Saturday, April 11, 2009

Top Ten 1930s Films on My Movie Radar

The 1930s is primarily known as Hollywood's Golden Age (from pre-code to its greatest year- 1939) however, internationally, several of the most important directors of the twentieth century made their first great films in this decade: Alfred Hitchcock (following some promising 20s films), Yasujiro Ozu, and Jean Renior, among others. Here's the 1930s films that have managed to elude me so far, but they're on my radar:

I Flunked But...- 1930

The Threepenny Opera- 1931

Smilin' Through- 1932

Charlie Chan in London- 1934

Manhattan Melodrama- 1934

David Copperfield- 1935

The Scoundrel- 1935

Libeled Lady- 1936

In Old Chicago- 1937

Beau Geste- 1939

1 comment:

JLG said...

David Copperfiled is a must see. If Charles Dickens had been a film maker, this is exactly how he would have filmed his novel. Cast to perfection. WC Fields steals every scene he's in.