Home Movie Library – 1930’s

The 1930’s. The Great Depression. The decade of talkies. Universal releases a string of classic horror staples, allowing future generations to enjoy the macabre in a light and campy way. Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo become immortalized goddesses. Hollywood genres hone their classical traits (i.e. the musical, western, gangster, etc.). The comedy gets screwier and the little tramp bids adieu.

Overseas, the French impressionists and surrealists give way to poetic realism. Germany caves in to Nazism and consequently loses its cinematic momentum – with the conflicting exception of Leni Riefenstahl. Several directors begin to hit their stride (Renoir, Hitchcock, Ozu, etc.) and the world is set for a devastating war.

À Propos de Nice (Vigo, France, 1930): Blu-ray Criterion Collection1930 A Propos de Nice

L’Age D’Or (Buñuel, Spain, 1930): Kino Video
1930 L'Age D'or

All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone, U.S.A., 1930): Universal Classics
1930 All Quiet on the Western Front

Anna Christie (Brown, U.S.A., 1930): WB
1930 Anna Christie

The Big Trail (Walsh, U.S.A., 1930): 20th Century Fox
1930 The Big Trail 2

The Blue Angel (Sternberg, Germany, 1930): Kino Video
1930 The Blue Angel

The Blood of a Poet (Cocteau, France, 1930): Criterion Collection
1930 The Blood of a Poet

The Dawn Patrol (Hawks, U.S.A., 1930): WB Archives
1930 The Dawn Patrol

Earth (Dovzhenko, U.S.S.R., 1930): Kino Video
1930 Earth

Ladies of Leisure (Capra, U.S.A., 1930): TCM Vault Collection
1930 Ladies of Leisure

Monte Carlo (Lubitsch, U.S.A., 1930): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1930 Monte Carlo

Morocco (Sternberg, U.S.A., 1930): The Franchise Collection – Marlene Dietrich
1930 Morocco

People on Sunday (Siodmak, Germany, 1930): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1930 People on Sunday 2

Rain or Shine (Capra, U.S.A., 1930): TCM Vault Collection
1930 Rain or Shine

Under the Roofs of Paris (Clair, France, 1930): Criterion Collection
1930 Under the Rooftops of Paris

Up the River (Ford, U.S.A., 1930): Ford at Fox Collection
1930 Up the River

À Nous la Libertè (Clair, France, 1931): Criterion Collection
1931 A Nous la Liberte

City Lights (Chaplin, U.S.A., 1931): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1931 City Lights

Dishonored (Sternberg, U.S.A., 1931): TCM Vault Collection
1931 Dishonored

Dracula (Browning, U.S.A., 1931): Universal Legacy Series
1931 Dracula

Frankenstein (Whale, U.S.A., 1931): Universal Legacy Collection
1931 Frankenstein

Le Million (Clair, France, 1931): Criterion Collection
1931 Le Million

Little Caesar (LeRoy, U.S.A., 1931): WB
1931 Little Caesar

M (Lang, Germany, 1931): Criterion Collection
1931 M

Mata Hari (Fitzmaurice, U.S.A., 1931): WB
1931 Mata Hari

The Miracle Woman (Capra, U.S.A., 1931): TCM Vault Collection
1931 The Miracle Woman

Other Men’s Women (Wellman, U.S.A., 1931): TCM Archives
1931 Other Men's Women

Platinum Blonde (Capra, U.S.A., 1931): Columbia Pictures
1931 Platinum Blonde

The Public Enemy (Wellman, U.S.A., 1931): WB
1931 The Public Enemy

The Smiling Lieutenant (Lubitsch, U.S.A., 1931): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1931 The Smiling Lieutenatnt

Tabu (Murnau, U.S.A., 1931): Image Entertainment
1931 Tabu

Tokyo Chorus (Ozu, Japan, 1931): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1931 Tokyo Chorus

Bird of Paradise (Vidor, U.S.A., 1932): Kino Classics
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Blonde Venus (Sternberg, U.S.A., 1932): The Franchise Collection – Marlene Dietrich
1932 Blonde Venus 2

Boudu Saved from Drowning (Renoir, France, 1932) Criterion Collection
1932 Boudu Saved from Drowning

