Movies I Have Seen: 1930'sby gjlhome | created - 11 Oct 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)
Unrated | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »
2. 'G' Men (1935)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
3. 42nd Street (1933)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.
Votes: 9,802 | Gross: $2.30M
4. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.
5. Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
In this spoof of the story The Maltese Falcon (1941) is based on, a double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.
6. Special Agent (1935)
Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama
Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Alexander Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters ... See full summary »
7. Bordertown (1935)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama
Embittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable ... See full summary »
8. Public Hero Number 1 (1935)
Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama
A G-man goes undercover to infiltrate a gang, helping the group's leader escape from prison to gain his trust.
9. 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.
10. Sweepings (1933)
Passed | 80 min | Drama
Daniel Pardway, starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, builds the biggest department store in town. He wants to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, but ... See full summary »
11. Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance
Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.
Votes: 986 | Gross: $0.81M
12. Straight Is the Way (1934)
Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance
Just out of prison, Benny Horowitz tries to go straight. Things are complicated by his former girlfriend and his former gangster buddies.
13. Speed (1936)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance
With the help of his mechanic buddy, an engineer, and the company's attractive new publicist, an automotive test driver struggles to develop a new carburetor by entering cars in the Indy 500 and speed trials at California's Muroc Dry Lake.
14. Soup to Nuts (1930)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll ... See full summary »
15. Smart Money (1931)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama
Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.
16. Scrooge (1935)
78 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is ... See full summary »
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17. Scarface (1932)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
18. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.
19. Roman Scandals (1933)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.
20. Romance in Manhattan (1935)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
Rejected as an immigrant because he doesn't have the required $200, a Czech immigrant jumps ship and is befriended by a chorus girl and becomes a taxi driver.
21. Romance (1930)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance
Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »
Votes: 623 | Gross: $0.73M
22. Riders of Destiny (1933)
Passed | 53 min | Music, Romance, Western
Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.
23. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western
John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.
24. Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance
Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.
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25. Rain (1932)
Passed | 94 min | Drama
A prostitute newly arrived in the South Pacific finds herself at odds with a stern missionary determined to save her soul.
26. Raffles (1930)
72 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »
Votes: 680 | Gross: $1.00M
27. Penthouse (1933)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A lawyer's fiancée leaves him after he defends a racketeer accused of murder, but she needs his help when her new beau is accused of killing an old flame.
28. Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Shady stockbroker and abusive husband Gerald Parker is found dead in the penguin pool of a NYC aquarium after being knocked cold by his wife's boyfriend.
29. Of Human Bondage (1934)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance
A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.
30. My Man Godfrey (1936)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.
31. Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.
32. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.
33. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.
34. Morning Glory (1933)
Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.
35. Modern Times (1936)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Votes: 193,981 | Gross: $0.16M
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36. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
37. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
38. M (1931)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Votes: 130,027 | Gross: $0.03M
7/91; SAW AS "M" (IMDb export title "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder")
39. Lorna Doone (1934)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
High drama, set in the English moorland of the 1600's. John Ridd wants revenge on the criminal Doone family, but falls in love with the daughter of the family, Lorna.
40. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
Passed | 102 min | Drama, Family
An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
41. Les Misérables (1935)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance
In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.
42. Lady Killer (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime
A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.
43. Lady for a Day (1933)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.
44. Ladies They Talk About (1933)
Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance