Category Archives: 1930-1939

Little Women (1933) Rated NR

A chronicle of the lives of 5 sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, and Paul Lukas. I know I’ve said this before, I’ve never been a fan … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take It with You (1938) Rated NR

A man from a rich family gets engaged to a woman from and eccentric family. Starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, and James Stewart. This film is a cute romp of humor. It takes on the social and class messages of … Continue reading

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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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