Year 1934

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1. The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Fay Wray

Votes: 312

2. The Age of Innocence (1934)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

An engaged attorney and a divorcee fall for each other in 1870s Manhattan.

Director: Philip Moeller | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley

Votes: 338

3. All of Me (1934)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied.

Director: James Flood | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, George Raft, Helen Mack

Votes: 68

4. All the King's Horses (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Movie star changes places with a king who looks exactly like him, causing complications for all concerned.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Carl Brisson, Mary Ellis, Edward Everett Horton, Katherine DeMille

Votes: 44

5. Anne of Green Gables (1934)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A romantic teenage girl is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings in turn-of-the-century Canada.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, O.P. Heggie, Helen Westley

Votes: 973

6. Babbitt (1934)

74 min | Drama

Middle aged George F. Babbitt is a leading citizen in the town of Zenith, the fastest growing community in America according to its town sign. George is a large part of that growth as a ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Claire Dodd, Maxine Doyle

Votes: 204

7. March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep's mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby's Bogeymen are set on Toyland.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 5,562

8. Baby, Take a Bow (1934)

PG | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 758

9. Bachelor Bait (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance

A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Rochelle Hudson, Pert Kelton, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 202

10. The Band Plays On (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Sport

A judge hands four wayward boys to a college football coach who turns them into backfield stars.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Robert Young, Stuart Erwin, Leo Carrillo, Betty Furness

Votes: 44

11. 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.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 1,462

12. Bedside (1934)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance

Bob Brown uses his bedside manner to charm his patients while his partner makes the actual diagnoses.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Warren William, Jean Muir, Allen Jenkins, David Landau

Votes: 211

13. Behold My Wife! (1934)

79 min | Drama

After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond, Laura Hope Crews, H.B. Warner

Votes: 88

14. Belle of the Nineties (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown, John Miljan

Votes: 533

15. The Big Shakedown (1934)

Not Rated | 64 min | Crime, Drama

Racketeers flood the market with counterfeit cosmetics and drugs, causing some tragedies.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Charles Farrell, Bette Davis, Ricardo Cortez, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 680

16. Black Moon (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Horror

A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Dorothy Burgess, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 463

17. Blind Date (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Ann Sothern, Neil Hamilton, Paul Kelly, Jane Darwell

Votes: 200

18. Blue Steel (1934)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 1,258

19. Bolero (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Music

This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing ... See full summary »

Directors: Wesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen | Stars: George Raft, Carole Lombard, Sally Rand, Frances Drake

Votes: 246

20. Born to Be Bad (1934)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Romance

Letty, a young woman who ended up pregnant, unmarried and on the streets at fifteen is bitter and determined that her child will not grow up to be taken advantage of. Letty teaches her ... See full summary »

Directors: Lowell Sherman, Jack Conway | Stars: Loretta Young, Cary Grant, Jackie Kelk, Marion Burns

Votes: 931

21. Bottoms Up (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, John Boles, Sid Silvers

Votes: 102

22. Bright Eyes (1934)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell, Judith Allen

Votes: 1,874

23. British Agent (1934)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, Romance

It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia. The main task of Steve is to prevent the Bolsheviks, led by Joseph ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Leslie Howard, Kay Francis, William Gargan, Phillip Reed

Votes: 417

24. Broadway Bill (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson

Votes: 822

25. By Your Leave (1934)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy

In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Henry Smith convinces his wife, Ellen, that they should take separate one-week vacations, with no questions asked. He tries to sow some wild oats with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Frank Morgan, Genevieve Tobin, Neil Hamilton, Marian Nixon

Votes: 122

26. The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capeador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth, John Gilbert

Votes: 638

27. Caravan (1934)

Approved | 101 min | Musical

Member of royal family is forced to marry a vagabond.

Director: Erik Charell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Loretta Young, Jean Parker, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 67

28. The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Warren William, Mary Astor, Allen Jenkins, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 590

29. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.

Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 326

30. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 5,235

31. The Cat's-Paw (1934)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

A naive missionary brought up in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of winning.

Directors: Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $0.69M

32. Chained (1934)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Otto Kruger, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 738

33. Charlie Chan in London (1934)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeeper, to a stableman, to a lawyer.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie

Votes: 1,699

34. Chu-Chin-Chow (1934)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: George Robey, Fritz Kortner, Anna May Wong, John Garrick

Votes: 115

35. The Circus Clown (1934)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy

Trying to follow in his father's footsteps, the son of an ex-acrobat runs off and joins a circus, getting a job cleaning up after the animals.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Dorothy Burgess, Don Dillaway

Votes: 151

36. The Clairvoyant (1935)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Ben Field

Votes: 868

37. Cleopatra (1934)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 3,110

38. Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd, Dorothy Lee

Votes: 220

39. College Rhythm (1934)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The story deals with the college rivalry of a piccolo player and an All-American halfback on the football team who both love the same co-ed. After graduation they carry their their feud and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Joe Penner, Jack Oakie, Lanny Ross, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 42

40. Coming Out Party (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

It's Joy Stanhope's, a Park Avenue debutante, coming-out party. It's the event of the winter and everyone is there, including the most eligible bachelor, Jimmy Wolverton. Chris Hanson, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Frances Dee, Gene Raymond, Alison Skipworth, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 17

41. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 2,235

42. Crime Without Passion (1934)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes | Stars: Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 363

43. Crimson Romance (1934)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama, War

After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war, he and his friend Bob Wilson leave America and join the ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: Ben Lyon, Sari Maritza, Erich von Stroheim, James Bush

Votes: 120

44. The Crosby Case (1934)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Wynne Gibson, Onslow Stevens, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 40

45. Dames (1934)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.

Directors: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,688

46. Dangerous Corner (1934)

Approved | 66 min | Mystery

An unexpected suicide prompts much speculation about honesty and theft.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Conrad Nagel, Melvyn Douglas, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 252

47. Dark Hazard (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Genevieve Tobin, Glenda Farrell, Robert Barrat

Votes: 386

48. David Harum (1934)

Passed | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama