Movies to watch for 1933
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Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
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A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ : This movie had me when Ginger Rogers started singing in Pig Latin and never let me go! This is chock full of the most madly inventive numbers ever put to film, including Billy Barty as a mischievious infant and the cops on roller skates in "Petting in the Park", the neon violins in "The Shadow Waltz", and the starkly powerful "My Forgotten Man." My personal favorite of the Busby Berkeley musicals and I love them all. With most of the cast of 42nd Street plus Warren William, Joan Blondell, and Aline MacMahon. ” - marie_D
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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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
“ Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has been confined in an insane asylum for the last decade. Of late, he has turned to scrawling über-terrorist tracts while otherwise maintaining complete catatonia. It is beginning to seem like the only thing standing in the way of a reign of crime is our old friend Commissioner Lohmann from M.

I love the atmosphere of dread Lang creates in this movie and the wonderful performance by Otto Wernicke as Lohmann. Hitler banned the film and you can certainly see why folks might see a similarily between Dr. Mabuse's organization and his own. ” - marie_D
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Four boys mount a revolution at a boarding school. This is highly inventive short film is full of youthful anarchic energy and some surrealist touches. Boris Kaufman, the cinematographer behind Man with a Movie Camera, provides the striking images. Highly recommended. ” - marie_D
King Kong (1933)
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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.)
“ A showman journeys to a mysterious island to film what lurks within. This is the granddaddy of all special effects films and is still pretty amazing for its time. It is hard to imagine how much work must have gone into the elaborate stop-motion animation, matte paintings, and projections needed to make this work. It is impressive that we end up feeling pity for what is, after all, a rubber puppet covered with rabbit fur. The Max Steiner music, one of Hollywood's first purpose-written full-length film scores, adds to the suspense. ” - marie_D
Design for Living (1933)
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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
“ Expatriates in Paris play house when a commercial artist (Miriam Hopkins) falls for both a playwright (Fredric March) and a painter (Gary Cooper) in this absolutely delightful pre-Code farce. The Ben Hecht screenplay sparkles as bright as the acting and direction. I'm very glad I've finally seen this one. ” - marie_D
42nd Street (1933)
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ 1930's backstage musical bliss. With Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, Ginger Rogers, Una Merkle, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks and a bevy of Busby Berkeley beauties.

The part of this movie that always kills me is when Ginger Rogers tells Warner Baxter that she isn't right to take over for the injured Bebe Daniels but that Ruby Keeler is because Ruby is such a great dancer! Such irony ... ” - marie_D
Japanese Girls at the Harbor (1933)
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Two schoolgirl friends drift apart when one of them falls for a handsome boy. (72 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
“ The harbor is Yokohama. Dora and Sunako are inseparable friends until Sunako loses her heart to Henry. Henry, however, turns out to be bad news and Sunako's jealousy of his philandering has consequences that force her to leave town and turn to a life of prostitution. For me, the plot was incidental to the absolutely poetic outdoor shots of Yokohama. This was the first film I've seen by Shimizu and I'm glad I have more in my future. ” - marie_D
Dinner at Eight (1933)
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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
“ Mrs. Jordan (Billie Burke) plans a formal dinner in honor of English aristocrats but nothing works out as planned. It's the depression and everybody has a secret, usually financial. This was MGM's all-star follow-up to the previous year's Grand Hotel. I just love this one. All the actors, including both the Barrymores, do themselves proud but my very favorite is Jean Harlow. The cast includes John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, and Edmund Lowe, and Madge Evans. ” - marie_D
Counsellor-at-Law (1933)
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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
“ John Barrymore plays a top New York lawyer who had his beginnings as a young immigrant and worked hard to get where he is. The lawyer is crazy about his high society WASP wife. Everything falls appart when he is threatened with disbarrment. With Bebe Daniels as his devoted secretary, Doris Kenyon as the wife, and Melvyn Douglas as a louse.

This may rank as my most dramatic revision of opinion of a film ever. I absolutely hated this movie the first time around and I have no idea why. It is excellent, with law office zingers flying about as fast as in The Front Page, and the performances are outstanding. This is truly the best performance I have witnessed by John Barrymore. ” - marie_D
The Invisible Man (1933)
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ A chemist succeeds in achieving invisibility but goes mad in the process. Claude Rains makes an unforgettable US film debut as the title character with his resonant voice. James Whale again shows his deft hand at mixing wit with violence and doing justice to both. I could live without Una O'Connors hysterics but what would these movies be without them? ” - marie_D
The Mayor of Hell (1933)
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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ Cagney plays a ward heeler and gang leader who gets a pay-off appointment to Deputy Commissioner responsible for juvenile detention centers. He falls for an idealistic nurse who has a plan for reforming a truely abysmal reformatory. Cagney is great as is Frankie Darro, who plays the boys' gang leader and title character. I loved all three Cagney movies I saw for 1933 and this was my favorite. ” - marie_D
Woman of Tokyo (1933)
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Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office... (47 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ Silent 43-minute short about a sister who works as a secretary by day and a prostitute by night to support her brother, who is a university student. The brother reacts violently when his girlfriend tells him of the rumors of his sister's activities.

