Films from the 30's

Such a great decade for films,


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1.
The Will (1939)
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The story of Mohammed the son of a barber who has recently got his degree, his lover Fatma, his rivel Al-Etr. (108 mins.)
Director: Kamal Selim
“ Cinema del prisionero parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
2.
L'Atalante (1934)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Cinema del prisionero parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
3.
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
“ Arte Povera – Im Spazio parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
4.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Arte Povera – Im Spazio parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
5.
Rose Hobart (1936 Short Film)
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Footage selected from 'East of Borneo' and other films is arranged and edited so as to highlight actress Rose Hobart. (19 mins.)
“ Arte Povera – Im Spazio parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
6.
Tevya (1939)
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The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired "Fiddler on the Roof". (93 mins.)
“ Camera Lucida parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
7.
Chu Chin Chow (1934)
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Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale. (103 mins.)
Director: Walter Forde
“ Zoopraxiscopio parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
8.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
“ Zoopraxiscopio parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
9.
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
“ Cinéma Pur parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
10.
Easy Living (1937)
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During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions. (88 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Cinéma Pur parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
11.
Grand Hotel (1932)
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A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. (112 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ Film Semiotics parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
12.
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero. (108 mins.)
“ Film Semiotics parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
13.
Cleopatra (1934)
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor. (100 mins.)
“ Film Semiotics parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
14.
The Dybbuk (1937)
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In a Polish shtetl, two young men who have grown up together betrothe their unborn children, ignoring... (108 mins.)
“ Sabattier Effect parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
15.
Madame Bovary (1934)
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Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy... (101 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ Sabattier Effect parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
16.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
“ Film à clef parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
17.
She (1935)
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Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out... (101 mins.)
“ Shadow Theatre parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
18.
The Idea (1932 Short Film)
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When a liberal idea emerges in a tyranny ruled society, power and wealth unite to bring it down. (30 mins.)
“ Azione Teatrale parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
19.
Love Me Tonight (1932)
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A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess. (104 mins.)
“ Optic Chiasm parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
20.
Vampyr (1932)
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A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. (83 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
“ Optic Chiasm parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
21.
Rasputin (1938)
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Story of the Siberian monk Gregory Rasputin and the hold he exerted over the court of the last Russian czar, Nicholas. (116 mins.)
“ Gaze Heuristic parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
22.
Samson (1936)
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Jacques Brachart is a parvenu in the finance, the boss of the African Coppers. The D'Andeline are noble but pennyless... (90 mins.)
“ Droste Effect parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
23.
The Story of the Fox (1930)
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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.)
“ Benton Hologram parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
24.
The Mascot (1933 Short Film)
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A toy stuffed dog has just been sewn together when it hears a young child ask for an orange. The child's mother explains that they have no money... (26 mins.)
“ Benton Hologram parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
25.
Port of Shadows (1938)
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
26.
Danton (1931)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Hans Behrendt
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
27.
La vie miraculeuse de Thérèse Martin (1930)
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The story of Sainte Thérèse De Lisieux aka De L'Enfant Jesus ;her short life in her convent ,her moments of doubt and fear ,her sufferings and her death of TB.
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
28.
They Were Five (1936)
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Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery... (101 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
29.
The Golem (1936)
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The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (83 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Chiasmatic Groove parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
30.
Beau Geste (1939)
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire. (112 mins.)
“ Coandă Effect parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
31.
The Life and Loves of Beethoven (1936)
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Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist. (135 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ Coandă Effect parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
32.
I Accuse (1938)
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After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love... (104 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
“ Coandă Effect parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
33.
À Nous la Liberté (1931)
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison. (104 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ Contrapposto parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
34.
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick... (95 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ Contrapposto parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
35.
The Inspector General (1933)
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Vlasta Burian appears in a town of Czarist Russia impersonating an Inspector General, and he is entertained... (64 mins.)
Director: Martin Fric
“ Contrapposto parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
36.
The Good Earth (1937)
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The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery. His father gives Wang Lung a freed slave as wife... (138 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
“ Contrapposto parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
37.
Dragnet Girl (1933)
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A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him. (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ Kikuchi Lines parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
38.
Fantômas (1932)
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The Marquise de Langrune invites her friends at her castle in Beaulieu. Among them is Lord Beltham who... (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Fejos
“ Kikuchi Lines parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
39.
Captain Blood (1935)
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Kikuchi Lines parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
40.
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)
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The adopted son of a legendary actor, and an aspiring star himself, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection - only for her to give up everything for her beloved's glory. (143 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ Vue d´Optique parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
41.
Fährmann Maria (1936)
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A beautiful young drifter comes to a small village and battles Death itself to save the man she loves. (85 mins.)
Director: Frank Wysbar
“ Vue d´Optique parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
42.
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
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Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers... (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Vue d´Optique parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
43.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Vue d´Optique parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
44.
Judge Priest (1934)
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky. (80 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Vue d´Optique parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx
 
45.
The Living Dead (1932)
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A crazed scientist murders his wife, walls her up, then flees. A reporter sets out to track him down. (89 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
“ Optic Flow parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
46.
Bombshell (1933)
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Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry. (96 mins.)
“ Optic Flow parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
47.
Captains Courageous (1937)
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A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work. (117 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Optic Flow parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
48.
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
“ Blue Hour parte 2 ” - cineindependientemx
 
49.
La tendre ennemie (1936)
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Two ghosts attend an engagement party, unseen by the other guests. One ghost, Dupont, is the father of the bride-to-be... (69 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ Hypotheses Non Fingo parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
50.
The Novel of Werther (1938)
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Herr Werther, a new magistrate to the Grand Duchy of Walheim who is a violinist and poet, seems to have... (85 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ Hypotheses Non Fingo parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
51.
Blood on Wolf Mountain (1936)
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Ostensibly a tale of a village attempting to fend off a pack of vicious wolves. In reality, the wolves were a euphemism for the Japanese army who had recently occupied Manchuria. (70 mins.)
Director: Mu Fei
“ Hypotheses Non Fingo parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
52.
Ecstasy (1933)
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
“ Ars Memoriae parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
53.
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.)
“ Ars Memoriae parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
54.
Berkeley Square (1933)
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A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors. (84 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ Ars Memoriae parte 1 ” - cineindependientemx
 
55.
The Seahorse (1934 Documentary)
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Examines the sea horse, the only fish that swims upright. We watch it use its prehensile tail to wrap around plants and other sea horses... (15 mins.)
Director: Jean Painlevé
“ Ars Memoriae parte 3 ” - cineindependientemx