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October 18, 2009

The 30s – YEAR BY YEAR MOVIE LISTS

Filed under: 1930s,Year By Year Lists — misterjiggy @ 4:15 pm

THE THIRTIES

(STICKS NIX HICK PIX)

THREE PENNY

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1930

… It’s possible for someone to beat you, and beat you, and beat you, and it not hurt at all

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morroco

  1. CITY GIRL  [F.W. MURNAU] (Fox)
  2. THE BLUE ANGEL (Der blaue Engel) [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (G)
  3. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT  [LEWIS MILESTONE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  4. MONTE CARLO  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  5. AU BONHEUR DES DAMES (Ladies Paradise)  [JULIAN DUVIVIER] (Charles Delac/Marcel Vandal) (F)
  6. PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (Menschen am Sonntag) [C. SIODMAK, R. SIODMAK, E. ULMER, F. ZINNEMANN] (S. Nebenzal) (G)
  7. MOROCCO  [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Hector Turnbull – Paramount)
  8. L’ ÂGE D’OR [LUIS BUÑUEL] (F)
  9. UNDER THE ROOFS OF PARIS (Sous les toits de Paris) [RENÉ CLAIR] (Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  10. ANIMAL CRACKERS [VICTOR HEERMAN] (Paramount)
  11. LAUGHTER [HARRY D’ABBADIE D’ARRAST] (Monta Bell – Paramount)
  12. LADIES OF LEISURE  [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia) (sound version)
  13. THAT NIGHT’S WIFE (Sono yo no tsuma) [YASUJIRO OZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  14. THE DIVORCEE [ROBERT Z. LEONARD]  (Leonard/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  15. THE WIDOW FROM CHICAGO [EDWARD F. CLINE] ( (First National/Warner)
  16. LILIOM  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Fox)
  17. MADAM SATAN [CECIL B. DEMILLE] (DeMille – MGM)
  18. THE BIG HOUSE [GEORGE W. HILL] (Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  19. MURDER! [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (John Maxwell – BIP) (UK)
  20. RAFFLES  [GEORGE FITZMAURICE] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  21. BORN RECKLESS [JOHN FORD, ANDREW BENNISON] (James Kevin McGuinness – Fox)
  22. A LADY TO LOVE [VICTOR SJOSTROM] (Sjostrom – MGM)
  23. YOUNG MAN OF MANHATTAN [MONTA BELL] (Bell – Paramount)
  24. PLAYING AROUND [MERVYN LEROY] (First National/Warner)
  25. UP THE RIVER  [JOHN FORD] (William Fox – Fox)
  26. ANNA CHRISTIE [CLARENCE BROWN] (Brown/Paul Bern/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  27. REDEMPTION [FRED NIBLO] (Arthur Hopkins/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  28. SONG O’ MY HEART  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Borzage – Fox)

Other (Unranked): THE STORY OF THE FOX (Le roman de renard) [IRENE & WLADYSLAW STAREWICZ] (F) (a); À PROPOS DE NICE [JEAN VIGO] (F) (s); ANOTHER FINE MESS / HOG WILD / BRATS / NIGHT OWLS / BLOTTO / BELOW ZERO / THE LAUREL-HARDY MURDER CASE [JAMES PARROTT] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); THE GOLF SPECIALIST [MONTE BRICE] (RKO) (s); ROMANCE SENTIMENTALE [SERGEI EISENSTEIN & GRIGORI V. ALEXANDROV] (F) (s); MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES [RALPH STEINER] (s); TOMATOS ANOTHER DAY [JAMES SIBLEY WATSON] (s)

1931

… Besides, your hands ain’t so clean. You killed and liked it. You didn’t get them medals for holding hands with them Germans.

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  1. [FRITZ LANG] (Seymour Nebenzal) (G)
  2. THE THREEPENNY OPERA  (Die Dreigroschenoper) [GEORG WILHELM PABST] (G)
  3. THE MIRACLE WOMAN  [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  4. CITY LIGHTS [CHARLES CHAPLIN] (Chaplin – United Artists)
  5. THE SMILING LIEUTENANT  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  6. THE PUBLIC ENEMY  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  7. À NOUS LA LIBERTÉ (Freedom for Us) [RENÉ CLAIR] (Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  8. THE LAST FLIGHT  [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (First National)
  9. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (Adolph Zukor – Paramount)
  10. TOKYO CHORUS (Tokyo no Gassho) [YASUJIRO OZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  11. MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM [LEONTINE SAGAN] (G)
  12. LE MILLION  [RENÉ CLAIR] (Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  13. FRANKENSTEIN  [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  14. LA CHIENNE [JEAN RENOIR] (Pierre Braunberger/Roger Richebe) (F)
  15. THE CHAMP [KING VIDOR] (Vidor – MGM)
  16. WATERLOO BRIDGE  [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  17. DISHONORED [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Paramount)
  18. BLONDE CRAZY [ROY DEL RUTH] (Warner)
  19. STREET SCENE  [KING VIDOR] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  20. LITTLE CAESAR  [MERVYN LEROY] (Hal B. Wallis/Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  21. SAFE IN HELL [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (First National)
  22. CITY STREETS  [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (E. Lloyd Sheldon – Paramount)
  23. TABU, A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS  [F.W. MURNAU & ROBERT FLAHERTY (Murnau/Flaherty – Paramount)
  24. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Von Sternberg – Paramount)
  25. BAD GIRL  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Fox)
  26. KAMERADSCHAFT (Comradeship) [GEORG WILHELM PABST] (Seymour Nebenzal – Nero/Gaumont) (G)
  27. MARIUS [ALEXANDER KORDA] (Marcel Pagnol/Robert Kane – Korda) (F)
  28. OTHER MEN’S WOMEN  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Warner)
  29. BERLIN – ALEXANDERPLATZ  [PHIL JUTZI] (G)
  30. PLATINUM BLONDE  [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  31. THE CRIMINAL CODE  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Hawks/Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  32. DAYBREAK [JACQUES FEYDER] (MGM)
  33. FIVE STAR FINAL [MERVYN LEROY] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  34. NIGHT NURSE  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Warner)
  35. THE FRONT PAGE  [LEWIS MILESTONE] (Howard Hughes – Caddo/United Artists)
  36. DRACULA [TOD BROWNING] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  37. DIRIGIBLE  [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  38. GUILTY HANDS  [W.S. VAN DYKE] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  39. SMART MONEY [ALFRED E. GREEN] (Green – Warner)
  40. FIVE AND TEN  [ROBERT Z. LEONARD] (Leonard/Marion Davies – MGM)
  41. THE MALTESE FALCON  [ROY DEL RUTH] (Warner)
  42. PARDON US  [JAMES PARROTT] (Hal Roach – MGM)
  43. MATA HARI  [GEORGE FITZMAURICE] (Fitzmaurice/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  44. ARROWSMITH  [JOHN FORD] (Ford/Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  45. TEN CENTS A DANCE  [LIONEL BARRYMORE] (Harry Cohn/Frank Fouce – Columbia)
  46. GENTLEMAN’S FATE  [MERVYN LEROY] (MGM)
  47. BIG BUSINESS GIRL  [WILLIAN A. SEITER] (Seiter – Warner)
  48. ILLICIT  [ARCHIE MAYO] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  49. CONSOLATION MARRIAGE  [PAUL SLOANE] (William LeBaron -RKO)
  50. SMART WOMAN  [GREGORY LA CAVA] (William LeBaron – RKO)
  51. BACHELOR APARTMENT  [LOWELL SHERMAN] (William LeBaron – RKO)
  52. LAUGH AND GET RICH [GREGORY LA CAVA] (William LeBaron – RKO)

Other (Unranked): FLUNKY, WORK HARD (Koshiben gambare) [MIKIO NARUSE] (J) (s); JEAN TARIS, SWIMMING CHAMPION (Taris, roi de l’eau ) [JEAN VIGO] (F) (s); BE BIG! [JAMES W. HORNE & JAMES PARROTT] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); OUR WIFE / COME CLEAN / ONE GOOD TURN / BEAU HUNKS  [JAMES W. HORNE] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); AUTUMN FIRE [HERMAN G. WEINBERG] (s); WINDY RILEY GOES HOLLYWOOD [ROSCOE FATTY ARBUCKLE] (s); MANHATTAN MEDLEY [BONNEY POWELL] (s)

1932

… You are a crook. I want you as a crook. I love you as a crook. I worship you as a crook. Steal, swindle, rob. Oh, but don’t become one of those useless, good-for-nothing gigolos.

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  1. TROUBLE IN PARADISE  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  2. LOVE ME TONIGHT  [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (Mamoulian – Paramount)
  3. I WAS BORN, BUT… (Otona no miru ehon – Umarete wa mita keredo) [YASUJIRO OZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  4. BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING (Boudu sauvé des eaux) [JEAN RENOIR] (Michel Simon – CCF/Jacques Haïk) (F)
  5. SCARFACE , THE SHAME OF THE NATION  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Hawks/Howard Hughes – Caddo/United Artists)
  6. ONE HOUR WITH YOU  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  7. AFTER TOMORROW  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Fox)
  8. RED DUST  [VICTOR FLEMING] (Hunt Stromberg/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  9. A FAREWELL TO ARMS  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Edward A. Blatt/Benjamin Glazer – Paramount)
  10. FORBIDDEN  [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  11. I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG  [MERVYN LEROY] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  12. THE HALF NAKED TRUTH [GREGORY LA CAVA] (David O. Selznick/Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  13. SHANGHAI EXPRESS  [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Adolph Zukor – Paramount)
  14. ONE WAY PASSAGE  [TAY GARNETT] (Hal B. Wallis/Robert Lord – Warner) 
  15. WOODEN CROSSES (Les Croix de bois)  [RAYMOND BERNARD] (Pathé-Natan) (F)
  16. SMILIN’ THROUGH [SIDNEY FRANKLIN] (Albert Lewin/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  17. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS  [ERLE C. KENTON] (Paramount)
  18. THE BLOOD OF A POET (Le Sang d’un poète) [JEAN COCTEAU] (F) (moved from 1930)
  19. ME AND MY GAL  [RAOUL WALSH] (Fox)
  20. AMERICAN MADNESS [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  21. SKYSCRAPER SOULS  [EDGAR SELWYN] (Cosmopolitan/MGM)
  22. HOT SATURDAY [WILLIAM A. SEITER] (William LeBaron – Paramount)
  23. THE BEAST OF THE CITY  [CHARLES BRABIN] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  24. BLESSED EVENT [ROY DEL RUTH] (Warner)
  25. THE OLD DARK HOUSE  [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  26. FREAKS  [TOD BROWNING] (Browning/Harry Rapf/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  27. THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME  [IRVING PICHEL & ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK] (Selznick/Merian.C. Cooper – RKO)
  28. JEWEL ROBBERY  [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Warner)
  29. HELL’S HIGHWAY [ROWLAND BROWN] (David O. Selznick – RKO)
  30. RAIN  [LEWIS MILESTONE] (Feature/United Artists)
  31. FANNY [MARC ALLÉGRET] (Marcel Pagnol/Roger Richebé) (F)
  32. HORSE FEATHERS  [NORMAN Z. MCLEOD] (Herman J. Mankiewicz – Paramount)
  33. VAMPYR [CARL TH. DREYER] (D/F)
  34. WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?  [GEORGE CUKOR] (David O. Selznick/Pandro S. Berman – RKO Pathe)
  35. DOCTOR X [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Hal B. Wallis/Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  36. FRISCO JENNY [WILLIAM WELLMAN] (Warner)
  37. NO BLOOD RELATION (Nasanu naka) [MIKIO NARUSE] (Shochiku) (J)
  38. BROKEN LULLABY [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  39. HIGH PRESSURE [MERVYN LEROY] (Warner)
  40. MAN WANTED  [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  41. THE MUMMY [KARL FREUND] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  42. AGE OF CONSENT [GREGORY LA CAVA] (David O. Selznick/Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  43. DOWNSTAIRS  [MONTA BELL] (Bell – MGM)
  44. 20, 000 YEARS IN SING SING  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  45. BLONDE VENUS  [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Von Sternberg – Paramount)
  46. YOUNG AMERICA  [FRANK BORZAGE] (William Fox – Fox)
  47. THE PURCHASE PRICE  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Warner)
  48. THE CROWD ROARS  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Warner)
  49. KONGO  [WILLIAM J. COWEN] (MGM)
  50. THEY CALL IT SIN [THORNTON FREELAND] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  51. THREE ON A MATCH [MERVYN LEROY] (Samuel Bischoff/Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  52. PLAY GIRL [RAY ENRIGHT] (Warner)
  53. LIFE BEGINS [JAMES FLOOD & ELLIOTT NUGENT] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  54. LOVE IS A RACKET [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Warner)
  55. POLLY OF THE CIRCUS  [ALFRED SANTELL] (Marion Davies – Cosmopolitan/MGM)
  56. LAWYER MAN [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  57. TAXI! [ROY DEL RUTH] (Robert Lord – Warner)
  58. FAITHLESS [HARRY BEAUMONT] (MGM)
  59. WEEK-END MARRIAGE [THORTON FREELAND] (First National/Warner)
  60. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [ROBERT FLOREY] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  61. FLESH  [JOHN FORD] (Ford/John W. Considine Jr.  – MGM)
  62. RED HEADED WOMAN  [JACK CONWAY] (Albert Lewin/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  63. TARZAN THE APE MAN [W.S. VAN DYKE] (Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  64. SHOPWORN  [NICK GRINDE] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  65. MERRILY WE GO TO HELL  [DOROTHY ARZNER] (Paramount)
  66. MISS PINKERTON [LLOYD BACON] (Warner)
  67. GRAND HOTEL  [EDMUND GOULDING] (Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  68. CALL HER SAVAGE [JOHN FRANCIS DILLON] (Sam E. Rork – Fox)
  69. THE HATCHET MAN [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Warner)
  70. SO BIG!  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Jack L. Warner – Warner)
  71. NUMBER SEVENTEEN  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (BIP/Wardour) (UK)
  72. A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT [GEORGE CUKOR] (David O. Selznick – RKO)

Other (unranked): HELPMATES /THE MUSIC BOX / THE CHIMP / COUNTY HOSPITAL [JAMES PARROTT] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s);  ANY OLD PORT! [JAMES W. HORNE] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); TOWED IN A HOLE [GEORGE MARSHALL] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); THE DENTIST [LESLIE PEARCE] (Mack Sennett) (s)

1933

… Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you: he really is an idiot. I implore you, send him back to his father and brothers, who are waiting for him with open arms in the penitentiary. I suggest that we give him ten years in Leavenworth, or eleven years in Twelveworth.

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  1. COUNSELLOR AT LAW  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  2. KING KONG  [MERIAN C. COOPER & ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK] (Cooper/Schoedsack/David O. Selznick –  RKO)
  3. FOOTLIGHT PARADE  [LLOYD BACON] (Robert Lord – Warner)
  4. HALLELUJAH, I’M A BUM  [LEWIS MILESTONE] (Joseph M. Schenck – Feature/United Artists)
  5. MAN’S CASTLE  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Columbia)
  6. QUEEN CHRISTINA  [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (Walter Wanger – MGM)
  7. THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN  [FRANK CAPRA] (Capra/Walter Wanger – Columbia)
  8. THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) [FRITZ LANG] (Seymour Nebenzal – Nero) (G)
  9. PILGRIMAGE  [JOHN FORD] (Fox)
  10. HEROES FOR SALE  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  11. GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 [MERVYN LEROY] (Robert Lord – Warner)
  12. BOMBSHELL  [VICTOR FLEMING] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  13. WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Robert Presnell Sr. – Warner)
  14. JAPANESE GIRLS AT THE HARBOR (Minato nihon musume) [HIROSHI SHIMIZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  15. DESIGN FOR LIVING  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  16. LIEBELEI [MAX OPHÜLS] (G)
  17. DUCK SOUP  [LEO MCCAREY] (Herman J. Mankiewicz – Paramount)
  18. EVERY NIGHT DREAMS (Yogoto no yume) [MIKIO NARUSE] (Shochiku) (J)
  19. BABY FACE  [ALFRED E. GREEN] (William Lebaron/Raymond Griffith – Warner)
  20. EMPLOYEES’ ENTRANCE  [ROY DEL RUTH] (Warner)
  21. 42nd STREET  [LLOYD BACON] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  22. THE INVISIBLE MAN  [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  23. LADY KILLER [ROY DEL RUTH] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  24. THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE  [STEPHEN ROBERTS] (Benjamin Glazer – Paramount)
  25. THE SIN OF NORA MORAN  [PHIL GOLDSTONE] (Goldstone – Majestic/Capitol)
  26. MIDNIGHT MARY  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Lucien Hubbard – MGM)
  27. PICTURE SNATCHER  [LLOYD BACON] (Raymond Griffith – Warner)
  28. THE LITTLE GIANT [ROY DEL RUTH] (Warner)
  29. APART FROM YOU (Kimi to wakarete) [MIKIO NARUSE] (Shochiku) (J)
  30. DOCTOR BULL  [JOHN FORD] (Winfield R. Sheenan – Fox)
  31. LADY FOR A DAY  [FRANK CAPRA] (Columbia)
  32. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII  [ALEXANDER KORDA] (Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  33. LITTLE WOMEN  [GEORGE CUKOR] (Merian C. Cooper/Kenneth Macgowan – RKO)
  34. BED OF ROSES  [GREGORY LA CAVA] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  35. TOPAZE  [HARRY D’ABBADIE D’ARRAST] (David O. Selznick – RKO)
  36. DINNER AT EIGHT  [GEORGE CUKOR] (David O. Selznick – MGM)
  37. HARD TO HANDLE [MERVYN LEROY] (Warner)
  38. THREE-CORNERED MOON  [ELLIOTT NUGENT] (B.P. Schulberg – Paramount)
  39. THE MAYOR OF HELL [ARCHIE MAYO] (Edward Chodorov/Lucien Hubbard – Warner)
  40. THE KENNEL MURDER CASE  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Robert Presnell Sr. – Warner)
  41. I’M NO ANGEL  [WESLEY RUGGLES] (William Lebaron – Paramount)
  42. THE MIND READER [ROY DEL RUTH] (Hal. B. Wallis – Warner)
  43. THE EMPEROR JONE [DUDLEY MURPHY] (Gifford Cochran/John Krimsky – United Artists)
  44. PRISONER 13 (El Prisionero trece)  [FERNANDO DE FUENTES] (M)
  45. FEMALE  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Robert Presnell Sr. – Warner)
  46. LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT  [HOWARD BRETHERTON & WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Raymond Griffith – Warner)
  47. HOLD YOUR MAN  [SAM WOOD] (Bernard H. Hyman – MGM)
  48. ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON [STEPHEN ROBERTS] (Louis D. Lighton – Paramount)
  49. THE POWER AND THE GLORY  [WILLIAM K. HOWARD] (Jesse L. Lasky – Fox)
  50. ECSTASY (Ekstase) [GUSTAV MACHATÝ] (CZ/Au)
  51. TORCH SINGER [ALEXANDER HALL, GEORGE SOMNES] (Albert Lewis – Paramount)
  52. EX-LADY [ROBERT FLOREY] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  53. NIGHT FLIGHT [CLARENCE BROWN] (Brown/David O. Selznick – MGM)
  54. GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE [GREGORY LA CAVA] (William R. Hearst/Walter Wanger – Cosmopolitan/MGM)
  55. RAFTER ROMANCE [WILLIAM A. SEITER] (Alexander McGaig – RKO)
  56. DOUBLE HARNESS [JOHN CROMWELL] (Merian C. Cooper/Ernest B. Schoedsack – RKO)
  57. SHE DONE HIM WRONG  [LOWELL SHERMAN] (William Lebaron – Paramount)
  58. SECRETS  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Pickford/United Artists)
  59. PARACHUTE JUMPER [ALFRED E. GREEN] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Warner)
  60. ONE MAN’S JOURNEY  [JOHN S. ROBERTSON] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  61. MORNING GLORY [LOWELL SHERMAN] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  62. TODAY WE LIVE [HOWARD HAWKS] (Hawks – MGM)
  63. CAVALCADE  [FRANK LLOYD] (Winfield R. Sheenan – Fox)

Other (unranked)SONS OF THE DESERT [WILLIAM A. SEITER] (Hal Roach – MGM); DIRTY WORK [LLOYD FRENCH] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); LAND WITHOUT BREAD (Las Hurdes)  [LUIS BUÑUEL] (F/S) (s); ZERO FOR CONDUCT (Zéro de conduite) [JEAN VIGO] (F) (s); THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER [CLYDE BRUCKMAN] (Mack Sennett) (s); THE PHARMACIST / THE BARBER SHOP [ARTHUR RIPLEY ] (Mack Sennett) (s); LOT IN SODOM [JAMES SIBLEY WATSON & MELVILLE WEBBER] (s); THREE LITTLE PIGS  [BURT GILLETT] (Disney/United Artists) (a/s)

1934

… Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.

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  1. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT  [FRANK CAPRA] (Capra – Columbia)
  2. THE MERRY WIDOW  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Irving Thalberg/Lubitsch – MGM)
  3. L’ATALANTE  [JEAN VIGO] (Jacques-Louis Nounez – Gaumont) (F)
  4. THE SCARLET EMPRESS  [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Von Sternberg – Paramount)
  5. LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  6. LES MISÉRABLES [RAYMOND BERNARD] (Raymond Bordierie – Pathe-Natan) (F)
  7. THE THIN MAN  [W. S. VAN DYKE] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  8. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DON JUAN  [ALEXANDER KORDA] (Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  9. A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS (Ukigusa monogatari)  [YASUJIRO OZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  10. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Michael Balcon – Gaumont/GFD) (UK)
  11. THE BLACK CAT  [EDGAR G. ULMER] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  12. LA SIGNORA DI TUTTI (Everybody’s Woman) [MAX OPHÜLS] (Angelo Rizzoli – Novella) (I)
  13. THE KIDNAPPING (Rapt) [DIMITRI KIRSANOFF] (Kirsanoff/Stefan Markus) (F)
  14. NO GREATER GLORY  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Borzage – Columbia)
  15. IT’S A GIFT  [NORMAN Z. MCLEOD] (William Lebaron – Paramount)
  16. CRIME WITHOUT PASSION [BEN HECHT, CHARLES MACARTHUR & LEE GARMES] (Hecht/MacArthur – Paramount)
  17. TREASURE ISLAND [VICTOR FLEMING] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  18. JUDGE PRIEST  [JOHN FORD] (Sol M. Wurtzel – Fox)
  19. LE GRAND JEU [JACQUES FEYDER] (Alexandre – Pathe-Natan) (F) 
  20. TWENTIETH CENTURY  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Hawks – Columbia)
  21. THE GAY DIVORCEE [MARK SANDRICH] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  22. WE LIVE AGAIN [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  23. IMITATION OF LIFE  [JOHN M. STAHL] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  24. MANDALAY  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Robert Presnell Sr. – Warner)
  25. MARIA CHAPDELAINE  [JULIEN DUVIVIER] (Léon Beytout/René Pignières – SNC) (F)
  26. MURDER AT THE VANITIES [MITCHELL LEISEN] (E. Lloyd Sheldon – Paramount)
  27. THE OLD FASHIONED WAY [WILLIAM BEAUDINE] (William LeBaron – Paramount)
  28. THE LOST PATROL  [JOHN FORD] (Ford – RKO)
  29. STREET WITHOUT END (Kagirinaki hodô) [MIKIO NARUSE] (Shochiku) (J)
  30. THE AFFAIRS OF CELLINI [GREGORY LA CAVA] (Darryl F. Zanuck – 20th Century/United Artists)
  31. THE RISE OF CATHERINE THE GREAT [PAUL CZINNER, ALEXANDER KORDA] (Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  32. WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS [GREGORY LA CAVA] (La Cava/Albert Lewin – MGM)
  33. OUR DAILY BREAD  [KING VIDOR] (Vidor – Viking/United Artists)
  34. ONE NIGHT OF LOVE  [VICTOR SCHERTZINGER] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  35. CHAINED  [CLARENCE BROWN] (Brown/Hunt Stromberg – MGM) 
  36. LILIOM  [FRITZ LANG] (Erich Pommer – Fox) (F)
  37. BROADWAY BILL  [FRANK CAPRA] (Harry Cohn – Columbia)
  38. HEAT LIGHTNING  [MERVYN LEROY] (Samuel Bischoff – Warner)
  39. MASSACRE [ALAN CROSLAND] (Robert Presnell Sr. – Warner)
  40. HI, NELLIE! [MERVYN LEROY] (Robert Presnell Sr. – Warner)
  41. CLEOPATRA  [CECIL B. DEMILLE] (DeMille – Paramount)
  42. HAPPINESS AHEAD [MERVYN LEROY] (Warner)
  43. THE BLIND WOMAN OF SORRENTO (La cieca di Sorrento) [NUNZIO MALASOMMA] (I)
  44. OF HUMAN BONDAGE  [JOHN CROMWELL] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  45. FOG OVER FRISCO [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  46. THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW (Too Late for love) [EDWARD SLOMAN](Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  47. DAMES [RAY ENRIGHT & BUSBY BERKELEY] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  48. THIRTY DAY PRINCESS  [MARION GERING] (B.P. Schulberg – Paramount)
  49. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES [GEORGE NICHOLS JR. (Kenneth Macgowan – MGM)
  50. MAUVAISE GRAINE (Bad Seed) [BILLY WILDER & ALEXANDER ESWAY] (CNC/Pathe) (F)
  51. ONE MORE RIVER [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr./R.C. Sherriff – Universal)
  52. TARZAN AND HIS MATE [CEDRIC GIBBONS] (Bernard H. Hyman –  MGM)
  53. A MODERN HERO [GEORG WILHELM PABST] (Warner)
  54. SEARCH FOR BEAUTY [ERLE C. KENTON] (E. Lloyd Sheldon – Paramount)
  55. BACHELOR BAIT [GEORGE STEVENS] (Lou Brock/Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  56. MANHATTAN MELODRAMA  [W. S. VAN DYKE] (David O. Selznick – Cosmopolitan/MGM)
  57. EASY TO LOVE [WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  58. BRIGHT EYES [DAVID BUTLER] (Sol M. Wurtzel – Fox)
  59. WE’RE NOT DRESSING [NORMAN TAUROG] (Emanuel Cohen/Benjamin Glazer – Paramount)
  60. BORN TO BE BAD  [LOWELL SHERMAN] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox/United Artists)
  61. DR. MONICA  [WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  62. SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS  [MICHAEL POWELL] (Warner/Teddington) (UK)
  63. STINGAREE  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (David Lewis/Pandro S. Berman – RKO)

Other (unranked): MAN OF ARAN [ROBERT FLAHERTY] (Michael Balcon – Gainsborough/Gaumont) (UK); THEM THAR HILLS / THE LIVE GHOST  [CHARLEY ROGERS] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); FÉTICHE (The Mascot) [WLADYSLAW STAREWICZ] (a/s) (F);  LA JOIE DE VIVRE [ANTHONY GROSS & HECTOR HOPPIN] (a/s) (F); HEARTS OF AGE [ORSON WELLES & WILLIAM VANCE] (s)

1935

… Never let it be said that a Sporum ever refused the request of a Ginglebusher.

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  1. THE 39 STEPS  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Michael Balcon – Gaumont) (UK)
  2. THE GOOD FAIRY  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  3. TONI  [JEAN RENOIR] (Marcel Pagnol) (F)
  4. RUGGLES OF RED GAP  [LEO MCCAREY] (Arthur Hornblow Jr. – Paramount)
  5. THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER  [HENRY HATHAWAY] (Louis D. Lighton – Paramount)
  6. TOP HAT  [MARK SANDRICH] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  7. THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN  [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (Von Sternberg – Paramount)
  8. CARNIVAL IN FLANDERS (La Kermesse Héroïque)  [JACQUES FEYDER] (Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  9. WIFE! BE LIKE A ROSE! (Tsuma yo bara no yo ni) [MIKIO NARUSE] (PFL ) (J)
  10. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY  [FRANK LLOYD] (Lloyd/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  11. PETER IBBETSON  [HENRY HATHAWAY] (Louis D. Lighton – Paramount)
  12. A TALE OF TWO CITIES  [JACK CONWAY] (David O. Selznick – MGM)
  13. ALICE ADAMS  [GEORGE STEVENS] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  14. HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE   [MITCHELL LEISEN] (E. Lloyd Sheldon – Paramount)
  15. STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND [JOHN FORD] (Sol M. Wurtzel – Fox)
  16. BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  17. DAVID COPPERFIELD (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and …) [GEORGE CUKOR] (David O. Selznick – MGM)
  18. MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE [CLYDE BRUCKMAN, W.C. FIELDS] (William LeBron – Paramount)
  19. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA  [SAM WOOD] (Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  20. MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION  [JOHN M. STAHL] (Stahl – Universal)
  21. CAPTAIN BLOOD  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Harry Joe Brown – Warner)
  22. THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING [JOHN FORD] (Ford/Lester Cowan – Columbia)
  23. SYLVIA SCARLETT  [GEORGE CUKOR] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  24. GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935  [BUSBY BEREKELY] (Warner)
  25. MAD LOVE  [KARL FREUND] (John W. Considine Jr. – MGM)
  26. THREE SISTERS WITH MAIDEN HEARTS (Otome-gokoro – Sannin-shimai) [MIKIO NARUSE] (PFL ) (J)
  27. LIFE BEGINS AT FORTY  [GEORGE MARSHALL] (Sol M. Wurtzel – Fox)
  28. AH, WILDERNESS! [CLARENCE BROWN] (Brown/Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  29. ‘G’ MEN  [WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Louis F. Edelman – Warner)
  30. CHINA SEAS  [TAY GARNETT] (Albert Lewin – MGM)
  31. BECKY SHARP [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (Kenneth MacGowan – Pioneer/RKO)
  32. LA BANDERA  [JULIEN DUVIVIER] (André Gargour – SNC) (F)
  33. FRISCO KID [LLOYD BACON] (Samuel Bischoff – Warner)
  34. PAGE MISS GLORY [MERVYN LEROY] (Marion Davies – Cosmopolitan/Warner)
  35. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (B.P. Schulberg – Columbia)
  36. LIVING ON VELVET [FRANK BORZAGE] (Edward Chodorov – Warner)
  37. IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK  [WILLIAM A. SEITER] (Everett Riskin – Columbia)
  38. THE INFORMER  [JOHN FORD] (Ford – RKO)
  39. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM [WILLIAM DIETERLE, MAX REINHARDT] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  40. STRANDED  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Borzage – Warner)
  41. BORDERTOWN  [ARCHIE MAYO] (Hal B. Wallis/Jack L. Warner – Warner)
  42. PUBLIC HERO #1 [J. WALTER RUBEN] (Lucien Hubbard – MGM)
  43. MARIA NO OYUKI (Oyuki, the Virgin) [KENJI MIZOGUCHI] (Daiichi Eiga) (J)
  44. BROADWAY GONDOLIER [LLOYD BACON] (Samuel Bischoff – Warner)
  45. THE GIRL IN THE RUMOUR (Uwasa no musume) [MIKIO NARUSE] (PFL ) (J)
  46. THE RAVEN [LOUIS FRIEDLANDER (aka LEW LANDERS)] (David Diamond/Stanley Bergerman – Universal)
  47. ANNIE OAKLEY  [GEORGE STEVENS] (Cliff Reid – RKO)
  48. BARBARY COAST  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  49. DANGEROUS [ALFRED E. GREEN] (Hal B. Wallis/Jack L. Warner – Warner)
  50. THE CALL OF THE WILD  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Darryl F. Zanuck – 20TH Century)
  51. ANNA KARENINA  [CLARENCE BROWN] (David O. Selznick – MGM)
  52. MARK OF THE VAMPIRE [TOD BROWNING] (Browning/E.J. Mannix – MGM)
  53. BLACK FURY [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Hal B. Wallis/Jack L. Warner – Warner)
  54. THE WEDDING NIGHT  [KING VIDOR] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  55. RECKLESS [VICTOR FLEMING] (David O. Selznick – MGM)
  56. MAYBE IT’S LOVE [WILIAM C. MCGANN] (Harry Joe Brown – First National)
  57. SHIPMATES FOREVER [FRANK BORZAGE] (Borzage – Cosmopolitan/Warner)
  58. THE WOMAN IN RED [ROBERT FLOREY] (Harry Joe Brown – Warner)

Other (unranked): TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (Triumph des Willens)  [LENI RIEFENSTAHL] (d) (G); TIT FOR TAT / THE FIXER UPPERS [CHARLEY ROGERS] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); THICKER THAN WATER [JAMES W. HORNE] (Hal Roach – MGM) (s); AUDIOSCOPIKS [JACOB LEVENTHAL, JOHN NORLING] (MGM) (s); POOR LITTLE ME / HEY-HEY FEVER [HUGH HARMON] (MGM) (a/s); HONEYLAND [RUDOLPH ISING] (MGM) (a/s); TWO HEARTS IN WAXTIME [UNKNOWN] (s); PIRATE PARTY ON CATALINA ISLE [GENE BERDETTE] (MGM) (s)

1936

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DODSWORTH

  1. DODSWORTH  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  2. MAYERLING  [ANATOLE LITVAK] (Seymour Nebenzal – Nero) (F)
  3. LA BELLE ÉQUIPE (They Were Five) [JULIEN DUVIVIER] (Arys Nissotti – SELF) (F)
  4. THE STORY OF A CHEAT (Le Roman d’un tricheur) [SACHA GUITRY] (Serge Sandberg – Cineas/Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  5. FURY  [FRITZ LANG] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)
  6. MY MAN GODFREY  [GREGORY LA CAVA] (La Cava – Universal)
  7. SWING TIME  [GEORGE STEVENS] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  8. SHOW BOAT  [JAMES WHALE] (Carl Laemmle Jr. – Universal)
  9. MODERN TIMES  [CHARLES CHAPLIN] (Chaplin – United Artists)
  10. MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN  [FRANK CAPRA] (Capra – Columbia)
  11. THESE THREE  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  12. LIBELED LADY [JACK CONWAY] (Lawrence Weingarten – MGM)
  13. SABOTAGE  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Michal Balcon – Gaumont/GFD) (UK)
  14. THE GENERAL DIED AT DAWN  [LEWIS MILESTONE] (William Lebaron – Paramount)
  15. OSAKA ELEGY (Naniwa ereji)  [KENJI MIZOGUCHI] (Daiichi Eiga) (J) 
  16. THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE  [HENRY HATHAWAY] (Walter Wanger – Paramount)
  17. BY THE BLUEST OF SEAS (U samogo sinyego moray) [BORIS BARNET, S. MARDANIN] (R)
  18. THEODORA GOES WILD  [RICHARD BOLESLAWSKI] (Everett Riskin – Columbia)
  19. THE PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND [JOHN FORD] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  20. COME AND GET IT  [HOWARD HAWKS & WILLIAM WYLER] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  21. THE LOWER DEPTHS (Les Bas-fonds)  [JEAN RENOIR] (Alexandre Kamenka/Albatros) (F)
  22. CAMILLE  [GEORGE CUKOR] (Bernard H. Hyman/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  23. MR. THANK YOU (Arigatô-san) [HIROSHI SHIMIZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  24. THE ONLY SON (Hitori musuko) [YASUJIRO OZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  25. PRIEST OF DARKNESS (Kochiyama Soshun) [SADAO YAMANAKA] (Nikkatsu) (J)
  26. SISTERS OF THE GION (Gion no shimai)  [KENJI MIZOGUCHI] (Daiichi Eiga) (J)
  27. REMBRANDT  [ALEXNANDER KORDA] (Korda – London/United Artists)(UK)
  28. THE PETRIFIED FOREST  [ARCHIE MAYO] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  29. SECRET AGENT  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Michael Balcon – Gaumont) (UK)
  30. DESIRE  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Ernst Lubitsch – Paramount)
  31. FERRYMAN MARIA (Fährmann Maria) [FRANK WISBAR] (G)
  32. MORNING’S TREE-LINED STREET (Asa no namikimichi) [MIKIO NARUSE] (PFL) (J)
  33. THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE (Le Crime de Monsieur Lange)  [JEAN RENOIR] (André Halley des Fontaines/Oberon) (F)
  34. BULLETS OR BALLOTS  [WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Louis F. Edelman – Warner)
  35. THE DEVIL IS A SISSY  [W. S. VAN DYKE] (Frank Davis – MGM)
  36. AFTER THE THIN MAN  [W. S. VAN DYKE] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  37. THE TEXAS RANGERS [KING VIDOR] (Vidor – Paramount)
  38. THE KING STEPS OUT [JOSEF VON STERNBERG] (William Perlberg/Wilhelm Thiele – Columbia)
  39. BIG BROWN EYES [RAOUL WALSH] (Walter Wanger – Paramount)
  40. THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND [ROBERT STEVENSON] (Michael Balcon – Gainsborough/Gaumont) (UK)
  41. POPPY [A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND] (Wliiam LeBaron – Paramount)
  42. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Samuel Bischoff/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  43. BANJO ON MY KNEE [JOHN CROMWELL] (Nunnally Johnson/Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  44. OUR RELATIONS [HARRY LACHMAN] (Stan Laurel/Hal Roach – MGM)
  45. THE GAY DESPERADO  [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (Jesse L. Lasky/Mary Pickford – United Artists)
  46. MORE THAN A SECRETARY  [ALFRED E. GREEN] (Everett Riskin – Columbia)
  47. THE MILKY WAY [LEO MCCAREY] (E. Lloyd Sheldon/Adolph Zukor – Paramount)
  48. INTERMEZZO [GUSTAF MOLANDER] (S)
  49. THE PRINCESS COMES ACROSS  [WILLIAM K. HOWARD] (Arthur Hornblow Jr. – Paramount)
  50. THE DEVIL-DOLL  [TOD BROWNING] (Browning/E.J. Mannix – MGM)
  51. THINGS TO COME [WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES] (Alexander Korda – London/United Artists)(UK)
  52. THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD  [STEPHEN ROBERTS] (Edward Kaufman – RKO)
  53. SATAN MET A LADY  [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Hanry Blanke – Warner)
  54. GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937  [LLOYD BACON] (Earl Baldwin – Warner)
  55. REDES (The Wave) [EMILIO GOMEZ MURIAL, FRED ZINNEMANN] (Paul Strand – Aztec/SEP) (M)
  56. THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES  [LOTHAR MENDES] (Alexander Korda – London/United Artists)
  57. THE INVISIBLE RAY [LAMBERT HILLYER] (Edmund Grainger – Universal)
  58. PRIVATE NUMBER [ROY DEL RUTH] (Raymond Griffith – Fox)
  59. WINTERSET [ALFRED SANTELL] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  60. MARY OF SCOTLAND [JOHN FORD] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  61. THE GREEN PASTURES  [MARC CONNELLY & WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Hanry Blanke/Jack L. Warner  – Warner)
  62. WIFE VS. SECRETARY [CLARENCE BROWN] (Brown/Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  63. FOLLOW THE FLEET  [MARK SANDRICH] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  64. A MESSAGE TO GARCIA [GEORGE MARSHALL] (Darryl F. Zaunck – 20th Century)
  65. LOVE BEFORE BREAKFAST  [WALTER LANG] (Edmund Grainger – Universal)
  66. ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN  [EDWARD LUDWIG] (Everett Riskin – Columbia)
  67. NEXT TIME WE LOVE [EDWARD H. GRIFFITH] (Paul Kohner – Universal)
  68. THE BOHEMIAN GIRL [JAMES W. HORNE, CHARLEY ROGERS] (Hal Roach – MGM)
  69. HEARTS DIVIDED  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Borzage/Marion Davies – Cosmopolitan/Warner)
  70. CROWN V. STEVENS  [MICHAEL POWELL] (Warner/Teddington) (UK)
  71. GENERAL SPANKY [GORDON DOUGLAS, FRED C. NEWMEYER] (Hal Roach – MGM)
  72. THE GORGEOUS HUSSY [CLARENCE BROWN] (Brown/Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)

Other (unranked): A DAY IN THE COUNTRY (Une Partie campagne) [JEAN RENOIR] (F); ROSE HOBART [JOSEPH CORNELL] (s); EVERY SUNDAY [FELIX E. FEIST] (MGM) (s); THRU THE MIRROR [DAVID HAND] (Disney/United Artists) (a/s); ELMER THE ELEPHANT [WILFRED JACKSON] (Disney/United Artists) (a/s); POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINBAD THE SAILOR [DAVE FLEISCHER] (Max Fleischer – Paramount) (a/s)

