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    TIME MACHINE WORLD CINEMA: 1930s

    "The decade of the 1930s in film involved many significant films. 1939 was one of the biggest years (and still is one of the greatest years) in Hollywood."

    ..... as quoted in the wiki.

    Many full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1930s. The 1930s were a decade of political turmoil and economic problems; the great depression had affected the entire world, and Europe was dealing with both the fallout of World War I and the economic hardships of the time, both of which resulted in the rise of fascist political movements. The uncertainty of the era resulted in widespread popularity of fantastical, escapist fare. Swashbuckling adventures and the safe scares of the Universal Horror films were highly successful during this period.
    The studio system was at its highest with studios having great control over a film's creative decision. This included the creation of the Hay's Code, which was the first large scale attempt at organized censorship of Hollywood films.
    This was also a decade in which many memorable stars made their careers and saw their earliest starring roles.
    ..... as quoted in the wiki.

    List of films

    (given in the alphabetical order and quoted from the wiki)
    42nd Street (1933)

    A

    A
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
    The Alamo: Shrine of Texas Liberty (1936)
    Alexander Nevsky (1938)
    Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
    Algiers (1938)
    Alice in Wonderland (1933)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    Animal Crackers (1930)
    Anna Christie (1931)
    Anna Karenina (1935)
    Anthony Adverse (1936)
    Anything Goes (1936)
    At the Circus (1939)
    The Awful Truth (1937)

    B

    Babes in Arms (1939)
    Babes in Toyland (1934)
    Beau Geste (1939)
    La Bête Humaine (1938)
    Bezhin Meadow (1935–1937)
    The Big Trail (1930)
    The Black Cat (1934)
    Blonde Venus (1932)
    The Blood of a Poet (1930)
    The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) (1930)
    Borderline (1930)
    Born to Dance (1936)
    Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    Bright Eyes (1934)
    Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    Broadway Bill (1934)
    Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
    Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
    The Buccaneer (1938)
    Bullets or Ballots (1936)

    C

    Camille (1936)
    Captain Blood (1935)
    Carefree (1938)
    The Cat Creeps (1930)
    Cavalcade (1933)
    The Champ (1931)
    Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
    Child Bride (1938)
    China Seas (1935)
    Cimarron (1931)
    City Lights (1931)
    Cleopatra (1934)
    Clive of India (1935)
    Come and Get It (1936)
    The Crusades (1935)

    D

    Dames (1934)
    Dancing Lady (1933)
    Danger Lights (1930)
    Dante's Inferno (1935)
    Dark Victory (1939)
    David Copperfield (1935)
    The Dawn Patrol (1938)
    A Day at the Races (1937)
    The Dentist (1932)
    Destry Rides Again (1939)
    Dinner at Eight (1933)
    Doctor X (1932)
    Dodge City (1939)
    Dodsworth (1936)
    Dracula (1931)
    Dracula's Daughter (1936)
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
    Duck Soup (1933)

    E

    Easy Living (1937)
    Ecstasy (1933)
    The Emperor Jones (1933)

    F

    A Farewell to Arms (1933)
    The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)
    Feet First (1930)
    Flying Down to Rio (1933)
    Follow the Fleet (1936)
    Footlight Parade (1933)
    The Four Feathers (1939)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Freaks (1932)

    G

    The Gay Divorcee (1934)
    George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
    Gift of Gab (1934)
    Go Into Your Dance (1935)
    Going Hollywood (1933)
    Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
    Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    The Good Earth (1937)
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
    The Gorilla (1939)
    Grand Hotel (1932)
    Grand Illusion (1937)
    The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    Gunga Din (1939)
    Gulliver's Travels (1939)
    ..... List continues.....
    Last edited by RAGHAVENDRA; 12th October 2011 at 07:35 PM.
    விமர்சனங்களுக்கு அப்பாற்பட்ட இறைவன் நடிகர் திலகம்.. கடலின் ஆழத்தை அளந்து விடலாம். நடிகர் திலகத்தின் செல்வாக்கை அளக்க முடியாது... அது பயனளிக்கும் போது தான் அதன் ஆழம் புரியும்....

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    List continues...
    H

    Hell's Angels (1930)
    History Is Made at Night (1937)
    Honolulu (1939)
    Horse Feathers (1932)
    The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
    The House That Shadows Built (1931)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    Heidi (1937)

    I

    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
    I'm No Angel (1933)
    Imitation of Life (1934)
    In Old Chicago (1937)
    The Informer (1935)
    Intermezzo (1939)
    The Invisible Man (1933)
    Island of Lost Souls (1933)
    It Happened One Night (1934)

    J

    Jesse James (1939)
    Jezebel (1938)

    K

    Kid Galahad (1937)
    King Kong (1933)
    The Knife of the Party (1934)

    L

    Ladies in Love (1936)
    The Lady Vanishes (1938)
    Libeled Lady (1936)
    The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
    Little Caesar (1931)
    Little Women (1933)
    Lost Horizon (1937)
    Love Affair (1939)
    Love Me Tonight (1932)
    The Lower Depths (1936)

    M

    M (1931)
    Mad Love (1935)
    Madam Satan (1930)
    Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
    Mata Hari (1931)
    Maytime (1937)
    Men in White (1934)
    Méphisto (1930)
    Metropolitan (1935)
    Midnight (1939)
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
    The Milky Way (1936)
    Min and Bill (1931)
    Modern Times (1936)
    Monkey Business (1931)
    Morning Glory (1933)
    Morocco (1930)
    The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
    Movie Crazy (1932)
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    The Mummy (1932)
    Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    My Man Godfrey (1936)
    Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

    N

    The New Gulliver (1935)
    A Night at the Opera (1935)
    Ninotchka (1939)
    À nous la liberté (1931)

    O

    Of Mice and Men (1939)
    The Old Dark House (1932)
    One Hour with You (1932)
    One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
    Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

    P

    The Painted Veil (1934)
    Pépé le Moko (1937)
    The Petrified Forest (1936)
    The Plainsman (1937)
    Platinum Blonde (1931)
    The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
    Port of Shadows (1938)
    The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
    The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
    The Public Enemy (1931)

    Q

    Q Planes (1939)
    Queen Christina (1933)
    Queen High (1930)
    Quick Millions (1931)

    R

    Ramona (1936)
    The Raven (1935)
    Reefer Madness (1936)
    Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
    The River (1938)
    Roberta (1935)
    Romeo and Juliet (1936)
    Room Service (1938)
    Rosalie (1937)
    The Rules of the Game (1939)

    S

    San Francisco (1936)
    Seventh Heaven (1937)
    Sex Madness (1938)
    Shall We Dance (1937)
    Shanghai Express (1932)
    She (1935)
    She Done Him Wrong (1933)
    The Sign of the Cross (1932)
    Skippy (1931)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    Son of Frankenstein (1939)
    The Son of Kong (1933)
    Stagecoach (1939)
    Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
    State Fair (1933)
    A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
    The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
    Swing Time (1936)

    T

    A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
    Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
    Tarzan Escapes (1936)
    Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
    Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
    Tevye (1939)
    Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
    The Thin Man (1934)
    Things to Come (1936)
    Three Texas Steers (1939)
    Top Hat (1935)
    Tower of London (1939)
    Treasure Island (1934)
    Trouble in Paradise (1932)

    U

    Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
    Union Pacific (1939)

    V

    Vampyr (1932)

    W

    Werewolf of London (1935)
    White Zombie (1932)
    Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Wuthering Heights (1939)

    Y

    You Can't Take It With You (1938)
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
    wiki also says that this list is incomplete..

    Any way for our reminiscences, this list would be more than enough.
    விமர்சனங்களுக்கு அப்பாற்பட்ட இறைவன் நடிகர் திலகம்.. கடலின் ஆழத்தை அளந்து விடலாம். நடிகர் திலகத்தின் செல்வாக்கை அளக்க முடியாது... அது பயனளிக்கும் போது தான் அதன் ஆழம் புரியும்....

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    We start the 30s with a rare at the same time classic. One of the early films of Humphrey Bogart.

    Bullets or Ballots




    Bullets or Ballots is a 1936 gangster film starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane and Humphrey Bogart. Robinson plays a police detective who infiltrates a crime gang.

    Directed by William Keighley
    Produced by Louis F. Edelman (uncredited)
    Written by Seton I. Miller
    Martin Mooney

    Cast

    Edward G. Robinson as Detective Johnny Blake
    Joan Blondell as Lee Morgan
    Barton MacLane as Al Kruger
    Humphrey Bogart as Nick 'Bugs' Fenner
    Frank McHugh as Herman McCloskey
    Joe King as Captain Dan 'Mac' McLaren

    Cinematography Hal Mohr
    Editing by Jack Killifer
    Studio Warner Bros. Pictures
    Release date(s) June 6, 1936
    Running time 82 minutes
    Country United States
    Language English


    Details also available HERE.

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    Born to Dance



    Born to Dance (1936) has the unique honor for being the first film to have its tracks recorded in stereophonic sound, using multi-track technology.


    Born to Dance (1936) is an American musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and directed by Roy Del Ruth.
    The film stars dancer Eleanor Powell and was a follow-up to her successful debut in Broadway Melody of 1936. The plot of Born to Dance is not much different from the earlier film, or many others of the era—boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, girl puts on a spectacular song-and-dance show.
    The film co-stars James Stewart as Powell's love interest and Virginia Bruce as the film's resident femme fatale and Powell's rival. Powell's Broadway Melody co-stars Buddy Ebsen and Frances Langford return to provide comedy and musical support. The score was composed by Cole Porter.
    Highlights of the film include a rare musical number by Stewart (which the actor later poked fun at in the That's Entertainment! retrospective), and a bombastic finale called "Swingin' the Jinx Away". Set amidst a pre-Second World War naval backdrop, the Depression-era "feel good" number (which runs nearly 10 minutes) makes topical references to the economy and political leaders (with a "shout out" to Cab Calloway thrown in for good measure) sung by Powell, adds in an eccentric dance routine by Ebsen, and ends in a flurry of tap dancing by Powell culminating in a patriotic salute, and finally a blast of cannon fire. This finale was also lifted in its entirety and re-used in another Powell film, I Dood It, co-starring Red Skelton. Although considered one of Powell's (and MGM's) most memorable musical numbers, and often featured in retrospectives such as That's Entertainment!, musical director Roger Edens was often quoted as being embarrassed by the segment.
    The film introduced the Porter standards "You'd Be So Easy to Love" (performed by Stewart and Marjorie Lane, dubbed for Powell) and "I've Got You Under My Skin" (performed by Bruce), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. It was the first film in which Stewart sang.
    Some of the musical numbers were recorded in stereophonic sound, making this one of the first films to utilize multi-channel technology. Rhino Records included the stereo tracks in its soundtrack album, released on CD, including Jimmy Stewart's and Marjorie Lane's performance of "You'd Be So Easy to Love."

    Directed by Roy Del Ruth
    Produced by Jack Cummings
    Written by Jack McGowan
    Sid Silvers

    Cast

    Eleanor Powell as Nora Paige
    James Stewart as Ted Barker
    Virginia Bruce as Lucy James
    Una Merkel as Jenny Saks
    Sid Silvers as 'Gunny' Sacks
    Frances Langford as 'Peppy' Turner
    Raymond Walburn as Captain Percival Dingby
    Alan Dinehart as James 'Mac' McKay
    Buddy Ebsen as 'Mush' Tracy
    Juanita Quigley as Sally Saks
    Georges as Himself, Dance Speciality (as Georges and Jalna)
    Jalna as Herself, Dance Specialty (as Georges and Jalna)
    Reginald Gardiner as Central Park Policeman
    Barnett Parker as Model Home Demonstrator
    The Foursome as Sailor Quartette

    Music by Cole Porter
    Cinematography Ray June
    Editing by Blanche Sewell
    Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Release date(s) November 27, 1936
    Running time 106 min.
    Country United States
    Language English
    for more info, refer wiki

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    CLEOPATRA (1934)



    Directed by Cecile be Demille

    The title Cleopatra takes one nostalgic into the Elizabeth Taylor starrer. Much before her, Claudette Colbert has donned the role of the queen. This 1934 classic was nominated for Academy award in the categories of cinematography, best picture, best assistant director, best film editing and best sound recording and got the academy award for best cinematography.

    Cleopatra is a 1934 epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
    It was written by Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence and Bartlett Cormack, and was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
    Claudette Colbert stars as Cleopatra, Warren William as Julius Caesar, Henry Wilcoxon as Marc Antony, Joseph Schildkraut as King Herod, and Ian Keith as Octavian.

    In 1934 the Hays code had just taken effect, so DeMille got away with using more risque imagery than he would be able to in his later productions. He opens the film with a naked, strategically lit slavegirl holding up incense burners as the title appears on screen.
    The film is also memorable for the sumptuous art deco look of its sets (by Hans Dreier) and costumes (by Travis Banton), the atmospheric music by Rudolph Kopp, and for DeMille's legendary set piece of Cleopatra's seduction of Antony, which takes place on Cleopatra's barge.
    The film won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Victor Milner), and was nominated Best Picture, Best Assistant Director (Cullen Tate), Best Film Editing (Anne Bauchens), and Best Sound, Recording (Franklin Hansen).
    It has been released for home viewing several times, most recently as a 75th anniversary DVD edition in 2009 by Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
    Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
    Written by Waldemar Young
    Vincent Lawrence
    Bartlett Cormack (adaptation: historical material)

    Cast

    Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra
    Warren William as Julius Caesar
    Henry Wilcoxon as Marc Antony
    Joseph Schildkraut as King Herod
    Ian Keith as Octavian
    Gertrude Michael as Calpurnia
    C. Aubrey Smith as Enobarbus
    Irving Pichel as Apollodorus
    Arthur Hohl as Brutus
    Edwin Maxwell as Casca
    Ian Maclaren as Cassius
    Eleanor Phelps as Charmion
    Leonard Mudie as Pothinos
    Grace Durkin as Iras
    Ferdinand Gottschalk as Glabrio (scenes deleted)

    Music by Rudolph G. Kopp
    Milan Roder (uncredited)
    Cinematography Victor Milner
    Editing by Anne Bauchens (uncredited)
    Distributed by Paramount Pictures
    Release date(s) October 5, 1934
    Running time 100 minutes
    Country United States
    Language English
    ...from wiki...



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