Seen Movies: 1936

All feature movies I have seen from 1936 listed from the best from the worst.
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1.
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
 
2.
The Lower Depths (1936)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
3.
Sisters of the Gion (1936)
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Two geisha sisters lead a hard life in the Gion district of Kyoto. After one of them feels obliged to support a bankrupt businessman, the other sister sets up various schemes to get rid of him. (69 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
4.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
5.
A Day in the Country (1936 Short Film)
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. (40 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
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
 
7.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
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Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. (115 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
8.
Dodsworth (1936)
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life. (101 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
The Story of a Cheat (1936)
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood. (81 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
10.
Osaka Elegy (1936)
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family. (71 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
11.
Fury (1936)
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
12.
Mayerling (1936)
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering;... (96 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
13.
Libeled Lady (1936)
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A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel. (98 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
14.
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)
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A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police's description... (80 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything! (82 mins.)
Director: Lothar Mendes
 
17.
Our Relations (1936)
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Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town... (73 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
18.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
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The author of a scandalously racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity from her provincial small town neighbors who'd be scandalized if they knew. (94 mins.)
 
19.
Desire (1936)
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An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief. (89 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
20.
The Only Son (1936)
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In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune)... (87 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
21.
Show Boat (1936)
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady. (113 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
22.
These Three (1936)
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Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie. (93 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
23.
Camille (1936)
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A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail. (109 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
24.
Bullets or Ballots (1936)
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After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him... (82 mins.)
 
25.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
 
26.
San Francisco (1936)
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco. (115 mins.)
 
27.
Come and Get It (1936)
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An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter. (99 mins.)
 
28.
The General Died at Dawn (1936)
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Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord. (98 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
29.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
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A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago. (68 mins.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
Mary of Scotland (1936)
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The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
32.
Swing Time (1936)
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A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues. (176 mins.)
 
35.
Riffraff (1936)
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader... (94 mins.)
Director: J. Walter Ruben
 
36.
A Woman Rebels (1936)
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The story revolves around Pamela, as a woman in late-1800's England who has no intention of marriage and wishes to be her own person... (88 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
37.
The Princess Comes Across (1936)
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A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship. (76 mins.)
 
38.
The Plainsman (1936)
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners. (113 mins.)
 
39.
The Bohemian Girl (1936)
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A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline... (71 mins.)
 
40.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
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Screwball comedy has wealthy mystery writer Paula Bradford using her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Roberts
 
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42.
Secret Agent (1936)
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After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences. (86 mins.)
 
43.
Lloyd's of London (1936)
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Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship... (118 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Three Smart Girls (1936)
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Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
46.
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
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Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families. (125 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
47.
Suzy (1936)
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American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914. She loves Irish inventor Terry who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman... (93 mins.)
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
Big Brown Eyes (1936)
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Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby. (77 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
50.
Follow the Fleet (1936)
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A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco. (110 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
51.
The Amazing Adventure (1936)
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A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance. (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred Zeisler
 
52.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
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An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust. (102 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
53.
It Pays to Advertise! (1936)
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A comedy about the power of advertising Henry Miller is a young man who doesn't have any goals for life... (76 mins.)
 
54.
Rose-Marie (1936)
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Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek... (113 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
55.
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
 
56.
Flash Gordon (1936)
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Three earthlings visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless. (245 mins.)
 
57.
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the year 1756, Fort William Henry on Lake George is under siege by the French and Hurons under General Montcalm... (91 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
58.
The Walking Dead (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
59.
Intermezzo (1936)
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The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years... (93 mins.)
Director: Gustaf Molander
 
60.
Rembrandt (1936)
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark... (85 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
61.
Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
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The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional. (88 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
62.
På solsidan (1936)
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Eva Bergh works as a bank clerk, but dreams of becoming an artist. At a party she meets the rich Harald Ribe and he instantly falls in love with her... (92 mins.)
Director: Gustaf Molander
 
63.
Ceiling Zero (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling... (95 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
64.
Small Town Girl (1936)
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Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night... (106 mins.)
 
65.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
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A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
66.
Love on the Run (1936)
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A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot. (80 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
67.
The Green Pastures (1936)
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God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans. (93 mins.)
 
68.
Tarzan Escapes (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An expedition seeking to bring Jane back to civilization, and Tarzan into captivity, gets more than it's bargained for. (89 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
69.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)
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A Fleet Street barber recounts the story of Sweeney Todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money. (76 mins.)
Director: George King
 
70.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
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Stage-producer J.J. Horbart, is going to put on a new show, but he doesn't know that his two partners lost the money at the stock market... (101 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
71.
Anthony Adverse (1936)
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves. (141 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
72.
The Golden Arrow (1936)
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby... (68 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
73.
Born to Dance (1936)
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Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love... (106 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
74.
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
75.
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
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Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency... (74 mins.)
 
76.
The Invisible Ray (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X. (80 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
 
77.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
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President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both. (103 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
78.
Great Guy (1936)
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The adventures of an investigator (Cagney) for the Bureau of Weights and Measures. (75 mins.)
 
79.
Bombi Bitt och jag (1936)
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(76 mins.)
Director: Gösta Rodin
 
80.
Captain January (1936)
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Shirley lives with a lighthouse keeper who rescued her when her parents drowned. A truant officer decides she should go to boarding school, but she's rescued by relatives. Buddy Ebsen dances "At The Codfish Ball" with Shirley. (77 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
81.
65, 66, and Me (1936)
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(89 mins.)
 
82.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers. (79 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
83.
Cain and Mabel (1936)
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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids. (90 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
84.
The Garden of Allah (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk. (79 mins.)
 
86.
Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
An international expedition is sent into Cambodia to destroy an ancient formula that turns men into zombies. (65 mins.)
Director: Victor Halperin
 
87.
Reefer Madness (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
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