1937

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  1. GRAND ILLUSION (La Grande illusion)  [JEAN RENOIR] (Albert Pinkovitch/Frank Rollmer – RAC) (F)
  2. MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW  [LEO MCCAREY] (McCarey/Adolph Zukor – Paramount)
  3. GUEULE D’AMOUR (Lady Killer)  [JEAN GRÉMILLON] (Raoul Ploquin/W. Schmidt – ACE/UFA) (F)
  4. PÉPÉ LE MOKO  [JULIEN DUVIVIER] (Raymond & Robert Hakim – Paris) (F)
  5. THE AWFUL TRUTH  [LEO MCCAREY] (McCarey/Everett Riskin – Columbia)
  6. STAGE DOOR  [GREGORY LA CAVA] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  7. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE  [FRITZ LANG] (Walter Wanger – United Artists)
  8. NOTHING SACRED  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (David O. Selznick – United Artists) *
  9. HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Walter Wanger – United Artists)
  10. HUMANITY AND PAPER BALLOONS (Ninjo kami fusen) [SADAO YAMANAKA] (PCL/Toho) (J)
  11. UN CARNET DE BAL (Dance Program) [JULIEN DUVIVIER] (Jean-Pierre – Sigma/Les Films Vog) (F)
  12. EASY LIVING  [MITCHELL LEISEN] (Arthur Hornblow Jr. – Paramount)
  13. INTERNES CAN’T TAKE MONEY [ALFRED SANTELL] (Benjamin Glazer – Paramount) 
  14. THE EDGE OF THE WORLD  [MICHAEL POWELL] (Joe Rock) (UK)
  15. THE PRISONER OF ZENDA  [JOHN CROMWELL] (David O. Selznick – United Artists)
  16. YOUNG AND INNOCENT  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Edward Black – Gaumont/GFD) (UK)
  17. STELLA DALLAS  [KING VIDOR] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  18. DESIRE [SACHA GUITRY] (Serge Sandberg – Cineas/Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  19. SHALL WE DANCE [MARK SANDRICH] (RKO)
  20. KNIGHT WITHOUT ARMOUR  [JACQUES FEYDER] (Alexander Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  21. LOST HORIZON  [FRANK CAPRA] (Capra – Columbia)
  22. ANGEL [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  23. THE GREAT GARRICK [JAMES WHALE] (Mervyn LeRoy – Warner)
  24. A STAR IS BORN  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (David O. Selznick – United Artists) *
  25. DEAD END  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  26. THE GOOD EARTH  [SIDNEY FRANKLIN] (Albert Lewin/Irving Thalberg – MGM)
  27. MARKED WOMAN  [LLOYD BACON] (Louis F. Edelman – Warner)
  28. WHAT DID THE LADY FORGET ? (Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka) [YASUJIRO OZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  29. THE HURRICANE  [JOHN FORD] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  30. SEVENTH HEAVEN [HENRY KING] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  31. DROLE DE DRAME OU L’ETRANGE AVENTURE DU DOCTEUR MOLYNEUX (Bizarre, Bizarre) [MARCEL CARNÉ] (F)
  32. KID GALAHAD  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Samuel Bischoff – Warner)
  33. A DAY AT THE RACES [SAM WOOD] (Irving Thalberg/Lawrence Weingarten/Wood – MGM)
  34. THE PEARLS OF THE CROWN (Les perles de la couronne) [SACHA GUITRY] (Se. Sandberg – Cineas/Films Sonores Tobis) (F)
  35. SWING HIGH, SWING LOW  [MITCHELL LEISEN] (Arthur Hornblow Jr. – Paramount)
  36. CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS  [VICTOR FLEMING] (Louis D. Lighton – MGM)
  37. QUALITY STREET  [GEORGE STEVENS] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  38. CONFESSION  [JOE MAY] (Hal B. Wallis/Jack L. Warner – Warner)
  39. THEY WON’T FORGET [MERVYN LEROY] (LeRoy – Warner)
  40. NIGHT MUST FALL  [RICHARD THORPE] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  41. YOSHIWARA [MAX OPHULS] (F)
  42. BLACK LEGION  [ARCHIE MAYO] (Robert Lord – Warner)
  43. ELEPHANT BOY [ROBERT J. FLAHERTY, ZOLTAN KORDA] (Korda – London/United Artists)
  44. BREAKFAST FOR TWO [ALFRED SANTELL] (Edward Kaufman – RKO)
  45. LA HABERNERA  [DOUGLAS SIRK] (G)
  46. CHILDREN IN THE WIND (Kaze no naka no kodomo) [HIROSHI SHIMIZU] (J)
  47. DARK JOURNEY  [VICTOR SAVILLE] (Alexander Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  48. TRUE CONFESSION  [WESLEY RUGGLES] (Albert Lewin – Paramount)
  49. BIG CITY  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Norman Krasna – MGM)
  50. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER [WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Wallis/Warner/Lord – Warner)
  51. MAID OF SALEM  [FRANK LLOYD] (Lloyd – Paramount)
  52. STORM IN A TEACUP  [IAN DALRYMPLE & VICTOR SAVILLE] (London/United Artists) (UK)
  53. A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS [GEORGE STEVENS] (Pandro S. Berman –RKO)
  54. IN OLD CHICAGO  [HENRY KING] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  55. THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA  [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  56. SAN QUENTIN  [LLOYD BACON] (Samuel Bischoff – Warner)
  57. MANNEQUIN  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)
  58. LOVE IS NEWS [TAY GARNETT] (Earl Carroll /  Harold Wilson – Fox)
  59. WEE WILLIE WINKIE [JOHN FORD] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  60. STAND-IN  [TAY GARNETT] (Walter Wanger – United Artists)
  61. CAFE METROPOLE [EDWARD H. GRIFFITH] (Fox)
  62. IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD [HARRY LACHMAN] (Myles Connolly/William Perlberg – Columbia)
  63. GREEN LIGHT  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Borzage/Henry Blanke – Warner)
  64. FIRE OVER ENGLAND  [WILLIAM K. HOWARD] (Erich Pommer/Alexander Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  65. LIVING ON LOVE  [LEW LANDERS] (Maury M. Cohen – RKO)
  66. WINGS OF THE MORNING  [HAROLD D. SCHUSTER] (Robert Kane – New World/Fox) (UK) *

Other (unranked): SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (a) (Disney/RKO); EVEN: AS YOU AND I [ROGER BARLOW, HARRY HAY, LEROY ROBBINS] (s); AN OPTICAL POEM (OSKAR FISCHINGER] (MGM) (s)

1938

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  1. HOLIDAY  [GEORGE CUKOR] (Everett Riskin – Columbia)
  2. JEZEBEL  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Wyler – Warner)
  3. THE LADY VANISHES  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Edward Black – Gainsborough/Gaumont) (UK)
  4. PYGMALION  [ANTHONY ASQUITH & LESLIE HOWARD] (Gabriel Pascal –  GFD)(UK)
  5. PORT OF SHADOWS (Quai des brumes)  [MARCEL CARNÉ] (Gregor Rabinovitch – Cine-Alliance/Osso) (F)
  6. THREE COMRADES  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)
  7. ST. MARTIN’S LANE (Sidewalks of London) [TIM WHELEN] (Erich Pommer/Charles Laughton – Mayflower/Paramount) (UK)
  8. FOUR DAUGHTERS  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  9. YOU AND ME  [FRITZ LANG] (Lang – Paramount)
  10. BRINGING UP BABY  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Hawks – RKO)
  11. LA BÊTE HUMAINE  [JEAN RENOIR] (Raymond & Robert Hakim – Paris) (F)
  12. A SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER  [LLOYD BACON] (Samuel Bischoff – Warner)
  13. HÔTEL DU NORD  [MARCEL CARNÉ] (Onésime Grinkrug/Joseph Lucachevitch – Sédif/Cocinor)(F)
  14. THE GREAT WALTZ  [JULIEN DUVIVIER] (Bernard H. Hyman – MGM)
  15. VIVACIOUS LADY  [GEORGE STEVENS] (Stevens – RKO)
  16. THE MASSEURS AND A WOMAN (Anma to onna)  [HIROSHI SHIMIZU] (Shochiku) (J)
  17. MARIE ANTOINETTE [W.S. VAN DYKE] (Irving Thalberg/Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  18. SPAWN OF THE NORTH  [HENRY HATHAWAY] (Albert Lewin – Paramount)
  19. THE DAWN PATROL  [EDMUND GOULDING] (Robert Lord – Warner)
  20. THE BAKER’S WIFE (La Femme du Boulanger)  [MARCEL PAGNOL] (Pagnol) (F)
  21. THE SHOPWORN ANGEL [H.C. POTTER] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)
  22. ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Samule Bischoff – Warner)
  23. THE CITADEL  [KING VIDOR] (Victor Saville – MGM)
  24. BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – Paramount)
  25. YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU  [FRANK CAPRA] (Capra – Columbia)
  26. THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY (Detstvo Gorkogo)  [MARK DONSKOY] (R)
  27. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD  [MICHAEL CURTIZ & WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (Henry Blanke – Warner)
  28. ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND [HENRY KING] (Harry Joe Brown – Fox)
  29. BANK HOLIDAY (Three on a Weekend) [CAROL REED] (Edward Black – Gainsborough/Gaumont) (UK)
  30. A CHRISTMAS CAROL [EDWIN L. MARIN] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)
  31. LA MARSEILLAISE [JEAN RENOIR] (Renoir – Sédif/CDT) (F)
  32. TEST PILOT  [VICTOR FLEMING] (Louis D. Lighton – MGM)
  33. THE AMAZING DR. CLITTERHOUSE [ANATOLE LITVAK] (Litvak/Gilbert Miller – Warner)
  34. THE TEXANS [JAMES P. HOGAN] (Lucien Hubbard – Paramount)
  35. THE SHINING HOUR  [FRANK BORZAGE] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz – MGM)
  36. A YANK AT OXFORD  [JACK CONWAY] (Michael Balson – MGM)
  37. THE SISTERS [ANATOLE LITVAK] (Litvak – Warner)
  38. SUEZ [ALAN DWAN] (Gene Markey – Fox)
  39. FOUR MEN AND A PRAYER  [JOHN FORD] (Kenneth Macgowan – Fox)
  40. THE MAD MISS MANTON  [LEIGH JASON] (P.J. Wolfson – RKO)
  41. WIVES UNDER SUSPICION  [JAMES WHALE] (Edmund Grainger – Universal)
  42. ROOM SERVICE [WILLIAM A. SEITER] (RKO)
  43. THE INVISIBLE MENACE [JOHN FARROW] (Bryan Foy – Warner)
  44. BLOCKADE [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Walter Wanger – United Artists)
  45. PRISON TRAIN  [GORDON WILES] (B.F. Zeidman – Equity)

Other:  STRANGE GLORY [JACQUES TOURNEUR] (MGM) (s)

1939

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  1. GONE WITH THE WIND  [VICTOR FLEMING] (David O. Selznick – MGM)
  2. THE RULES OF THE GAME (La Règale du jeu) [JEAN RENOIR] (F)
  3. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON  [FRANK CAPRA] (Capra – Columbia)
  4. DESTRY RIDES AGAIN  [GEORGE MARSHALL] (Joe Pasternak – Universal)
  5. WUTHERING HEIGHTS  [WILLIAM WYLER] (Samuel Goldwyn – United Artists)
  6. MIDNIGHT  [MITCHELL LEISEN] (Arthur Hornblow Jr. – Paramount)
  7. NINOTCHKA  [ERNST LUBITSCH] (Lubitsch – MGM)
  8. GUNGA DIN  [GEORGE STEVENS] (Stevens – RKO)
  9. STAGECOACH  [JOHN FORD] (Ford/Walter Wanger – United Artists)
  10. THE WIZARD OF OZ  [VICTOR FLEMING] (Mervyn LeRoy/Arthur Freed – MGM)
  11. THE ROARING TWENTIES  [RAOUL WALSH] (Samuel Bischoff/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  12. BEAU GESTE  [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (Wellman – Paramount)
  13. ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS  [HOWARD HAWKS] (Hawks – Columbia)
  14. THE STORY OF THE LATE CHRYSANTHMUMS  (Zangiku monogatari)  [KENJI MIZOGUCHI] (Shochiku) (J)
  15. GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS  [SAM WOOD] (Victor Saville – MGM)
  16. THE WOMEN  [GEORGE CUKOR] (Hunt Stromberg – MGM)
  17. DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK  [JOHN FORD] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  18. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME  [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Pandro S. Berman – RKO)
  19. LOVE AFFAIR  [LEO MCCAREY] (McCarey – RKO)
  20. THE OLD MAID  [EDMUND GOULDING] (Henry Blanke/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  21. FIVE CAME BACK  [JOHN FARROW] (Robert Sisk – RKO)
  22. DODGE CITY  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Robert Lord/Hal B. Wallis -Warner)
  23. DARK VICTORY  [EDMUND GOULDING] (David Lewis/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  24. THE FOUR FEATHERS  [ZOLTAN KORDA] (Alexander Korda – London/United Artists) (UK)
  25. DAUGHTERS COURAGEOUS  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Henry Blanke/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  26. EACH DAWN I DIE  [WILLIAM KEIGHLEY] (David Lewis/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  27. LE JOUR SE LÈVE (Daybreak)  [MARCEL CARNÉ] (F)
  28. YOUNG MR. LINCOLN  [JOHN FORD] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  29. OF MICE AND MEN  [LEWIS MILESTONE] (Roach/United Artists)
  30. IN NAME ONLY  [JOHN CROMWELL] (George Haight – RKO)
  31. THE MIKADO [VICTOR SCHERTZINGER] (Geoffrey Toye – GFD/Universal) (UK)
  32. JESSE JAMES [HENRY KING] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  33. BABES IN ARMS [BUSBY BERKELEY] (Arthur Freed – MGM)
  34. THE SPY IN BLACK (U-Boat 29) [MICHAEL POWELL] (Alexander Korda – Columbia) (UK)
  35. JUAREZ [WILLIAM DIETERLE] (Henry Blanke/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  36. JAMAICA INN  [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (Erich Pommer/Charles Laughton – Mayflower/Paramount) (UK)
  37. THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Robert Lord/Hal B. Wallis -Warner)
  38. BACHELOR MOTHER [GARSON KANIN] (Buddy G. DeSylva – RKO)
  39. FOUR WIVES  [MICHAEL CURTIZ] (Henry Blanke/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  40. THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL [BUSBY BERKELEY] (Benjamin Glazer/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  41. IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD  [W. S. VAN DYKE] (Frank Davis – MGM)
  42. DUST BE MY DESTINY [LEWIS SEILER] (Louis F. Edelman/Hal B. Wallis – Warner)
  43. GOLDEN BOY  [ROUBEN MAMOULIAN] (William Perlberg – Columbia)
  44. INTERMEZZO: A LOVE STORY  [GREGORY RATOFF] (David O. Selznick – United Artists)
  45. THE RAINS CAME  [CLARENCE BROWN] (Darryl F. Zanuck – Fox)
  46. MADE FOR EACH OTHER  [JOHN CROMWELL] (David O. Selznick – United Artists)
  47. WHEN TOMORROW COMES  [JOHN M. STAHL] (Stahl – Universal)
  48. THE KING OF THE UNDERWORLD [LEWIS SEILER] (Bryan Foy – Warner)
  49. TARZAN FINDS A SON!  [RICHARD THORPE] (Sam Zimbalist – MGM)

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