1931 Movies Pantheon

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1. City Lights (1931)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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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.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

Votes: 126,740 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 54,053 | Gross: $12.00M

3. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 112,441 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Dracula (1931)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 37,542

5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 10,457

6. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 14,771

7. This Modern Age (1931)

Approved | 68 min | Drama

5.0
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Valentine Winters goes to Paris to meet the divorced mother she has never known. She becomes involved with dissipated Tony and when their car rolls over is saved by Harvard footballer Bob. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Joan Crawford, Pauline Frederick, Neil Hamilton, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 299

8. Cimarron (1931)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil

Votes: 4,246

9. Millie (1931)

TV-G | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Ames, James Hall

Votes: 337

10. Monkey Business (1931)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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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.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

Votes: 9,786

11. Little Caesar (1931)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 9,791

12. The Skin Game (1931)

TV-G | 85 min | Drama

5.8
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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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Jill Esmond, C.V. France, Helen Haye

Votes: 2,353

13. The Front Page (1931)

TV-PG | 101 min | Comedy

6.9
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An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,749

14. Bad Girl (1931)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Austin

Votes: 803

15. The Black Camel (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 1,065

16. Dirigible (1931)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure

6.4
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Jack Bradon is tasked to reach the South Pole with a dirigible.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Ralph Graves, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 483

17. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, William Bakewell

Votes: 645

18. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

81 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 2,082

19. A Free Soul (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable

Votes: 1,792

20. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 1,507

21. Laughing Sinners (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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Cabaret performer Ivy Stevens in an affair with a low-rent traveling salesman is dumped in a 'Dear Jane' letter and finds solace in joining the Salvation Army.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Neil Hamilton, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 455

22. Svengali (1931)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 1,395

23. Night Nurse (1931)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable

Votes: 2,549

24. Dishonored (1931)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland

Votes: 1,401

25. Private Lives (1931)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Divorced couple unexpectedly meet each other during their honeymoon and rekindle their love.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel

Votes: 836

26. Pardon Us (1931)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two guys end up in prison after attempting to sell beer to a policeman during Prohibition.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 1,598

27. Mata Hari (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $0.93M

28. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

7.8
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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.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 2,803

29. The Champ (I) (1931)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 2,202

30. The Painted Desert (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Western

5.2
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Two men find an abandoned baby and fight over the ownership of the child resulting in lifelong rivalry.

Directors: Howard Higgin, Tom Buckingham | Stars: William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 473

31. Smart Money (1931)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,348

32. East of Shanghai (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann

Votes: 3,349

33. Fighting Caravans (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Romance, Western

5.9
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A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall

Votes: 430

34. The Criminal Code (1931)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 691

35. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

7.6
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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.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 3,903

36. Arrowsmith (1931)

TV-PG | 108 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett, A.E. Anson

Votes: 1,219

37. Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis

Votes: 1,148

38. Tonight or Never (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Votes: 1,229

39. Skippy (1931)

Approved | 85 min | Family, Drama, Comedy

6.3
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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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl

Votes: 501

40. Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams, Halliwell Hobbes

Votes: 2,383

41. Susan Lenox (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

Votes: 868 | Gross: $0.81M

42. Street Scene (1931)

80 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 1,111

43. Indiscreet (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley, Barbara Kent

Votes: 1,181

44. The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, Robert Young

Votes: 637

45. Safe in Hell (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, Ralf Harolde, John Wray

Votes: 779

46. Anna Christie (II) (1930)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Greta Garbo, Theo Shall, Hans Junkermann, Salka Viertel

Votes: 651

47. Man of the World (1931)

74 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. There she meets and is romanced by a worldly novelist; what she doesn't know is that he is a blackmailer who is using her to get to her uncle.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Edward Goodman | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Wynne Gibson, Lawrence Gray

Votes: 437

48. Lonely Wives (1931)

85 min | Comedy

6.4
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A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Laura La Plante, Patsy Ruth Miller

Votes: 257

49. Kept Husbands (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Daughter of a wealthy family decides to marry a poor working man.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Joel McCrea, Dorothy Mackaill, Ned Sparks

Votes: 316

50. City Streets (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 1,003

51. East of Borneo (1931)

77 min | Adventure

5.7
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Woman treks through jungle to find her missing husband.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar

Votes: 123

52. Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney

Votes: 892

53. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,290

54. The Secret 6 (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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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.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow

Votes: 607

55. Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.0
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A man tries passing off a socially awkward fellow as a Casanova in the hopes of marrying off his would be sister-in-law.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Charlotte Greenwood, Reginald Denny, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 601

56. Illicit (1931)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 654

57. Girls Demand Excitement (1931)

69 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled socialite coed Joan Madison.

