Category Archives: 1930-1939

The Great Commandment (1939) Rated NR

A Christian film tells the story of the conversion of a zealot and Roman soldier through the teachings of Jesus and the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Starring John Beal, Maurice Moscovitch, and Albert Dekker. This film was produced by … Continue reading

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A Star is Born (1937) Rated NR

A young woman comes to Hollywood and dreams of stardom but only achieves the fame with an alcoholic, former leading man whose stardom is behind him. Starring Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, and Menjou. The first version of A Star is … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Rated NR

A young soldier is disillusioned during World War I. Based on the book by Erich Maria Remarque. Starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, and John Wray. This film is brilliant in the fact that it shows the reality of war. We see … Continue reading

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The Personality Kid (1934) Rated NR

Ritzy McCarty is a professional fighter who is managed by his wife, Joan. She wants him to continue fighting only until they have money, but he wants more. Starring Pat O’Brien, Glenda Farrell, and Claire Dodd. This is just a snippet … Continue reading

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The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) Rated NR

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, and Toshia Mori. The Bitter Tea of General Yen is one of the first films to deal with interracial romance. As this was made before films were … Continue reading

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Alice Adams (1935) Rated NR

 The adventures of two social-climbing women in small town America. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable This is one of those films that are a gem to stumble upon. Katharine Hepburn enjoyed playing Alice Adams and it shows. Alice … Continue reading

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The City of Little Men (1938) Rated NR

The story of Boys Town, founded by Father Flanagan, where wayward and homeless boys can live. Starring Edward Flanagan, Johnny Walsh, Frank Whitbeck This short tells the story of Boys Town, which Father Flanagan started in 1917; it still runs today. The … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) Rated TV-G

Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi.  Based on the novel by Mark Twain. Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan. This is the first film adaptation of the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that was … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Rated PG

When Prince John and Norman Lord begin oppressing the Saxons, a Saxon lord fights back with a rebel army. Based on the book by Howard Pyle. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. This is a classic adventure film. Brilliantly shot in … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) Rated G

Huckleberry Finn hates the confines of  civilization, so he and a slave named Jim sail a raft down the Mississippi River. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Rex Ingram. This is one of the most excellent … Continue reading

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