Category Archives: 1930-1939

Vivacious Lady (1938) Rated NR

A professor marries a nightclub singer much to the chagrin of his family. Starring Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, and James Ellison. This is one cute romantic comedy. The two leads, Rogers and Stewart, are young and early in their careers. … Continue reading

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Vampyr (1932) Rated NR

A drifter who is obsessed with the supernatural finds himself at a hotel where a girl is slowly turning into a vampire. Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz, and Rena Mandel. This film, I’m sure, would have been wonderful at its … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind (1939) Rated NR

  An affluent woman tries to uphold her lifestyle while the Civil War rages around her. Based on the book by Margaret Mitchell. Starring Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, and Vivien Leigh. This film, to me, is still one of the … Continue reading

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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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