reckless (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war. (82 mins.)
 
30.
The Unholy Three (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks. (72 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
31.
Hook Line and Sinker (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns... (75 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
32.
Montana Moon (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city... (89 mins.)
 
33.
A Notorious Affair (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A scheming musician seduces a wealthy woman for love and money. (69 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
34.
Murder! (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. (104 mins.)
 
35.
The Devil's Holiday (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
1930 American Pre-Code film starring Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, ZaSu Pitts, James Kirkwood, Sr., Hobart Bosworth, and Ned Sparks, and released by Paramount Pictures. (80 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
36.
Min and Bill (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant. (69 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
37.
Another Fine Mess (1930 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it. (28 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
38.
The Virtuous Sin (1930)
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(80 mins.)
 
39.
True to the Navy (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman. (71 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
40.
Just Imagine (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food... (113 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
41.
Men Without Women (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine. (77 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
42.
Maybe It's Love (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A college football player (Joe E. Brown) persuades a beautiful young woman (Joan Bennett) to individually... (72 mins.)
 
43.
Sarah and Son (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family... (86 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
 
44.
Lightplay: Black/White/Gray (1930 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)