Films of 1931

These are the films I have seen from the year 1931.
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1.
À Nous la Liberté (1931)
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Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison. (104 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
2.
Arrowsmith (1931)
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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
 
3.
Bad Girl (1931)
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A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
4.
Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)
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Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful. (90 mins.)
Director: Phil Jutzi
 
5.
Blonde Crazy (1931)
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The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice. (79 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
6.
The Champ (1931)
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Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son. (86 mins.)
 
7.
Cimarron (1931)
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. (123 mins.)
 
8.
City Lights (1931)
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
9.
City Streets (1931)
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Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison. (83 mins.)
 
10.
Congress Dances (1931)
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Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep... (85 mins.)
Director: Erik Charell
 
11.
Cracked Nuts (1931)
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To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one... (65 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
12.
The Cuban Love Song (1931)
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A guilt-ridden U.S. Marine returns to Cuba to try to find his illegitimate child. (86 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
13.
Daybreak (1931)
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Willi, a brash young lieutenant in the Austrian Imperial Guard, bent on an evening of pleasure, visits a house of ill repute and gambling parlor... (85 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
14.
Delicious (1931)
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A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles. (106 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
15.
Dirigible (1931)
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Jack Bradon is tasked to reach the South Pole with a dirigible. (100 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
16.
Dishonored (1931)
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The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians. (91 mins.)
 
17.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
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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.)
 
18.
Dracula (1931)
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
19.
Drácula (1931)
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Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends. (104 mins.)
Director: George Melford
 
20.
50 Million Frenchmen (1931)
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Independently wealthy American Jack Forbes has just arrived in Paris. Because of his wealth, he can have any woman on his arms... (74 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
21.
Five Star Final (1931)
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The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results. (89 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
22.
Flunky, Work Hard! (1931 Short Film)
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The story of a poor insurance salesman who struggles to provide for his wife and family. (29 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
23.
Flying High (1931)
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An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy. (80 mins.)
 
24.
Frankenstein (1931)
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
25.
A Free Soul (1931)
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An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him. (93 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
26.
The Front Page (1931)
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An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging. (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
27.
The Guardsman (1931)
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A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater... (82 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
28.
Her Majesty, Love (1931)
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Wealthy man falls in love with a poor girl and proposes to her, going against the wishes of his family. (75 mins.)
 
29.
Ins Blaue hinein... (1931 Short Film)
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(36 mins.)
“ This is unlikely to have been made in 1929, since it is a sound film. ” - christopherpip
 
30.
Just a Gigolo (1931)
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Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives... (66 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
31.
Comradeship (1931)
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Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion. (93 mins.)
“ Kameradschaft ” - christopherpip
 
32.
Little Caesar (1931)
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A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune. (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
33.
M (1931)
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
34.
Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
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At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences. (88 mins.)
 
35.
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
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A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon. (80 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
36.
Marius (1931)
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Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves. (130 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Korda
 
37.
Mata Hari (1931)
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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I. (89 mins.)
 
38.
Le Million (1931)
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An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket. (81 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
39.
The Miracle Woman (1931)
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After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
40.
Monkey Business (1931)
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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
 
41.
One Heavenly Night (1931)
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A poor but basically honest flower woman agrees to impersonate a wicked opera star. (82 mins.)
 
42.
Peach-O-Reno (1931)
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After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other... (63 mins.)
“ a/k/a Peach O'Reno ” - christopherpip
 
43.
Platinum Blonde (1931)
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A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change. (89 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
44.
Politics (1931)
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Middle-aged widow Hattie Burns becomes fed up when local small-town politicians ignore corruption and decides to run for mayor herself. (73 mins.)
 
45.
The Public Enemy (1931)
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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.)
 
46.
Reducing (1931)
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A beauty parlor manager has her sister help her with interesting results. (77 mins.)
 
47.
East of Shanghai (1931)
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Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point. (92 mins.)
“ a/k/a Rich and Strange ” - christopherpip
 
48.
Safe in Hell (1931)
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After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her. (73 mins.)
 
49.
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
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Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school. (75 mins.)
Director: Edgar Selwyn
 
50.
The Skin Game (1931)
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An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other. (85 mins.)
 
51.
Skippy (1931)
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Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher. (85 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
52.
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
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An amorous lieutenant is forced to marry a socially awkward princess, though he tries to keep his violin-playing girlfriend on the side. (93 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
53.
Street Scene (1931)
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Twenty-four hours elapse on the stoop of a Hell's Kitchen tenement as a microcosm of the American melting pot interacts with each other during a summer heatwave. (80 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
54.
Svengali (1931)
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Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves. (81 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
55.
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
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On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin. (86 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
56.
The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
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In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. (112 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
57.
L'opéra de quat'sous (1931)
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The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation. (104 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
“ The 3 Penny Opera ” - christopherpip
 
58.
Tokyo Chorus (1931)
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A married Tokyo man faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague. (90 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
59.
Trader Horn (1931)
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Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess. (122 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
60.
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One. (81 mins.)
Director: James Whale