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1930 - 1939

by Black Irish
This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. Probably not going to attempt a ‘top ten’ to include here in the information section anytime soon, just due to the sheer difficulty of it. Various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, are listed below and will be removed once I have [whether they’re added or not.] If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know. Most Anticipated: -… Read more

This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. Probably not going to attempt a ‘top ten’ to include here in the information section anytime soon, just due to the sheer difficulty of it.

Various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, are listed below and will be removed once I have [whether they’re added or not.] If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know.

Most Anticipated:
- Abraham Lincoln (D. W. Griffith, 1930)
- La Aldea Maldita (Florián Rey, 1930)
- Au Bonheur des Dames (Julien Duvivier, 1930)
- The Bat Whispers (Roland West, 1930)
- The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh, 1930)
- Billy the Kid (King Vidor, 1930)
- Der Blaue Engel (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)
- Bookstalls (Joseph Cornell, 1930)
- City Girl (F. W. Murnau, 1930)
- The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks, 1930)
- The Devil’s Cabaret (Nick Grinde, 1930)
- Hell’s Angels (Howard Hughes, 1930)
- Her Man (Tay Garnett, 1930)
- Journey’s End (James Whale, 1930)
- Juno and the Paycock (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930)
- Man to Man (Allan Dwan, 1930)
- Markurells of Wadköping (Victor Sjöström, 1930)
- Menschen am Sonntag (various, 1930)
- Men Without Women (John Ford, 1930)
- Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch, 1930)
- Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune (Marcel L’Herbier, 1930)
- Die Neue Wohnung (Version Atelier Richter) (Hans Richter, 1930)
- Die Neue Wohnung (Version SWB) (Hans Richter, 1930)
- La Petite Lise (Jean Grémillon, 1930)
- Le Roman de Renard (Wladyslaw & Irene Starewicz, 1930)
- Sous les Toits de Paris (René Clair, 1930)
- Tonka of the Gallows (Karl Anton, 1930)
- Traitement Expérimental d’une Hémorragie chez le Chien (Jean Painlevé, 1930)
- Up the River (John Ford, 1930)
- Väter und Söhne (Victor Sjöström, 1930)
- Velocità (Cordero/Martina/Oriani, 1930)
- With Byrd at the South Pole (?, 1930)
- Die 3 Groschen-Oper (G. W. Pabst, 1931)
- 1914, die Letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand (Richard Oswald, 1931)
- An American Tragedy (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)
- Arrowsmith (John Ford, 1931)
- Berlin Alexanderplatz (Phil Jutzi, 1931)
- Le Blanc et le Noir (Allégret/Florey, 1931)
- Chances (Allan Dwan, 1931)
- Corsair (Roland West, 1931)
- Daïnah la Métisse (Jean Grémillon, 1931)
- Daybreak (Jacques Feyder, 1931)
- Dirigible (Frank Capra, 1931)
- Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)
- Dobrý Voják Švejk (Martin Frič, 1931)
- Enthusiasm (Dziga Vertov, 1931)
- The Exile (Oscar Micheaux, 1931)
- La Fin du Monde (Abel Gance, 1931)
- Flunky, Work Hard! (Mikio Naruse, 1931)
- From Saturday to Sunday (Gustav Machatý, 1931)
- The Front Page (Lewis Milestone, 1931)
- Hyppolit, the Butler (Steve Sekely, 1931)
- The Itching Hour (Lewis R. Foster, 1931)
- The Last Flight (William Dieterle, 1931)
- Limite (Mário Peixoto, 1931)
- Der Mann, der Seinen Mörder Sucht (Robert Siodmak, 1931)
- The Miracle Woman (Frank Capra, 1931)
- Mor’vran (Jean Epstein, 1931)
- Murder at Midnight (Frank R. Strayer, 1931)
- Načeradec, Král Kibiců (Gustav Machatý, 1931)
- Niemandsland (Trivas/Shdanoff, 1931)
- Panik in Chicago (Robert Wiene, 1931)
- Pas sur la Bouche (Eveinoff/Rims, 1931)
- Le Parfum de la Dame en Noir (Marcel L’Herbier, 1931)
- Safe in Hell (William A. Wellman, 1931)
- Seven Seas: Virginity Chapter (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1931)
- A Severa (José Leitão de Barros, 1931)
- The Sleeping Cardinal (Leslie S. Hiscott, 1931)
- Street Scene (King Vidor, 1931)
- The Struggle (D. W. Griffith, 1931)
- Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F. W. Murnau, 1931)
- Transatlantic (William K. Howard, 1931)
- The Viking (George Melford, 1931)
- Waterloo Bridge (James Whale, 1931)
- L’Affaire est dans le Sac (Pierre Prevert, 1932)
- Allo Berlin? Ici Paris! (Julien Duvivier, 1932)
- Before Graduation (Vančura/Innemann, 1932)
- A Bill of Divorcement (George Cukor, 1932)
- Bird of Paradise (King Vidor, 1932)
- Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
- Broken Lullaby (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)
- Call Her Savage (John Francis Dillon, 1932)
- Le Chien Jaune (Jean Tarride, 1932)
- Doctor X (Michael Curtiz, 1932)
- En el Infierno del Chaco (Roque Funes, 1932)
- F.P.1 Antwortet Nicht (Karl Hartl, 1932)
- Fanny (Marc Allégret, 1932)
- Fantômas (Pál Fejös, 1932)
- A Farewell to Arms (Frank Borzage, 1932)
- La Foule Hurle (Hawks/Daumery, 1932)
- Funebrák (Karel Lamač, 1932)
- Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding, 1932)
- Gross-Stadt Zigeuner (László Moholy-Nagy, 1932)
- Histoire du Soldat Inconnu (Henri Storck, 1932)
- Ivan (Aleksandr Dovzhenko, 1932)
- Kuhle Wampe Oder: Wem Gehört die Welt? (Slatan Dudow, 1932)
- The Lodger (Maurice Elvey, 1932)
- The Mask of Fu Manchu (Vidor/Brabin, 1932)
- The Most Dangerous Game (Schoedsack/Pichel, 1932)
- L’Or des Mers (Jean Epstein, 1932)
- Poil de Carotte (Julien Duvivier, 1932)
- Red Dust (Victor Fleming, 1932)
- Le Rosier de Madame Husson (Dominique Bernard-Deschamps, 1932)
- Rynox (Michael Powell, 1932)
- Sherlock Holmes (William K. Howard, 1932)
- The Sign of Four (Graham Cutts, 1932)
- Social Decay (Stelios Tatasopoulos, 1932)
- Strange Interlude (Robert Z. Leonard, 1932)
- Tavaszi Zápor (Pál Fejös, 1932)
- Ten Minutes to Live (Oscar Micheaux, 1932)
- Tiger Shark (Howard Hawks, 1932)
- Unheimliche Geschichten (Richard Oswald, 1932)
- Wayne Murder Case (Whitman/Del Ruth, 1932)
- Winner Take All (Roy Del Ruth, 1932)
- Young America (Frank Borzage, 1932)
- 90° South (Herbert G. Ponting, 1933)
- Acciaio (Walter Ruttmann, 1933)
- Baby Face (Alfred E. Green, 1933)
- Brennendes Geheimnis (Robert Siodmak, 1933)
- By Candlelight (James Whale, 1933)
- Chotard et Cie (Jean Renoir, 1933)
- Damaged Lives (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1933)
- Dezertir (Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1933)
- Dragnet Girl (Yasujirô Ozu, 1933)
- L’Épervier (Marcel L’Herbier, 1933)
- Every-Night Dreams (Mikio Naruse, 1933)
- The Ghoul (T. Hayes Hunter, 1933)
- The Ghost Camera (Bernard Vorhaus, 1933)
- The Great Consoler (Lev Kuleshov, 1933)
- The House on 56th Street (Robert Florey, 1933)
- Japanese Girls at the Harbor (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1933)
- The Kiss Before the Mirror (James Whale, 1933)
- Lot in Sodom (Watson/Webber, 1933)
- Madame Bovary (Jean Renoir, 1933)
- Men Must Fight (Edgar Selwyn, 1933)
- Misère au Borinage (Ivens/Storck, 1933)
- Morgen Beginnt das Leben (Werner Hochbaum, 1933)
- On the Sunnyside (Vladislav Vančura, 1933)
- Our Betters (George Cukor, 1933)
- Outskirts (Boris Barnet, 1933)
- Pilgrimage (John Ford, 1933)
- Policeman (Tomu Uchida, 1933)
- El Prisionero 13 (Fernando de Fuentes, 1933)
- Private Detective 62 (Michael Curtiz, 1933)
- Sonnenstrahl (Pál Fejös, 1933)
- The Story of Temple Drake (Stephen Roberts, 1933)
- La Tête d’un Homme (Julien Duvivier, 1933)
- Treno Popolare (Raffaello Matarazzo, 1933)
- Il Ventre della Città (Francesco Di Cocco, 1933)
- Wild Boys of the Road (William A. Wellman, 1933)
- Zéro de Conduite (Jean Vigo, 1933)
- Zoo in Budapest (Rowland V. Lee, 1933)
- Les Affaires Publiques (Robert Bresson, 1934)
- Black Moon (William Roy Neil, 1934)
- Un Carnet de Bal (Julien Duvivier, 1934)
- Chanson d’Amour (Jean Epstein, 1934)
- La Crise est Finie (Robert Siodmak, 1934)
- Le Dernier Milliardaire (René Clair, 1934)
- The Glorious Sixth of June (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1934)
- The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934)
- Le Grand Jeu (Jacques Feyder, 1934)
- Happiness (Aleksandr Medvedkin, 1934)
- Heat Lightning (Mervyn LeRoy, 1934)
- Liliom (Fritz Lang, 1934)
- The Lost Patrol (John Ford, 1934)
- Man of Aran (Robert J. Flaherty, 1934)
- The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (Edward Ludwig, 1934)
- Maskerade (Willi Forst, 1934)
- Mauvaise Graine (Wilder/Esway, 1934)
- Les Misérables (Raymond Bernard, 1934)
- A Modern Hero (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1934)
- Norte y Sur (Jorge Délano, 1934)
- Our Daily Bread (King Vidor, 1934)
- Poliche (Abel Gance, 1934)
- The President Vanishes (William A. Wellman, 1934)
- Pyshka (Mikhail Romm, 1934)
- Red Ensign (Michael Powell, 1934)
- The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg, 1934)
- Sequoia (Franklin/Marin, 1934)
- La Signora di Tutti (Max Ophüls, 1934)
- Street Without End (Mikio Naruse, 1934)
- Waltzes from Vienna (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934)
- Willem van Oranje (Jan Teunissen, 1934)
- The World Moves On (John Ford, 1934)
- The Actress and the Poet (Mikio Naruse, 1935)
- Anna Karenina (Clarence Brown, 1935)
- Barbary Coast (Howard Hawks, 1935)
- The Black Room (Roy William Neill, 1935)
- Il Cappello a Tre Punte (Mario Camerini, 1935)
- The Crusades (Cecil B. DeMille, 1935)
- The Dark Angel (Sidney Franklin, 1935)
- David Copperfield (George Cukor, 1935)
- The Devil Is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg, 1935)
- Deuxième Bureau (Pierre Billon, 1935)
- Divine (Max Ophüls, 1935)
- Die Ewige Maske (Werner Hochbau, 1935)
- The Florentine Dagger (Robert Florey, 1935)
- G Men (William Keighley, 1935)
- The Ghost Goes West (René Clair, 1935)
- Golgotha (Julien Duvivier, 1935)
- Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leisen, 1935)
- An Inn in Tokyo (Yasujirô Ozu, 1935)
- La Kermesse Héroïque (Jacques Feyder, 1935)
- Listopad (Otakar Vávra, 1935)
- Mark of the Vampire (Tod Browning, 1935)
- Het Mysterie van de Mondscheinsonate (Kurt Gerron, 1935)
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Stuart Walker, 1935)
- Murder by Television (Clifford Sanforth, 1935)
- Murder in Harlem (Oscar Micheaux, 1935)
- The Night of the Party (Michael Powell, 1935)
- The Passing of the Third Floor Back (Berthold Viertel, 1935)
- Peter Ibbetson (Henry Hathaway, 1935)
- Remember Last Night? (James Whale, 1935)
- So Red the Rose (King Vidor, 1935)
- Steamboat Around the Bend (John Ford, 1935)
- Der Student von Prag (Arthur Robison, 1935)
- The Wedding Night (King Vidor, 1935)
- Werewolf of London (Stuart Walker, 1935)
- Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Mikio Naruse, 1935)
- Big Brown Eyes (Raoul Walsh, 1936)
- The Devil-Doll (Tod Browning, 1936)
- Dodsworth (William Wyler, 1936)
- Faisons un Rêve… (Sacha Guitry, 1936)
- Images Mathématiques de la Quatrième Dimension (Achilles Pierre Dufour, 1936)
- Komedie om Geld (Max Ophüls, 1936)
- Les Loups Entre Eux (Léon Mathot, 1936)
- Mary of Scotland (John Ford, 1936)
- The Milky Way (Leo McCarey, 1936)
- Mon Père Avait Raison (Sacha Guitry, 1936)
- Morning’s Tree-Lined Street (Mikio Naruse, 1936)
- The Plough and the Stars (John Ford, 1936)
- La Porte du Large (Marcel L’Herbier, 1936)
- The Prisoner of Shark Island (John Ford, 1936)
- The Road to Glory (Howard Hawks, 1936)
- Satan Met a Lady (William Dieterle, 1936)
- Secret Agent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1936)
- La Tendre Ennemie (Max Ophüls, 1936)
- The Texas Rangers (King Vidor, 1936)
- Thank You, Jeeves! (Arthur Greville Collins, 1936)
- These Three (William Wyler, 1936)
- Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936)
- The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (Henry Hathaway, 1936)
- Tudor Rose (Robert Stevenson, 1936)
- Angel (Ernst Lubitsch, 1937)
- Avalanche (Mikio Naruse, 1937)
- The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
- Big City (Frank Borzage, 1937)
- O Descobrimento do Brasil (Humberto Mauro, 1937)
- Drôle de Drame (Marcel Carné, 1937)
- The Edge of the World (Michael Powell, 1937)
- L’Étrange Monsieur Victor (Jean Grémillon, 1937)
- Un Grand Amour de Beethoven (Abel Gance, 1937)
- Gueule d’Amour (Jean Grémillon, 1937)
- Der Hund von Baskerville (Karel Lamač, 1937)
- Knight Without Armour (Jacques Feyder, 1937)
- Learn from Experience, Pts. I – II (Mikio Naruse, 1937)
- The Lonely White Sail (Vladimir Legoshin, 1937)
- Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 1937)
- Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes War (Karl Hartl, 1937)
- Nuits de Feu (Marcel L’Herbier, 1937)
- En Pays Neufs (Maurice Proulx, 1937)
- The Phantom Light (Michael Powell, 1937)
- The Plainsman (Cecil B. DeMille, 1937)
- Regain (Marcel Pagnol, 1937)
- The Road Back (James Whale, 1937)
- The Straits of Love and Hate (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1937)
- The Thirteen (Mikhail Romm, 1937)
- Underworld (Oscar Micheaux, 1937)
- Voyage dans le Ciel (Jean Painlevé, 1937)
- Yoshiwara (Max Ophüls, 1937)
- Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein, 1938)
- Les Bâtisseurs (Jean Epstein, 1938)
- Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (Ernst Lubitsch, 1938)
- Break the News (René Clair, 1938)
- Carrefour (Curtis Bernhardt, 1938)
- The Challenge (Milton Rossmer, 1938)
- Le Drame de Shanghaï (G. W. Pabst, 1938)
- La Femme du Boulanger (Marcel Pagnol, 1938)
- La Femme du Bout du Monde (Jean Epstein, 1938)
- God’s Step Children (Oscar Micheaux, 1938)
- La Grande Revue Philips (George Pál, 1938)
- Haiti (Rudy Burckhardt, 1938)
- History of Philosophy (Otakar Vávra, 1938)
- Hôtel du Nord (Marcel Carné, 1938)
- J’Accuse! (Abel Gance, 1938)
- The Mad Miss Manton (Leigh Jason, 1938)
- Merlusse (Marcel Pagnol, 1938)
- Nanu, Sie Kennen Korff Noch Nicht? (Fritz Holl, 1938)
- Napoleon Ist an Allem Schuld (Curt Goetz, 1938)
- Of Human Hearts (Clarence Brown, 1938)
- Olympia 1. Teil – Fest der Völker (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938)
- Olympia 2. Teil – Fest der Schönheit (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938)
- Port of Seven Seas (James Whale, 1938)
- Le Schpountz (Marcel Pagnol, 1938)
- Sinners in Paradise (James Whale, 1938)
- Strachy (Cękalski/Szołowski, 1938)
- Swing! (Oscar Micheaux, 1938)
- Three Comrades (Frank Borzage, 1938)
- La Tragédie Impériale (Marcel L’Herbier, 1938)
- La Vuelta al Nido (Leopoldo Torres Ríos, 1938)
- You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938)
- Beau Geste (William A. Wellman, 1939)
- Bel Ami (Willi Forst, 1939)
- Destry Rides Again (George Marshall, 1939)
- Divotvorné Oko (Jirí Lehovec, 1939)
- Each Dawn I Die (William Keighley, 1939)
- Earth (Tomu Uchida, 1939)
- La Fin du Jour (Julien Duvivier, 1939)
- Four Seasons of Children (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1939)
- Journey to the Depths of the Student Soul (Martin Frič, 1939)
- Le Jour se Lève (Marcel Carné, 1939)
- Let Us Live (John Brahm, 1939)
- Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)
- Lying Lips (Oscar Micheaux, 1939)
- Minin i Pozharsky (Vsevolod Pudovkin, 1939)
- Miracles for Sale (Tod Browning, 1939)
- Mud and Soldiers (Tomotaka Tasaka, 1939)
- Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
- Pièges (Robert Siodmak, 1939)
- Le Récif de Corail (Maurice Gleize, 1939)
- Sergeant Madden (Josef von Sternberg, 1939)
- Spare Time (Humphrey Jennings, 1939)
- De Spooktrein (Karel Lamač, 1939)
- The Spy in Black (Powellburger, 1939)
- The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (H. C. Potter, 1939)
- They All Come Out (Jacques Tourneur, 1939)
- The Whole Family Works (Mikio Naruse, 1939)

NOTE: Bolded titles indicate recent additions.

Not in Database:
- I Am a Thief (Robert Florey, 1934)

Added:
- What Did the Lady Forget? (Yasujirô Ozu, 1937)

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