Movies I've Watched 1930's

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1.
Animal Crackers (1930)
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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
 
2.
Frankenstein (1931)
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
3.
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
4.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. (98 mins.)
 
5.
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
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A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes. (100 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
6.
Three Wise Girls (1932)
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Cassie moves to New York and jumps from one job to another until she lands a modeling gig. (68 mins.)
 
7.
42nd Street (1933)
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
8.
Duck Soup (1933)
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
9.
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
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An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman. (89 mins.)
 
10.
Footlight Parade (1933)
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
11.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
12.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
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Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer. (95 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
13.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
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When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life. (101 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
14.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
15.
Little Women (1933)
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Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War... (115 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
16.
Baby, Take a Bow (1934)
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Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time... (76 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
17.
Bright Eyes (1934)
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An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody. (85 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
18.
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
 
19.
Little Miss Marker (1934)
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Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace... (80 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
20.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
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President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order... (68 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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... (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
23.
The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
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A heiress switches places with her secretary in order to find a man who will love her for who she is and not for her money, but complications soon occur. (76 mins.)
 
24.
Curly Top (1935)
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Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary. (75 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
25.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
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Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
26.
Naughty Marietta (1935)
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In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love. (105 mins.)
 
27.
Roberta (1935)
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In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame. (106 mins.)
 
28.
The Little Colonel (1935)
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After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War... (81 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
29.
The Littlest Rebel (1935)
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Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested... (73 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
30.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
 
31.
Top Hat (1935)
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
32.
Captain January (1936)
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Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley. (77 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
33.
Dimples (1936)
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Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed. (79 mins.)
 
34.
Follow the Fleet (1936)
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A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. (110 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
35.
Mary of Scotland (1936)
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The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
36.
Pennies from Heaven (1936)
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family... (81 mins.)
 
37.
Stowaway (1936)
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Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep... (87 mins.)
 
38.
Swing Time (1936)
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A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiance, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
39.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed. (176 mins.)
 
40.
A Damsel in Distress (1937)
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Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose... (101 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
41.
Heidi (1937)
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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl. (88 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
42.
Maytime (1937)
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An elderly Miss Morrison recounts her life as the once young and beautiful opera singer Marcia Morney-then the toast of Napoleon III's Paris... (132 mins.)
 
43.
Shall We Dance (1937)
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
44.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
 
45.
Stage Door (1937)
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house. (92 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
46.
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. (116 mins.)
 
47.
Topper (1937)
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs. (97 mins.)
 
48.
Boys Town (1938)
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there... (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
49.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
50.
Jezebel (1938)
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fianc due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
51.
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
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An orphan is provisionally adopted by the manager of a hotel populated by show business people. The hotel's owner doesn't like the entertainers and wants the girl returned to the orphanage. (72 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
52.
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his... (91 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
53.
Marie Antoinette (1938)
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens. (149 mins.)
 
54.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast. (81 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
55.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
 
56.
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue (62 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
 
57.
The Young in Heart (1938)
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
58.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
59.
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
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Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation. (85 mins.)
 
60.
Babes in Arms (1939)
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The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business. (94 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
61.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
62.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
63.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades. (114 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
64.
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
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A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him... (70 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
 
65.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
66.
Of Mice and Men (1939)
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch. (106 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
67.
Stagecoach (1939)
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A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
68.
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in... (79 mins.)
 
69.
The Little Princess (1939)
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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
70.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
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Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan. (113 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
71.
The Old Maid (1939)
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever. (95 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
72.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
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The story of married couple Irene Castle and Vernon Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I. (93 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
73.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
74.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
75.
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