1933 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1933 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ 564 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
Duck Soup (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 481 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
The Invisible Man (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ 121 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade. (122 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ 85,51 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
Dinner at Eight (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal. (111 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ 57,59 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 56,46 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Sons of the Desert (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way. (68 mins.)
“ 52,36 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
Queen Christina (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves. (99 mins.)
“ 51,72 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
Baby Face (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top. (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ 37,40 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
Lady for a Day (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 35,12 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
Design for Living (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship. (91 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ 32,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love. (88 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ 24,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member. (66 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
“ 23,96 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon. (97 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
“ 22,78 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
Cavalcade (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot... (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 22,22 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
Heroes for Sale (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break... (76 mins.)
“ 20,99 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
Bombshell (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry. (96 mins.)
“ 14,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
The Devil's Brother (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw. (90 mins.)
“ 13,43 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Ecstasy (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
“ 12,10 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Man's Castle (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant. (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 11,66 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
Liebelei (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end... (88 mins.)
“ 8,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
Double Harness (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her. (69 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ 8,54 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Counsellor at Law (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful. (82 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 8,51 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
Picture Snatcher (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia... (77 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ 7,88 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
The Patriots (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
“ 7,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
Topaze (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a... (78 mins.)
“ 7,34 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
Ladies They Talk About (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her. (69 mins.)
“ 5,44 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
The Power and the Glory (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company... (76 mins.)
“ 5,20 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her. (70 mins.)
Director: Stephen Roberts
“ 4,88 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Secrets (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the late 1800s New England, banker William Marlowe and his wife Martha have arranged for their daughter... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ 4,65 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
Lilly Turner (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer. (65 mins.)
“ 3,84 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Berkeley Square (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors. (84 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 3,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
Captured! (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Captain Fred Allison has been in a German Prisoner of War Camp for a long time. It has been two years since he last saw Monica... (69 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ 3,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
The World Changes (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades. (91 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ 3,19 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
La tête d'un homme (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Willy Ferriere is dead broke and his mistress costs a lot. One day, he says in a pub that he would give 100,000 francs to get rid of his wealthy aunt... (90 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ 2,77 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
Looking Forward (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Depression Era story set in London has department store owner (Lewis Stone) facing bankruptcy while his family fritters away money... (82 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 2,61 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Only Yesterday (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her. (105 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
“ 2,61 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
His Double Life (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a... (68 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hopkins
“ 2,47 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Viktor and Viktoria (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Aspiring singer Susanne takes over for ham actor Viktor at a small cabaret in Berlin where he works... (100 mins.)
“ 2,47 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit... (65 mins.)
Director: Phil Goldstone
“ 2,38 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
Oliver Twist (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves. (80 mins.)
“ 1,66 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
White Woman (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A nightclub singer marries the rich owner of a rubber plantation. When she returns with him to his estate in Malaysia... (68 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
“ 1,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
S.O.S. Eisberg (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An expedition goes in search of a party lost the year before. (90 mins.)
Director: Arnold Fanck
“ 1,14 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
Ein Lied geht um die Welt (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
“ 0,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat