My Collection

Every VHS tape & DVD in my collection, arranged in order of first release. I've also included data on where I first watched the film, where my current copy hails from. Films I hadn't seen before owning are marked "sight unseen."
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1.
A Film Johnnie (1914 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Charlie attempts to meet his favorite movie actress at the Keystone Studio, but does not win friends there. (15 mins.)
Director: George Nichols
“ On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
2.
Cruel, Cruel Love (1914 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A silly aristocrat who believes he's been jilted attempts suicide, but is saved from death and reunited with his fiancee. (16 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
3.
His Musical Career (1914 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St... (16 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
4.
His Prehistoric Past (1914 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Charlie dreams he is in the stone age. There King Low-Brow rules a harem of wives. Charlie, in skins and a bowler... (22 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
5.
Laughing Gas (1914 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing... (16 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
6.
Tango Tangle (1914 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie. (12 mins.)
Director: Mack Sennett
“ On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
7.
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage. (82 mins.)
Director: Mack Sennett
“ Gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
8.
The Bank (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present... (25 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
9.
A Burlesque on Carmen (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run. (31 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
10.
By the Sea (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife. (20 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
11.
His New Job (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter... (31 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
12.
A Night in the Show (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out... (30 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
13.
Shanghaied (1915 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A shipowner intends to scuttle his ship on its last voyage to get the insurance money. Charlie, a tramp in love with the owner's daughter... (27 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
14.
The Floorwalker (1916 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Tramp is tricked into impersonating an embezzling floorwalker in a department store. (29 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
15.
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history. (163 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ On 2 VHS tapes; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
16.
The Pawnshop (1916 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail. (25 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
17.
The Vagabond (1916 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country... (34 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ On VHS tape; watched on airplane, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
18.
The Immigrant (1917 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America. (30 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ On VHS tape; rented from library, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
19.
Triple Trouble (1918 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept... (23 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
20.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Packaged with Trio of Terror; watched on TV, bought from Blockbuster. ” - dusky-1
 
21.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. (133 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
“ Watched on TV, gift copy from parents. ” - dusky-1
 
22.
The Big Parade (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
23.
The Bat (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer. (86 mins.)
“ Packaged with Mystery Collection; bought from Chapters, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
24.
The Black Pirate (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death. (88 mins.)
Director: Albert Parker
“ Packaged with Pirates of the Seven Seas; bought from HMV, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
25.
College (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete. (66 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
26.
The Lodger (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
27.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Bought from Amazon, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
28.
The Ring (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two boxers compete for the love of a woman. (116 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
29.
Champagne (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A spoiled heiress defies her father by running off to marry her lover. But Daddy has a few tricks up his sleeve. (86 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
30.
The Crowd (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. (98 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
31.
Easy Virtue (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A divorcée hides her scandalous past from her new husband and his family. (80 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
32.
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After his daughter weds, a middle-aged widower with a profitable farm decides to remarry but finds choosing a suitable mate a problematic process. (100 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
33.
The Last Command (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary. (88 mins.)
“ Rented; on VHS tape, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
34.
Blackmail (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing. (85 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; rented from video store, bought from Future Shop. ” - dusky-1
 
35.
The Cocoanuts (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Watched on internet; bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
36.
The Manxman (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl. (110 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
37.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ On VHS tape; watched at school, bought from second-hand shop. ” - dusky-1
 
38.
Animal Crackers (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Rented on video; bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
39.
The Big House (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
40.
The Shame of Mary Boyle (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
During the Irish revolution, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life forgetting what the most important values are. (85 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
41.
The Pay-Off (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A thug robs a young engaged couple of their last few dollars. When the thug's gang boss hears of the robbery... (65 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
42.
Arrowsmith (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine. (108 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ On VHS tape; bought from book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
43.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. (98 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
44.
Dracula (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ Watchd on TV; bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
45.
Drácula (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends. (104 mins.)
Director: George Melford
“ Watched on internet; bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
46.
Frankenstein (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ On VHS tape; watched on TV, bought from video club. ” - dusky-1
 
47.
Little Caesar (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune. (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Watched on internet, bought from Zellers. ” - dusky-1
 
48.
Monkey Business (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship. (77 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ Watched on TV, bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
49.
Murder at Midnight (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Wealthy Mr. Kennedy shoots his secretary, Channing, during a parlor game, but it turns out the gun was loaded with real bullets... (69 mins.)
Director: Frank Strayer
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
50.
The Public Enemy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. (83 mins.)
“ Watched on internet, gift from parents. ” - dusky-1
 
51.
East of Shanghai (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point. (92 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
52.
The Skin Game (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other. (85 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; bought from Future Shop, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
53.
American Madness (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day. (75 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ Packaged with the Frank Capra Collection; bought from Amazon, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
54.
The Death Kiss (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with... (75 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; watched on TV, gift copy from parents. ” - dusky-1
 
55.
Freaks (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. (64 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ On VHS tape; bought from Blockbuster, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
56.
Horse Feathers (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
“ Borrowed from library; bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
57.
The Last Mile (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death... (75 mins.)
Director: Sam Bischoff
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
58.
The Phantom Fiend (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
This was the first sound remake of the Hitchcock silent classic inspired by the Jack the Ripper legend... (85 mins.)
Director: Maurice Elvey
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
59.
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers. (63 mins.)
“ Bought from Amazon, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
60.
The Mummy (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover. (73 mins.)
Director: Karl Freund
“ On VHS tape; watched on TV, bought at second-hand shop. ” - dusky-1
 
61.
Number 17 (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A gang of thieves gather at a safe house following a robbery, but a detective is on their trail. (66 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; watched on internet, bought from Future Shop. ” - dusky-1
 
62.
Scarface (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. (93 mins.)
“ Watched on internet, bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
63.
The Sign of Four: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Case (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her. (75 mins.)
Director: Graham Cutts
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
64.
Ten Minutes to Live (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her... (58 mins.)
Director: Oscar Micheaux
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
65.
What Price Hollywood? (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer. (88 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ On VHS tape; bought at book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
66.
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
“ Watched on TV, bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
67.
Footlight Parade (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ Rented from library; packaged with TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Busby Berkeley Musicals ” - dusky-1
 
68.
42nd Street (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ Rented from library; packaged with TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Busby Berkeley Musicals ” - dusky-1
 
69.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue. (73 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
70.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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.)
“ Watched on TV, bought from Blockbuster. ” - dusky-1
 
71.
Lady Killer (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Bought from Amazon, sight unssen. ” - dusky-1
 
72.
The Mayor of Hell (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ Bought from Amazon, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
73.
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
“ Bought from Amazon, sight unseen ” - dusky-1
 
74.
A Shriek in the Night (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Pat Morgan and Ted Kord are rival newspaper reporters always trying to outscoop each other. They join together to solve a series of murders being committed in an apartment building. (66 mins.)
Director: Albert Ray
“ Packaged with Mystery Collection; bought from Chapters, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
75.
A Study in Scarlet (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased... (72 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
76.
Sucker Money (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A phony spiritualist hypnotizes the daughter of a wealthy banker in a scheme to swindle the banker out of his money. A reporter investigating the swami discovers the plot, determines to expose it. (59 mins.)
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
77.
Tomorrow at Seven (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called "The Black Ace." (62 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
“ Packaged with Mystery Collection; bought from Chapters, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
78.
Dames (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Multi-millionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against 'filthy' forms of entertainment, like Broadway-Shows... (91 mins.)
“ Rented from library; packaged with TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Busby Berkeley Musicals ” - dusky-1
 
79.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Packaged with the Frank Capra Collection; watched on TV, bought from Amazon. ” - dusky-1
 
80.
The Lost Patrol (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies. (73 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought at book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
81.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. (75 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; first watched on VHS gift from parents, bought DVD at Future Shop. ” - dusky-1
 
82.
Maniac (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
A former vaudevillian gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist in reanimating corpses and soon goes mad himself. (51 mins.)
Director: Dwain Esper
“ Rifftrax DVD edition; bought from Amazon, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
83.
The Moonstone (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Typical Monogram whodunit from the 30's, with dialogue and sound effects based on the well known mystery book with same title... (62 mins.)
Director: Reginald Barker
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
84.
Mystery Liner (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner. (62 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
85.
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr... (63 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
86.
The Woman Condemned (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Jerry Beall, a young newspaper reporter, intrigued by the charm and beauty of Barbara Hammond, a girl accused of murdering a female radio-star... (66 mins.)
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
87.
Woman in the Dark (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dar" by Dashiell Hammett. (68 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
88.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. (75 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ On VHS tape; watched on TV, bought from video club. ” - dusky-1
 
89.
Captain Blood (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ On VHS tape; watched parents' copy, bought copy from second-hand shop. ” - dusky-1
 
90.
Crime and Punishment (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Man is haunted by a murder he's committed. (88 mins.)
“ On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought at book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
91.
The Informer (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in. (91 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ On VHS tape; bought at book sale, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
92.
Murder by Television (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world... (53 mins.)
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
93.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ On VHS tape; watched on TV, bought from Alibris. ” - dusky-1
 
94.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ On VHS tape; watched on internet, bought from book sale. ” - dusky-1
 
95.
The 39 Steps (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
“ Packaged with the Ultimate Hitchcock Collection; first owned on VHS gift from parents, bought DVD at Future Shop. ” - dusky-1
 
96.
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when.arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill one John Douglas... (84 mins.)
“ Packaged with Mystery Classics 100 Movie Pack; gift from parents, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
97.
The Amazing Adventure (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
“ Watched parents' copy, gift copy from parents. ” - dusky-1
 
98.
Captain Calamity (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A South Seas skipper fights off thieves and pirates who are after a lost treasure. (66 mins.)
Director: John Reinhardt
“ Packaged with Pirates of the Seven Seas; bought from HMV, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
99.
Dracula's Daughter (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
“ Packaged with Son of Dracula; bought from Amazon, sight unseen. ” - dusky-1
 
100.
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stage-producer J.J. Hobart, 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
“ Rented from library; packaged with TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Busby Berkeley Musicals ” - dusky-1