This film is the earliest I have seen in which I could clearly recognize Ozu's characteristic tatami-level low-angle shots and transitions via inanimate objects (boiling kettles, etc.). On the other hand, the material is so uncharacteristic, I was simply stunned. I have never seen such melodrama (the brother commits suicide) or such violence (the brother repeatedly strikes his sister) in an Ozu film. On the other hand, it was a powerful and beautifully made film. ” - marie_D
Lady for a Day (1933)
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Urban fairy tale based on a Damon Runyon story about an apple seller who needs to convince her daughter that she is in high society. With May Robson in an Oscar-nominated performance as Apple Annie, Warren William as the gambler who helps her, Guy Kibbee as her "huband", and Glenda Farrell as a nightclub owner along with tons of other familiar faces. Despite a little schmaltz, this is one of my favorite Capra movies. Robson is just wonderful. ” - marie_D
Morning Glory (1933)
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When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success. (74 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
“ A young actress (Katharine Hepburn) straight off the little theater stage of her native Vermont expects to take Broadway by storm. Though she is loaded with talent, she finds out that it is not that easy. With Adolph Menjou as a tough theater manager who breaks her heart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as a playwright and C. Aubrey Smith as an old trooper.

For some reason, I didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. I thought it was great and that Hepburn was fantastic. She captured the foolish over-confidence and fears of the young so perfectly. Her drunk scene at the opening night party is marvellous. ” - marie_D
Little Women (1933)
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Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War... (115 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic. I don't know what it is about this story that chokes me up so but I think I cry at every version. This is a particularly good one. Katharine Hepburn was born to play Jo. ” - marie_D
Sons of the Desert (1933)
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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.)
“ This is a hilarious Laurel and Hardy feature in which the boys attend a lodge convention in Chicago the objection of their wives. They are in trouble throughout. I loved the "two peas in a pot/pod/pod-ah" gag, all the broken crockery, and the "Honolulu Baby" number and reprises. A whole lot of fun. ” - marie_D
Land Without Bread (1933 Documentary)
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ This "documentary" about the benighted population of Las Hurdes, a remote rural region in Northern Spain, has long fascinated me. Is it an attempt at straight-forward descripiton? Is it a satire or parody? Is it a political statement? Probably some combination of all of these. The narrator describes the appalling povery and ignorance of the place in a matter-of-fact tone better suited to a travelogue. Many of the scenes are either ambiguous as to what is really being depicted or are clearly staged. Many of the customs attributed to the villagers seem to defy the normal human survival instinct. A puzzling work. ” - marie_D
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love. (88 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) travels to Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War to marry a missionary. Caught up in the chaos in the streets, she is rescued/abducted by ruthless warlord General Yen (Nils Asther). While captive at his headquarters, she is appalled at his brutality, yet the two experience a deep attraction. With Walter Connelly as the general's American financial advisor.

The acting is uniformly wonderful and this might be Capra's most poetic film in terms of its framing and cinematography. My hesitation on the rating is some reservation about the explicit and implicit racism. On the other hand, there is some argument that the plot could reasonably be reframed as "a Chinese warlord is destroyed by his love for a beautiful but naive American." He is portrayed as being barbaric but his merciful actions, at Megan's urging, are big mistakes that cost him everything. ” - marie_D
Baby Face (1933)
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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
“ Lily (Barbara Streisand), a bar maid from the wrong side of the tracks, takes some advice from Nietsche and ruthlessly exploits her sex appeal to get to the top, wrecking the lives of numerous men in the process. This has all the attributes of a pre-Code winner and then some. The DVD included both the pre-release cut and the theatrical release. The film was too strong even in the pre-Code days! Many of Lily's more sordid conquests were excised and the German friend who turned her on to Nietsche becomes a kindly old moralist in the theatrical release. Stanwyck is fabulous in this role which provided some early practice for Phyllis Dietrichson. Recommended. ” - marie_D
The Dancing Girl of Izu (1933)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Heinosuke Gosho
“ A brother and sister form part of an itinerant acting company. The sister and another girl dance in private homes while the brother and other women play musical instruments. A student joins the little company on its travels and forms an attachment with the sister. In the meantime, we learn that the brother previously sold a mine, which was his inheritance, on disadvantageous terms to a man who now wants to lure the sister back to marry his son. It all ends very sadly with the girl and the student confessing their love for each other but the student departing for Tokyo and leaving the girl weeping.

