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50 Favourites of the 1930s

by Tom JF
50 Favourites of the 1930s by Tom JF
“Pardon me while I have a strange interlude” – Animal Crackers (1930) 1930 Animal Crackers (Heerman, V) Brats (Parrott, J) “This is Rico speaking. Rico! R-I-C-O! Rico! " – Little Caesar (1931) 1931 City Lights (Chaplin, C) Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Mamoulian, R) Dracula (Browning, T) Frankenstein (Whale, J) Little Caesar (LeRoy, M) M (Lang, F) “Of all the dumb things” – The Music Box (1932) 1932 Freaks (Browning, T) Mask of Fu Manchu, the (Vidor, C & Brabin, C) Most Dangerous Game, the (Schoedsack, E & Pichel, I) Music Box, the (Parrott, J) Old Dark House, the (Whale, J) Scarface (Hawks, H) Vampyr (Dreyer, C) White Zombie (Helpherin, V) The… Read more

“Pardon me while I have a strange interlude” – Animal Crackers (1930)

1930
Animal Crackers (Heerman, V)
Brats (Parrott, J)

“This is Rico speaking. Rico! R-I-C-O! Rico! " – Little Caesar (1931)

1931
City Lights (Chaplin, C)
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Mamoulian, R)
Dracula (Browning, T)
Frankenstein (Whale, J)
Little Caesar (LeRoy, M)
M (Lang, F)

“Of all the dumb things” – The Music Box (1932)

1932 Freaks (Browning, T)
Mask of Fu Manchu, the (Vidor, C & Brabin, C)
Most Dangerous Game, the (Schoedsack, E & Pichel, I)
Music Box, the (Parrott, J)
Old Dark House, the (Whale, J)
Scarface (Hawks, H)
Vampyr (Dreyer, C)
White Zombie (Helpherin, V)

The Testament of Dr Mabuse (1933)

1933
Duck Soup (McCarey, L)
Invisible Man, the (Whale, J)
Island of Lost Souls (Kenton, E)
King Kong (Cooper, M & Schoedsack, E)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (Curtiz, M)
Private Life of Henry VIII, the (Korda, A)
Testament of Dr. Mabuse, the (Lang, F)

“Don’t make a move or that dog will tear you to shreds” – The Thin Man (1934)

1934
Black Cat, the (Ulmer, E)
Tarzan and his Mate(Gibbons, C & Conway, J)
It Happened One Night (Capra, F)
Thin Man, the (Van Dyke, WS)

“Up that rigging, you monkeys! Aloft!” – Captain Blood (1935)

1935
A Night at the Opera (Wood, S)
Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, J)
Captain Blood (Curtiz, M)
39 Steps, the (Hitchcock, A)

“Buck up – never say die. We’ll get along” – Modern Times (1936)

1936
Modern Times (Chaplin, C)
Mr Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
My Man Godfrey (La Cava, G)
Sabotage (Hitchcock, A)

“May the earth lie lightly upon our valiant enemy” – Grand Illusion (1937)

1937
Grand Illusion (Renoir, J)
Make Way for Tomorrow (McCarey, L)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Hand, D)
Way Out West (Horne JW)

“Confidentially, I think you’re a bit of a stinker, too” – The Lady Vanishes (1938)

1938
Adventures of Robin Hood, the (Curtiz, M)
Angels with Dirty Faces (Curtiz, M)
Bringing up Baby (Hawks, H)
Lady Vanishes, the (Hitchcock, A)

“Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my” – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

1939
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Werker, A)
Ninotchka (Lubitsch, E)
Of Mice and Men (Milestone, L)
Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, H)
Spy in Black, the (Powell, M)
Stagecoach (Ford, J)
Wizard of Oz, the (Fleming, V, LeRoy, M & Vidor, K)

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