Lost Movies From 1929by Crabhain | created - 13 Jan 2014 | updated - 18 Aug 2014 | Public
US movies from 1929 (first year of the "pre-code" era) which are listed as lost on IMDB. Many of these films have user ratings and reviews. The mere existence of reviews didn't cause a film to be excluded from this list. Some reviews could be from people who saw the film before it was lost. On the other hand, some reviews seem based not on actually having seen the movie, but on something the reviewer has read elsewhere, or that the reviewer does/doesn't like an actor/the director, doesn't like old movies, or whatever, and wants to chime in based on that. And frankly, some reviews I have read come across as fabrications ("I had an exclusive showing of this otherwise lost film in the home of a private collector").
2. The Case of Lena Smith (1929)
80 min | Drama
In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from ... See full summary »
5. Stark Mad (1929)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An expedition sets out through the jungle to find a missing explorer, but stumbles upon an ancient Mayan temple that houses a giant ape.
8. The Redeeming Sin (1929)
75 min | Romance
The Redeeming Sin (1929) is a crime drama part-talking silent film with Vitaphone music and sound effects. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and stars Dolores Costello. This film is currently a lost film.
10. Stolen Kisses (1929)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance
A crotchety old coot wants his son and daughter-in-law to have kids so he can have grandchildren, but so far they haven't done so. In a somewhat ham-handed attempt to bring them closer ... See full summary »
11. The Ghost Talks (1929)
61 min | Comedy, Crime
Miriam Holt hopes to solve the disappearance of a million dollars in bonds allegedly stolen by her late uncle. A team of crooks is following her, though, in hopes she'll uncover the missing... See full summary »
14. Speakeasy (1929)
62 min | Drama, Sport
Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for the championship. However, he does not know ... See full summary »
16. One Stolen Night (1929)
When his ne'er-do-well brother embezzles the commissary funds of their cavalry unit stationed in the Suden, a British soldier takes the blame for him. He winds up deserting his post and ... See full summary »
17. Kid Gloves (1929)
When a taxi carrying socialite Ruth Darrow drives into the middle of a gun battle between hijacker Kid Gloves and a trio of bootleggers, Ruth is injured. She is taken to a nearby apartment,... See full summary »
23. No Defense (1929)
Passed | 62 min | Action, Drama, Romance
The foreman of a river bridge construction gang,Monte Collins (Monte Blue), takes the blame when the bridge collapses. But it wasn't his fault at all, as the real culprit was the brother, ... See full summary »
26. Frozen River (1929)
Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Rinty (Rin-Tin-Tin) rescues a young boy, Billy (Davey Lee) , lost in the woods and prevents a gang of crooks from stealing a cache of gold from Hazy (Josef Swickarf) a kindly old man.
27. From Headquarters (1929)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
United States Marine Corps Captain "Happy" Smith (Monte Blue) and Gunnery Sergeant Wilmer (Guinn "Big Boy' Willaims) lead a squadron of Marines in a search of a party of American tourists lost in a Central America banana republic jungle.
28. Glad Rag Doll (1929)
70 min | Comedy, Romance
Glad Rag Doll is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello. This is one of many lost films of the 1920s, no prints or Vitaphone discs ... See full summary »
30. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Lila Beaumont is an understudy in a Broadway musical. Her boyfriend, George Shelby, arrives in New York hoping to take Lila back home with him to marry. George buys a majority interest in ... See full summary »
31. The House of Secrets (1929)
71 min | Mystery
A young American man arrives in London to claim an estate he has inherited. One of the conditions is that he signs a paper stating he will never sell the estate. When he arrives at the ... See full summary »
37. College Love (1929)
80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A college football player protects his friend by pretending that it was he, not the friend, who drank himself unconscious the night before the big game.
38. Thunder (1929)
86 min | Drama
"Grumpy" Anderson is an old railroad engineer that is obsessed with keeping his train on schedule, no matter the cost. His two sons are also rail men, but don't share his single mindedness,... See full summary »
39. The Time, the Place and the Girl (1929)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A musical comedy that follows the progress of a college All America football player, Jim Crane(Grant Withers), whose swollen head is deflated when, after graduating , he takes a job as a ... See full summary »
42. Melody Lane (1929)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Musical
A songwriter leaves his chorus girl sweetheart to join the US Army in WWI. In France he falls in love with French singer Madelon. He is crippled in action. Back in the States, his girl ... See full summary »
43. Smiling Irish Eyes (1929)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A pretty young violinist travels from Ireland to America to seek fame and fortune on Broadway. She finds a bit more than she bargained for.
44. Midstream (1929)
70 min | Sci-Fi
Following a successful experimental operation to reverse age, a wealthy businessman stages his own death and assumes the identity of his nephew. His spurious pursuit of a very young woman eventually catches up with him, as does his age.
45. Paris Bound (1929)
73 min | Drama, Romance
Pre-Code early-talkie film version of Philip Barry's Broadway hit chronicles the first five years of marriage between James and Mary Hutton, and the two paramours they deserted who wait patiently - and manipulatively - in the wings.
46. Hard to Get (1929)
80 min | Comedy
A dress-shop model falls in love with a millionaire, but when she has the chance to marry him, she's not sure if she should because she believes he will never accept her for who she really is.
47. Handcuffed (1929)