Best films, 1929

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1.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
2.
Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
3.
The Love Parade (1929)
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
4.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
5.
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
 
6.
White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929)
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A man climbs a 12,000-foot mountain to search for his wife, who was lost on their honeymoon. Another couple makes the dangerous climb with him. (150 mins.)
 
7.
Big Business (1929 Short Film)
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner. (19 mins.)
 
8.
Arsenal (1929)
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev... (90 mins.)
 
9.
Regen (1929 Documentary)
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Rain falls on a Dutch city. (14 mins.)
 
10.
Thunderbolt (1929)
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A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran... (85 mins.)
 
11.
The Pearl (1929 Short Film)
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A young man buys a pearl for his fiancée. He walks out of the jewelry store that opens onto...a forest... (33 mins.)
Director: Henri d' Ursel
 
12.
Dynamite (1929)
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Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation... (129 mins.)
 
13.
Applause (1929)
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A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager. (80 mins.)
 
14.
Piccadilly (1929)
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A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder. (92 mins.)
 
15.
Escape from Dartmoor (1929)
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Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant... (88 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
16.
Lucky Star (1929)
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
17.
Asphalt (1929)
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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German... (90 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
18.
The New Babylon (1929)
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In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Paris Commune was established in 1871 against the rich and the powerful... (120 mins.)
 
19.
Days of Youth (1929)
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Two friends try and court the same woman. (103 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
20.
Brumes d'automne (1929 Short Film)
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A woman--a pained expression on her face--burns letters in a stove. (15 mins.)
 
21.
Queen Kelly (1929)
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa. (101 mins.)
 
22.
The Skeleton Dance (1929 Short Film)
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit. (6 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
23.
Blackmail (1929)
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing. (85 mins.)
 
24.
Hallelujah (1929)
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game... (109 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
25.
Turksib (1929 Documentary)
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Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand... (75 mins.)
Director: Victor A. Turin
 
26.
Woman in the Moon (1929)
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there. (156 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
27.
The Great Gabbo (1929)
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist. (92 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
 
28.
The Broadway Melody (1929)
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A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. (100 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
29.
The Cocoanuts (1929)
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During the Florida land boom, the Marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves. (96 mins.)
 
30.
Disraeli (1929)
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal. (90 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
31.
The Trespasser (1929)
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The trial and tribulations of a strong-willed woman who elopes and gives birth out of wedlock without telling her ex-husband. (90 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
32.
Images d'Ostende (1929 Documentary)
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Belgian director Henri Storck presents a tribute to one of the most well-known spots in Belgium: the Ostende beach... (15 mins.)
Director: Henri Storck
 
33.
Liberty (1929 Short Film)
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Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants... (20 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
34.
Spite Marriage (1929)
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An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous. (76 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
35.
Wrong Again (1929 Short Film)
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Among the horses stable hands Stanley and Oliver are tending is a thoroughbred named "Blue Boy." But... (20 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
36.
The Iron Mask (1929)
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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin... (95 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
37.
Bacon Grabbers (1929 Short Film)
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Stan & Ollie find work as debt collectors. Their first assignment is to collect a late payment on a radio set... (20 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
38.
H2O (1929 Short Film)
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A study on water, the reflections and motions of the liquid that accentuates its ethereality and metallic beauty. (13 mins.)
Director: Ralph Steiner
 
39.
Double Whoopee (1929 Short Film)
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Stanley and Oliver, in their new jobs as footman and doorman at a ritzy hotel, wreak their usual havoc on the guests... (19 mins.)
Director: Lewis Foster
 
40.
Unaccustomed As We Are (1929 Short Film)
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Oliver invites his friend Stanley over for a nice home-cooked meal, but Mrs. Hardy wants nothing to do with it and walks out... (21 mins.)
 
41.
That's My Wife (1929 Short Film)
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Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married... (20 mins.)
Director: Lloyd French
 
42.
The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (1929 Documentary)
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Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa... (27 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
43.
Men O'War (1929 Short Film)
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Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately... (20 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
44.
Angora Love (1929 Short Film)
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Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, whose noise and aroma in turn get the goat of their suspicious landlord. Attempts to bathe the smelly animal result in a waterlogged free-for-all. (21 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
45.
The Manxman (1929)
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A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl. (110 mins.)
 
46.
The Canary Murder Case (1929)
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A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead... (82 mins.)
 
47.
They Go Boom! (1929 Short Film)
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Stanley's attempts to treat Oliver's cold include dropping a swab down his friend's throat, applying a mustard plaster to his rump, and inflating the air mattress from the gas jet until it has Oliver pressed against the ceiling. (20 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
48.
Tôkyô kôshinkyoku (1929 Short Film)
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A classic melodramatic love tragedy addressing social inequality in feudal Japan, depicted in Kenji Mizoguchi's typical style... (29 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
49.
Berth Marks (1929 Short Film)
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Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking... (19 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
50.
The Greene Murder Case (1929)
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At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will... (69 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
51.
Zweigroschenzauber (1929 Short Film)
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(2 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
52.
Perfect Day (1929 Short Film)
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Plans for a nice Sunday picnic seemed doomed even before Stanley and Oliver and their families get into the car... (19 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
 
53.
The Hoose-Gow (1929 Short Film)
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Stanley and Oliver protest that they were only bystanders to the raid, but are hauled off to a prison labor camp anyway... (18 mins.)
Director: James Parrott