Ten Best Films of the 1930's

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Postby rain Bard » Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:30 pm

That sucks! I checked their website shortly after Eric posted, but decided to pass on ordering. Sorry to hear you've probably been ripped off!

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Postby Big Magilla » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:41 pm

Has anyone had any dealings with this outfit?

I think I've been ripped off. There is no phone number, no fax number and they don't respond to e-mails.

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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:26 am

Thanks for the heads up. I was unaware of this company. I ordered Make Way for Tomorrow, They Live by Night, Angel Face, The Reckless Moment, The Friends of Edie Coyle and The Man on the Flying Trapeze.

P.S. They also carry Skidoo.

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Postby Eric » Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:33 am

Did anyone notice that 5 Minutes to Live has Make Way for Tomorrow for sale on DVD-R?

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Postby Reza » Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:57 am

I saw this on a video at the library at Indiana University in Bloomington . It was a terrible print and obviously must have been the mutilated version you speak of - thereby clouding my judgement.

Pity DVDs of old classics are not readily available here.




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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:01 pm

Reza, I'm perplexed by your categorization of Reuben Mamoulian's magnificent Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as "static". Mamou's film uses 35 sets, has over 80 speaking parts and employs over 500 extras. If anything, Karl Struss's cinematography is a sublime example of the fluidity of the camera movements Mamou pioneered in the early talkies.

As you know, the early talkies took a huge step backwards from the breathtaking camera work on display in the late silents. Mamou's Applause broke the mold in 1929 and Dr. J & Mr. H goes even further. Perhaps you only know this film from the badly truncated version first released on video. That was taken from the horrifically censored 1935 re-release print in which the entire first scene, seen subjectively, is missing. Also badly cut are most of Miriam Hopkins' scenes including her famous strip tease, obvious nudity under the covers and Fredric March's putting his cane through her garter. Much of the film's purple dialogue was also truncated as were many of the scenes involving nude paintings and sculptures. It's all gloriously back in the new DVD release along with witty commentary from film historian Greg Mank. You owe it to yourself to see it the way it was intended to be seen.

This is one of many versions of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic and far and away the best. John Barrymore's famous silent version and the "what were they thinking" 1941 version with Spencer Tracy and Ingird Bergman might conceivably be called static, but not this masterpiece.[/color]

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Postby Reza » Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:09 pm

A great list. But I would personally omit the static Dr. Jekyl & Mr Hyde and add any film from the 1930s starring the luminous Margaret Sullavan (preferably one of the Frank Borzage films).

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Ten Best Films of the 1930s

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:36 am

Ten Best Films of 1930

All Quiet on the Western Front (Lewis Milestone)
The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)
Journey's End (James Whale)
The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks)
Anna Christie (Clarence Brown)
The Big House (George Hill)
The Royal Family of Broadway (Cyril Gardner, George Cukor)
Holiday (Edward H. Griffith)
Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)
Hell's Angels (Howard Hughes)

Ten Best Films of 1931

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian)
Frankenstein (James Whale)
City Lights (Charles Chaplin)
Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy)
The Public Enemy (William A. Wellman)
The Front Page (Lewis Milestone)
The Champ (King Vidor)
The Criminal Code (Howard Hawks)
An American Tragedy (Josef von Sternberg)
Street Scene (King Vidor)

Ten Best Films of 1932

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy)
Scarface (Howard Hawks)
Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding)
Shanghai Express (Josef Von Sternberg)
A Farewell to Arms (Frank Borzage)
Broken Lullaby (Ernst Lubitsch)
One Way Passage (Tay Garnett)
Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian)
Red Dust (Victor Fleming)
Freaks (Tod Browning)

Ten Best Films of 1933

Dinner at Eight (George Cukor)
42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon)
Little Women (George Cukor)
King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack)
M (Fritz Lang)
The Invisible Man (James Whale)
Lady for a Day (Frank Capra)
Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian)
Pilgrimage (John Ford)
Wild Boys of the Road (William A. Wellman)

Ten Best Films of 1934

It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
The Thin Man (W. S. Van Dyke)
The Gay Divorcée (Mark Sandrich)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Sidney Franklin)
Imitation of Life (John M. Stahl)
Death Takes a Holiday (Mitchell Leisen)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Rowland V. Lee)
Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage)
The Lost Patrol (John Ford)
Viva Villa! (Jack Conway)

Ten Best Films of 1935

The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
David Copperfield (George Cukor)
Mutiny on the Bounty (Frank Lloyd)
Top Hat (Mark Sandrich)
The Informer (John Ford)
A Tale of Two Cities (Jack Conway)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Henry Hathaway)
Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
Anna Karenina (Clarence Brown)

Ten Best Films of 1936

Show Boat (James Whale)
Dodsworth (William Wyler)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra)
My Man Godfrey (Gregory LaCava)
San Francisco (W.S. Van Dyke)
Fury (Fritz Lang)
The Story of Louis Pasteur (William Dieterle)
These Three (William Wyler)
Swing Time (George Sevens)
The Great Ziegfeld (Robert Z. Leonard)

Ten Best Films of 1937

Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
Stage Door (Gregory LaCava)
A Star Is Born (William A. Wellman)
Lost Horizon (Frank Capra)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand)
The Life of Emile Zola (William Dieterle)
The Good Earth (Sidney Franklin)
Dead End (William Wyler)
Camille (George Cukor)
The Hurricane (John Ford)

Ten Best Films of 1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz, William Keighley)
Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
Holiday (George Cukor)
You Can't Take It With You (Frank Capra)
Boys Town (Norman Taurog)
Angels with Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz)
The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
Pygmalion (Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard)
The Citadel (King Vidor)

Ten Best Films of 1939

Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming)
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (Sam Wood)
Wuthering Heights (William Wyler)
Stagecoach (John Ford)
The Women (George Cukor)
Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (William Dieterle)
Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:18 am

1. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming)
2. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch)
3. Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
4. The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg)
5. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemus (Kenji Mizoguchi)
6. I Was Born But...(Yasujiro Ozu)
7. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
8. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
9. Morocco (Josef von Sternberg)
10. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin)
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Postby Larry79 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:28 pm

1. City Lights (d: Charlie Chaplin)
2. Ninotchka (d: Ernst Lubitsch)
3. Bringing Up Baby (d: Howard Hawks)
4. L'Atalante (d: Jean Vigo)
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (d: Frank Capra)
6. It Happened One Night (d: Frank Capra)
7. M (d: Fritz Lang)
8. Stagecoach (d: John Ford)
9. Modern Times (d: Charlie Chaplin)
10. The Awful Truth (d: Leo McCarey)
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Postby Eric » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:25 pm

1. Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 37)
2. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 34)
3. The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg, 34)
4. Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian, 32)
5. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 39)
6. Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 32)
7. Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein, 38)
8. Freaks (Tod Browning, 32)
9. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 38)
10. M (Fritz Lang, 31)

EDIT: Bumped Olympia for Love Me Tonight, which I just saw... so I might still just be a bit high off of it, but what the hey. First reaction to it was decidedly happy.

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Postby Damien » Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:13 pm

1. Make Way For Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
2. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
3. Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir)
4. Ruggles Of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)
5. The Crime Of M. Lange (Jean Renoir)
6. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch)
7. Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford)
8. When Tomorrow Comes (John M. Stahl)
9. Block-heads (John G. Blystone/Laurel & Hardy)
10. Earth (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
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Ten Best Films of the 1930's

Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:24 pm

01. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
02. Scarface (Howard Hawks)
03. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)
04. Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir)
05. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper/Ernest B. Schoedsack)
06. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
07. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch)
08. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey)
09. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Flemyng)
10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand)


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