1930s

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1.
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
 
2.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
3.
Up the River (1930)
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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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
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Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
6.
42nd Street (1933)
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
7.
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. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
Three Little Pigs (1933 Short Film)
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house. (9 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman. (93 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
12.
Imitation of Life (1934)
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Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson... (111 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
13.
Judge Priest (1934)
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky. (80 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
14.
Our Daily Bread (1934)
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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread! (80 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
15.
Show Boat (1936)
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady. (113 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
16.
Swing Time (1936)
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A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
17.
Captain Blood (1935)
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
18.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
 
19.
Juarez (1939)
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico. (125 mins.)
 
20.
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
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FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund. (104 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
21.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
22.
Love Affair (1939)
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French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later... (88 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
23.
The Old Maid (1939)
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever. (95 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
24.
'G' Men (1935)
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It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers... (85 mins.)
 
25.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
26.
Little Caesar (1931)
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Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob... (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
27.
The Secret Six (1931)
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After rising bootlegger Slaughterhouse Scorpio eliminates his gangland competition, two reporters and a cabal of six businessmen work to expose him. (83 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
28.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
29.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
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Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him. (92 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
30.
Dead End (1937)
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The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night. (93 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
31.
City Streets (1931)
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Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison. (83 mins.)
 
32.
Corsair (1931)
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A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas. (75 mins.)
Director: Roland West
 
33.
Scandal for Sale (1932)
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A man is promised $25,000 if he can bring the circulation of a newspaper up to one million. (75 mins.)
Director: Russell Mack
 
34.
The Front Page (1931)
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Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job... (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
35.
Scandal Sheet (1931)
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(77 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
36.
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
 
37.
Lawyer Man (1932)
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Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry... (72 mins.)
 
38.
The Mouthpiece (1932)
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When a hot young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his DA job and becomes a defense attorney... (86 mins.)
 
39.
State's Attorney (1932)
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Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress... (79 mins.)
 
40.
The Dark Horse (1932)
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Zachary Hicks is nominated at the Progressive party's convention even though he has little chance of winning the governorship... (75 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
41.
The Washington Masquerade (1932)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Charles Brabin
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Cocoanuts (1929)
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During the Florida land boom, the Marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves. (96 mins.)
 
44.
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
 
45.
Horse Feathers (1932)
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Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin University. (68 mins.)
Director: Norman McLeod
 
46.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
47.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
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Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. (115 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money... (64 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
50.
Blonde Venus (1932)
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation. (93 mins.)
 
51.
Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
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A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident. (86 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
52.
Becky Sharp (1935)
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Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray... (84 mins.)