My Favorite 1930s Movies

Classic movies I love from the 1930s
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1.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ The first of 6 in the Thin Man series. William Powell is Nick Charles, whom used to be a detective. Myrna Loy is his rich wife Nora Charles. Nick now takes care of Nora's money, but they often walk into a murder mystery. Nora likes the excitement and wants Nick to demonstrate his detective skills. Their dog Asta also has crime solving skills. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
2.
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
“ Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY! ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
3.
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
“ A great slapstick comedy. Katharine Hepburn plays Tracy, a woman who will do anything for the man (Cary Grant) she just fell for. Baby is a leopard who definitely adds to the craziness of this comedy. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
4.
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
“ A comedic romance. Claudette Colbert plays a spoiled heiress that tries to run away from her father by taking a bus. Clark Gable is a newspaper man who smells a story and tags along. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
5.
Ninotchka (1939)
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ My favorite Greta Garbo movie of all time. Ninotchka (Garbo) is a Russian checking on her comrades work in Paris and meets the debonair Leon (Melvyn Douglas). ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
6.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
“ William Powell plays a "Forgotten Man" that ends up being a butler for a spoiled family. In my opinion, Carole Lombard's best role. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
7.
The Awful Truth (1937)
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Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play a couple getting divorced but they are jealous of their new romances. Very funny romantic comedy. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
8.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
“ Classic Hitchcock in which a young woman realizes an elderly woman disappears from a train. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
9.
Reckless (1935)
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Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her... (97 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ William Powell with his true love Jean Harlow made a movie together. The chemistry is real. ” - pleiads-292-49446
 
10.
Night Must Fall (1937)
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When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ My favorite Robert Montgomery role. He plays Danny, a suspicious handyman with a charming personality. ” - pleiads-292-49446