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1.
The Blue Angel (1930)
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An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (106 mins.)
“ The story of how a pompous and proud professor (Emile Jannings) is slowly brought low by his infatuation with a free-spirited music hall singer (Marlene Dietrich).

I've seen this several times before and find it imminently rewatchable. Usually I am completely blown over by Emile Janning's performance to the exclusion of everything else. He is uber-fine. His face is unbelievably expressive. This time I tried to focus on the film making and Dietrich. Dietrich is equally wonderful, really. She may not be acting to the same extent but she is so natural in front of the camera that who cares.

Von Sternberg has given this film a wonderful rhythm. I loved the cock crow that begins the movie and then is echoed by Jannings during the wedding dinner and again during his humiliation at the end. There are so many other elements that repeat. None are obstrusive but all are a mark of masterful story telling. ” - marie_D
 
2.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ A teacher inspires an entire boy's high school class to enlist en masse in the German army near the start of WWI. The story follows their disillusion and suffering in the trenches. I've always liked Lew Ayers who plays the lead and thought he was wonderful here. This is an awesome anti-war film and deserved its Oscar for Best Picture. ” - marie_D
 
3.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
“ Exuberant short "city symphony" silent film chronicling high and low life on the French Riviera. This charming film segues from the sly to the surreal. I had a smile on my face the entire time. The director collaborated with camerman Boris Kaufman, brother of Dziga Vertov, the creator of Man with a Movie Camera. ” - marie_D
 
4.
City Girl (1930)
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A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Simple story of a farmer's son (Charles Farrell, looking very handsome) who comes to Chicago to sell wheat and falls in love with a waitress (Mary Duncan). His father is not pleased when he brings her home and sets out to break up the marriage. The plot is predictable but the direction and cinematography are so poetic I had tears in my eyes by the end. ” - marie_D
 
5.
Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
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Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ This is an absolutely charming early sound film with plenty of music and other sound but little dialogue. It is the story of a street singer/sheet music salesman who vies for the attentions of a girl with his friend and with a gangster. The gangster is played by Gaston Modot who portrayed the frustrated sex maniac in L'Age D'Or, adding a little frison to this part. The film making is endlessly inventive. Who but Clair would have staged the final knife/fist fight and shown almost none of it? ” - marie_D
 
6.
Hell's Angels (1930)
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Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms. (127 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
“ Two brothers couldn't be more different. One is an idealist; the other is a playboy. Both end up as fighter pilots in the RAF in WWI. (Interestingly, almost every single British pilot has an American accent.)

This movie shows what could be done with special effects at the dawn of cinema when unlimited amounts of money were thrown at them. The flying scenes and explosions are simply fantastic. Then throw in a super-sexy Jean Harlow in her Pre-Code break-out performance and you have one gripping film despite a little hoke once in awhile. I don't know what I was expecting but this was a delightful surprise. ” - marie_D
 
7.
Animal Crackers (1930)
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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
“ The one in which Captain Spaulding shoots an elephant in his pajamas and the boys play bridge. More inspired nonsense from the Mark Brothers, who make me laugh. ” - marie_D
 
8.
Salt for Svanetia (1930 Documentary)
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Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people... (55 mins.)
“ Early Soviet ethnographic "documentary" about the traditional life of the isolated primitive Svan people in the mountains of present-day Georgia and how their struggles for survival are ultimately relieved by the Five Year Plan. Some of the "Svan traditions" portrayed here are so counter to the human survival instinct as to be unbelievable. Certainly there was a huge helping of anti-religious propaganda at play here. I forgave all this for the truly breathtaking cinematography and masterful editing in evidence. The orchestral score has an ethnic flavor and is beautiful. The images of daily life took me back hundreds of years. ” - marie_D
 
9.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Surrealist film showing how frustrated sexual desire is repressed into social violence. Or at least that's what the commentary track says! This movie was banned in France after its premiere and then withdrawn from public exhibition by its producer for more than 40 years. It remains an outrageous piece of anti-establishment film making today. ” - marie_D
 
10.
Walk Cheerfully (1930)
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Kenji is a small thief who likes drinking and fighting. When he falls in love with sweet and simple Yazue... (95 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ A small-time hoodlum nicknamed Ken(ji)-the-Knife falls in love with a sweet traditional girl and decides to change his ways. This move is met with considerable resistance by fellow gang members. The plot is less interesting than the glimpse into 1930 Japanese urban life. The gang members are all very Westernized but in an oddly comic way. They do kind of a little dance, instead of bowing, when they greet each other. The walls of the gang headquarters are filled with Western boxing posters and English lyrics from popular songs. The office where the heroine works has a movie poster of Joan Crawford in Our Dancing Daughters. Only the heroine and her family wear kimonos.

This is an early silent film by one of my very favorite directors, Yasujiro Ozu. The subject matter is highly uncharacteristic of him, as is the style. At the same time, it is full of the gentle comedy and humanity I love about his films. ” - marie_D
 
11.
Anna Christie (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past. (89 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ Anna Christie (Greta Garbo) has been knocked around hard in her short life and washes up drunk and sick on New York's waterfront where she is taken in by her father, whom she has not seen since she was a child. Living with her father on his coal barge is good for the jaded Anna and she eventually falls for an Irish sailor (Charles Bickford). It is then that her past as a prostitute comes back to haunt her. This was Garbo's first speaking role and I thought she did well despite the somewhat stage-bound dialogue. My favorite performance, though, was that of Marie Dressler as the father's boozy pal. ” - marie_D
 
12.
Monte Carlo (1930)
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Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo... (90 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ This is a bit of fluff about a Countess (Jeannette MacDonald) who escapes an arranged marriage for romance with her "hair dresser" (Jack Buchanan) in Monte Carlo. Jeannette puts in an excellent comic performance here and Zasu Pitts is fun as her maid. I found the whole thing charming. ” - marie_D
 
13.
The Big Trail (1930)
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ The story of a wagon train journey from Missouri to Washington State. John Wayne has his first starring role in this film as the Indian scout. He shines and at age 23 was extremely handsome. He is just so much more natural than everyone else on the screen that one can't take one's eyes off him.

This movie excels during the big scenes - the river crossing, the cattle drive, the battle with Indians, the snow storm. The dialogue scenes are more hit and miss. One big negative for me was Tyrone Power Sr. as one of the villains. I found him super annoying. I looked him up and he was a Brit. Maybe he had to put on that irritating gruff voice to cover up his accent?? What ever it was it didn't work for me. Over all I was entertained, though. ” - marie_D
 
14.
The Divorcee (1930)
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. (84 mins.)
“ Pre-Code melodrama exploring the Double Standard as applied to adultery. Norma Shearer plays a career woman who figures that what's good for the gander is good for the goose when she discovers that her husband (Chester Morris) has been indulging in some "meaningless" philandering. He doesn't see it that way. This could only have been made before 1934. Shearer won the Best Actress Oscar for this film. ” - marie_D
 
15.
Au bonheur des dames (1930)
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Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there. (85 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ An orphan (Dita Parlo) comes to Paris to live with her uncle who owns a fabric shop. She is forced to seek work at the department store across the street, which is putting her uncle out of business. Life gets still more complicated when she falls for the owner. Dita Parlo is beyond adorable in this silent film, which also boasts some really innovative editting. I was almost ready to say that was about it for the film until the last 15 minutes. Then it came around and hit me with an unexpected and subversive one-two punch that makes me wish that I could discuss it with somebody. ” - marie_D
 
16.
Up the River (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue. (92 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Implausible but fun Fox prison comedy from John Ford. I was about to explain the plot but it's pretty complicated and really doesn't make much sense. Suffice it to say that Spencer Tracy is a cocky career criminal/convict and Humphrey Bogart (looking very young and handsome) is an upper crust prisoner. This movie manages to have choral singing, a talent show, a baseball game, a hay ride, and a romance all wrapped up in a prison story. It should have been a mess but I thought it worked in spite of itself. ” - marie_D
 
17.
Ladies of Leisure (1930)
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
“ This Pre-Code romcom/melodrama begins at the studio of artist Jerry Strong (Ralph Graves) where a wild drunken party is in progress. When Jerry flees the highjinks, he meets cute with Kay Arnold (Barbara Stanwyck) a self-proclaimed "party girl". Jerry is taken with her and asks her to pose for a portrait. The two leads have quirky counterparts in the form of Kay's roommate Dot (Marie Provost) and Jerry's friend Bill (Lowell Sherman). Not to give away too much but the course of true love never did run smooth. Barbara Stanwyck is wonderful especially in the early parts of the picture when she is quick with the wisecracks and very alluring. Later she cries entirely too much. ” - marie_D
 
18.
Born Reckless (1930)
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Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war. (82 mins.)
“ Pre-Code crime drama directed by John Ford. A mobster(Edmund Lowe) and a couple of his cronies are given the chance to volunteer for duty in WWI as an alternative to time in the slammer. When our hero returns from the front, he tries to go straight. It's hard since his way of doing it is to open a speakeasy and hang out with the same gang he did before he went away. Drama ensues. The WWI parts are more engaging and Ford-like than the later crime melodrama. ” - marie_D
 
19.
The Bat Whispers (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion. (83 mins.)
Director: Roland West
“ Archcriminal mastermind The Bat is on the prowl in an Old Dark House on a dark and stormy night on the trail of half a million dollars that has gone missing from a local bank. Police Lieutenant Anderson (Chester Morris) is hot on his trail. This comedy/mystery/thriller is notable for its quite stylish and interesting visuals. Unfortunately, the comedians are so broad as to spoil what could have been a better movie, at least to my taste. This was filmed in an early use of a widescreen format. ” - marie_D
 
20.
Reaching for the Moon (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner... (91 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
“ A devil-may-care aviatrix (Bebe Daniels) bets her buddies that she can get the attention of a dashing financier (Douglas Fairbanks). When she does, he pursues her on her sea voyage across the Atlantic. With Edward Everett Horton as Fairbanks' butler, Claud Allister as a British twit, and Bing Crosby to do the one musical number.

I had mixed feelings about Fairbanks' truly manic performance. He leaped about enough for a couple of swashbucklers. However, I found Bebe Daniels totally captivating. I never knew why she got top billing in 42nd Street and now I do. It's too bad she married and moved to England before her career solidified. However, the real reason to watch this movie is to see William Cameron Menzies art deco set designs. They are absolutely gorgeous. I need Fairbanks' bed! The costumes are good too. ” - marie_D
 
21.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
“ Sometimes I don't know what is wrong with me. This is perhaps the third time I have watched this widely praised Soviet silent film with the same results. I think I am possibly too influenced by film scores. This one has the same effect on me as fingernails on a blackboard. I'm sure other people would think it was fine. Then too, while I can recognize that the images are powerful and beautiful, the whole just doesn't do it for me. There you have it. Meh. ” - marie_D
 
22.
Murder! (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. (104 mins.)
“ Sir Alfred was still developing his style on this early amateur P.I. murder mystery. I found it much less characteristic of his later work than the previous year's Blackmail This is rather stagey and plodding. I did like Herbert Marshall as the actor-detective and Esme Percy as the female impersonator. Interesting subplot about Esme's "secrets", spoken or unspoken. ” - marie_D
 
23.
Beauty Prize (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for... (93 mins.)
Director: A. Genina
“ Lucienne (Louise Brooks) secretly enters a Miss France contest even though her jealous boyfriend is violently opposed to such things. When she wins the Miss Europe pageant she must choose between love and fame. Louise Brooks is vastly better than her material here. The first half of the film is full of cringe-worthy "comedy" mostly consisting of tormenting a thickly bespectacled chum of the boyfriend. The second act melodrama drags. Louise is not helped by the poor French dubbing. Still, the screen lights up every time she appears. ” - marie_D
 
24.
Free and Easy (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A bumbling manager tries to get a small town beauty contest winner into the movies. (92 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
“ Buster Keaton plays the manager of Miss Gopher City who goes with her overbearing stage mother to Hollywood to try to become a movie star. This was Buster's first talkie. There are many problems with this film. The principal one is that there is not enough Buster. Then they have ignored the cardinal rule that Buster must always get the girl. Finally, putting Buster in a clown costume gives me a deep sadness akin to seeing Professor Immanuel Rath in one in The Blue Angel. On the other hand, we do get to see Buster dance and there are many neat glimpses of the 1930 back lot at MGM. ” - marie_D
 
25.
Liliom (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Liliom, a merry-go-round barker at a Budapest amusement park, becomes enamored of Julie, a servant girl... (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
“ A servant girl (Rose Hobart) loses her heart to a conceited and abusive carnival barker (Charles Farrell). This comes from the same source material as the Rogers and Hammerstein musical "Carousel". I was not crazy about this version, due largely to the wooden acting. I had a feeling it would have been fine had the movie been silent. Certainly the art direction and cinematography are spectacular. The quality of the restoration on the recent DVD release is also stunning. ” - marie_D
 
26.
Borderline (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes. (63 mins.)
“ I didn't like or understand this ponderous self-indulgent silent "art" film. Paul Robeson has star quality. Nuff said. ” - marie_D
 