I watched this Japanese silent film on YouTube. The print I saw is extremely cloudy and I'm not finding much on the film. Its director made the first talkie in Japan but this film is silent. The dancing girl/sister was played by Kinuyo Tanaka, who was the moll in Dragnet Girl and appeared in several other of the Japanese silents I have seen recently. This is the finest and most moving performance I have seen by her as a young actress. She had an extensive filmography and starred in several 50's classics directed by Mizoguchi, including Life of Oharu (she played Oharu), Ugetsu and Sansho, the Bailiff.

I realize I'm going on and on without saying much but this was a fairly bad print of what I think must have been quite an impressive film if it had the proper musical accompaniment (what I saw was totally silent) and a clearly discernable print. I have not seen any thing else by the director, Heinosuke Gosho, who seems to have quite an energetic style and to have been well-respected at the time from what I can gather. ” - marie_D
Dekigokoro (1933)
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Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live. (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ A layabout single father and his handsome younger friend happen upon a homeless young woman and arrange a place for her to stay. The father falls for her but she is more interested in the friend. A bittersweet story mostly centering on the bond between the father and his son. This all takes place in the slums of Tokyo. This took a while to get going but once it did it brought tears to my eyes. Some beautiful Ozu touches like the fireworks near the end. ” - marie_D
Dragnet Girl (1933)
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A gangster tries to find redemption with the inadvertent help of an innocent shop girl and his jealous girlfriend will do anything to keep him. (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ A gang leader and former boxer is supported by his moll. He is attracted to the sweet sister of a gang member, who wants her brother to go straight. But the moll is not ready to give our hero up. Nothing turns out as expected. Another penetrating film from one of my favorite directors. I thought both the ladies were outstanding. ” - marie_D
Footlight Parade (1933)
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ A musical comedy director (James Cagney) bends to the times and switches to producting live "prologues" for motion pictures. The third of at least three mind-blowing Busby Berkeley musicals in 1933. With the usual Warner Brothers musical stock company plus Frank McHugh and Hugh Herbert. ” - marie_D
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
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In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected. (68 mins.)
“ Hard-hitting Warner Brothers pre-Code exposé about kids who leave home to seek work when their parents lose their jobs. Life is pretty tough on the road but these kids fight back against the relentless pressure to move on. Terrific stuff up until a judge solves everybody's problems with a snap of his fingers and assures them better days are right around the corner. The lead, Frankie Darro, is splendid. He had the talent to be another Cagney but was hampered by his small stature. ” - marie_D
Heroes for Sale (1933)
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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.)
“ If poor Tom Holmes (Richard Barthelmess) didn't have bad luck, he would have no luck at all. The story follows his life from the time he gets shot by friendly fire in WWI through his fate as a "forgotten man" in the Depression. Along the way, Tom gets wrongfully jailed for inciting a riot and branded as a Red. An interesting pre-Code take on the struggles of the working man in the 20's and 30's. ” - marie_D
Duck Soup (1933)
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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
“ Groucho is drafted by Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont returns!) to lead Fredonia and he leads it straight into war with neighboring Sylvania. Chico and Harpo spy for the other sides. This is the one with the mirror gag and the multiple Grouchos. It is the most chaotic outing yet. I laughed but I missed Harpo and Chico performing on their instruments. ” - marie_D
Man's Castle (1933)
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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
“ A free-spirited vagabond (Spencer Tracy) picks up a penniless waif (Loretta Young) and they set up housekeeping in a Hooverville on the Hudson. He is tempted by both a nightclub singer and the open road and she is superhuman in her saintly understanding of his need for independence even after she becomes pregnant. Still, there is a fairy-tale quality to this film that gives it a sweetness that is quite beguiling. ” - marie_D
Bombshell (1933)
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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.)
Lady Killer (1933)
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ Jimmy Cagney plays a tough guy who gets involved with some con artists courtesy of a tempting moll played by Mae Clarke. Things get too hot to handle when the gang moves on to jewel heists that lead to murder and Jimmy moves to California, where, after some hard times, he becomes a movie star. With Margaret Lindsay as another star.

Cagney displays his usual energy and charm and this is an entertaining picture. It is kind of puzzling in tone. The dialogue is light and snappy and yet there is some serious violence toward the end. ” - marie_D
Picture Snatcher (1933)
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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
“ When mob boss Danny Kean (James Cagney) is released from prison, he decides to go straight and gets a job as a photographer for a sleezy tabloid. He finds that his gangster skills serve him well as he tries to get stories. With Ralph Bellamy as the City Editor, Patricia Ellis as Danny's girl, and Robert Emmett O'Connor as her policeman father.

This movie just kept getting better and better and Cagney was on top of his game. I really enjoyed it. ” - marie_D
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
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King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon. (97 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
“ The first time I saw this movie was in drama class many moons ago when I was in high school. I can still vividly recall the scene when Charles Laughton's Henry plays cards with Elsa Lanchester's Anne of Cleves. I enjoyed that just as much this time, possibly more. This is a very fun movie and a performance that shows off Laughton's range from comedy to pathos. ” - marie_D
The Patriots (1933)
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
“ Early Soviet sound film relating Russian history from 1914-1917 from the perspective of villagers. You know you're in for something different when the first words spoken are by a horse! This covers such events as a strike (most village men seem to be shoemakers), World War I both on the home front and in the trenches, and the final victory of the Revolution. However, Barnet is interested in the personal and the everyday and there is quite a bit of humor in the film. I liked it. ” - marie_D
Yogoto no yume (1933)
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A single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son until--her long-lost husband returns. (64 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
“ Bleak Japanese silent drama about a young single mother in Depression-era Tokyo who is supporting her son by working as a bar hostess. Her chronically unemployed ex-husband returns and she tries to cheer him from his defeatism. Not a good time but the acting is wonderful and Naruse makes you feel for everyone involved. ” - marie_D
Apart from You (1933)
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Two Geisha with a connection to a young man deal with life's hardships. (64 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
“ An aging geisha continues working so that she can give her son an education. The son is ashamed of his mother and has joined a gang instead of going to school. The mother's young co-worker is working to support her family (headed by a drunken father) and will do anything to save her younger sister from her own fate. The son and the co-worker form a bond that brings mother and son back together. This silent film is a very sensitively done character study. I liked it a lot. ” - marie_D
Torch Singer (1933)
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer. (71 mins.)
“ Claudette Colbert plays Sally Trent, a chorus girl whose lover unknowingly left for China while she was pregnant. After a struggle, she is forced by hard times to give the child up for adoption. Later, she becomes a famous torch singer and children's radio program host under the name Mimi Benton. With Ricardo Cortez as Mimi's boyfriend and David Manners as the baby's father.

Claudette Colbert's performance makes this "woman's picture" something special. She does her own singing and, while she could not have made a career of it, she does have soul. ” - marie_D
Une nuit sur le mont chauve (1933 Short Film)
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Mussorgsky's composition is the soundtrack for this pin-screen animated take on night and wild things... (8 mins.)
“ Animated short using the "pinscreen" technique set to the Mussorgsky compositon and depicting spooky midnight revels. This predates the Disney Fantasia version by several years. Interesting. ” - marie_D
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
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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
“ Fun, fun comedy based on Mae West's Broadway hit "Diamond Lil" and an early role for Cary Grant as one of her many admirers. It's hard to fathom why this was so shocking in its day. There are plenty of double entendres but it's just bawdy good fun. This is the one where she asks Grant to "Come up sometime and see me." ” - marie_D
Cavalcade (1933)
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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
“ Upstairs/downstairs history of a London family from 1899-1933, with an anti-war message. I enjoyed this despite the disadvantages of watching in parts on YouTube with a less than wonderful print. Dana Wynyard, who played the matriarch, was truly wonderful in the role -- very understated yet full of feeling. With Clive Brooke as her husband and Una O'Connor as their housemaid, later turned pubkeeper. It's kind of sad to think that by the time this was made another war and more sadness were already on the horizon. ” - marie_D
His Double Life (1933)
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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a... (68 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hopkins
“ Roland Young plays the most famous painter in England who has lived as a recluse since a very young age. When his secretary dies, he allows the "artist" to be buried and assumes the identity of the secretary. This allows him to meet and fall in love with Lillian Gish's delightful, unflappable Alice, with whom the secretary had been corresponding. I really enjoyed this comedy, chiefly for the performances. It is of a very high standard for something that is not a studio product. ” - marie_D
To the Last Man (1933)
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In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry. (74 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
International House (1933)
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Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television. (68 mins.)
“ Musical and comic showcase built around the convergence of characters at a Chinese hotel to bid on a new technology ... television. Featuring, among others, W.C. Fields, Burns and Allen, Bela Lugosi, Rudy Vallee, Sterling Hayden, Francis Pangborne, and Cab Calloway. My favorite bits were by fields and Cab Calloway's fantastic rendition of "Reefer Man". ” - marie_D
The Little Giant (1933)
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When Prohibition ends, a beer baron sees the writing on the wall, quits the rackets, and tries to break into California society. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ When Roosevelt is elected, beer baron/gangster Bugsy Ahern (Edward G. Robinson) figures Prohibition is on its last legs. So he retires and takes his ill-gotten gains to Santa Barbara, where he aspires to enter high society. He soon discovers that all the racketeers don't carry guns. With Helen Vinson as a society girl with larceny in her heart and Mary Astor as the other kind. This is an OK entertainment but not nearly as funny as I had hoped. ” - marie_D
I'm No Angel (1933)
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Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way. (87 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
“ Another fun showcase for Mae West's one-liners. In this one, Mae hits the big time in a circus and falls for a tall, dark, and handsome millionare, played by the gorgeous young Cary Grant. ” - marie_D
Midnight Mary (1933)
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A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager... (74 mins.)
Director: William Wellman
“ Mary (Loretta Young) is on trial for murder and the movie is one long flashback as she reflects on how she got where she is. Basically, the lass started out playing on a garbage dump and got a lot of bad breaks that led her to become a gangster's (Ricardo Cortez) moll. She tries to go straight after she meets a rich young man, Tom (Franchot Tone), during a casino hold-up. With Una Merkel as Mary's best friend/fellow moll and Andy Devine as Tom's best friend. This one could have used a less cliched script but the performances are nice, and Young is certainly beautiful and wears lovely gowns. ” - marie_D
Queen Christina (1933)
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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.)
“ Biopic about the Swedish queen (Greta Garbo) who gave up her kingdom in exchange for her independence and, at least here, the love of a Spaniard (John Gilbert). With C. Aubrey Smith as her faithful servant, Lewis Stone as a pompous courtier, and Roland Young as a jilted suitor.

I remember really disliking this the first time I saw it. The dialogue and all the acting, including especially Garbo's, seemed really wooden to me. For some reason, this time it was much better. After an unpromising start, the interplay between Garbo and Gilbert captured me and I enjoyed the rest of the film. ” - marie_D
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor. (77 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ A brilliant sculptor's (Lionel Atwill) wax creations are destroyed in a fire. Years later, the sculptor has recreated his works and reopened his museum in New York. Simultaneously, bodies mysteriously disappear from the city morgue. An intrepid girl reporter (Glenda Farrell) is on the case. This was remade as House of Wax with Vincent Price. I thought it was good fun. It was also fascinating to see the two-strip Technicolor process.

Favorite line: Glenda Farrell as the reporter to her editor: "I'm gonna make you eat dirt, you soap bubble!" ” - marie_D
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
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A New York tramp (Jolson) falls in love with the mayor's amnesiac girlfriend after rescuing her from a suicide attempt (82 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ Star vehicle for Al Jolson with songs by Rogers and Hart. Jolson plays the leader of the hobos in Central Park who also has a friendship with the city mayor (Frank Morgan). With Madge Evans as the mayor's girlfriend and Harry Langdon as a Marxist tax collector. This is an odd little musical with sections of rhyming rhythmic dialogue. Worth seeing, though I'm not a huge fan. ” - marie_D
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
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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
“ Locked room mystery starring William Powell as Philo Vance. With Mary Astor as one of the suspects and Eugene Pallette as Police Detective Heath. A workmanlike movie and a pleasant enough way to spend an hour. ” - marie_D
Dancing Lady (1933)
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway. (92 mins.)
“ A millionaire (Franchot Tone) spots Janie Barlow (Joan Crawford) in a burlesque line and is smitten. Because Janie prefers dancing to him, he tries to bribe his way into her heart by getting her an audition in Patch Gallagher's (Clark Gable) new show. The stars shine but, unfortunately, I didn't think the musical numbers were up to much. This clearly was made before the heyday of the MGM musical. With Fred Astaire (in his screen debut) playing himself; Nelson Eddy singing in one of his first roles; Robert Benchley; and the Three Stooges and stagehands. These folks deserved something more than Bavarian beer garden numbers. ” - marie_D
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
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An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman. (89 mins.)
“ A band leader (Gene Raymond) meets a Brazilian beauty (Dolores Del Rio) in Miami and carries on his pursuit of her once the band goes to Rio to open a hotel. With Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers along to entertain us. I enjoy this though if I had been Dolores I'd have stuck with the Brazilian fiancee, who had more pizazz than the bland Mr. Raymond.

Whatever its merits, we can be grateful to this movie for giving us the first pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. In the documentary that accompanied the King Kong DVD, I learned that we have Merian C. Cooper to thank as well. Astaire was to have partnered Dorothy Jordan but Cooper, who was head of production at RKO at the time, decided to marry her instead and took her away on a year long honeymoon. Cooper also came up with the idea for the wing dance according to this documentary. ” - marie_D
Prisoner 13 (1933)
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El Prisionero 13 (Prisoner 13) is part of the trilogy of films made by Fernando Fuentes concerning the Mexican Revolution... (76 mins.)
“ Part of the director's Mexican Revolution trilogy, this film focuses on a corrupt and drunken urban military district commander. The Colonel's outrages eventually cause his wife to flee with their young son. Segue to 15 years later and the Colonel is charged with rounding up and executing rebels. He accepts a bribe to free one of the group and replaces him with an innocent man who turns out to be his own son.

This is marred by an unfortunate "Wizard of Oz" ending but is fairly entertaining despite its sometimes creaky film making. The lead actor, Alfredo del Diestro, is very good. I liked seeing the mechanics of how bribery worked in Mexico at that time. Fuentes was one of the leading lights of Mexican Golden Age cinema. ” - marie_D
Deserter (1933)
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A wise and forgiving communist leader decides to send a young worker, Karl Renn, as an international... (105 mins.)
“ Soviet sound propaganda film about international worker solidarity. A German shipyard worker loses heart after suffering hunger and brutality during a long strike. The wise strike leader sends him to the USSR where he helps a factory achieve its quota and begins to see things clearly.

What Pudovkin could have done with a real story! Some of the images here are simply stunning. The cutting adheres to montage theory and is mostly very effective. Pudovkin seems to have been experimenting with sound editing as well, though quality issues didn't help. That all said, the film made a seemingly endless 105 minute watch for me. ” - marie_D
The Vampire Bat (1933)
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When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible. (65 mins.)
Director: Frank Strayer
“ Several people have turned up dead - with puncture wounds in their throats and drained of their blood - in a Bavarian village. This has coincided with an infestation of bats and the villagers are convinced it is the work of a vampire. The local detective (Melvyn Douglas) is not so sure. With Dwight Frye as the village idiot; Faye Wray as the detective's girl and Lionel Atwill as the local doctor who enjoys experimenting in his lab on the side.

Although this is a Majestic Pictures production, it has good production values due to its fine cast and the fact that the company rented the Frankenstein village set and The Old Dark House interior from Universal. Strangely enough Faye Wraye does not scream once! Unfortunately, that is left to the comic relief hypocondriac aunt. I thought it was a pretty good way of spending an hour. ” - marie_D
The Emperor Jones (1933)
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Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island. (72 mins.)
Director: Dudley Murphy
“ Film adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play starring Paul Robeson as the title character. A pullman porter gets involved with the wrong crowd and accidentally kills a man. He escapes from jail to a Carribean island where he manages to make himself Emperor. Robeson does a good job portraying a man who personifies hubris and, of course, especially shines when he sings. ” - marie_D
Night Flight (1933)
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Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes. (84 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ All-star MGM production based on an Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel recounting experiences he had as a pilot in South America. This is the story of the inauguration of the first night air mail service and the dangers those early pilots faced. Night flight in an era without radar must have seemed to people in the 30's like space travel did to folks in the 50's and 60's. Unfortunately, the script let the film down. This kind of thing depends on suspense and it is just lacking here. I was also puzzled by the very murky lighting - maybe it was the fault of the print. With Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery and William Gargen as pilots and Helen Hayes and Myrna Loy as pilots' wives. Also prominent are John Barrymore as the SOB general manager of the flight company and Lionel Barrymore as a flight inspector. This was the last film the brothers made together. ” - marie_D
Riders of Destiny (1933)
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Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton. (53 mins.)
Fighting with Kit Carson (1933)
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A pack train led by Kit Carson is attacked by Kraft and his Mystery Riders, who want a government shipment of gold carried by the wagons... (250 mins.)
“ Twelve-part Mascot serial. Kit Carson (Johnny Mack Brown) leads a wagon train carrying a treasure in government gold. The gold is stolen by the secret leader of the Mystery Riders (Noah Beery, Sr.) and it's one grand adventure getting it back. Complete with faithful Indian companion (Noah Beery, Jr.). Some good trick riding in this. I can see how the kids would have gone for it. Beery Sr. makes a great villain; the rest of the acting is earnest. ” - marie_D
A Shriek in the Night (1933)
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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
“ Whodunit starring Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot as rival newspaper reporters, who just happen to be sweethearts, on the trail of the big story. Pleasant if slight low budget fare, watchable principally for Rogers, who always seems to be excellent no matter what. ” - marie_D
The Ghoul (1933)
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An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb. (77 mins.)
Director: T. Hayes Hunter
“ British potboiler about an Egyptologist (Boris Karloff) who has aquired a jewel called the "Eternal Light" that he believes will give him immortality in the next world. On his death bed he gives his servant (Ernest Thesinger - with Scottish accent and club foot) instructions on his burial and bows to return to murder any who defy his wishes. Of course, the servant promptly robs the corpse and the jewel, which is also immensely valuable, becomes the target of many greedy thieves as well as the legitimate heirs. Also with Cedric Hardwick as a conviving solicitor and Ralph Richardson as a clergyman. The cinematographer was Günther Kramf who shot many German expressionist films including Nosferatu and Pandora's Box and the art director was the renowned Alfred Junge (Picadilly, Black Narcissus).

With this outstanding pedigree one might expect a far better film than is delivered. While the production values are outstanding, all the twist and turns inserted in the plot do not prevent this from dragging badly. The horror is diluted by misguided "comic relief" and some timidity in following through on menace by the Karloff character. ” - marie_D
Perils of Pauline (1933)
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A famous scientist and his beautiful daughter travel to Indochina to find an ivory disc that has the formula for a deadly gas engraved on it. An evil doctor and his gang are also looking for it. (231 mins.)
Director: Ray Taylor
“ 12-part Universal serial. An ivory disk contains the formula for a deadly invisible gas that has destroyed past civilizations and will allow its possessor to RULE THE WORLD. Dr. Hargrave and his daughter Pauline (Evalyn Knapp) have travelled to war-torn China in search of the missing half of the disk and soon meet up with dashing Robert Ward, who takes a liking to Pauline. They are being chased by evil Dr. Bashan and his minions who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the formula. The serial tracks the travels of these characters around the world and eventually to New York as the disk slips in and out of the possession of one or the other faction. Amazingly enough, when the formula comes into the hands of the "good guys" is it destroyed? Is it written down? Nooooo, I think not.

This was a pretty well made serial with some convincing location footage. Nothing you wouldn't expect though. ” - marie_D
Curtain at Eight (1933)
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An elderly detective sets out to find who murdered a stage actor. (68 mins.)
Director: E. Mason Hopper
“ Formulaic backstage murder mystery starring C. Aubrey Smith as the detective. I'm beginning to get the formula down: 1) establish that everyone had a good reason to kill the victim; 2) have a police detective that arrests people first and asks questions later; 3) finally the amateur wraps things up, usually by bringing out some fact that was not revealed in stage 1. All this has to be taken care of in about at hour. Not so bad for the bottom of a double bill. ” - marie_D
Doctor Bull (1933)
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Doc Bull, a no-nonsense country doctor who has served his community for decades, fights small-town prejudice and provincialism in several crises. (77 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Will Rogers is Dr. Bull, a small town doctor who suffers at the small-town minds of some of the townsfolk though he makes the paralyzed walk. I think somehow this film failed to convey the appeal Rogers had for the masses. He sings a bit. I don't know if that was the idea of Ford or Rogers but it didn't do him any favors. The story is about what one would expect. With Andy Devine as an extremely annoying hypocondriac. ” - marie_D
His Private Secretary (1933)
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Dick Wallace wants to marry a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who wants him to get work on his company's business, is opposed. She takes a job with the company to prove she's okay. (60 mins.)
“ Utterly predictable and lackluster romatic "comedy" starring John Wayne as an initially spoiled playboy and Evalyn Knapp as the girl who straightens him out. I'm sure this poverty row production would have disappeared by now if it had not featured John Wayne.

As a footnote, this was the very first picture produced by Sam Katzman, who went on to give us 247 other B movies, including such '50's classics as Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. ” - marie_D
Fast Workers (1933)
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Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often... (66 mins.)
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Perfect Understanding (1933)
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A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman. (80 mins.)
Director: Cyril Gardner
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The Devil's Brother (1933)
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Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw. (90 mins.)
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Friday the Thirteenth (1933)
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It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London... (89 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
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The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933 Short Film)
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The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast." (18 mins.)
Director: Clyde Bruckman
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Diplomaniacs (1933)
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Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers... (61 mins.)
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Twin Husbands (1933)
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Chesterfield - John Miljan, Shirley Grey, Monroe Owsley, Hale Hamilton. Miljan plays a famous crook who awakens in a posh mansion... (68 mins.)
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Hard to Handle (1933)
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Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money... (78 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
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The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
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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
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Blondie Johnson (1933)
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Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss. (67 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
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One Year Later (1933)
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A man is convicted of killing his boss, whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife. On board... (69 mins.)
Director: E. Mason Hopper
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Lot in Sodom (1933 Short Film)
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Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies... (28 mins.)
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Lucky Devils (1933)
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A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A... (70 mins.)
Director: Ralph Ince
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The Eleventh Commandment (1933)
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A wealthy but unmarried woman dies, and since no heirs can be found, her estate will automatically go to her attorney... (68 mins.)
Director: George Melford
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S.O.S. Eisberg (1933)
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An expedition goes in search of a party lost the year before. (90 mins.)
Director: Arnold Fanck
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Ace of Aces (1933)
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A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change. (76 mins.)
Director: J. Walter Ruben
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I Cover the Waterfront (1933)
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An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter. (75 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
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From Headquarters (1933)
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When a Broadway playboy is found dead, it's up to detective Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates. (64 mins.)
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Clear All Wires! (1933)
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Buckley is an unethical reporter who manipulates the news for his own benefit as much as he reports it... (78 mins.)
Director: George W. Hill
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Corruption (1933)
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A young lawyer is elected mayor of the city and promises to rid it of the corruption it's famous for. The problem is that most of the corruption he's vowed to eliminate is caused by the crooked political machine that helped elect him. (67 mins.)
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The Constant Woman (1933)
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After the death of his wife, and discovering their son is not really his, Walt turns to alcohol until he finds a new love. (76 mins.)
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Sing Sinner Sing (1933)
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A singer on a gambling ship is married to a wealthy playboy. When he is found murdered, all evidence points to her as the culprit, and she is put on trial for the crime. (74 mins.)
Director: Howard Christy
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Murder on the Campus (1933)
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A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus. Her boyfriend, a reporter for the local newspaper, knows she didn't do it, and and sets out to prove her innocence and catch the real killer. (73 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
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High Gear (1933)
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When Mark 'High Gear' Sherrod (Murray) looses his nerve, the race car driver takes a job driving a taxi, but when he befriends a cute reporter and the young handicapped son of a deceased driver, he attempts to return to the track. (67 mins.)
Director: Leigh Jason
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A Study in Scarlet (1933)
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In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased... (72 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
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What-No Beer? (1933)
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Two men decide to cash in on the end of Prohibition by selling watered down beer. (65 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
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The Phantom Broadcast (1933)
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A handsome radio singer has it all--fame, money, adoring fans--but what no one knows is that his accompanist... (72 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
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Goodbye Love (1933)
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A sexy golddigger lands who she thinks is a wealthy big-game hunter from a royal family. What she doesn't know is that not only is he not wealthy... (67 mins.)
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Jungle Bride (1933)
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A young woman believes that an actor committed the murder for which her brother has been imprisoned... (63 mins.)
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On Your Guard (1933)
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An ex-con makes for a backwoods town intending to rob the bank, and becomes involved in protecting three orphans from land swindlers instead. (59 mins.)
Director: George Crone
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The Three Musketeers (1933)
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Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion. (210 mins.)
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Tarzan the Fearless (1933)
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In the African Jungle, a group of Europeans come across the fabled white man who was raised by apes... (200 mins.)
Director: Robert Hill
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Sucker Money (1933)
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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.)
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The Whispering Shadow (1933)
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A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays... (225 mins.)
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The Big Chance (1933)
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Gangsters try to get a boxer to throw an important fight. (62 mins.)
Director: Albert Herman
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Laughing at Life (1933)
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Easter, a soldier of fortune and gunrunner, leaves his family behind escaping from the authorities and an American detective named Mason... (71 mins.)
Director: Ford Beebe
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Daring Daughters (1933)
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A savvy city girl tries to protect her naive sister, who has just moved from the country, from the temptations--and men--of big-city life. (63 mins.)
Director: Christy Cabanne
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