City Streets (Mamoulian, U.S.A., 1932): DVD-R
1932 City Streets

The Crowd Roars (Hawks, U.S.A., 1932): WB Archives
1932 The Crowd Roars

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Mamoulian, U.S.A., 1932): WB
1932 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

A Farewell to Arms (Borzage, U.S.A., 1932): Blu-ray Kino Classics
1932 A Farewell to Arms

Forbidden (Capra, U.S.A., 1932): TCM Vault Collection
Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Peterson

Freaks (Browning, U.S.A., 1932): WB
1932 Freaks

Grand Hotel (Goulding, U.S.A., 1932): WB
1932 Grand Hotel

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (LeRoy, U.S.A., 1932): WB
I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG

I Was Born, But… (Ozu, Japan, 1932): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1932 I Was Born But

Love Me Tonight (Mamoulian, U.S.A., 1932): Kino Video
1932 Love Me Tonight

Me and My Gal (Walsh, U.S.A., 1932): DVD-R
1932 Me and My Gal

Murders in the Rue Morgue (Florey, U.S.A., 1932): Universal – The Franchise Collection – Bela Lugosi
1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Old Dark House (Whale, U.S.A., 1932): Kino Video
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One Hour with You (Lubitsch, U.S.A., 1932) Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1932 One Hour with You

Scarface (Hawks, U.S.A., 1932): Universal Cinema Classics
1932 Scarface

Shanghai Express (Sternberg, U.S.A., 1932): TCM Vault Collection
1932 Shanghai Express

Trouble in Paradise (Lubistch, U.S.A., 1932): Criterion Collection
1932 Trouble in Paradise

Vampyr (Dreyer, Germany/France, 1932): Criterion Collection
1932 Vampyr

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Capra, U.S.A., 1933): TCM Vault Collection
1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen

Design for Living (Lubistch, U.S.A., 1933): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1933 Design for Living

Dinner at Eight (Cukor, U.S.A., 1933): WB
1933 Dinner at Eight

Duck Soup (McCarey, U.S.A., 1933): Universal
1933 Duck Soup

42nd Street (Bacon, U.S.A., 1933): WB
1933 42nd Street

Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (Milestone, U.S.A., 1933): MGM
1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum

Heroes for Sale (Wellman, U.S.A., 1933): TCM Vault Collection
1933 Heroes for Sale

King Kong (Cooper/Schoedsack, U.S.A., 1933): WB
1933 King Kong

Little Man, What Now? (Borzage, U.S.A., 1933): Universal Vault Series
1933 Little Man, What Now?

Little Women (Cukor, U.S.A., 1933): WB
1933 Little Women

Morning Glory (Sherman, U.S.A., 1933): 100th Anniversary Collection – Katharine Hepburn
1933 Morning Glory

Passing Fancy (Ozu, Japan, 1933): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1933 Passing Fancy

Pilgrimage (Ford, U.S.A., 1933): Ford at Fox Collection
1933 Pilgrimage 2

The Power and the Glory (Howard, U.S.A., 1933): 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives
1933 The Power and the Glory

Queen Christina (Mamoulian, U.S.A., 1933): WB
1933 Queen Christina

She Done Him Wrong (Sherman, U.S.A., 1933): Universal Cinema Classics
1933 She Done Him Wrong 2

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Lang, Germany, 1933): Criterion Collection
1933 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Wild Boys of the Road (Wellman, U.S.A., 1933): TCM Archives
1933 Wild Boys of the Road

Zero for Conduct (Vigo, U.S.A., 1933): Blu-ray Criterion CollectionMoC_VIGO_zero_de_conduite_1933_02.jpg

The Black Cat (Ulmer, U.S.A., 1934): Universal – The Franchise Collection – Bela Lugosi
1934 The Black Cat

It Happened One Night (Capra, U.S.A., 1934): Columbia Classics
1934 It Happened One Night

L’Atalante (Vigo, France, 1934): Blu-ray Criterion Collection and Collectors Edition
1934 L'Atalante

The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, U.K., 1934): Criterion Collection
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Merry Widow (Lubitsch, U.S.A., 1934): WB Archives
1934 The Merry Widow

The Scarlet Empress (Sternberg, U.S.A., 1934): Criterion Collection
1934 The Scarlett Empress

The Thin Man (Van Dyke, U.S.A., 1934): WB
1934 The Thin Man

Twentieth Century (Hawks, U.S.A., 1934): Columbia Pictures
1934 Twentieth Century 2

A Night at the Opera (Wood, U.S.A., 1935): WB
1935 A Night at the Opera

Alice Adams (Stevens, U.S.A., 1935) WB
1935 Alice Adams

Anna Karenina (Brown, U.S.A., 1935) WB
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The Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, U.S.A., 1935): Classic Monsters Collection
1935 The Bride of Frankenstein

David Copperfield (Cukor, U.S.A., 1935): WB
1935 David Copperfield

The Devil is a Woman (Sternberg, U.S.A., 1935): The Franchise Collection – Marlene Dietrich
1935 Devil is a Woman 2

Hands Across the Table (Leisen, U.S.A., 1935): The Franchise Collection – Carole Lombard
1935 Hands Across the Table

The Informer (Ford, U.S.A., 1935): WB
1935 The Informer

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (Hathaway, U.S.A., 1935): The Franchise Collection – Gary Cooper
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Living on Velvet (Borzage, U.S.A., 1935): WB Archives
1935 Living on Velvet

Peter Ibbetson (Hathaway, U.S.A., 1935): The Franchise Collection – Gary Cooper
1935 Peter Ibbetson

Ruggles of Red Gap (McCarey, U.S.A., 1935): Universal Vault Series
Charles Laughton in Leo McCarey's RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935). Cou

Steamboat ‘Round the Bend (Ford, U.S.A., 1935): Ford at Fox Collection
1935 Steamboat 'Round the Bend

Sylvia Scarlett (Cukor, U.S.A., 1935): 100th Anniversary Collection – Katharine Hepburn
1935 Sylvia Scarlett

The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, U.K., 1935): Standard and Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1935 The 39 Steps

Top Hat (Sandrich, U.S.A., 1935): WB
1935 Top Hat

Come and Get It (Hawks/Wyler, U.S.A., 1936): MGM
1936 Come and Get It

Camille (Cukor, U.S.A., 1936): WB
1936 Camille

The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Renoir, France, 1936): DVD-R
1936 The Crime of Monsieur Lange

Dodsworth (Wyler, U.S.A., 1936): MGM
1936 Dodsworth

Fury (Lang, U.S.A., 1936): WB
1936 Fury

The General Died at Dawn (Milestone, U.S.A., 1936): The Franchise Collection – Gary Cooper
1936 The General Died at Dawn

Libeled Lady (Conway, U.S.A., 1936): WB
1936 Libeled Lady

Modern Times (Chaplin, U.S.A., 1936): The Chaplin Collection and Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1936 Modern Times

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Capra, U.S.A., 1936): Columbia Pictures
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

My Man Godfrey (La Cava, U.S.A., 1936): Criterion Collection
1936 My Man Godfrey

The Only Son (Ozu, Japan, 1936): Criterion Collection
1936 The Only Son

Osaka Elegy (Mizoguchi, Japan, 1936): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1936 Osaka Elegy

The Petrified Forrest (Mayo, U.S.A., 1936): WB
1936 The Petrified Forrest

The Prisoner of Shark Island (Ford, U.S.A., 1936): Ford and Fox Collection
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island

Sabotage (Hitchcock, U.K., 1936): Premiere Collection – Alfred Hitchcock
1936 Sabotage

Sisters of the Gion (Mizoguchi, Japan, 1936): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1936 Sisters of Gion

Swing Time (Stevens, U.S.A., 1936): WB
1936 Swing Time

The Texas Ranger (Vidor, U.S.A., 1936): Classic Western Round-Up Vol. 1
1936 The Texas Ranger

The Awful Truth (McCarey, U.S.A., 1937): Columbia Pictures
1937 The Awful Truth

Captains Courageous (Fleming, U.S.A., 1937): WB
1937 Captains Courageous

Easy Living (Leisen, U.S.A., 1937): Universal Cinema Classics
1937 Easy Living

The Edge of the World (Powell, U.K., 1937): Blu-ray BFI
1937 The Edge of the World

