Category Archives: 1930-1939

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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Dead End (1937) Rated NR

 A couple, a gangster, and a group of street kids converge on the streets of the New York slums. Based on a Broadway play by Sidney Kingsley. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart. This is one of the best films … Continue reading

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42nd Street (1933) Rated NR

A director may be putting on his last show on Broadway when a newcomer is hired to replace the star of the show. Starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell. 42nd Street is a show within a … Continue reading

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The Divorce of Lady X (1938) Rated UR

Divorce attorney Everard Logan believes that the woman who slept in his hotel room is the wife of his new client. Starring Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson This film is a cute romantic farce where the characters … Continue reading

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