Top 20 from 1929

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1.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
2.
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
 
3.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
4.
Hallelujah (1929)
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game... (109 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
5.
Escape from Dartmoor (1929)
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Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant... (88 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
6.
Applause (1929)
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A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager. (80 mins.)
 
7.
Lucky Star (1929)
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
8.
Big Business (1929 Short Film)
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner. (19 mins.)
 
9.
Arsenal (1929)
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev... (90 mins.)
 
10.
Blackmail (1929)
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing. (85 mins.)
 
11.
The Skeleton Dance (1929 Short Film)
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit. (6 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
12.
The Love Parade (1929)
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
13.
Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
14.
A Throw of Dice (1929)
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With King Ranjit visiting him, King Sohat sees an opportunity to kill his young cousin and take over his kingdom... (74 mins.)
Director: F. Osten
 
15.
Perfect Day (1929 Short Film)
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car... (19 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
16.
The Cocoanuts (1929)
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During the Florida land boom, the Marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves. (96 mins.)
 
17.
The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (1929 Documentary)
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Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa... (27 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
18.
Asphalt (1929)
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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German... (90 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
19.
Brumes d'automne (1929 Short Film)
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A woman--a pained expression on her face--burns letters in a stove. (15 mins.)
 
20.
H2O (1929 Short Film)
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A study on water, the reflections and motions of the liquid that accentuates its ethereality and metallic beauty. (13 mins.)
Director: Ralph Steiner