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1. 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: 1,285

2. We Faw Down (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Stan & Ollie attempt to fool their wives by sneaking out to a poker game, but instead get involved with two flirty ladies, one of whom is the girlfriend of a jealous boxer.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers

Votes: 641

3. Mammy (1930)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Al Jolson, Lois Moran, Lowell Sherman, Louise Dresser

Votes: 116

4. The Girl of the Golden West (1930)

81 min | Western

6.4
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A hard-bitten saloon girl falls for a dashing outlaw, and tries to keep the local sheriff from catching him and sending him to prison.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Ann Harding, James Rennie, Harry Bannister, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Votes: 5

5. God's Gift to Women (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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A Parisian descendant of Don Juan vows to stop philandering in order to win the hand of a virtous young lady with a disapproving father.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Frank Fay, Laura La Plante, Joan Blondell, Charles Winninger

Votes: 196

6. Three Faces East (1930)

71 min | Drama

5.8
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A beautiful British intelligence agent attempts to reveal the identity and motives of a powerful German spy during World War 1.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Constance Bennett, Erich von Stroheim, Anthony Bushell, William Holden

Votes: 109

7. Kismet (1930)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Otis Skinner, Loretta Young, David Manners, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 10

8. Bride of the Regiment (1930)

79 min | Musical

6.2
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Filmed operetta in technicolor based on hit play/book that opened on Broadway in 1922 and ran 232 performances.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Vivienne Segal, Allan Prior, Walter Pidgeon, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 12

9. Big Boy (1930)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Gus, the trusty family retainer, has hopes of riding his boss' horse, Big Boy, to victory at the Kentucky Derby.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, Claudia Dell, Louise Closser Hale, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 70

10. Under a Texas Moon (1930)

82 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.3
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A cowboy arrives in a small town and winds up trying to help a local rancher stop a gang of cattle thieves while romancing a pretty young girl.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Frank Fay, Raquel Torres, Myrna Loy, Armida

Votes: 23

11. Broadway's Like That (1930)

10 min | Short, Music

5.9
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A girl who works in a music store discovers, on the eve of her wedding, that her intended husband already has a wife.

Director: Arthur Hurley | Stars: Ruth Etting, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Mary Philips

Votes: 68

12. College Lovers (1930)

Romance

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Romance on college campus.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Jack Whiting, Marian Nixon, Frank McHugh, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

13. The Song of the Flame (1930)

96 min | Musical

6.5
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This was a screen version of the 1925 operetta by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Herbert Stohart, and George Gershwin. The story of the movie is about a peasant who is known as "The ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Alexander Gray, Bernice Claire, Noah Beery, Alice Gentle

Votes: 6

14. Road to Paradise (1930)

TV-G | 74 min | Drama

5.8
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A young girl falls in with a gang of criminals. One of their capers is robbing the house of a wealthy socialite who happens to look just like her. In the process of cleaning out the house, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Loretta Young, Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, George Barraud

Votes: 111

15. My Past (1931)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Young man and an older man fall for a stage actress.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Lewis Stone, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Votes: 88

16. Mothers Cry (1930)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A widowed mother must struggle to raise her four children. She insists that the youngest of them, who turns out to be a gifted architect, must leave the family in order to save his career and to avoid a scandal.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Dorothy Peterson, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Edward Woods

Votes: 37

17. She Couldn't Say No (1930)

70 min | Romance, Drama

4.3
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A night club entertainer loves a gangster.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 7

18. The Greyhound Limited (1929)

Crime, Drama

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A train engineer and his fireman are best friends, until the engineer breaks up a romance between his pal and a trampy girl he knows is no good for him, which also breaks up their ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Monte Blue, Edna Murphy, Grant Withers, Lucy Beaumont

19. Viennese Nights (1930)

92 min | Musical

7.3
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Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Vivienne Segal, Alexander Gray, Jean Hersholt, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 53

20. Captain Applejack (1931)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An ordinary man is confronted by gangsters who have reason to believe a treasure is buried somewhere on his property.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Mary Brian, John Halliday, Kay Strozzi, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 69

21. The Lady Who Dared (1931)

59 min | Drama

5.8
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The Lady Who Dared is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by William Beaudine and starring Billie Dove, Sidney Blackmer and Conway Tearle.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Billie Dove, Sidney Blackmer, Conway Tearle, Judith Vosselli

Votes: 8

22. Man to Man (1930)

68 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Eighteen years ago, John Bolton found the man who killed his brother Joe and shot it out. The man was killed and John went to prison. His son Mike is now a college track star and when the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Grant Mitchell, Lucille Powers, Otis Harlan

Votes: 69

23. Oh, Sailor Behave! (1930)

70 min | Comedy, Musical

5.9
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An American newspaper reporter is sent to Venice to interview a Romanian general. While there, he falls in love with a young heiress.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Irene Delroy, Charles King, Lowell Sherman, Vivien Oakland

Votes: 16

24. Captain Thunder (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

4.6
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Victor Varconi plays a charming Mexican bandit gets involved in several conflicting paradoxical relations, including an alliance with a crooked rival bandit and a beautiful daughter of the governor.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Fay Wray, Victor Varconi, Charles Judels, Robert Elliott

Votes: 92

25. Rough Waters (1930)

53 min | Drama

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A police dog helps to track down two payroll robbers.

Director: John Daumery | Stars: Lane Chandler, Rin Tin Tin, Jobyna Ralston, Edmund Breese

26. The Aviator (1929)

75 min | Comedy

6.9
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Misadventures of a bogus flyer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Patsy Ruth Miller, Johnny Arthur, Lee Moran

Votes: 7

27. Believe It or Not (Second Series) #1 (1931)

8 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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This first entry in the "Believe It Or Not" series of shorts visits northern Africa. Included are a look at the Tuareg people of the Sahara Desert, a waterfall whose under-surface builds up... See full summary »

Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 29

28. One Good Turn (1930)

17 min | Musical, Short

5.7
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Singer Ruth Eton, of the singing team of Eton and Farrell, is told by her agents to get rid of her partner if she wants to advance her career. Instead, she gives him singing lessons. After ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Ruth Etting, Jay Velie, Maurice Barrett

Votes: 16

29. On the Border (1930)

46 min | Drama, Family, Western

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Farrell is taking advantage of the proximity of the rancho of Don Jose to the Mexican border by smuggling Chinese across the line into the United States. Dave, a border patrol officer ... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Armida, John Litel, Philo McCullough

30. Conquest (1928)

75 min | Drama

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Two pilots are in love with the same girl. On a flight over the Antarctic, the plane suddenly spins out of control and crashes into a snowbank. One of the pilots is injured and the other ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Monte Blue, H.B. Warner, Lois Wilson, Edmund Breese

31. In the Next Room (1930)

69 min | Mystery

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Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jane Winton, Crauford Kent, Edward Earle, Jack Mulhall

32. Believe It or Not #12 (1931)

7 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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Traveling to North Africa, Ripley offers views of The Meeting Place of the Dead in Morocco, a jail for nagging wives, a village with houses made of tin cans, and a sultan with many wives and children.

Director: Roy Mack | Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 9

33. The Furies (1930)

69 min | Mystery

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Fifi Sands, whose husband is constantly unfaithful, is prevented from obtaining a divorce by Bedlow, her husband's lawyer. At a dinner party given by Smith, a columnist, she announces that ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Lois Wilson, H.B. Warner, Theodore von Eltz, Natalie Moorhead

34. Father's Son (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

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Young Bill Emory is a typical mischievous, rambunctious boy, but his father William is a strict disciplinarian, and Bill is constantly being punished for simple childhood transgressions. ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leon Janney, Lewis Stone, Irene Rich, John Halliday

35. Second Choice (1930)

67 min | Drama, Romance

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Drama of thwarted love and marriage.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Dolores Costello, Chester Morris, Jack Mulhall, Edna Murphy

36. Felix the Cat Switches Witches (1927)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Felix gets involved in some surreal Halloween pranks, then visits a fortune-telling owl who foretells romance. But can Felix find the cat of his dreams on such a spooky night?

Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 31

37. Murder Will Out (1930)

Drama, Mystery

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Chinese gang blackmails businessman.

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Lila Lee, Noah Beery, Malcolm McGregor

38. The Salesman (1930)

8 min | Comedy, Short

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Director: Del Lord | Stars: Frank Orth, Florence Vernon

39. The Victim (1930)

Passed | 8 min | Short, Comedy

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Frank Orth is a husband who is hen-pecked both by his wife and by her mother. He comes home on his birthday and finds his wife has given him a birthday party, and that her gift to him is a ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Cannon | Stars: Frank Orth, Esther Howard, Florence Vernon

40. Arabiantics (1928)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Director: Otto Messmer

Votes: 30

41. Believe It or Not #5 (1930)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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At a charity bazaar, Ripley settles a thousand dollar bet by producing man who has not slept in 75 years.

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Robert L. Ripley, Chester Clute

Votes: 13

42. Nile Green (1930)

8 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Helen Broderick, Lester Crawford, Walter Regan

43. Character Studies (I) (1928)

10 min | Musical, Short

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Star: Florence Brady

44. Contact (1932)

10 min | Short, Drama

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After stunt flying, a pilot is ousted from an upcoming air race. While giving a flying lesson, the pilot's sweetheart's little brother runs into the propeller, so the pilot flies through a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Frank Hawks, Billy Hayes, Maurice Cass, William Pringle

45. Absent Minded (1930)

10 min | Short

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Director: Arthur Hurley | Stars: Wallace Ford, Thurston Hall, Bobbie Perkins, Jean Shelby

46. Le masque d'Hollywood (1930)

90 min

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Directors: Clarence G. Badger, John Daumery | Stars: Suzy Vernon, Geymond Vital, Rolla Norman, Hélène Darly

47. Believe It or Not #2 (1930)

Unrated | 9 min | Short

5.7
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The second entry in the Believe It or Not series of shorts begins with Robert Ripley in his office sorting his mail. At the time he received about one million pieces of mail per year, more ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Roth | Star: Robert L. Ripley

Votes: 33

48. The Jaywalker (1930)

10 min | Short

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Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Chester Clute, Jim Diamond, Joseph Sweeney

49. Lopez, le bandit (1930)

71 min | Western

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Director: John Daumery | Stars: Geymond Vital, Jeanne Helbling, Suzy Vernon, Gaston Glass

50. Strong Arm (1930)

Short, Drama

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A one armed murderer is placed on death row, one cell away from his sworn enemy.

Director: Edmund Joseph | Stars: John Harrington, Henry O'Neill, E.L. Fernandez, Paul Harvey