Director: Seymour Felix | Stars: Virginia Cherrill, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, Edward J. Nugent

Votes: 54

58. The Last Flight (1931)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

7.8
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World War 1 veterans roam Paris drinking and admiring a woman they recently met.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Johnny Mack Brown, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,162

59. Inspiration (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Yvonne is a beautiful model who loves frequenting the Parisian bohemian life, because she loves hobnobbing with artists.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.73M

60. The Easiest Way (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to marry the boy-next-door and instead accepts wealthy, older Will Brockton's invitation to move in with him. After falling in ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page

Votes: 350

61. Hell Divers (1931)

Passed | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, Conrad Nagel, Dorothy Jordan

Votes: 394

62. Murder at Midnight (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.5
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A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 260

63. Palmy Days (1931)

77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.9
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An assistant of phony psychic leaves the fraudulent business and becomes an efficiency expert.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters, Paul Page

Votes: 422

64. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Mystery, Western

5.8
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Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 231

65. The Struggle (1931)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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A young couple's marriage is jeopardized by the husband's descent into alcoholism.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Hal Skelly, Zita Johann, Charlotte Wynters, Evelyn Baldwin

Votes: 236

66. Behind Office Doors (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Mary Linden is the secretary who is the unheralded power behind successful executive James Duneen. He takes her for granted until rival Wales tries to take her away from him.

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, Catherine Dale Owen

Votes: 269

67. Women of All Nations (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Marines Flagg and Quirt fought together in WWI and Panama. After some time in New York they go to Sweden and compete for the love of Else. Next they go to Nicaragua and help earthquake ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Greta Nissen, El Brendel

Votes: 65

68. Flying High (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien, Kathryn Crawford

Votes: 146

69. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Will Rogers, beloved American humorist, takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court. With Maureen O'Sullivan and Myrna Loy.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 251

70. The Lightning Warrior (1931)

Passed | 250 min | Adventure, Western

6.3
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A Rin-Tin-Tin serial presented in 12 episodes. The mysterious Wolf Man is terrorizing settlers in a western town. With the help of Rinty, young Jimmy Carter unmasks the Wolf Man and foils ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin H. Kline, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Frankie Darro, Hayden Stevenson, George Brent

Votes: 53

71. No Limit (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.0
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Theater usherette Bunny O'Day (Clara Bow) inadvertently becomes hostess of a private gambling den, and gets involved in a romance with a ne'er-do-well gambler.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Clara Bow, Norman Foster, Stuart Erwin, Dixie Lee

Votes: 56

72. Grief Street (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.8
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Alvin Merle, a womanizing Broadway matinée idol, is found strangled in his dressing room. The door is locked from the inside and there is no possible other way into the room. Merle is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Barbara Kent, John Holland, Dorothy Christy, Crauford Kent

Votes: 56

73. The Phantom (1931)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A group of people are stalked by a masked killer in an old mansion.

Director: Alan James | Stars: Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Allene Ray, Niles Welch, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 215

74. Corsair (1931)

75 min | Adventure

6.0
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A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Thelma Todd, Fred Kohler, Ned Sparks

Votes: 123

75. The Lady Refuses (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Father hires a woman to lure his son away from a gold digger.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Betty Compson, John Darrow, Gilbert Emery, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 151

76. The Galloping Ghost (1931)

Passed | 226 min | Adventure, Crime, Sport

5.7
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A gambling ring run out of the Mogul Taxi company is intent on fixing college football games. Football star Harold "Red" Grange is a target for the gamblers, whose thugs try to eliminate ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Harold 'Red' Grange, Dorothy Gulliver, Tom Dugan, Gwen Lee

Votes: 112

77. Morals for Women (1931)

65 min | Drama

6.4
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A desperate woman turns to prostitution but is saved by true love in this vintage cautionary tale.

Director: Mort Blumenstock | Stars: Bessie Love, Conway Tearle, John Holland, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 79

78. Five and Ten (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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After her businessman father moves her family from Kansas City to New York, a woman falls in love with an engaged man.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Leslie Howard, Richard Bennett, Irene Rich

Votes: 1,055

79. Beau Ideal (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Romance, War

5.3
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An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Frank McCormick, Ralph Forbes, Lester Vail, Otto Matieson

Votes: 114

80. Sidewalks of New York (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Directors: Zion Myers, Jules White | Stars: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards, Frank Rowan

Votes: 305

81. The Guardsman (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 344

82. The Mystery Train (1931)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A group of passengers are trapped in a runaway Pullman car.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Hedda Hopper, Marceline Day, Nick Stuart, Bryant Washburn

Votes: 62

83. The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Warner Oland, June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes, Clara Blandick

Votes: 147

84. The Royal Bed (1931)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

6.0
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The hapless king of a small European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a daughter who wants to elope with her boyfriend, a peasant revolt and a scheming son who wants to be king ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Mary Astor, Anthony Bushell, Hugh Trevor

Votes: 111

85. Politics (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley

Votes: 180

86. The Unholy Garden (1931)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A bunch of crooks team up to find and steal money from an old man and his daughter.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Fay Wray, Estelle Taylor, Warren Hymer

Votes: 191

87. Sooky (1931)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.5
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Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Jackie Searl, Willard Robertson

Votes: 17

88. Seas Beneath (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly

Votes: 228

89. The Viking (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Luke, a young sailor and fisherman, who thinks he is jinx-ridden, has to be persuaded, and taunted,before he will join a sealing-expedition in the Artic; first by his sweetheart, so he can ... See full summary »

Directors: Varick Frissell, George Melford | Stars: Charles Starrett, Louise Huntington, Arthur Vinton, Bob Bartlett

Votes: 103

90. Reducing (1931)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A beauty parlor manager has her sister help her with interesting results.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Anita Page, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 218

91. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1931)

72 min | Drama

5.6
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A man's heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: William Farnum, Tom Santschi, Patty Lou Lynd, Robert Frazer

Votes: 71

92. Graft (1931)

54 min | Thriller

5.8
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Cub reporter Dusty investigates the murder of the District Attorney and stumbles into a plot involving a kidnapping and a crooked election.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Regis Toomey, Sue Carol, Dorothy Revier, Boris Karloff

Votes: 60

93. The Hard Hombre (1931)

Approved | 65 min | Western

5.5
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When Peaceful Patton goes to work at the Martini ranch he is mistaken for the notorious outlaw the Hard Hombre. This enables him to force the ranchers to divide up the water rights. But he ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Lina Basquette, Mathilde Comont, G. Raymond Nye

Votes: 56

94. Dangerous Seas (1931)

53 min | Crime

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Director: Edward Dryhurst | Stars: Julie Suedo, Sandy Irving, Charles Garry, Gerald Rawlinson

95. Sit Tight (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

5.3
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The managers of a gymnasium/health spa train an office clerk to be a champion wrestler.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Joe E. Brown, Paul Gregory, Claudia Dell

Votes: 108

96. Ambassador Bill (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy

6.4
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An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest. He befriends the young boy who is to be the country's king, to ensure that ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Will Rogers, Marguerite Churchill, Greta Nissen, Tad Alexander

Votes: 101

97. Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931)

Passed | 217 min | Romance, Western

5.8
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A western adventure serial in 12 episodes. Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can gain possession of a gold strike discovered in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Tyler, Lucile Browne, William Desmond, Rex Bell

Votes: 35

98. Panic in Chicago (1931)

77 min | Drama

6.2
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Chicago gangsters use cunning and a series of false identities in a violent battle for dominance, all while attempting to dodge the police.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Olga Tschechowa, Hans Rehmann, Ferdinand Hart, Hilde Hildebrand

Votes: 6

99. Arizona Terror (1931)

Passed | 65 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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Captain Porter's scheme is to buy livestock and then have his men show up later to kill the buyer and retrieve the money. When his men kill the next victim, he frames the Arizonian for the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Ken Maynard, Lina Basquette, Hooper Atchley, Nina Quartero

Votes: 14

100. King of the Wild (1931)

Passed | 248 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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American adventurer Richard Grant is falsely accused of murdering an Indian noble and escapes to Africa in search of diamond field and the real culprit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Walter Miller, Nora Lane, Tom Santschi, Boris Karloff

Votes: 52