MyMovies: 1930s

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1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 54,151 | Gross: $3.27M

2. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 12,431

3. Anna Christie (I) (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler

Votes: 2,555 | Gross: $1.01M

4. Anybody's Woman (1930)

80 min | Drama

A man, left by his wife, gets drunk and marries a chorus girl.

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Clive Brook, Paul Lukas, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 79

5. The Big Pond (1930)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Marion Ballou

Votes: 197

6. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music

88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

Votes: 12,670 | Gross: $0.08M

7. City Girl (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A Chicago waitress falls in love with a Minnesota farmer, and decides to face a life in the country.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence, Edith Murgatroyd

Votes: 2,638

8. The Divorcee (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama

When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 2,505

9. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 852

10. Fast and Loose (1930)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

A wealthy family is thrown into turmoil when the daughter falls for the family chauffeur and the son begins to keep company with a chorus girl.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, Frank Morgan, Charles Starrett

Votes: 98

11. Feet First (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy

An ambitious shoe salesman unknowingly meets his boss' daughter and tells her he is a leather tycoon, then has to try to hide his true circumstances.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Robert McWade, Lillian Leighton

Votes: 895 | Gross: $1.59M

12. The Flirting Widow (1930)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

Phyllis wants to marry Bobby, but Father won't permit it until older sister Celia weds. So Celia invents a military fiancée in Arabia, unimaginatively christens him John Smith, writes him a... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, William Austin

Votes: 143

13. Follow Thru (1930)

92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs, a handsome golf pro, and his goofy friend, Jack Martin, show up. Lora takes him on as ... See full summary »

Directors: Lloyd Corrigan, Laurence Schwab | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Zelma O'Neal, Jack Haley

Votes: 189

14. Just Imagine (1930)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White

Votes: 599

15. Let Us Be Gay (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

Dowdy housewife Kitty dotes on her self-centered husband but divorces him when his mistress shows up at their home one day to break up their marriage. Bob had become bored with her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Rod La Rocque, Marie Dressler, Gilbert Emery

Votes: 405

16. Let's Go Native (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Jack Oakie, Jeanette MacDonald, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, James Hall

Votes: 110

17. The Matrimonial Bed (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

It is the fifth anniversary of the death of Adolphe Noblet who died in a train wreck. His servant and friends still worship him but don't care much for his wife Sylvaine's second husband ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Frank Fay, James Gleason, Lilyan Tashman, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 121

18. Monte Carlo (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A countess flees to Monte Carlo on the day of her wedding, where she is courted by a count posing as a hairdresser.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,053

19. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 5,059

20. Mothers Cry (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

A widowed mother must struggle to raise her four children. She insists that the youngest of them, who turns out to be a gifted architect, must leave the family in order to save his career and to avoid a scandal.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Dorothy Peterson, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Edward Woods

Votes: 40

21. Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Drama

Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 526

22. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Music

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

Votes: 230

23. Playboy of Paris (1930)

79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Waiter Albert is incompetent is in conflict with the owner and his daughter. However a surprise inheritance means he must keep his job by day while escorting a glamorous socialite by night.

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Frances Dee, O.P. Heggie, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 51

24. Sarah and Son (1930)

86 min | Drama

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, Fuller Mellish Jr., Gilbert Emery

Votes: 178

25. The Second Floor Mystery (1930)

58 min | Comedy, Mystery

Based on a book by Earl Derr Biggers, "The Agony Column".

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Grant Withers, Loretta Young, H.B. Warner, Claire McDowell

Votes: 30

26. Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan ... See full summary »

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Constance Bennett, Kenneth MacKenna, Basil Rathbone, Rita La Roy

Votes: 435

27. Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance

Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer, James Cagney

Votes: 421

28. A Soldier's Plaything (1930)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Georgie thinks he has killed Hank. He flees with his pal Tim and ships off to the war in Europe, eventually serving in Germany after armistice. There Georgie falls for Gretchen and promises to marry only if he can right his past mistake.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ben Lyon, Harry Langdon, Lotti Loder, Noah Beery

Votes: 103

29. The Storm (1930)

80 min | Adventure, Western, Drama

Burr and Dave, two close friends who have backed each other up in countless difficulties, are torn apart by the arrival of a woman, Manette, who becomes stranded with them in their cabin ... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Lupe Velez, Paul Cavanagh, William 'Stage' Boyd, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 48

30. Sunny (1930)

TV-PG | 78 min | Musical

To be near the fella she loves, an English bareback rider dons dungarees and cap to pass as a boy stows away to America, gets caught, marries someone else...and finally ends up in the warm ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Lawrence Gray, Joe Donahue, O.P. Heggie

Votes: 111

31. The Truth About Youth (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Romance

Richard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Loretta Young, Conway Tearle, David Manners, Myrna Loy

Votes: 216

32. Way for a Sailor (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama

Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

Votes: 540

33. Paid (1930)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir

Mary Turner goes up for three years on a crime she didn't commit. Once out she and former prison mates plan a scam in which old men can be sued for breach of promise - the "heart balm" ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, Marie Prevost, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 548

34. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 1,666

35. Min and Bill (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

Min, the owner of a dockside hotel, is forced to make difficult decisions about the future of Nancy, the young woman she took in as an infant.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,424

36. Laughter (1930)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue.

Director: Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Glenn Anders

Votes: 258

37. Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

'Rainbow Girls' has just opened and closed on Broadway when Dixie, a actress in it, runs into smooth talking Hollywood Director Frank Buelow. He tells her she would be a natural, promises ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet, Ford Sterling

Votes: 187

38. Up the River (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 948

39. Doughboys (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, War

A naive and wealthy young man seeks to impress a girl and then unwittingly signs up for army service.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sally Eilers, Cliff Edwards, Edward Brophy

Votes: 371

40. Love in the Rough (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When shipping clerk Jack Kelly is recruited by his employer to help his golf game, his boss insists he conceal his humble identity at the country club.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Jordan, Benny Rubin, J.C. Nugent

Votes: 129

41. Born Reckless (1930)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, War

Hoping to use the publicity to get re-elected, a judge sentences a notorious gangster to fight in the war.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Catherine Dale Owen, William Harrigan, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 303

42. 24 Hours (1931)

66 min | Drama

A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Clive Brook, Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins, Regis Toomey

Votes: 253

43. An American Tragedy (1931)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel

Votes: 558

44. Are These Our Children (1931)

Passed | 84 min | Drama

A good kid with no record commits a robbery, kills an old man and winds up on death row. The authorities try to figure out why he went bad.

Directors: Wesley Ruggles, Howard Estabrook | Stars: Eric Linden, Beryl Mercer, Billy Butts, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 176