Grand Illusion (Renoir, France, 1937): Criterion Collection
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Make Way for Tomorrow (McCarey, U.S.A., 1937): Criterion Collection
1937 Make Way for Tomorrow

Mannequin (Borzage, U.S.A., 1937): WB Archives
1937 Mannquin

The Prisoner of Zenda (Cromwell, U.S.A., 1937): WB
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Hand, U.S.A., 1937): Disney
1937 Snow White and teh Seven Dwarfs

Stella Dallas (Vidor, U.S.A., 1937): MGM
1937 Stella Dallas

You Only Live Once (Lang, U.S.A., 1937): Image Entertainment
1937 You Only Live Once

Young and Innocent (Hitchcock, U.K., 1937): Premiere Collection – Alfred Hitchcock
YOUNG & INNOCENT

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Curtiz/Keighley, U.S.A., 1938): WB
1938 The Advntures of Robin Hood

Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein, U.S.S.R., 1938): Criterion Collection
1937 Alexander Nevsky

Angels with Dirty Faces (Curtiz, U.S.A., 1938): WB
1938 Angels with Dirty Faces

La Bête Humaine (Renoir, France, 1938): Criterion Collection
1938 La Bete Humaine

Bringing Up Baby (Hawks, U.S.A., 1938): WB1938 Bringing Up Baby

The Citadel (Vidor, U.S.A., 1938): WB Archives
1938 The Citadel

Holiday (Cukor, U.S.A., 1938): Columbia Pictures
1938 Holiday

Jezebel (Wyler, U.S.A., 1938): WB
1938 Jezebel

The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock, U.K., 1938): Criterion Collection
1938 The Lady Vanishes

La Marseillaise (Renoir, France, 1938): Studio Canal
1938 La Marseillaise

Port of Shadows (Carné, France, 1938): Criterion Collection
1938 Port of Shadows

Three Comrades (Borzage, U.S.A., 1938): WB Archives
1938 Three Comrades

Beau Geste (Wellman, U.S.A., 1939): The Franchise Collection – Gary Cooper
1939 Beau Geste

Dark Victory (Goulding, U.S.A., 1939): WB
1939 Dark Victory

Destry Rides Again (Marshall, U.S.A., 1939): James Stewart Western Collection
James Stewart - destry rides again - & Marlene Dietrich, Brian Donlevy

Drums Along the Mohawk (Ford, U.S.A., 1939): Ford at Fox Collection
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk

The Four Feathers (Korda, U.K., 1939): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1939 The Four Feathers

Gone with the Wind (Fleming, U.S.A., 1939): Standard and Blu-ray 70th Anniversary
1939 Gone With the Wind

Goodbye Mr. Chips (Wood, U.S.A., 1939): WB
1939 Goodbye Mr. Chips

Gunga Din (Stevens, U.S.A., 1939):  WB
1939 Gunga Din

Le Jour Se Lève (Carné, France, 1939): Essential Art House
1939 Le Jour Sa Leve

Love Affair (McCarey, U.S.A., 1939): Alpha Video
1939 Love Affair

Midnight (Leisen, U.S.A., 1939): Universal Classics Collection
1939 Midnight

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Capra, U.S.A., 1939): Columbia Classics
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Ninotchka (Lubitsch, U.S.A., 1939): WB
1939 Ninotchka

Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, U.S.A., 1939): Columbia Classics
1939 Only Angels Have Wings

The Roaring Twenties (Walsh, U.S.A., 1939): WB
1939 The Roaring Twenties

The Rules of the Game (Renoir, France, 1939): Criterion Collection
1939 The Rules of the Game

Stagecoach (Ford, U.S.A., 1939): Standard WB and Blu-ray Criterion Collection
John_Wayne - stagecoach - & Claire Trevor

The Wizard of Oz (Fleming, U.S.A., 1939): Standard and Blu-ray 70th Anniversary
1939 The Wizard of Oz

The Women (Cukor, U.S.A., 1939): WB
1939 The Women

Wuthering Heights (Wyler, U.S.A., 1939): WB
Laurence Olivier in "Stuermische Hoehen"

Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford, U.S.A., 1939): Criterion Collection
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln