Best films, 1930

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1.
People on Sunday (1930)
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Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang... (74 mins.)
 
2.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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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. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
3.
Monte Carlo (1930)
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Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo... (90 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
4.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
7.
City Girl (1930)
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A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
8.
The Blue Angel (1930)
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An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (124 mins.)
 
9.
Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
10.
Morocco (1930)
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself. (92 mins.)
 
11.
Salt for Svanetia (1930 Documentary)
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Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people... (55 mins.)
 
12.
Borderline (1930)
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A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes. (63 mins.)
 
13.
Hell's Angels (1930)
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Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms. (127 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
14.
The Divorcee (1930)
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (84 mins.)
 
15.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
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A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France... (97 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
16.
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
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World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths. (108 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
17.
The Big Trail (1930)
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
18.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
19.
Liliom (1930)
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Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl... (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
20.
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
 
21.
Murder! (1930)
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. (104 mins.)
 
22.
Dixiana (1930)
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In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras. (100 mins.)
Director: Luther Reed
 
23.
Laughter (1930)
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A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue. (85 mins.)
 
24.
Ladies of Leisure (1930)
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
25.
Hog Wild (1930 Short Film)
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Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna. (19 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
26.
I Flunked, But... (1930)
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A story of a college student (Tatsuo Saitô) and his schoolmates trying to pass the exams by cheating. (65 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
27.
Sentimental Romance (1930 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Stars: Mara Griy
 
28.
Night Owls (1930 Short Film)
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After getting lambasted by the Police Chief for the 42 unsolved robberies committed on his watch, Officer... (21 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
29.
Blotto (1930 Short Film)
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Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans. (26 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
30.
Anna Christie (1930)
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A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past. (89 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
31.
Another Fine Mess (1930 Short Film)
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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it. (28 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
32.
Min and Bill (1930)
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Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant. (69 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
33.
Her Man (1930)
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Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor. (85 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
34.
Whoopee! (1930)
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Western sheriff Bob Wells is preparing to marry Sally Morgan; she loves part-Indian Wanenis, whose race is an obstacle... (93 mins.)
 
35.
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930 Short Film)
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It looks like the boys won't need to fish off the end of the pier to feed themselves any longer when Stanley's rich uncle Ebenezer Laurel dies... (30 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
36.
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States. (96 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
37.
Brats (1930 Short Film)
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Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley. (21 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
38.
The Big House (1930)
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
39.
Feet First (1930)
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Ambitious shoe salesman, Harold, unknowingly meets the boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon... (93 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
 
40.
Below Zero (1930 Short Film)
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In the dead of winter, street musicians Stanley and Oliver aren't getting much business in a run-down neighborhood... (20 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
41.
Tomatos Another Day (1930 Short Film)
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The images on the screen tell it all. In a drawing room, the clock shows two on an afternoon. Adulterous... (7 mins.)