27.
School's Out (1930 Short Film)
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The kids mistake Miss Crabtree's brother for a potential boyfriend, and plot to discourage him. (20 mins.)
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28.
Sentimental Romance (1930 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Stars: Mara Griy
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29.
The Doorway to Hell (1930)
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Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other... (78 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
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30.
The Golf Specialist (1930 Short Film)
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J. Effingham Bellweather plays golf despite many slapstick setbacks. (20 mins.)
Director: Monte Brice
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31.
Lovin' the Ladies (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Jimmy Farnsworth (Allen Kearns) bets his friend $5,000 that he can get any two people, under the proper environment, to fall in love and become engaged within a month. (65 mins.)
Director: Melville Brown
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32.
Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)
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The stage stars Wheeler and Woolsey play two soldiers who go absent without leave in Paris, during World War I. (78 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane
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33.
Danger Lights (1930)
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The tough boss of a railroad yard befriends a young hobo, and unwittingly places in jeopardy his relationship with the woman he loves. (74 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
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34.
Bear Shooters (1930 Short Film)
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While on a camping trip, the gang comes across poachers. (20 mins.)
Director: Robert McGowan
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35.
Party Girl (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Jay Rountree, son of a wealthy manufacturer and young, rising businessman, gets caught up in a web involving... (67 mins.)
Director: Rex Hale
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36.
The Matrimonial Bed (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
It is the fifth anniversary of the death of Adolphe Noblet who died in a train wreck. His servant and... (69 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
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37.
Extravagance (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and daughters of millionaires, although Alice's... (71 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
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38.
Be Yourself! (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Ethnic comedy of a nightclub entertainer trying to train a boxer. (65 mins.)
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39.
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States. (96 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
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40.
Doughboys (1930)
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A naive and wealthy young man seeks to impress a girl and then unwittingly signs up for army service. (79 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
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41.
Check and Double Check (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Typical Amos 'n Andy storyline has the boys trying to make a go of their "open-air" taxi business while they get caught up in a society hassle... (77 mins.)
Director: Melville Brown
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42.
Conspiracy (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
For the last four years Margaret Holt has been helping her brother, assistant D.A. Victor Holt, to try... (69 mins.)
Director: Christy Cabanne
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43.
Dixiana (1930)
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In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras. (100 mins.)
Director: Luther Reed
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44.
Night Birds (1930)
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(1930) Jameson Thomas, Muriel Angelus, Jack Rain. Early British thriller about a master criminal named 'Flash Jack', who heads a gang of top-hatted thieves that rob the wealthy. A detective tracks the crimes to a posh night club. (97 mins.)
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45.
The Lottery Bride (1930)
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Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul L. Stein
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46.
Mothers Cry (1930)
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A widowed mother must struggle to raise her four children. She insists that the youngest of them, who turns out to be a gifted architect, must leave the family in order to save his career and to avoid a scandal. (76 mins.)
Director: Hobart Henley
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47.
Der Greifer (1930)
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THE 1930 FILM THAT SKYROCKETED HANS ALBERS TO FAME! (82 mins.)
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48.
Africa Speaks! (1930 Documentary)
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Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes. (75 mins.)
Director: Walter Futter
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49.
The Medicine Man (1930)
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The son and daughter of an abusive shopkeeper turn to a medicine show salesman for help. (66 mins.)
Director: Scott Pembroke
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50.
Paradise Island (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Ellen Bradford comes to the south sea island of Tonga to marry her fiancée and finds out he is a drunk... (68 mins.)
Director: Bert Glennon
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51.
The Limejuice Mystery or Who Spat in Grandfather's Porridge? (1930 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
In this parody of Sherlock Holmes, the Great Detective goes to an opium den of inequity in the dangerous London district of London and challenges Tong assassins in order to rescue a woman. (9 mins.)
Director: Jack Harrison
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52.
Borrowed Wives (1930)
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Peter has to be married by midnight or else his inheritance goes to his uncle... Who happens to live in a "haunted house". (62 mins.)
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53.
Reaching for the Moon (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Wall Street wizard, Larry Day, new to the ways of love, is coached by his valet. He follows Vivian Benton on an ocean liner... (91 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
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54.
Hook Line and Sinker (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns... (75 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
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55.
Whispering Whoopee (1930 Short Film)
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Charlie hires three "party girls" to help him land a business deal. (20 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
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56.
Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman... (81 mins.)
Director: Paul L. Stein
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57.
The Last of the Duanes (1930)
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Buck Duane avenges his father's murder by gunning down the killer, but must flee from the law. He finds Ruth... (62 mins.)
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58.
Just Imagine (1930)
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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food... (113 mins.)
Director: David Butler
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59.
The Pay-Off (1930)
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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
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60.
Night Work (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Willie, as an assistant window-dresser, is the lowest man on the totem pole at a department store. To... (93 mins.)
Director: Russell Mack
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61.
Blotto (1930 Short Film)
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Stan fakes receiving a telegram so he can go to a club with Ollie and a bottle of his unsuspecting wife's liquor, but she overhears his plans. (26 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
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62.
Another Fine Mess (1930 Short Film)
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Two homeless vagabonds hide out in a vacant mansion and pose as the residents when prospective lessees arrive and try to rent it. (28 mins.)
Director: James Parrott
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63.
Her Man (1930)
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Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor. (85 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
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64.
Framed (1930)
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Woman swears revenge against an Inspector who was responsible for her father's death. (65 mins.)
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65.
That Night's Wife (1930)
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A desperate man with a sick daughter decides to commit a robbery in order to help her. He begins to feel remorse though, which makes him question his decision. (65 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu