1930s Favesby ConfusedAssassin | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 2 days ago | Public
Fifty of my favorite films from the 1930s.
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2. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
3. She (1935)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »
4. Pasha's Wives (1939)
98 min | Comedy, Drama
Mireille, a Frenchwoman, has married a westernized Turkish diplomat. Thinking that she will live a dream life in an Arabian Nights setting, she accepts to follow Vedad Bey, her husband, to ... See full summary »
7. Bluebeard (1936)
13 min | Animation, Short
Perrault's fairy tale presented in claymation with choral voices. Bluebeard goes courting, all six of his wives having died. He arrives at the house of a widow with two daughters. He's ... See full summary »
9. Shall We Dance (1937)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.
11. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)
Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short
At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.
13. Pygmalion (1938)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.
Votes: 7,147 | Gross: $3.05M
15. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Votes: 2,088 | Gross: $1.12M
16. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
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.
17. The 39 Steps (1935)
Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
20. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure
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.
21. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Passed | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.
22. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
Passed | 113 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Despotic King Louis XIV discovers he has a twin brother who has grown up under the tutelage of his foster father, the patriotic musketeer D'Artagnan.
25. 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.
26. L'Age d'Or (1930)
Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Drama
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
Votes: 11,467 | Gross: $0.03M
27. Heidi (1937)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.
28. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Passed | 101 min | Musical, Romance
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lillian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a newspaper man, ... See full summary »
30. Imitation of Life (1934)
Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.
32. The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.
33. A Star Is Born (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
Votes: 7,628 | Gross: $4.36M
37. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 163,944 | Gross: $184.93M
38. The Shanghai Drama (1938)
76 min | Drama
A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »
40. Bachelor Mother (1939)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance
An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.
41. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 263,716 | Gross: $198.68M
42. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 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.
44. Tiger Bay (1934)
Not Rated | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young Englishman abroad, Michael, visits the local low-life spot of Tiger Bay to test his assertion that the spirit of human romance survives even in the most unpromising of circumstances... See full summary »
46. Anna Christie (I) (1930)
Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.
Votes: 2,496 | Gross: $1.01M
48. The Only Son (1936)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.
49. When Were You Born (1938)
Approved | 65 min | Mystery, Romance
Mei Lee Ling, an astrology expert, tells one of her fellow passengers on a ship, that he will die within two days and the next day he is dead. The police suspects that Mei does know ... See full summary »