Best French Film 1930-1939

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Seven best French films by year (1930-1939)

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1. Accusée... levez-vous! (1930)

110 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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No mercy for a woman who has been living in sin for six years.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Suzanne Delvé, Camille Bert, Jean Dax

Votes: 39

Director: Maurice Tourneur

2. L'Age d'Or (1930)

63 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque, Max Ernst

Votes: 10,416 | Gross: $0.03M

Director: Luis Bunuel

3. Au bonheur des dames (1930)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Dita Parlo, Ginette Maddie, Andrée Brabant, Mireille Barsac

Votes: 310

Director: Julien Duvivier

4. Le chemin du paradis (1930)

98 min | Comedy

6.8
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Directors: Wilhelm Thiele, Max de Vaucorbeil | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Henri Garat, René Lefèvre, Jacques Maury

Votes: 21

French Version Director: Wilhelm Thiele

5. Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (1930)

93 min | Drama

7.0
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Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for. She finds her jealous lover Andre violently ... See full summary »

Director: Augusto Genina | Stars: Louise Brooks, Georges Charlia, Augusto Bandini, André Nicolle

Votes: 441

Director: Augusto Genina

6. Sous les toits de Paris (1930)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville, Bill Bocket

Votes: 1,649

Director: René Clair Best French Film of the year 1930

7. Tarakanova (1930)

Drama

6.2
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Emperess Catherine II wants to get rid of Princess Elisabeth Tarakanova who is to replace her on the throne of Russia. She asks Prince Orloff to travel to Venice so he can seduce Elisabeth ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Édith Jéhanne, Paule Andral, Olaf Fjord, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 12

Director: Raymond Bernard

8. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 3,364

Director: René Clair

9. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 2,708

Director: Jean Renoir

10. David Golder (1931)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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David is a poor but ambitious Polish Jew who reinvents himself as a powerful New York business magnate. After gaining wealth, he relocates to Paris, only to have his selfish and demanding wife squander his fortune.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Paule Andral, Jackie Monnier, Jean Bradin

Votes: 137

Director: Julien Duvivier

11. Faubourg Montmartre (1931)

115 min | Drama

6.2
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Two sisters struggle to stay on the straight and narrow.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Line Noro, Florelle, Pauline Carton

Votes: 26

Director: Raymond Bernard

12. Marius (1931)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Alida Rouffe

Votes: 1,586

Director: Alexander Korda

13. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1930)

108 min | Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Roland Toutain, Huguette Duflos, Léon Belières, Edmond Van Daële

Votes: 74

Director: Marcel L'herbier Release in France: 1931

14. L'opéra de quat'sous (1931)

104 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.9
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The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Albert Préjean, Florelle, Gaston Modot, Margo Lion

Votes: 142

French Version Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst Best French Film of the year 1931

15. Les croix de bois (1932)

115 min | Drama, War

7.8
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World War 1 begins and a young man enlists to fight for his country.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 909

Director: Raymond Bernard Best French Film of the year 1932

16. Les frères Karamazoff (1931)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Fyodor Otsep | Stars: Fritz Kortner, Anna Sten, Hanna Waag, Fritz Rasp

Director: Fedor Ozep Release in France: 1932

17. La nuit du carrefour (1932)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Georges Térof, Winna Winifried, Georges Koudria

Votes: 468

Director: Jean Renoir

18. The Red Head (1932)

91 min | Drama

7.6
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A red-haired boy is his mother's punching bag ; only his father's presence is a great comfort to him,but this weak man is under the shrew's thumb.His pain is so great he feels suicidal.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Robert Lynen, Louis Gauthier, Simone Aubry

Votes: 386

Director: Julien Duvivier

19. Kameradschaft (1931)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.6
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Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt

Votes: 882

French Version Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst Release in France: 1932

20. One Hour with You (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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An unhappily married couple try to come between a happy one.

Directors: George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Lili Damita

Votes: 1,625

French Version Director: Ernst Lubitsch

21. Vampyr (1932)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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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.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz

Votes: 12,381

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

22. Song of the Streets (1933)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A gang of poverty-ridden juvenile delinquents progress from petty theft to hard crime, but a kindly judge manages to set most of them on the right path after they are finally apprehended.

Director: Victor Trivas | Stars: Vladimir Sokoloff, Madeleine Ozeray, Marcelle Worms, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 49

Director: Victor Trivas

23. The Two Orphans (1933)

102 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Rosine Deréan, Renée Saint-Cyr, Gabriel Gabrio, Pierre Magnier

Votes: 53

Director: Maurice Tourneur

24. Don Quichotte (I) (1933)

73 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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The French version of G.W.Pabst's monumental three-language (English, French and German - separate versions each) filming of Cervantes' classic novel. The German version seems to be lost, ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., Dorville, René Donnio, Renée Valliers

Votes: 81

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

25. Mater dolorosa (1933)

7.4
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Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Antonin Artaud, Wanda Barcella, Gaston Dubosc, Alice Dufrene

Votes: 5

Director: Abel Gance

26. La maternelle (1933)

83 min | Drama

7.6
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When her father files bankruptcy and then dies, Rose's fiancé jilts her; she takes a job as a maid in a Montmartre kindergarten with 150 poor children. Rose gives each child loving ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean Benoît-Lévy, Marie Epstein | Stars: Madeleine Renaud, Alice Tissot, Paulette Élambert, Sylvette Fillacier

Votes: 75

Director: Jean-Benoît Lévy Best French Film of the year 1933

27. July 14 (1933)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Jean is a young cab driver. Anna, a flower-girl neighbour, is in love with him. But he is still thinking to Pola, who just left him. Jean asks her to the bal. Many events (Pola's come back,... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Annabella, George Rigaud, Raymond Cordy, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 260

Director: René Clair

28. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

7.9
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A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 9,538

French Version Director: Fritz Lang

29. Angele (1934)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

7.4
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A young and naive peasant girl in Provence, who has been seduced and abandoned, moves to Marseilles and becomes a street-walker after having her baby.

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Orane Demazis, Fernandel, Henri Poupon, Jean Servais

Votes: 256

Director: Marcel Pagnol

30. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

Votes: 11,588

Director: Jean Vigo

31. Le grand jeu (1934)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Pierre (Pierre Richard-Willm), a young lawyer, has enormous debts due to his mistress Florence (Marie Bell), and her whims of luxury life. Pierre has gone too far and put the family firm in... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marie Bell, Pierre Richard-Willm, Charles Vanel, Georges Pitoëff

Votes: 292

Director: Jacques Feyder

32. Ladies Lake (1934)

106 min | Drama

6.4
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A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as a swimming instructor in a picturesque Alpine lake resort. He falls in love with a young heiress who is staying there with her ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Rosine Deréan, Simone Simon, Illa Meery, Odette Joyeux

Votes: 72

Director: Marc Allégret

33. Les misérables (1934)

281 min | Drama

8.1
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The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, Paul Azaïs, Max Dearly

Votes: 1,232

Director: Raymond Bernard Best French Film of the year 1934

34. The Kidnapping (1934)

83 min | Drama

7.4
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Hans has killed the dog of Firmin, a shepherd. Wild with rage, Firmin kidnaps Elsi, Hans' fiancée and locks her up at his home. Hans, a peddler, vows to find the missing girl. This is what ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Dita Parlo, Geymond Vital, Jeanne Marie-Laurent, Auguste Bovério

Votes: 131

Original Title: Rapt Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff

35. Une histoire d'amour (1933)

82 min

7.1
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A young German officer's (Wolfgang Liebeneiner) life is turned upside when he tries to end his affair with a married baroness (Olga Tschechowa) after falling for an innocent young singer (... See full synopsis »

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Abel Tarride, Magda Schneider, Simone Héliard, Gustaf Gründgens

Votes: 35

Original Title: Libelei French Version Director: Max Ophüls Release in France: 1934

36. La bandera (1935)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Annabella, Jean Gabin, Robert Le Vigan, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 491

Director: Julien Duvivier

37. Crime and Punishment (1935)

107 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Harry Baur, Pierre Blanchar, Madeleine Ozeray, Lucienne Le Marchand

Votes: 81

Director: Pierre Chenal

38. Divine (1935)

82 min

6.8
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A country girl starts to work as a chorus girl in Paris and then finds true love with a good-looking milkman.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Simone Berriau, George Rigaud, Gina Manès, Philippe Hériat

Votes: 85

Director: Max Ophüls

39. Carnival in Flanders (1935)

95 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.7
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, Jean Murat, Louis Jouvet

Votes: 968

Director: Jacques Feyder Best French Film of the year 1935

40. Whirlpool (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The happiness of a newly-married couple, Henry and Jeannie Saint Clair, is shattered when the husband is made a paralytic in an automobile accident. The wife still loves him, although he is... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Jeanne Boitel, Jean Galland, Maurice Maillot, Diana Sari

Votes: 31

Director: Edmond T. Gréville

41. Toni (1935)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Blavette, Celia Montalván, Jenny Hélia, Édouard Delmont

Votes: 1,146

Director: Jean Renoir

42. The Merry Widow (1934)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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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. So Count Danilo is sent to Paris, to stop ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Marcel Vallée

Votes: 2,066

French Version Director: Ernst Lubitsch Release in France: 1935

43. The Lower Depths (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt

Votes: 2,476

Director: Jean Renoir

44. La belle équipe (1936)

101 min | Drama

7.6
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Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Viviane Romance

Votes: 680

Director: Julien Duvivier Best French Film of the year 1936

45. César (1936)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

7.8
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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 965

Director: Marcel Pagnol

46. Mayerling (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Marthe Régnier, Yolande Laffon

Votes: 595 | Gross: $0.24M

Director: Anatole Litvak

47. Michel Strogoff (1936)

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Directors: Jacques de Baroncelli, Richard Eichberg | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Colette Darfeuil, Armand Bernard, Charles Vanel

Votes: 8

Director: Jacques de Baroncelli

48. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

81 min | Comedy

7.7
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Marguerite Moreno, Jacqueline Delubac, Roger Duchesne

Votes: 1,435

Director: Sacha Guitry

49. Samson (1936)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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. They make their daughter Anne-Marie marry Brachart. A marriage of ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Harry Baur, Gaby Morlay, André Lefaur, Gabrielle Dorziat

Votes: 56

Director: Maurice Tourneur

50. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,007 | Gross: $0.17M

Director: Jean Renoir Best French Film of the year 1937

51. Gueule d'amour (1937)

94 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. He met Madeleine Courtois at Cannes. She is beautiful and lives in luxury. He lends her... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Pierre Etchepare, Henri Poupon

Votes: 400

Director: Jean Grémillon

52. Feu Mathias Pascal (1937)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Mathias Pascal, saddled with a stupid wife and a nagging mother-in-law, leaves home and is extremely lucky at several gambling resorts. He returns home and discovers that a drowned man, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Isa Miranda, Catherine Fonteney, Ginette Leclerc

Votes: 95

Director: Pierre Chenal

53. The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

105 min | Comedy, History

7.2
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Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jacqueline Delubac, Sacha Guitry, Lyn Harding, Renée Saint-Cyr

Votes: 397

Director: Sacha Guitry and Christian-Jaque

54. Harvest (1937)

127 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Gabriel Gabrio, Orane Demazis, Fernandel, Marguerite Moreno

Votes: 279

Director: Marcel Pagnol Release: 1937 in France

55. Dance Program (1937)

144 min | Drama

7.5
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Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet, Harry Baur

Votes: 397

Director: Julien Duvivier

56. The Life and Loves of Beethoven (1936)

116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Harry Baur, Annie Ducaux, Jany Holt, Jean-Louis Barrault

Votes: 208

Director: Abel Gance Release in France: 1937

57. La bête humaine (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 5,516

Director: Jean Renoir

58. Les disparus de St. Agil (1938)

98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard, Aimé Clariond

Votes: 605

Director: Christian-Jaque

59. L'étrange Monsieur Victor (1938)

103 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A merchant from Toulon (Raimu) of honorable appearance is in fact a receiver for a band of criminals. Threatened with blackmail, he commits a murder for which an innocent man is condemned ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Blanchar, Madeleine Renaud, Marcelle Géniat

Votes: 167

Director: Jean Grémillon

60. The Baker's Wife (1938)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin, Robert Vattier

Votes: 1,167

Director: Marcel Pagnol

61. Hôtel du Nord (1938)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet, Arletty

Votes: 1,721

Director: Marcel Carné Best French Film of the year 1938

62. I Accuse (1938)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Victor Francen, Line Noro, Sylvie Gance, Marcel Delaître

Votes: 334

Director: Abel Gance

63. She Returned at Dawn (1938)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Married to Karl Ammer, the station master of Thaya, a Hungarian quiet village, Anita is a pretty young peasant who feels deeply bored. She dreams of another life while watching the daily ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Dux, Jacques Dumesnil, Pierre Mingand

Votes: 54

Director: Henri Decoin Release in France: 1938

64. Le dernier tournant (1939)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its naive owner, is a good man married to Cora, a young and sexy bitch, half his age. Frank, although ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Michel Simon, Marcel Vallée, Auguste Bovério

Votes: 175

Director: Pierre Chenal

65. La fin du jour (1939)

99 min | Drama

7.8
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Victor Francen, Michel Simon, Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Ozeray

Votes: 458

Director: Julien Duvivier Best French Film of the year 1939

66. Ils étaient neuf célibataires (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Fast-thinking Guitry contrives a scheme to earn easy money from rich women with expiring visas by marrying them with clochards and at the same time to win the charms of beautiful Polish ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Max Dearly, Elvire Popesco, Victor Boucher

Votes: 147

Director: Sacha Guitry

67. Le Jour se Leve (1939)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry

Votes: 5,248 | Gross: $0.03M

Director: Marcel Carné

68. The Mayor's Dilemma (1939)

105 min | Drama, War

6.7
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At the biginning of World War I in a village in the country of La Marne, two families are against the marriage of their children. The war changes the positions.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Annie Vernay, Saturnin Fabre, Fernand Charpin, Dorville

Votes: 67

Director: Raymond Bernard

69. Personal Column (1939)

106 min | Musical, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man who she met through a personal column advert, Adrienne Charpentier is recruited by the police to answer a series of similar adverts to try to track down the killer.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 139

Director: Robert Siodmak

70. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 22,443

Director: Jean Renoir