1930-1939 (4/2014)

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1.
L'Atalante (1934)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
2.
Mr. Thank You (1936)
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Mr. Thank You is the kindly young driver of a local bus traveling from poverty stricken coastal villages... (78 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
3.
I Was Born, But... (1932)
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The Yoshi family - husband and wife Kennesuke and Haha, a middle manager at an office and a housewife respectively... (100 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
4.
Chanson d'Armor (1934 Short Film)
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Ballad-type drama-documentary spoken in the Breton language and set in a Breton fishing community, telling of the impossible love between a fisherman and the lady of the manor. (42 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
5.
The Only Son (1936)
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In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune)... (87 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
6.
Borderline (1930)
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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.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
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The lives of two slum neighbors, one of a happy-go-lucky gambler and the other of a poor ronin, converge when the two get involved with the affairs of a powerful samurai official and his gangsters. (86 mins.)
Director: Sadao Yamanaka
 
9.
Apart from You (1933)
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Two Geisha with a connection to a young man deal with life's hardships. (61 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
10.
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress... (104 mins.)
 
11.
The Masseurs and a Woman (1938)
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Two blind masseurs travel to a mountain retreat. One of them falls for a visiting lady from Tokyo and investigates a series of thefts. (66 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
13.
Four Seasons of Children (1939)
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(141 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
14.
What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka... (71 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
15.
Vampyr (1932)
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A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire. (83 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
16.
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
 
17.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
18.
You Only Live Once (1937)
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The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control. (86 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
19.
Limite (1931)
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Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past. (114 mins.)
Director: Mario Peixoto
 
20.
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)
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In Tokyo in 1888, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adoptive son of an important actor, discovers that he is praised... (143 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
21.
People on Sunday (1930)
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Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang... (73 mins.)
 
22.
Rainbow Dance (1936 Short Film)
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The film was made by colorful printing of footage combined with drawing directly on film. The bouncy... (4 mins.)
Director: Len Lye
 
23.
Beauty Prize (1930)
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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
 
24.
Street Without End (1934)
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On her way to meet her boyfriend, Sugiko is hit by a car and hospitalized. When she doesn't arrive at the meeting place... (87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
25.
Rose Hobart (1936 Short Film)
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Footage selected from 'East of Borneo' and other films is arranged and edited so as to highlight actress Rose Hobart. (19 mins.)
 
26.
A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
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A kabuki actor's mistress hatches a jealous plot to bring down her lover's son. (86 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
27.
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
 
28.
An Optical Poem (1938 Short Film)
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A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form... (6 mins.)
 
29.
Enthusiasm (1931 Documentary)
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How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan. (67 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
30.
Oramunde (1933 Short Film)
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A title card tells us this is a study on the theme of Mélisande. A female figure, her face hidden by a long veil... (13 mins.)
Director: Emlen Etting
 
31.
Fury (1936)
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the Mob for his murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
32.
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
 
33.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
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
 
38.
The Black Cat (1934)
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American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. (65 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
39.
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
 
40.
New Earth (1933 Documentary)
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The film is a documentary portraying a struggle as man tries to subdue nature. To prevent flooding and for purposes of land reclamation... (36 mins.)
Director: Joris Ivens
 
41.
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
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A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme. (83 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
42.
The Evil Eye (1937)
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(74 mins.)
 
43.
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
 
44.
By the Bluest of Seas (1936)
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Yussuf and Aliosha are two shipwrecked sailors on an island in the Caspian Sea. They start working as... (71 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
L'étrange Monsieur Victor (1938)
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A merchant from Toulon (Raimu) of honorable appearance is in fact a receiver for a band of criminals... (103 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
47.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (113 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
48.
The Edge of the World (1937)
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
49.
Port of Shadows (1938)
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
50.
Ecstasy (1933)
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý