Favorite Films of 1936

Updated: 7/21/15
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1.
Sabotage (1936)
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A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel. (76 mins.)
 
2.
After the Thin Man (1936)
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family. (112 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
3.
Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
4.
The Big Show (1936)
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At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double. (71 mins.)
Director: Mack V. Wright
 
5.
Reefer Madness (1936)
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Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. (66 mins.)
Director: Louis Gasnier
 
6.
Things to Come (1936)
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. (100 mins.)
 
7.
The Case of the Black Cat (1936)
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An bedridden eccentric millionaire, anticipating his own murder, hires Mason to help him rewrite his will, and the lawyer ends up defending the caretaker's cat. (66 mins.)
Director: William McGann
 
8.
The Rogues' Tavern (1936)
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A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night. (70 mins.)
Director: Bob Hill
 
9.
The House of Secrets (1936)
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Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments. (70 mins.)
Director: Roland D. Reed
 
10.
The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
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A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing... (100 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
11.
The Milky Way (1936)
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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's... (89 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
12.
The Devil-Doll (1936)
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An escaped Devil's Island convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him. (78 mins.)
 
13.
The Walking Dead (1936)
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution. (66 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
14.
College Holiday (1936)
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Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing college students are brought to a struggling hotel to be guinea pigs in an ancient Greek-themed eugenics experiment. (86 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
15.
Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
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An international expedition is sent into Cambodia to destroy an ancient formula that turns men into zombies. (65 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
 
16.
Dracula's Daughter (1936)
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Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence. (71 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
 
17.
Mummy's Boys (1936)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Fred Guiol