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1. Freaks (1932)
Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
2. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War
A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.
3. The Big House (1930)
Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.
4. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.
5. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.
6. Scarface (1932)
Passed | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
7. Waterloo Bridge (1931)
81 min | Drama, Romance, War
A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.
8. The Public Enemy (1931)
83 min | Crime, Drama
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.
9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
10. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.
11. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.
12. Man Wanted (1932)
Not Rated | 62 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an ... See full summary »
13. Baby Face (1933)
TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.
14. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Unrated | 70 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
15. The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, History
A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.
16. Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Unrated | 104 min | Action, Adventure
The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well.
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, James Kevin McGuinness, Howard Emmett Rogers, Leon Gordon | Directors: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway, James C. McKay | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh
17. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.
18. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.
19. I'm No Angel (1933)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this ... See full summary »
20. Dinner at Eight (1933)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.
21. Footlight Parade (1933)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.
22. Shanghai Express (1932)
Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three... See full summary »
23. Little Caesar (1931)
79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino ... See full summary »
24. The Maltese Falcon (1931)
80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
25. The Champ (I) (1931)
Passed | 86 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Dink Purcell loves his alcoholic father, ex-heavyweight champion Andy "Champ" Purcell, despite his frequent binges, his frequent gambling and their squalid living conditions. And there's ... See full summary »
27. Morning Glory (1933)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.
28. Night Nurse (1931)
Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.
29. Midnight Mary (1933)
Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment ... See full summary »
30. Kongo (1932)
Passed | 86 min | Drama, Horror
This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a ... See full summary »
31. Three on a Match (1932)
Unrated | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.
32. Hot Saturday (1932)
73 min | Drama, Romance
A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.
33. Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance
Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has ... See full summary »
34. If I Had a Million (1932)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A dying tycoon gives million-dollar windfalls to eight people picked from the city directory.
Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Claude Binyon, Whitney Bolton, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John Bright, Sidney Buchman, Lester Cole, Isabel Dawn, Boyce DeGaw, Oliver H.P. Garrett, Harvey Gates, Ernst Lubitsch, Lawton Mackall, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, William Slavens McNutt, Robert Sparks | Directors: James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, Lothar Mendes, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, George Raft
35. Platinum Blonde (1931)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.
36. Mata Hari (1931)
Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.
37. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan. They have to get there fast, as the evil genius Dr. Fu Manchu is also searching, and if he gets the mysteriously powerful relics, he and ... See full summary »
38. Madam Satan (1930)
Passed | 116 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy
Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »
39. The Divorcee (1930)
Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.
40. Jewel Robbery (1932)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.
41. Doctor X (1932)
Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
42. Safe in Hell (1931)
Passed | 73 min | Drama
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.
43. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
44. Illicit (1931)
Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.
45. Female (1933)
Unrated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.
46. Picture Snatcher (1933)
Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Crime
Ex-convict Danny Kean decides to become honest as a photographer for a paper. He falls in love with Patricia, the daughter of the policeman who arrested him. Mr Nolan, her father, doesn't ... See full summary »
47. Forbidden (1932)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.
48. Bombshell (1933)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry.
49. A Free Soul (1931)
Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.
50. Ladies They Talk About (1933)
Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.
Writers: Brown Holmes, William McGrath, Sidney Sutherland, Dorothy Mackaye, Carlton Miles | Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess