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1930s Challenge (Official, February 2019)

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Post by ororama » February 26th, 2019, 12:18 pm

16. They Call It Sin (1932) * 69 min.

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1. Philips-Radio (1931) * 36 min.
Black and White (1932) * 2 min.
The Music Box (1933) * 20 min.
Book Bargain (1937) * 8 min.
2. The Miracle Woman (1931) * 90 min.
3. Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935) * 54 min.
4. Kliou the Tiger (1935) * 49 min.
5. Man Wanted (1932) * 62 min.
6. News for the Navy (1937) * 11 min.
Rhythm in Light (1935) * 5 min.
Night on Bald Mountain (1933) 8 min.
New Earth (1933) * 29 min.
Mechanical Principles (1931) * 10 min.
7. Jewel Robbery (1932) * 68 min.
8. Miss Pinkerton (1932) * 65 min.
9. Bad Girl (1931) * 88 min.
10. Walpurgis Night (1935) * 79 min.
11. Supernatural (1933) * 64 min.
12. The Hatchet Man (1932) * 73 min.
13. Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933) * 82 min.
14. The Purchase Price (1932) * 68 min.
15. What Price Hollywood? (1932) * 88 min.

*First time viewing.

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#362

Post by Minkin » February 26th, 2019, 2:19 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Minkin wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm
08. Hej-Rup!
Fantastic Czech comedy - its like Laurel and Hardy turn communist. This is a new favorite.
Hey, another Fric! Not seen this one, but as it comes recommended I will seek it out before the end of the challenge. Honestly, the more I see from Czechoslovakia the more I realize that it is an absolutely fantastic cinema country - and possibly one to match/take on the Soviet union (well, if only they had their own Eisenstein or Tarkovsky).
I keep finding more and more Czech films I want to watch (I stumbled across The Cassandra Cat, and now that's at the top of the watchlist). Hope you do end up watching Hej-Rup + enjoy it!

And thanks for letting me join the challenge. I might sneak in a few extra films before the deadline, but no promises!

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#363

Post by St. Gloede » February 26th, 2019, 2:40 pm

Minkin wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 2:19 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Minkin wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm
08. Hej-Rup!
Fantastic Czech comedy - its like Laurel and Hardy turn communist. This is a new favorite.
Hey, another Fric! Not seen this one, but as it comes recommended I will seek it out before the end of the challenge. Honestly, the more I see from Czechoslovakia the more I realize that it is an absolutely fantastic cinema country - and possibly one to match/take on the Soviet union (well, if only they had their own Eisenstein or Tarkovsky).
I keep finding more and more Czech films I want to watch (I stumbled across The Cassandra Cat, and now that's at the top of the watchlist). Hope you do end up watching Hej-Rup + enjoy it!

And thanks for letting me join the challenge. I might sneak in a few extra films before the deadline, but no promises!
No thanks needed, every challenge is open for anyone, no matter when they join.

The Cassandra Cat is great, hope you'll enjoy it.

What is really noticeably about Czechoslovakia is just how many great directors they had. They sadly never had the unquestionable all -time great master director(s), but if you look at the scope of brilliant, consistent and notable directors they can actually match the great cinema nations - especially if you look at the massive amount of talent that was active in the 60s:

Herz, Svankmajer, Jakubisko, Jires, Vlacil, Kachyna and Vavra are all fantastic directors boiling around the lower half or just outside my top 100 directors (not to mention Milos Forman, who sadly left after 4 films - well, given his career, maybe not so sad), and then you have other legendary names like Chytilová, Menzel, Zeman, Trnka, Nemec, Schorm - I also need to see more of Jasny's work - as outside of The Cassandra Cat I have only seen All My Compatriots (fantastic!) and Touha (very good).

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Post by frbrown » February 26th, 2019, 5:01 pm

Cartoons of 1931

28a. Bimbo's Initiation (1931) Rewatch
28b. Bosko the Doughboy (1931) Looney Tune
28c. The China Plate (1931) Silly Symphony
28d. Mask-A-Raid (1931) Rewatch. Betty Boop
28e. Mendelssohn's Spring Song (1931)
28f. The New Car (1931) Ub Iwerks
28g. Sunday Clothes (1931) Rewatch
28h. Traffic Troubles (1931) Mickey Mouse
28i. Wot a Night (1931) Rewatch
28j. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931) Merrie Melody

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1. Only Yesterday (1933)
2a. The Autograph Hound (1939)
2b. Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
2c. Hamateur Night (1939)
2d. It's the Natural Thing to Do (1939)
2e. Jitterbug Follies (1939)
2f. Peace on Earth (1939)
2g. Porky's Tire Trouble (1939)
2h. The Pointer (1939)
2i. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)
3. The Black Camel (1931)
4a. Puppy Love (1933)
4b. The Pet Store (1933)
4c. Giantland (1933)
4d. Camping Out (1934)
4e. Gulliver Mickey (1934)
4f. Orphan's Benefit (1934)
4g. The Dognapper (1934)
4h. Two-Gun Mickey (1934)
4i. Mickey's Service Station (1935)
5a. Brave Little Tailor (1938)
5b. Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)
5c. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
5d. Goonland (1938)
5e. Love on the Wing (1939)
5f. Mickey's Trailer (1938)
5g. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
5h. Philips Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
5i. Porky in Egypt (1938)
5j. Porky in Wackyland (1938)
6. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
7. The Last Journey (1936)
8. Modern Times (1936)
9a. Popeye the Sailor (1933)
9b. I Yam What I Yam (1933)
9c. Blow Me Down! (1933)
9d. I Eats My Spinach (1933)
9e. Seasin's Greetinks! (1933)
9f. Wild Elephinks (1933)
9g. Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)
9h. Let's You and Him Fight (1934)
9i. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
10a. Clock Cleaners (1937)
10b. Hospitaliky (1937)
10c. The Little Match Girl (1937)
10d. Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
10e. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
10f. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)
10g. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)
10h. Porky's Romance (1937)
10i. The Old Mill (1937)
10j. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)
11. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
12. The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
13a. Brotherly Love (1936)
13b. The Country Cousin (1936)
13c. I Love to Singa (1936)
13d. Moving Day (1936)
13e. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
13f. Little Beau Porky (1936)
13g. Rainbow Dance (1936)
13h. Thru the Mirror (1936)
13i. To Spring (1936)
13j. The Village Smithy (1936)
14. Tiger Bay (1934)
15a. Balloon Land (1935)
15b. The Band Concert (1935)
15c. The Calico Dragon (1935)
15d. A Colour Box (1935)
15e. King of the Mardi Gras (1935)
15f. Music Land (1935)
15g. Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
15h. The Sunshine Makers (1935)
15i. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
15j. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
16. Cynara (1932)
17. The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
18. The Devil's in Love (1933)
19. Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
20. The Westland Case (1937)
21. Sinner Take All (1936)
22. King of Alcatraz (1938)
23. When Were You Born (1938)
24a. Can You Take It (1934)
24b. Strong to the Finich (1934)
24c. Shoein' Hosses (1934)
24d. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)
24e. A Dream Walking (1934)
24f. Axe Me Another (1934)
24g. Thw Two-Alarm Fire (1934)
24h. The Dance Contest (1934)
24i. We Aim to Please (1934)
25a. I Heard (1933)
25b. The Mad Doctor (1933)
25c. The Magic Mummy (1933)
25d. Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)
25e. Night on Bald Mountain (1933)
25f. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)
25g. Christmas Night (1933)
25h. Snow-White (1933)
25i. Stratos-Fear (1933)
25j. Three Little Pigs (1933)
26a. Betty Boop, M.D. (1932)
26b. Carnival Capers (1932)
26c. Flop House (1932)
26d. Flowers and Trees (1932)
26e. L'idee (1932)
26f. The Klondike Kid (1932)
26g. Mickey's Good Deed (1932)
26h. Minnie the Moocher (1932)
26i. Room Runners (1932)
26j. The Snowman (1933)
27. Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
28a. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)
28b. Bosko the Doughboy (1931)
28c. The China Plate (1931)
28d. Mask-A-Raid (1931)
28e. Mendelssohn's Spring Song (1931)
28f. The New Car (1931)
28g. Sunday Clothes (1931)
28h. Traffic Troubles (1931)
28i. Wot a Night (1931)
28j. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931)

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#365

Post by Coryn » February 26th, 2019, 9:07 pm

3. 27/02 The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?

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Post by clemmetarey » February 26th, 2019, 10:40 pm

14. Tell Your Children (1936) 5/10
15. Menschen am Sonntag (1930) 6/10
16. Maria no Oyuki (1935) 5/10
17. Young and Innocent (1937) 5/10

18. Ekstase (1933) 5/10
Saved by its great visuals.
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1. Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932) 4/10
2. Koi mo wasurete (1937) 5/10
3. Zouzou (1934) 4/10
4. Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker (1938) 7/10
5. Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit (1938) 7/10
6. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 5/10
7. Tout ça ne vaut pas l'amour (1931) 5/10
8. Block-Heads (1938) 7/10
9. 42nd Street (1933) 6/10
10. Top Hat (1935) 3/10
11. Way Out West (1937) 6/10
12. Juha (1937) 5/10
13. Acciaio (1933) 6/10
14. Tell Your Children (1936) 5/10
15. Menschen am Sonntag (1930) 6/10
16. Maria no Oyuki (1935) 5/10
17. Young and Innocent (1937) 5/10
18. Ekstase (1933) 5/10

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Post by Opio » February 26th, 2019, 11:31 pm

insomnius wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 11:12 am
jdidaco wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Marian Marsh in 'Beauty and the Boss' (thank you, insomnius), and Busby Berkeley's 'Dames',
Glad you liked it. Charming film. I have a couple of your noms at hand that I hope to catch soon.

Sorry for not getting back to you on 'Remous' and 'Cape Forlorn'. I haven't watched them yet and wasn't really up for this challenge after indulging in 1932 for 2 months just prior to it. I'll save them for later.
Really enjoyed "Beauty and the Boss" as well when I watched a few months ago -- glad to see it nominated for DtC. I have "The Beast of the City" in queue to watch soon as well.

Did you happen to catch Man Wanted in your 1932 viewings? Another favorite romance/comedy of mine from that year, but probably my Kay Francis positive bias has something to do with it.

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Post by RBG » February 26th, 2019, 11:33 pm

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1. the awful truth (mccarey 1937)*
2. nancy drew...reporter (clemens 1939)
3. la tête d’un homme (duvivier 1933)
4. beast of the city (brabin 1932) some blue lives matter baloney featuring two of my fave precode stars - walter huston and jean harlow
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Post by Daviddoes » February 26th, 2019, 11:38 pm

10. The 39 Steps (1935) 7/10

11. Le sang d'un poète (1932) 7/10

12. The Dawn Patrol (1938) 6/10

13. The Women (1939) 4/10

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1. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 7/10

2. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) 4/10

3. Sons of the Desert (1933) 6/10

4. Footlight Parade (1933) 5/10

5. Gli uomini, che mascalzoni... (1932) 6/10

6. Daïnah la métisse (1932) 7/10

7. Ze soboty na nedeli (1931) 5/10

8. Resurrectio (1931) 7/10

9. Shorts

10. The 39 Steps (1935) 7/10

11. Le sang d'un poète (1932) 7/10

12. The Dawn Patrol (1938) 6/10

13. The Women (1939) 4/10

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Post by insomnius » February 26th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Opio wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 11:31 pm
insomnius wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 11:12 am
jdidaco wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Marian Marsh in 'Beauty and the Boss' (thank you, insomnius), and Busby Berkeley's 'Dames',
Glad you liked it. Charming film. I have a couple of your noms at hand that I hope to catch soon.

Sorry for not getting back to you on 'Remous' and 'Cape Forlorn'. I haven't watched them yet and wasn't really up for this challenge after indulging in 1932 for 2 months just prior to it. I'll save them for later.
Really enjoyed "Beauty and the Boss" as well when I watched a few months ago -- glad to see it nominated for DtC. I have "The Beast of the City" in queue to watch soon as well.

Did you happen to catch Man Wanted in your 1932 viewings? Another favorite romance/comedy of mine from that year, but probably my Kay Francis positive bias has something to do with it.
No, I didn't. I'll see if I can make time for it for the '32 poll. Looks like there's a good quality copy available.

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Post by insomnius » February 26th, 2019, 11:48 pm

RBG wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 11:33 pm
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1. the awful truth (mccarey 1937)*
2. nancy drew...reporter (clemens 1939)
3. la tête d’un homme (duvivier 1933)
4. beast of the city (brabin 1932) some blue lives matter baloney featuring two of my fave precode stars - walter huston and jean harlow
Baloney? But that shootout...

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Post by RBG » February 26th, 2019, 11:58 pm

ack sorry!!~ tbh the opening quote left a bad taste in my mouth. MGM trying to shame warner brothers as glorifiers of gangland violence.

too much like something a certain orange authoritarian might say... :/
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Post by Simba63 » February 27th, 2019, 12:05 am

16. Les misérables (1934) - 8/10

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Post by insomnius » February 27th, 2019, 12:15 am

RBG wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 11:58 pm
ack sorry!!~ tbh the opening quote left a bad taste in my mouth. MGM trying to shame warner brothers as glorifiers of gangland violence.

too much like something a certain orange authoritarian might say... :/
Don't worry, my noms always fail. That opening quote has faded from my memory, but Huston and the gunsmoke was enough for me, lol.

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Post by frbrown » February 27th, 2019, 1:50 am

29. The Fire Raisers (1934)

A quota quickie by Michael Powell

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1. Only Yesterday (1933)
2a. The Autograph Hound (1939)
2b. Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
2c. Hamateur Night (1939)
2d. It's the Natural Thing to Do (1939)
2e. Jitterbug Follies (1939)
2f. Peace on Earth (1939)
2g. Porky's Tire Trouble (1939)
2h. The Pointer (1939)
2i. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)
3. The Black Camel (1931)
4a. Puppy Love (1933)
4b. The Pet Store (1933)
4c. Giantland (1933)
4d. Camping Out (1934)
4e. Gulliver Mickey (1934)
4f. Orphan's Benefit (1934)
4g. The Dognapper (1934)
4h. Two-Gun Mickey (1934)
4i. Mickey's Service Station (1935)
5a. Brave Little Tailor (1938)
5b. Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)
5c. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
5d. Goonland (1938)
5e. Love on the Wing (1939)
5f. Mickey's Trailer (1938)
5g. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
5h. Philips Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
5i. Porky in Egypt (1938)
5j. Porky in Wackyland (1938)
6. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
7. The Last Journey (1936)
8. Modern Times (1936)
9a. Popeye the Sailor (1933)
9b. I Yam What I Yam (1933)
9c. Blow Me Down! (1933)
9d. I Eats My Spinach (1933)
9e. Seasin's Greetinks! (1933)
9f. Wild Elephinks (1933)
9g. Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)
9h. Let's You and Him Fight (1934)
9i. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
10a. Clock Cleaners (1937)
10b. Hospitaliky (1937)
10c. The Little Match Girl (1937)
10d. Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
10e. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
10f. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)
10g. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)
10h. Porky's Romance (1937)
10i. The Old Mill (1937)
10j. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)
11. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
12. The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
13a. Brotherly Love (1936)
13b. The Country Cousin (1936)
13c. I Love to Singa (1936)
13d. Moving Day (1936)
13e. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
13f. Little Beau Porky (1936)
13g. Rainbow Dance (1936)
13h. Thru the Mirror (1936)
13i. To Spring (1936)
13j. The Village Smithy (1936)
14. Tiger Bay (1934)
15a. Balloon Land (1935)
15b. The Band Concert (1935)
15c. The Calico Dragon (1935)
15d. A Colour Box (1935)
15e. King of the Mardi Gras (1935)
15f. Music Land (1935)
15g. Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
15h. The Sunshine Makers (1935)
15i. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
15j. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
16. Cynara (1932)
17. The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
18. The Devil's in Love (1933)
19. Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
20. The Westland Case (1937)
21. Sinner Take All (1936)
22. King of Alcatraz (1938)
23. When Were You Born (1938)
24a. Can You Take It (1934)
24b. Strong to the Finich (1934)
24c. Shoein' Hosses (1934)
24d. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)
24e. A Dream Walking (1934)
24f. Axe Me Another (1934)
24g. Thw Two-Alarm Fire (1934)
24h. The Dance Contest (1934)
24i. We Aim to Please (1934)
25a. I Heard (1933)
25b. The Mad Doctor (1933)
25c. The Magic Mummy (1933)
25d. Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)
25e. Night on Bald Mountain (1933)
25f. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)
25g. Christmas Night (1933)
25h. Snow-White (1933)
25i. Stratos-Fear (1933)
25j. Three Little Pigs (1933)
26a. Betty Boop, M.D. (1932)
26b. Carnival Capers (1932)
26c. Flop House (1932)
26d. Flowers and Trees (1932)
26e. L'idee (1932)
26f. The Klondike Kid (1932)
26g. Mickey's Good Deed (1932)
26h. Minnie the Moocher (1932)
26i. Room Runners (1932)
26j. The Snowman (1933)
27. Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
28a. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)
28b. Bosko the Doughboy (1931)
28c. The China Plate (1931)
28d. Mask-A-Raid (1931)
28e. Mendelssohn's Spring Song (1931)
28f. The New Car (1931)
28g. Sunday Clothes (1931)
28h. Traffic Troubles (1931)
28i. Wot a Night (1931)
28j. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931)
29. The Fire Raisers (1934)

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Post by jdidaco » February 27th, 2019, 2:12 am

87. Cham/L'ange du mal (The Broken Vow, Jan Nowina-Przybylski & Charles Méré, 1931) 8/10
88. Córka generala Pankratowa (The General Pankratov's Daughter, Joseph Lejtes & Mieczyslaw Znamierowski, 1934) 8/10
89. Ludzie Wisly (People of the Vistula, Aleksander Ford & Jerzy Zarzycki, 1938) 8.5/10

Little tragedies along the Vistula river,

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1. Un chien qui rapporte (A Dog That Fetches, Jean Choux, 1932) 8/10
2. Histoire du soldat inconnu (Story of the Unknown Soldier, Henri Storck, 1932) 9/10 (11 min), Affaire classée (Case Closed, Charles Vanel, 1932) 7/10 (23 min), Amour et publicité (Love & Advertising, Leo Mittler, 1933) 8/10 (26 min) (Total: 60 min)
3. Remous (Whirlpool, Edmond T. Gréville, 1935) 10/10
4. With Byrd at the South Pole (Joseph T. Rucker & Willard Van der Veer, 1930) 8/10
5. Trader Horn (W.S. Van Dyke,1931) 7/10
6. Eskimo (W.S. Van Dyke, 1933) 9/10
7. Cape Forlorn (Ewald André Dupont, 1931) 9.5/10
8. Broken Blossoms (John Brahm, 1936) 8.5/10
9. Pygmalion (Ludwig Berger, 1937) 8.5/10
10. Yu guang qu (Song of the Fishermen, Cai Chusheng, 1934) 7.5/10
11. Dushi fengguang (Scenes of City Life, Yuan Muzhi, 1935) 8/10
12. Ye ban ge sheng (Song at Midnight, Ma-Xu Weibang, 1937) 8/10
13. Ariane, jeune fille russe (Ariane, Russian Maid, Paul Czinner, 1932) 9/10
14. Samson (Maurice Tourneur, 1936) 8/10
15. Mollenard (Hatred, Robert Siodmak, 1938) 9/10
16. Laveata tietä (The Wide Road, Valentin Vaala, 1931) 8/10
17. Palos brudefærd (The Wedding of Palo, Friedrich Dalsheim, 1934) 8.5/10
18. Juha (Nyrki Tapiovaara, 1937) 9/10
19. Das Lied vom Leben (Song of Life, Alexis Granowsky, 1931) 9/10
20. Mirages de Paris (Fyodor Otsep, 1933) 9/10
21. Stadt Anatol (The City of Anatol, Viktor Tourjansky, 1936) 8/10
22. Csak egy kislány van a világon (There's Only One Girl in the World, Béla Gaál, 1930) 7.5/10
23. Ítél a Balaton (Judgment of Lake Balaton, Pál Fejös, 1933) 8.5/10
24. Hortobágy (Life on the Hortobagy, George Hoellering, 1937) 9/10
25. Elysia (Valley of the Nude) (Carl Harbaugh, 1933) 6/10
26. Maniac (Dwain Esper, 1934) 5/10
27. Legong: Dance of the Virgins (Henri de la Falaise, 1935) 8/10
28-30. Industrial Britain (Robert J. Flaherty, 1931) 8/10 (21 min), Lidoire (Maurice Tourneur, 1933) 7/10 (25 min), Affaires publiques (Public Affairs, Robert Bresson, 1934) 8/10 (23 min), La Cucaracha (Lloyd Corrigan, 1934) 6/10 (20 min), The Private Life of the Gannets (Julian Huxley, 1934) 7/10 (11 min), How to Sleep (Nick Grinde, 1935) 6/10 (10 min), La fontaine d'Aréthuse (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1936) 9/10 (6 min), Jeune fille au jardin (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1936) 8/10 (4 min), The People of the Cumberland (Jay Leyda & Sidney Meyers & Elia Kazan & Bill Watts, 1937) 8/10 (21 min), How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (Dwain Esper, 1937) 3/10 (14 min), Romance of Radium (Jacques Tourneur, 1937) 8/10 (10 min), That Mothers Might Live (Fred Zinnemann, 1938) 7/10 (10 min), Herää Helsinki! (Wake Up, Helsinki!, Valentin Vaala, 1939) 7/10 (8 min) (Total: 183 min)
31. Bad Company (Tay Garnett, 1931) 8.5/10
32. Suez (Allan Dwan, 1938) 7.5/10
33. The Rains Came (Clarence Brown, 1939) 9/10
34. Ihre Hoheit befiehlt (Her Grace Commands, Hanns Schwarz, 1931) 8/10
35. Saison in Kairo (Cairo Season, Reinhold Schünzel, 1933) 8/10
36. Glückskinder (Lucky Kids, Paul Martin, 1936) 7.5/10
37. Ledolom (The Thaw, Boris Barnet, 1931) 8/10
38. Velikiy uteshitel (The Great Consoler, Lev Kuleshov, 1933) 9.5/10
39. Strogiy yunosha (A Severe Young Man, Abram Room, 1935) 10/10
40. Nobleza baturra (Rustic Chivalry, Florián Rey, 1935) 8/10
41. La mancha de sangre (The Blood Stain, Adolfo Best-Maugard, 1937) 8/10
42. A Canção da Terra (The Song from Earth, Jorge Brum do Canto, 1938) 9/10
43. Emil und die Detektive (Emil and the Detectives, Gerhard Lamprecht, 1931) 9/10
44. Anna und Elisabeth (Anna and Elizabeth, Frank Wisbar, 1933) 8.5/10
45. So endete eine Liebe (End of an Affair, Karl Hartl, 1934) 8/10
46. Rome Express (Walter Forde, 1932) 7.5/10
47. Sleeping Car (Anatole Litvak, 1933) 7.5/10
48. The Phantom Light (Michael Powell, 1935) 8/10
49. Panik in Chicago (Panic in Chicago, Robert Wiene, 1931) 7.5/10
50. Acciaio (Steel, Walter Ruttmann, 1933) 8/10
51. Der zerbrochene Krug (The Broken Jug, Gustav Ucicky & Emil Jannings, 1937) 8/10
52-53. Ins Blaue hinein... (Into the Blue, Eugen Schüfftan, 1931) 8/10 (36 min), In der Nacht (In the NIght, Walter Ruttmann,1931) 9/10 (7 min), Pasifik 231 (Pacific 231, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy, 1931) 8/10 (7 min), Gopak (Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy, 1931) 7/10 (8 min), Neft simfoniyas (The Oil Symphony, Boris Pumpyanski, 1932) 8/10 (10 min), Il cuore rivelatore (The Tell-Tale Heart, Alberto Mondadori, 1934) 6/10 (14 min), Gypsy Night (Josef Berne & Harold Hecht, 1935) 8/10 (18 min), Il caso Valdemar (The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Gianni Hoepli & Ubaldo Magnaghi, 1936) 7/10 (12 min), Przygoda czlowieka poczciwego (The Adventures of a Good Citizen, Stefan Themerson & Franciszka Themerson, 1937) 8/10 (8 min) (Total: 120 min)
54. King of Jazz (John Murray Anderson, 1930) 7.5/10
55. Fast Workers (Tod Browning, 1933) 8/10
56. No Greater Glory (Frank Borzage, 1934) 9/10
57-60. Swing You Sinners! (Dave Fleischer, 1930) 9/10 (8 min), Bimbo's Initiation (Dave Fleischer, 1931) 9.5/10 (6 min) (RV), Mickey's Orphans (Burt Gillett, 1931) 7/10 (7 min), It's Got Me Again! (Rudolf Ising, 1932) 7/10 (7 min), Flowers and Trees (Burt Gillett, 1932) 8.5/10 (8 min), Three Little Pigs (Burt Gillett, 1933) 8.5/10 (9 min) (RV), Building a Building (David Hand, 1933) 8/10 (7 min), The Merry Old Soul (Walter Lantz & William Nolan, 1933) 8/10 (8 min), Jolly Little Elves (Manuel Moreno, 1934) 7.5/10 (9 min), Holiday Land (Arthur Davis & Sid Marcus, 1934) 7/10 (8 min), Three Orphan Kittens (David Hand, 1935) 7.5/10 (9 min), Who Killed Cock Robin? (David Hand, 1935) 9/10 (8 min), The Calico Dragon (Rudolf Ising, 1935) 7/10 (8 min), The Tortoise and the Hare (Wilfred Jackson, 1935) 8/10 (8 min) (RV), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (Dave Fleischer & Willard Bowsky, 1936) 9/10 (16 min) (RV), The Old Mill Pond (Hugh Harman, 1936) 7.5/10 (8 min), The Country Cousin (Wilfred Jackson, 1936) 7/10 (9 min), The Old Mill (Wilfred Jackson, 1937) 10/10 (9 min) (RV), The Little Match Girl (Arthur Davis & Sid Marcus, 1937) 7.5/10 (8 min), Educated Fish (Dave Fleischer, 1937) 7/10 (7 min), Hunky and Spunky (Dave Fleischer, 1938) 8/10 (9 min), Brave Little Tailor (Bill Roberts, 1938) 8/10 (9 min), Ferdinand the Bull (Dick Rickard, 1938) 9.5/10 (8 min) (RV), Good Scouts (Jack King, 1938) 7/10 (8 min), Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (Wilfred Jackson, 1938) 7/10 (8 min), Detouring America (Tex Avery, 1939) 7/10 (8 min), Peace on Earth (Hugh Harman, 1939) 9/10 (9 min) (RV), The Pointer (Clyde Geronimi, 1939) 7/10 (9 min), Ugly Duckling (Clyde Geronimi & Jack Cutting, 1939) 9/10 (9 min) (RV) (Total: 244 min)
61. Lo squadrone bianco (White Squadron, Augusto Genina, 1936) 8/10
62. Il signor Max (Mister Max, Mario Camerini, 1937) 8/10
63. Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa (An Adventure of Salvator Rosa, Alessandro Blasetti, 1939) 7.5/10
64. Pyat nevest (Five Brides, Aleksandr Solovyov, 1930) 8.5/10
65. Zlatye gory (Golden Mountains, Sergei Yutkevich, 1931) 9/10
66. Bespridannitsa (Without Dowry, Yakov Protazanov & Aleksandr Rou, 1937) 9/10
67. Der Raub der Mona Lisa (The Theft of the Mona Lisa, Géza von Bolváry, 1931) 8.5/10
68. Schleppzug M 17 (Tugboat M 17, Werner Hochbaum & Heinrich George, 1933) 8.5/10
69. Schlußakkord (Final Accord, Douglas Sirk, 1936) 9/10
70. Putyovka v zhizn (Road to Life, Nikolai Ekk, 1931) 8.5/10
71. Trinadtsat (The Thirteen, Mikhail Romm, 1937) 8/10
72. Traktoristy (Tractor Drivers, Ivan Pyrev, 1939) 7.5/10
73. Der Mann, der den Mord beging (The Man Who Committed the Murder, Curtis Bernhardt, 1931) 9/10
74. Ich und die Kaiserin (The Empress and I, Friedrich Hollaender, 1933) 8/10
75. Ich war Jack Mortimer (I Was Jack Mortimer, Carl Froelich, 1935) 8/10
76. Une belle garce (A Beautiful Bitch, Marco de Gastyne, 1930) 9/10
77. Le rêve (The Dream, Jacques de Baroncelli, 1931) 9.5/10
78. Rapt (The Kidnapping, Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1934) 9.5/10
81. Der weiße Teufel (The White Devil, Alexandre Volkoff, 1930) 8/10
82. Die andere Seite (The Other Side, Heinz Paul, 1931) 10/10
83. S.O.S. Eisberg (S.O.S. Iceberg, Arnold Fanck, 1933) 8/10
84. Beauty and the Boss (Roy Del Ruth, 1932) 9/10
85. The Silver Cord (John Cromwell, 1933) 8/10
86. Dames (Ray Enright & Busby Berkeley, 1934) 9/10

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Post by weirdboy » February 27th, 2019, 5:02 am

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1. Cleopatra (1934) - Cecil B. DeMille
2. Dark Victory (1939) - Edmund Goulding
3. The Informer (1935) - John Ford
4. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) - Anatole Litvak
5. A Day at the Races (1937) - Sam Wood
6. Stage Door (1937) - Gregory LaCava
7. The Gay Divorcee (1934) - Mark Sandrich
8. The Good Earth (1937) - Victor Fleming, Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin, Gustav Machat [Winner Best Actress, Best Cinematography + 3 other nominations]
9. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) - William Dieterle
10. Little Women (1933) - George Cukor
11. Love Affair (1939) - Leo McCarey
12. The Women (1939) - George Cukor
13. Of Mice and Men (1939) - Lewis Milestone
14. Anna Cristie (1930) - Clarence Brown
15. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935) - George Cukor
16. State Fair (1933) - Henry King
17. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) - Henry King
18. Hell's Angels (1930) - Howard Hughes

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Post by frbrown » February 27th, 2019, 5:14 am

Finishing off the Oscar-winning and nominated cartoons from the decade

30a. Detouring America (1939)
30b. Hunky and Spunky (1938)
30c. Educated Fish (1937)
30d. The Old Mill Pond (1936)
30e. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
30f. Holiday Land (1934)
30g. It's Got Me Again! (1932)

It's no wonder I haven't seen these cartoons before - most of them deserved to be forgotten. This batch can be divided into

- Tex Avery still developing his style, but at least trying something new (Detouring America)
- an actual Silly Symphony from Disney, done right (Three Orphan Kittens)
- second-rate Disney/Silly Symphony imitations from other studios (everything else) :down:

And I don't usually consider myself a Disney fan.


Plus a rewatch to get over 60 minutes

30h. Ugly Duckling (1939)

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1. Only Yesterday (1933)
2a. The Autograph Hound (1939)
2b. Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
2c. Hamateur Night (1939)
2d. It's the Natural Thing to Do (1939)
2e. Jitterbug Follies (1939)
2f. Peace on Earth (1939)
2g. Porky's Tire Trouble (1939)
2h. The Pointer (1939)
2i. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)
3. The Black Camel (1931)
4a. Puppy Love (1933)
4b. The Pet Store (1933)
4c. Giantland (1933)
4d. Camping Out (1934)
4e. Gulliver Mickey (1934)
4f. Orphan's Benefit (1934)
4g. The Dognapper (1934)
4h. Two-Gun Mickey (1934)
4i. Mickey's Service Station (1935)
5a. Brave Little Tailor (1938)
5b. Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)
5c. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
5d. Goonland (1938)
5e. Love on the Wing (1939)
5f. Mickey's Trailer (1938)
5g. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
5h. Philips Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
5i. Porky in Egypt (1938)
5j. Porky in Wackyland (1938)
6. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
7. The Last Journey (1936)
8. Modern Times (1936)
9a. Popeye the Sailor (1933)
9b. I Yam What I Yam (1933)
9c. Blow Me Down! (1933)
9d. I Eats My Spinach (1933)
9e. Seasin's Greetinks! (1933)
9f. Wild Elephinks (1933)
9g. Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)
9h. Let's You and Him Fight (1934)
9i. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
10a. Clock Cleaners (1937)
10b. Hospitaliky (1937)
10c. The Little Match Girl (1937)
10d. Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
10e. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
10f. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)
10g. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)
10h. Porky's Romance (1937)
10i. The Old Mill (1937)
10j. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)
11. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
12. The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
13a. Brotherly Love (1936)
13b. The Country Cousin (1936)
13c. I Love to Singa (1936)
13d. Moving Day (1936)
13e. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
13f. Little Beau Porky (1936)
13g. Rainbow Dance (1936)
13h. Thru the Mirror (1936)
13i. To Spring (1936)
13j. The Village Smithy (1936)
14. Tiger Bay (1934)
15a. Balloon Land (1935)
15b. The Band Concert (1935)
15c. The Calico Dragon (1935)
15d. A Colour Box (1935)
15e. King of the Mardi Gras (1935)
15f. Music Land (1935)
15g. Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
15h. The Sunshine Makers (1935)
15i. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
15j. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
16. Cynara (1932)
17. The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
18. The Devil's in Love (1933)
19. Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
20. The Westland Case (1937)
21. Sinner Take All (1936)
22. King of Alcatraz (1938)
23. When Were You Born (1938)
24a. Can You Take It (1934)
24b. Strong to the Finich (1934)
24c. Shoein' Hosses (1934)
24d. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)
24e. A Dream Walking (1934)
24f. Axe Me Another (1934)
24g. Thw Two-Alarm Fire (1934)
24h. The Dance Contest (1934)
24i. We Aim to Please (1934)
25a. I Heard (1933)
25b. The Mad Doctor (1933)
25c. The Magic Mummy (1933)
25d. Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)
25e. Night on Bald Mountain (1933)
25f. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)
25g. Christmas Night (1933)
25h. Snow-White (1933)
25i. Stratos-Fear (1933)
25j. Three Little Pigs (1933)
26a. Betty Boop, M.D. (1932)
26b. Carnival Capers (1932)
26c. Flop House (1932)
26d. Flowers and Trees (1932)
26e. L'idee (1932)
26f. The Klondike Kid (1932)
26g. Mickey's Good Deed (1932)
26h. Minnie the Moocher (1932)
26i. Room Runners (1932)
26j. The Snowman (1933)
27. Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
28a. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)
28b. Bosko the Doughboy (1931)
28c. The China Plate (1931)
28d. Mask-A-Raid (1931)
28e. Mendelssohn's Spring Song (1931)
28f. The New Car (1931)
28g. Sunday Clothes (1931)
28h. Traffic Troubles (1931)
28i. Wot a Night (1931)
28j. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931)
29. The Fire Raisers (1934)
30a. Detouring America (1939)
30b. Hunky and Spunky (1938)
30c. Educated Fish (1937)
30d. The Old Mill Pond (1936)
30e. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
30f. Holiday Land (1934)
30g. It's Got Me Again! (1932)
30h. Ugly Duckling (1939)

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Post by St. Gloede » February 27th, 2019, 7:55 am

43. Xiao Wanyi / Little Toys (1933, Sun Yu)
A very good, often even great film which started to bog itself down with a sort of frantic hyper-nationalist overtone, which ended up becoming a little draining due to sheer silliness. 6.5-7/10.


44. Berge in Flammen / Mountains on Fire (1931, Karl Hartl, Luis Trenker)
Honestly, an entirely flat film. 4/10.


45. Napoleon ist an allem schuld / Napoleon is to Blame for Everything (1938, Curt Goetz)
Fun and cheeky comedy about an aristocrat/historian utterly obsessed with Napoleon, and the troubles this might lead him into when he goes to what essentially boils down to a Napoleonic theme week. A little thin in parts, but mostly delightful. 7/10.


46. Tsuzurikata kyoshitsu / Composition Class (1938, Kajirô Yamamoto)
The highlight here is seeing an incredibly young Hideko Takamine (presumably 13-14) in the lead, and she does incredibly well. The film itself is simply solid, with the standard tribulations of the poor family, with added emotion from her composition classes - which later in the film gets completely ignored. Everything is mostly well done, and it is a perfectly good film, but it lacks biting direction and other memorable performances. 6.5/10.


47. Hej-Rup! / Heave Ho! (1934, Martin Fric)
I can definitely see the comparison to Laurel & Hardy, Minkin, and I agree this was so much fun. It is much faster paced than your usual Fric (not that he is slow), but this really is heave-ho - you have, especially in the latter half, always a feeling that everything is happening at lighting speed - which is great for urgency. Our villain felt a little too weak, and the heave-ho chants (especially in the finale) a little too silly - but this part of it is also very endearing. A great comedy about hijinx, second chances and solidarity. 8/10.

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Post by cinephage » February 27th, 2019, 9:54 am

04. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, by Ernst Lubitsch (1938) 7/10

I loved the first 20 minutes, but then the film loses its momentum, and sticks to a very simple, not that funny, storyline.
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01. Lawyer Man, by William Dieterle (1932) 7/10
02. David Golder, by Julien Duvivier (1931) 8/10
03. One Way Passage, by Tay Garnett (1932) 8/10

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Post by Opio » February 27th, 2019, 10:00 am

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1. Cynara (1932) 6/10
2. Where Sinners Meet (1934) 7.5/10
3. The Goose and the Gander (1935) 6.5/10
4. Hard to Get (1938) 6/10
5. Brides Are Like That (1936) 5.5/10
6. Everything's Rosie (1931) 4.5/10
7. Secrets of an Actress (1938) 5.5/10
8. Hi, Nellie! (1934) 4.5/10
9. Merry Wives of Reno (1934) 6.5/10

Very silly comedy with pretty Margaret Lindsay, Guy Kibbee as a partying, philandering husband (!), Hugh Herbert wandering around with a sheep, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, etc. I enjoyed it.

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Post by ororama » February 27th, 2019, 12:04 pm

17. Lawyer Man (1932) * 68 min.

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1. Philips-Radio (1931) * 36 min.
Black and White (1932) * 2 min.
The Music Box (1933) * 20 min.
Book Bargain (1937) * 8 min.
2. The Miracle Woman (1931) * 90 min.
3. Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935) * 54 min.
4. Kliou the Tiger (1935) * 49 min.
5. Man Wanted (1932) * 62 min.
6. News for the Navy (1937) * 11 min.
Rhythm in Light (1935) * 5 min.
Night on Bald Mountain (1933) 8 min.
New Earth (1933) * 29 min.
Mechanical Principles (1931) * 10 min.
7. Jewel Robbery (1932) * 68 min.
8. Miss Pinkerton (1932) * 65 min.
9. Bad Girl (1931) * 88 min.
10. Walpurgis Night (1935) * 79 min.
11. Supernatural (1933) * 64 min.
12. The Hatchet Man (1932) * 73 min.
13. Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933) * 82 min.
14. The Purchase Price (1932) * 68 min.
15. What Price Hollywood? (1932) * 88 min.
16. They Call It Sin (1932) * 69 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » February 27th, 2019, 1:04 pm

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1. Dead End (1937)
2. Chun Can (1933)
3. Svengali (1931)
4. Bad Girl (1931)
5. Holiday (1938)
6. Laughter (1930)
7. The Ghoul (1993)
8. Block-Heads (1938)
9. Man's Castle (1933)
10. Alice Adams (1935)
11. Just Imagine (1930)
12. Our Relations (1936)
13. White Zombie (1932)
14. In Old Chicago (1938)
15. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
16. The Front Page (1931)
17. The Black Room (1935)
18. The Vampire Bat (1933)
19. Imitation Of Life (1934)
20. Of Human Bondage (1934)
21. Flying Down To Rio (1933)
22. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
23. Werewolf of London (1935)
24. The Garden of Allah (1936)
25. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
26. The Sign of the Cross (1932)
27. The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)

28. The House of Rothschild (1934)

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Convincing a greedy Jewish banker to finance peace efforts proves challenging in this deeply antisemitic film that was oddly nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in its day. In all fairness, the film does not actively try to be racist, but the opening scene is terribly misguided with the banker's father gloating about scheming money and telling his sons that money is all that Jews have in a racist world. A cunning George Arliss is at least excellent in the lead role, possessing quite a way with words, plus the fable structure is solid, but gee, those stereotypes...
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Post by peeptoad » February 27th, 2019, 2:28 pm

I think I am tapped out on this one... thank you very much for hosting, 72allinncallme! :cheers:

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Post by Minkin » February 27th, 2019, 2:46 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 7:55 am
47. Hej-Rup! / Heave Ho! (1934, Martin Fric)
I can definitely see the comparison to Laurel & Hardy, Minkin, and I agree this was so much fun. It is much faster paced than your usual Fric (not that he is slow), but this really is heave-ho - you have, especially in the latter half, always a feeling that everything is happening at lighting speed - which is great for urgency. Our villain felt a little too weak, and the heave-ho chants (especially in the finale) a little too silly - but this part of it is also very endearing. A great comedy about hijinx, second chances and solidarity. 8/10.
Well, this is probably the quickest turn-around between my giving a recommendation and someone watching it! I'm so glad you also enjoyed it!

All of the repetitive use of Hej-Rep makes me think they were trying to create a nationwide catchphrase. Which I can't blame them as this was such a turbulent time for the country in too many ways - with impending doom quickly approaching (in 1938). Also - with some ethnic divisions in the country (Slovaks), I'm relieved that they avoided taking a nationalist turn - and instead tried to be somewhat inclusive with the material - as revolution and cooperation is for everyone.

I think the villain appears weak -
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only as the police refuse to help him (which isn't realistic, unfortunately) - and that he only really controls one industry, not a further web of connections. But there's too many comparisons one can make to today - with him dissolving the company as a quick stock sale + merging/buy-out in order to layoff workers; etc. And I suppose we've been trained to see these things as "tactics of successful businesspeople that happen everyday," not loathsome deeds

All of that + it manages to be great fun! I'd recommend others check it out as well. Perhaps one day I'll see some other Fric films (when I have a way to access them).

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Post by sol » February 27th, 2019, 2:56 pm

Zero Dark ThirtiesShow
1. Dead End (1937)
2. Chun Can (1933)
3. Svengali (1931)
4. Bad Girl (1931)
5. Holiday (1938)
6. Laughter (1930)
7. The Ghoul (1993)
8. Block-Heads (1938)
9. Man's Castle (1933)
10. Alice Adams (1935)
11. Just Imagine (1930)
12. Our Relations (1936)
13. White Zombie (1932)
14. In Old Chicago (1938)
15. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
16. The Front Page (1931)
17. The Black Room (1935)
18. The Vampire Bat (1933)
19. Imitation Of Life (1934)
20. Of Human Bondage (1934)
21. Flying Down To Rio (1933)
22. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
23. Werewolf of London (1935)
24. The Garden of Allah (1936)
25. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
26. The Sign of the Cross (1932)
27. The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
28. The House of Rothschild (1934)

29. The Dark Eyes of London (1939)

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While this Bela Lugosi vehicle has a bit of a monster in Lugosi's animalistic henchman, this is a dialogue-heavy procedural police drama for the most part without much focus on Lugosi except near the end. Lugosi at least turns in a very decent performance here, (sort of) playing two characters as he has to disguise himself from the police. Outside of Lugosi and his henchman though, there is little worth noting here. Lugosi's scheme is too complex to ever be credible and the film's attempts to turn his facility for the blind into a mad scientist's abode feel insensitive.
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Post by flavo5000 » February 27th, 2019, 3:31 pm

46. The General Died at Dawn (1936)
47. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
48. The Divorcee (1930)
49. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
50. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
51. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
52. The Lost Patrol (1934)
53. The Front Page (1931)
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1. The Big House (1930)
2. Cleopatra (1934)
3. Stage Door (1937)
4. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
5. The Good Earth (1937)
6. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
7. Imitation of Life (1934)
8. The Four Feathers (1939)
9. Anna Christie (1930)
10. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
11. Love Affair (1939)
12. Block-Heads (1938)
13. Little Women (1933)
14. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
15. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
16. Algiers (1938)
17. Man of Conquest (1939)
18. The Hurricane (1937)
19. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
20. Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
21. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
22. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
23. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
24. Naughty Marietta (1935)
25. The Garden of Allah (1936)
26. State Fair (1933)
27. The Scoundrel (1935)
28. 'G' Men (1935)
29. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
30. Morning Glory (1933)
31. The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
32. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935)
33. Three Smart Girls (1936)
34. In Old Chicago (1937)
35. The Champ (1931)
36. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
37. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
38. Four Daughters (1938)
39. Black Legion (1937)
40. The Merry Widow (1934)
41. Smart Money (1931)
42. The Citadel (1938)
43. Les Misérables (1935)
44. The Great Waltz (1938)
45a. So This Is Harris! (1933)
45b. Men in Black (1934)
45c. Tit for Tat (1935)
46. The General Died at Dawn (1936)
47. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
48. The Divorcee (1930)
49. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
50. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
51. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
52. The Lost Patrol (1934)
53. The Front Page (1931)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » February 27th, 2019, 4:03 pm

41. 'The Public Enemy' / 1931, William A. Wellman / 9/10 / USA
42. 'Dinner at Eight' / 1933, George Cukor / 9/10 / USA
43. 'Peter' / 1934, Henry Koster / 7/10 / Austria / Hungary
44. 'The Avenging Hand' / 1936, Frank Richardson, Victor Hanbury / 7/10 / UK
45. 'Juggernaut' / 1936, Henry Edwards / 4/10 / UK
46 - 49. 'Dick Tracy' / 1937, Alan James, Ray Taylor / 7 or 7.5/10 / USA
50. 'Sing as You Swing' / 1937, Redd Davis / 4 or 5/10 / UK

A highlight of my challenge has been delving into a selection of British quota quickies. 'The Avenging Hand' stands out as a rather enjoyable and wittily exuberant little entertainment of this maligned sort and visiting star Noah Beery is great fun as the Chicago gangster turned hotel detective. I liked the repartee on show here and the hotel setting was rather nicely utilised.

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Post by albajos » February 27th, 2019, 6:11 pm

36. City Girl (1930) USA 5 official lists 856 checks
and in case you have extra stats I also saw Flowers and Trees (1932) 8 min.

Off. list progress
+4 1930s (86,0%)

That's all folks! Whole decade covered 7-1-3-4-4-1-5-4-4-3
Thanks for hosting 72allinncallme!

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01. You Can't Take It with You (1938) USA 5 official lists 3 304 checks [double]
02. Grand Hotel (1932) USA 4 official lists 2 766 checks [double]
03. Dead End (1937) USA 4 official lists 756 checks [double]
04. Holiday (1938) USA 5 official lists 2 032 checks [double]
05. The Black Cat (1934) USA 6 official lists 2 256 checks
06. The Life of Emile Zola (1937) USA 7 official lists 1 500 checks [double]
07. The Great Ziegfeld (1936) USA 3 official lists 1 380 checks [double]
08. Captains Courageous (1937) USA 6 official lists 1 640 checks [double]
09. Morning Glory (1933) USA 294 checks [double]
10. Sous les toits de Paris (1930) France 4 official lists 827 checks
11. Shanghai Express (1932) USA 9 official lists 2 114 checks [double]
12. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) UK 4 official lists 1 459 checks [double]
13. Cleopatra (1934) USA 5 official lists 1 819 checks [double]
14. Topper Takes a Trip (1938) USA 83 checks [double]
15. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933) UK 4 official lists 724 checks [double]
16. A Farewell to Arms (1932) USA 3 official lists 900 checks [double]
17. The Good Earth (1937) USA 5 official lists 653 checks [double]
18. Anthony Adverse (1936) USA 2 official lists 243 checks [double]
19. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) USA 1 official list 113 checks [double]
20. King of Jazz (1930) USA 2 official lists 133 checks [double]
21. Anna Christie (1930) USA 3 official lists 576 checks [double]
22. The Garden of Allah (1936) USA 1 official list 197 checks [double]
23. Sons of the Desert (1933) USA 7 official lists 1 575 checks
24. The Women (1939) USA 6 official lists 1 791 checks [double]
25. Jezebel (1938) USA 7 official lists 2 147 checks [double]
26. The Big House (1930) USA 2 official lists 302 checks [double]
27. The Divorcee (1930) USA 1 official list 497 checks [double]
28. Of Mice and Men (1939) USA 4 official lists 1 936 checks [double]
29. The Public Enemy (1931) USA 11 official lists 3 992 checks [double]
30. Les Misérables (1935) USA 3 official lists 779 checks [double]
31. Manhattan Melodrama (1934) USA 353 checks [double]
32. The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936) UK 1 official list 91 checks
33. Liliom (1934) France 1 official list 119 checks
34. Alice in Wonderland (1933) USA 200 checks
35. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) USA 2 official lists 367 checks [double]
36. City Girl (1930) USA 5 official lists 856 checks

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 27th, 2019, 6:57 pm

47. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 / David Hand & others) 10/10 {1 nom, 1 win (Honorary) / Double}
48. Gulliver’s Travels (1939 / Dave Fleischer) FTV 7/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
49. Captains Courageous (1937 / Victor Fleming) FTV 10/10 {4 noms, 1 win / Double}
50. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935 / Henry Hathaway) 9/10 {8 noms, 2 wins / Double}
51. The General Died at Dawn (1936 / Lewis Milestone) FTV 9/10 {3 noms, 0 wins / Double}
52. Shanghai Express (1932 / Josef von Sternberg) 10/10 {3 noms, 1 win / Double}
53. Algiers (1938 / John Cromwell) FTV 8/10 {4 noms, 0 wins / Double}
54. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 / Michael Curtiz, William Keighley) 10/10 {4 noms, 3 wins / Double}
55. David Copperfield (1935 / George Cukor) 8/10 {3 noms, 0 wins / Double}
56. Alice Adams (1935 / George Stevens) 6/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
57. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936 / Frank Capra) 10/10 {5 noms, 1 win / Double}
58. The Champ (1931 / King Vidor) 7/10 {4 noms, 2 wins / Double}

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1. The Divorcee (1930 / Robert Z. Leonard) FTV 6+/10 {4 noms, 1 win / Double}
2. Suzy (1936 / George Fitzmaurice) FTV 7+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
3. King of Jazz (1930 / John Murray Anderson) 7+/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double}
4. A Free Soul (1931 / Clarence Brown) FTV 7+/10 {3 noms, 1 win / Double}
5. Grand Hotel (1932 / Edmund Goulding) 8+/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double}
6. Pygmalion (1938 / Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard) FTV 9/10 {4 noms, 1 win / Double}
7. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937 / John Cromwell) 9+/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
8. Captain Blood (1935 / Michael Curtiz) 10/10 {5 noms, 0 wins / Double}
9. Topper (1937 / Norman Z. McLeod) 9/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
10. The Awful Truth (1937 / Leo McCarey) 9/10 {6 noms, 1 win / Double}
11. The Thin Man (1934 / W.S. Van Dyke) 9/10 {4 noms, 0 wins / Double}
12. After the Thin Man (1934 / W.S. Van Dyke) 8/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
13. Dead End (1937 / William Wyler) FTV 9/10 {4 noms, 0 wins / Double}
14. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935 / Frank Lloyd) 9/10 {8 noms, 1 win / Double}
15. Bad Girl (1931 / Frank Borzage) FTV 7+/10 {3 noms, 2 wins / Double}
16. Hell’s Angels (1930 / Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale) 8+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
17. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939 / Michael Curtiz) FTV 7+/10 {5 noms, 0 wins / Double}
18. Of Human Bondage (1934 / John Cromwell) FTV 8/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
19. Raffles (1930 / George Fitzmaurice, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast) 7+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
20. It Happened One Night (1934 / Frank Capra) 9+/10 {5 noms, 5 wins / Double}
21. Block-Heads (1938 / John G. Blystone) FTV 6/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
22. A Day at the Races (1937 / Sam Wood) 8+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
23. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933 / Mervyn LeRoy) FTV 9/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
24. Camille (1936 / George Cukor) FTV 8/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
25. Dancing Pirate (1936 / Lloyd Corrigan) FTV 5/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
26. The Gay Divorcee (1934 / Mark Sandrich) 8+/10 {5 noms, 1 win / Double}
27. Peter Ibbetson (1935 / Henry Hathaway) FTV 8/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
28. Anna Christie (1930 / Clarence Brown) 9/10 {3 noms, 0 wins / Double}
29. Morocco (1930 / Josef von Sternberg) 9/10 {4 noms, 0 wins / Double}
30. Beau Geste (1939 / William A. Wellman) 8/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
31. The Public Enemy (1931 / William A. Wellman) 9/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
32. Little Caesar (1931 / Mervyn LeRoy) 8/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
33-34. Oscar Nominated Shorts from the 30s {Double / 120 min. total}
a. Flowers and Trees (1932) FTV 7+/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double / 8 min.}
b. It’s Got Me Again! (1932) FTV 7/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 7 min.}
c. Mickey’s Orphans (1931) FTV 7/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 7 min.}
d. The Music Box (1932) 7/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double / 29 min.}
e. Building a Building (1933) FTV 7/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 7 min.}
f. The Merry Old Soul (1933) FTV 8/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 7 min.}
g. Three Little Pigs (1933) FTV 7+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 9 min.}
h. So This is Harris! (1933) 7/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double / 28 min.}
i. Holiday Land (1934) FTV 6/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 9 min.}
j. Jolly Little Elves (1934) FTV 7/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double / 9 min.}
35. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938 / Michael Curtiz) 9/10 {3 noms, 0 wins / Double}
36. Love Affair (1939 / Leo McCarey) 9/10 {6 noms, 0 wins / Double}
37. The Lost Patrol (1934 / John Ford) 8+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
38. Bride of Frankenstein (1935 / James Whale) 9+/10 {1 nom, 0 wins / Double}
39. Manhattan Melodrama (1934 / W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor) FTV 9/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double}
40. The Dawn Patrol (1930 / Howard Hawks) 8+/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double}
41. Only Angels Have Wings (1939 / Howard Hawks) 10/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
42. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935 / Max Reinhardt, William Dieterle) 8+/10 {4 nom, 2 wins / Double}
43. The Life of Emile Zola (1937 / William Dieterle) FTV 6/10 {10 noms, 3 wins / Double}
44. The Informer (1935 / John Ford) 8/10 {6 nom, 4 wins / Double}
45. The Hurricane (1937 / John Ford) 9/10 {3 nom, 1 win / Double}
46. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931 / F.W. Murnau) 9/10 {1 nom, 1 win / Double}

47. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 / David Hand & others) 10/10 {1 nom, 1 win (Honorary) / Double}
48. Gulliver’s Travels (1939 / Dave Fleischer) FTV 7/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
49. Captains Courageous (1937 / Victor Fleming) FTV 10/10 {4 noms, 1 win / Double}
50. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935 / Henry Hathaway) 9/10 {8 noms, 2 wins / Double}
51. The General Died at Dawn (1936 / Lewis Milestone) FTV 9/10 {3 noms, 0 wins / Double}
52. Shanghai Express (1932 / Josef von Sternberg) 10/10 {3 noms, 1 win / Double}
53. Algiers (1938 / John Cromwell) FTV 8/10 {4 noms, 0 wins / Double}
54. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 / Michael Curtiz, William Keighley) 10/10 {4 noms, 3 wins / Double}
55. David Copperfield (1935 / George Cukor) 8/10 {3 noms, 0 wins / Double}
56. Alice Adams (1935 / George Stevens) 6/10 {2 noms, 0 wins / Double}
57. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936 / Frank Capra) 10/10 {5 noms, 1 win / Double}
58. The Champ (1931 / King Vidor) 7/10 {4 noms, 2 wins / Double}


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Post by OldAle1 » February 27th, 2019, 8:09 pm

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1. Cartoons 9+9+7+7+7+8+8+9 = 64 minutes

a) Three Orphan Kittens (David Hand, 1935)
b) The Country Cousin (Wilfred Jackson, 1936)
c) Mickey's Orphans (Burt Gillett, 1931)
d) It's Got Me Again (Rudoph Ising, 1932)
e) Building a Building (David Hand, 1933)
f) The Merry Old Soul (Walter Lantz/William Nolan, 1933)
g) Holiday Land (uncredited, 1934)
h) Jolly Little Elves (Manuel Moreno, 1934)

2. Storm Over Bengal (Sidney Salkow, 1938)
3. Charlie Chan in Paris (Lewis Seiler/Hamilton MacFadden, 1935)
4. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (James Triling, 1935)
5. She (Lansing C. Holden/Irving Pichel, 1935) (re-watch)
6. Red Dust (Victor Fleming, 1932)
7. Charlie Chan's Secret (Gordon Wiles, 1936)
8. She Done Him Wrong (Lowell Sherman, 1933)

9. More 1930s cartoons 8+8+7+8+8+9+7+9 = 64 minutes

a) Who Killed Cock Robin? (David Hand, 1935)
b) The Old Mill Pond (Hugh Harman, 1936)
c) Educated Fish (Dave Fleischer, 1937)
d) The Little Match Girl (Arthur Davis/Sid Marcus, 1937)
e) Good Scouts (Jack King, 1938)
f) Hunky and Spunky (Dave Fleischer, 1938)
g) Detouring America (Tex Avery, 1939)
h) The Pointer (Clyde Geronimi, 1939)

10. Naughty Marietta (Robert Z. Leonard/W.S. Van Dyke, 1935)
11. Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch, 1930)
12. Five Star Final (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931)
13. Tao hua qi xue ji / Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood (Wangcang Bu, 1931)
14. Gang Smashers (Leo C. Popkin, 1938)
15. The Private Life of Henry VIII (Alexander Korda, 1933)
16. Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz, 1935) (re-watch)
17. Trader Horn (W.S. Van Dyke, 1931)

While I have a strong fascination with/love for the "classic adventure" stories I grew up with - typically a Brave White Men going into the wilds of the Americas/Africa/Asia/Australia and fending off savage beasts - and even more savage men, if they are accorded the dignity of being considered men, given their dark skins and lack of corporations - I have to admit that they are quite often problematic, and not just for their racism. But some of these stories and films are less problematic than others, and some writers and filmmakers either managed to rise above the attitudes of the time or at least work on their own prejudices - Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan fame is a good example. This film unfortunately offers no such balms for the contemporary viewer, with it's eponymous American hero (Harry Carey) striding through the wilds of Africa very much like he owns it, and it's up to him to teach them savages to get along with good ol' Uncle Sam and his friends the Kings and Queens of Europe. At the same time, he''s got a young sidekick along and every once in a while he's got to stop to give a long declamation on the dangers of the animals, tribes, landscapes, etc. So it's racist AND tedious! But it's not all awful - this was actually filmed in Africa to a large extent, so there's actually some ethnographic value to the scenes of tribes and the still "unspoiled" landscapes of the veldts, jungles and mountains. And also to be fair, the main African character, Horn's guide, interpreter, gun-carrier etc, Rencharo, comes off as a strong, dignified presence, and he's actually played by a Kenyan actor, Mutia Omoolu. So there's no question some historical value, some nice photography and scenery, though it doesn't really make up for all the problems. Must have been quite a spectacle at the time though - according to Wiki it's the first non-documentary work shot on the continent.

18. Charlie Chan at the Circus (Harry Lachman, 1936)

Not typically a fan of the circus as a movie location - I think I only went to one or two small circuses as a kid, and now that Ringling Brothers has packed it in its clear that most in my generation and younger ones don't have or won't have these memories that many in earlier times had. Too bad I suppose - the circus brought marvels and oddities to people close-up and in-person in eras when most people didn't get to travel much - but also maybe good, in that the circuses of old were also exploitive of both the animals and the freaks - giants and dwarfs and contortionists in this film. Perhaps that's why Freaks stands out above all the other circus and freak-show films out there? At any rate I got over my circus-phobia pretty quickly here and it turns out that the two little people who are major characters in the film are treated pretty well, as such things go in the 1930s. And Charlie is with his whole huge family here, the first time they've appeared - all played apparently by Chinese-American actors, unlike the Swedish Warner Oland who plays the star detective. #1 son as usual is trying to romance a girl and as usual failing, and Chan gets involved in a murder mystery when one of the circus' co-owners gets strangled, apparently by a gorilla. It's pretty well put together and the motives and possible guilt on the part of many of the characters more realistic and well-established than in many of these films. Not great but well above the average Charlie.

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Post by albajos » February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm

All these westerners in chinese makeup just mekes it weird. I only saw Shanghai Express and The Good Earth this month, but in the last one he started to get actual chinese sons, which looked nothing like him, which showed that they had actual asian actors on set that could have done the role.

Oh well, the 30s and all that...

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Post by Opio » February 27th, 2019, 8:22 pm

albajos wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
All these westerners in chinese makeup just mekes it weird. I only saw Shanghai Express and The Good Earth this month, but in the last one he started to get actual chinese sons, which looked nothing like him, which showed that they had actual asian actors on set that could have done the role.

Oh well, the 30s and all that...
Yeah, it's pretty disconcerting. Still, what did you think of Luise Rainer in "The Good Earth"? I remember thinking she was very affecting in her role.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 27th, 2019, 8:32 pm

albajos wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
All these westerners in chinese makeup just mekes it weird. I only saw Shanghai Express and The Good Earth this month, but in the last one he started to get actual chinese sons, which looked nothing like him, which showed that they had actual asian actors on set that could have done the role.

Oh well, the 30s and all that...
Shanghai Express does provide Anna May Wong with one of her greatest roles, and it at least addresses Werner Oland in his role by revealing that one of the character's parents is white. Since many of the other substantial Chinese roles are actually played by Asian actors this film is actually a stand-out in the 30s. Even the French and German characters are played by actors of the appropriate nationality.

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Post by flavo5000 » February 27th, 2019, 9:15 pm

Opio wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:22 pm
albajos wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
All these westerners in chinese makeup just mekes it weird. I only saw Shanghai Express and The Good Earth this month, but in the last one he started to get actual chinese sons, which looked nothing like him, which showed that they had actual asian actors on set that could have done the role.

Oh well, the 30s and all that...
Yeah, it's pretty disconcerting. Still, what did you think of Luise Rainer in "The Good Earth"? I remember thinking she was very affecting in her role.
I also watched The Good Earth earlier this month and I just found it really distracting. Much of it was a bummer too which didn't help matters.

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Post by jdidaco » February 27th, 2019, 9:38 pm

(Screenshots from 'Midnight Mary' & 'Parábola')

90. Over the Hill (Henry King, 1931) 9.5/10
91. This Is the Night (Frank Tuttle, 1932) 9/10
92. Midnight Mary (William A. Wellman, 1933) 8.5/10

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A collection of shorts,

93-94. La meilleure bobonne (Marc Allégret, 1930) 7/10 (20 min), Attaque nocturne (Marc Allégret, 1931) 8/10 (25 min), Ténérife (Yves Allégret & Eli Lotar, 1932) 8/10 (22 min), A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (Aubrey Scotto, 1932) 7/10 (10 min), Parábola (Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth & Bill Nemeth & Rutherford Boyd, 1937) 8/10 (9 min), Tree Trunk to Head (Lewis Jacobs, 1938) 7.5/10 (35 min) (Total: 121 min)

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1. Un chien qui rapporte (A Dog That Fetches, Jean Choux, 1932) 8/10
2. Histoire du soldat inconnu (Story of the Unknown Soldier, Henri Storck, 1932) 9/10 (11 min), Affaire classée (Case Closed, Charles Vanel, 1932) 7/10 (23 min), Amour et publicité (Love & Advertising, Leo Mittler, 1933) 8/10 (26 min) (Total: 60 min)
3. Remous (Whirlpool, Edmond T. Gréville, 1935) 10/10
4. With Byrd at the South Pole (Joseph T. Rucker & Willard Van der Veer, 1930) 8/10
5. Trader Horn (W.S. Van Dyke,1931) 7/10
6. Eskimo (W.S. Van Dyke, 1933) 9/10
7. Cape Forlorn (Ewald André Dupont, 1931) 9.5/10
8. Broken Blossoms (John Brahm, 1936) 8.5/10
9. Pygmalion (Ludwig Berger, 1937) 8.5/10
10. Yu guang qu (Song of the Fishermen, Cai Chusheng, 1934) 7.5/10
11. Dushi fengguang (Scenes of City Life, Yuan Muzhi, 1935) 8/10
12. Ye ban ge sheng (Song at Midnight, Ma-Xu Weibang, 1937) 8/10
13. Ariane, jeune fille russe (Ariane, Russian Maid, Paul Czinner, 1932) 9/10
14. Samson (Maurice Tourneur, 1936) 8/10
15. Mollenard (Hatred, Robert Siodmak, 1938) 9/10
16. Laveata tietä (The Wide Road, Valentin Vaala, 1931) 8/10
17. Palos brudefærd (The Wedding of Palo, Friedrich Dalsheim, 1934) 8.5/10
18. Juha (Nyrki Tapiovaara, 1937) 9/10
19. Das Lied vom Leben (Song of Life, Alexis Granowsky, 1931) 9/10
20. Mirages de Paris (Fyodor Otsep, 1933) 9/10
21. Stadt Anatol (The City of Anatol, Viktor Tourjansky, 1936) 8/10
22. Csak egy kislány van a világon (There's Only One Girl in the World, Béla Gaál, 1930) 7.5/10
23. Ítél a Balaton (Judgment of Lake Balaton, Pál Fejös, 1933) 8.5/10
24. Hortobágy (Life on the Hortobagy, George Hoellering, 1937) 9/10
25. Elysia (Valley of the Nude) (Carl Harbaugh, 1933) 6/10
26. Maniac (Dwain Esper, 1934) 5/10
27. Legong: Dance of the Virgins (Henri de la Falaise, 1935) 8/10
28-30. Industrial Britain (Robert J. Flaherty, 1931) 8/10 (21 min), Lidoire (Maurice Tourneur, 1933) 7/10 (25 min), Affaires publiques (Public Affairs, Robert Bresson, 1934) 8/10 (23 min), La Cucaracha (Lloyd Corrigan, 1934) 6/10 (20 min), The Private Life of the Gannets (Julian Huxley, 1934) 7/10 (11 min), How to Sleep (Nick Grinde, 1935) 6/10 (10 min), La fontaine d'Aréthuse (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1936) 9/10 (6 min), Jeune fille au jardin (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1936) 8/10 (4 min), The People of the Cumberland (Jay Leyda & Sidney Meyers & Elia Kazan & Bill Watts, 1937) 8/10 (21 min), How to Undress in Front of Your Husband (Dwain Esper, 1937) 3/10 (14 min), Romance of Radium (Jacques Tourneur, 1937) 8/10 (10 min), That Mothers Might Live (Fred Zinnemann, 1938) 7/10 (10 min), Herää Helsinki! (Wake Up, Helsinki!, Valentin Vaala, 1939) 7/10 (8 min) (Total: 183 min)
31. Bad Company (Tay Garnett, 1931) 8.5/10
32. Suez (Allan Dwan, 1938) 7.5/10
33. The Rains Came (Clarence Brown, 1939) 9/10
34. Ihre Hoheit befiehlt (Her Grace Commands, Hanns Schwarz, 1931) 8/10
35. Saison in Kairo (Cairo Season, Reinhold Schünzel, 1933) 8/10
36. Glückskinder (Lucky Kids, Paul Martin, 1936) 7.5/10
37. Ledolom (The Thaw, Boris Barnet, 1931) 8/10
38. Velikiy uteshitel (The Great Consoler, Lev Kuleshov, 1933) 9.5/10
39. Strogiy yunosha (A Severe Young Man, Abram Room, 1935) 10/10
40. Nobleza baturra (Rustic Chivalry, Florián Rey, 1935) 8/10
41. La mancha de sangre (The Blood Stain, Adolfo Best-Maugard, 1937) 8/10
42. A Canção da Terra (The Song from Earth, Jorge Brum do Canto, 1938) 9/10
43. Emil und die Detektive (Emil and the Detectives, Gerhard Lamprecht, 1931) 9/10
44. Anna und Elisabeth (Anna and Elizabeth, Frank Wisbar, 1933) 8.5/10
45. So endete eine Liebe (End of an Affair, Karl Hartl, 1934) 8/10
46. Rome Express (Walter Forde, 1932) 7.5/10
47. Sleeping Car (Anatole Litvak, 1933) 7.5/10
48. The Phantom Light (Michael Powell, 1935) 8/10
49. Panik in Chicago (Panic in Chicago, Robert Wiene, 1931) 7.5/10
50. Acciaio (Steel, Walter Ruttmann, 1933) 8/10
51. Der zerbrochene Krug (The Broken Jug, Gustav Ucicky & Emil Jannings, 1937) 8/10
52-53. Ins Blaue hinein... (Into the Blue, Eugen Schüfftan, 1931) 8/10 (36 min), In der Nacht (In the NIght, Walter Ruttmann,1931) 9/10 (7 min), Pasifik 231 (Pacific 231, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy, 1931) 8/10 (7 min), Gopak (Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy, 1931) 7/10 (8 min), Neft simfoniyas (The Oil Symphony, Boris Pumpyanski, 1932) 8/10 (10 min), Il cuore rivelatore (The Tell-Tale Heart, Alberto Mondadori, 1934) 6/10 (14 min), Gypsy Night (Josef Berne & Harold Hecht, 1935) 8/10 (18 min), Il caso Valdemar (The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Gianni Hoepli & Ubaldo Magnaghi, 1936) 7/10 (12 min), Przygoda czlowieka poczciwego (The Adventures of a Good Citizen, Stefan Themerson & Franciszka Themerson, 1937) 8/10 (8 min) (Total: 120 min)
54. King of Jazz (John Murray Anderson, 1930) 7.5/10
55. Fast Workers (Tod Browning, 1933) 8/10
56. No Greater Glory (Frank Borzage, 1934) 9/10
57-60. Swing You Sinners! (Dave Fleischer, 1930) 9/10 (8 min), Bimbo's Initiation (Dave Fleischer, 1931) 9.5/10 (6 min) (RV), Mickey's Orphans (Burt Gillett, 1931) 7/10 (7 min), It's Got Me Again! (Rudolf Ising, 1932) 7/10 (7 min), Flowers and Trees (Burt Gillett, 1932) 8.5/10 (8 min), Three Little Pigs (Burt Gillett, 1933) 8.5/10 (9 min) (RV), Building a Building (David Hand, 1933) 8/10 (7 min), The Merry Old Soul (Walter Lantz & William Nolan, 1933) 8/10 (8 min), Jolly Little Elves (Manuel Moreno, 1934) 7.5/10 (9 min), Holiday Land (Arthur Davis & Sid Marcus, 1934) 7/10 (8 min), Three Orphan Kittens (David Hand, 1935) 7.5/10 (9 min), Who Killed Cock Robin? (David Hand, 1935) 9/10 (8 min), The Calico Dragon (Rudolf Ising, 1935) 7/10 (8 min), The Tortoise and the Hare (Wilfred Jackson, 1935) 8/10 (8 min) (RV), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (Dave Fleischer & Willard Bowsky, 1936) 9/10 (16 min) (RV), The Old Mill Pond (Hugh Harman, 1936) 7.5/10 (8 min), The Country Cousin (Wilfred Jackson, 1936) 7/10 (9 min), The Old Mill (Wilfred Jackson, 1937) 10/10 (9 min) (RV), The Little Match Girl (Arthur Davis & Sid Marcus, 1937) 7.5/10 (8 min), Educated Fish (Dave Fleischer, 1937) 7/10 (7 min), Hunky and Spunky (Dave Fleischer, 1938) 8/10 (9 min), Brave Little Tailor (Bill Roberts, 1938) 8/10 (9 min), Ferdinand the Bull (Dick Rickard, 1938) 9.5/10 (8 min) (RV), Good Scouts (Jack King, 1938) 7/10 (8 min), Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (Wilfred Jackson, 1938) 7/10 (8 min), Detouring America (Tex Avery, 1939) 7/10 (8 min), Peace on Earth (Hugh Harman, 1939) 9/10 (9 min) (RV), The Pointer (Clyde Geronimi, 1939) 7/10 (9 min), Ugly Duckling (Clyde Geronimi & Jack Cutting, 1939) 9/10 (9 min) (RV) (Total: 244 min)
61. Lo squadrone bianco (White Squadron, Augusto Genina, 1936) 8/10
62. Il signor Max (Mister Max, Mario Camerini, 1937) 8/10
63. Un'avventura di Salvator Rosa (An Adventure of Salvator Rosa, Alessandro Blasetti, 1939) 7.5/10
64. Pyat nevest (Five Brides, Aleksandr Solovyov, 1930) 8.5/10
65. Zlatye gory (Golden Mountains, Sergei Yutkevich, 1931) 9/10
66. Bespridannitsa (Without Dowry, Yakov Protazanov & Aleksandr Rou, 1937) 9/10
67. Der Raub der Mona Lisa (The Theft of the Mona Lisa, Géza von Bolváry, 1931) 8.5/10
68. Schleppzug M 17 (Tugboat M 17, Werner Hochbaum & Heinrich George, 1933) 8.5/10
69. Schlußakkord (Final Accord, Douglas Sirk, 1936) 9/10
70. Putyovka v zhizn (Road to Life, Nikolai Ekk, 1931) 8.5/10
71. Trinadtsat (The Thirteen, Mikhail Romm, 1937) 8/10
72. Traktoristy (Tractor Drivers, Ivan Pyrev, 1939) 7.5/10
73. Der Mann, der den Mord beging (The Man Who Committed the Murder, Curtis Bernhardt, 1931) 9/10
74. Ich und die Kaiserin (The Empress and I, Friedrich Hollaender, 1933) 8/10
75. Ich war Jack Mortimer (I Was Jack Mortimer, Carl Froelich, 1935) 8/10
76. Une belle garce (A Beautiful Bitch, Marco de Gastyne, 1930) 9/10
77. Le rêve (The Dream, Jacques de Baroncelli, 1931) 9.5/10
78. Rapt (The Kidnapping, Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1934) 9.5/10
81. Der weiße Teufel (The White Devil, Alexandre Volkoff, 1930) 8/10
82. Die andere Seite (The Other Side, Heinz Paul, 1931) 10/10
83. S.O.S. Eisberg (S.O.S. Iceberg, Arnold Fanck, 1933) 8/10
84. Beauty and the Boss (Roy Del Ruth, 1932) 9/10
85. The Silver Cord (John Cromwell, 1933) 8/10
86. Dames (Ray Enright & Busby Berkeley, 1934) 9/10
87. Cham/L'ange du mal (The Broken Vow, Jan Nowina-Przybylski & Charles Méré, 1931) 8/10
88. Córka generala Pankratowa (The General Pankratov's Daughter, Joseph Lejtes & Mieczyslaw Znamierowski, 1934) 8/10
89. Ludzie Wisly (People of the Vistula, Aleksander Ford & Jerzy Zarzycki, 1938) 8.5/10

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1. the awful truth (mccarey 1937)*
2. nancy drew...reporter (clemens 1939)
3. la tête d’un homme (duvivier 1933)
4. beast of the city (brabin 1932)
5. the mouthpiece (flood/nugent 1932) - warren williams as a 'crooked' lawyer: seems like a role he was born for. this was a lot of fun
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1. Cleopatra (1934) - Cecil B. DeMille
2. Dark Victory (1939) - Edmund Goulding
3. The Informer (1935) - John Ford
4. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) - Anatole Litvak
5. A Day at the Races (1937) - Sam Wood
6. Stage Door (1937) - Gregory LaCava
7. The Gay Divorcee (1934) - Mark Sandrich
8. The Good Earth (1937) - Victor Fleming, Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin, Gustav Machat [Winner Best Actress, Best Cinematography + 3 other nominations]
9. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) - William Dieterle
10. Little Women (1933) - George Cukor
11. Love Affair (1939) - Leo McCarey
12. The Women (1939) - George Cukor
13. Of Mice and Men (1939) - Lewis Milestone
14. Anna Cristie (1930) - Clarence Brown
15. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935) - George Cukor
16. State Fair (1933) - Henry King
17. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) - Henry King
18. Hell's Angels (1930) - Howard Hughes
19. Lady for a Day (1933) - Frank Capra
20. Skippy (1931) - Norman Taurog

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Post by frbrown » February 28th, 2019, 6:44 am

31. Jailbreak (1936)

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1. Only Yesterday (1933)
2a. The Autograph Hound (1939)
2b. Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
2c. Hamateur Night (1939)
2d. It's the Natural Thing to Do (1939)
2e. Jitterbug Follies (1939)
2f. Peace on Earth (1939)
2g. Porky's Tire Trouble (1939)
2h. The Pointer (1939)
2i. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)
3. The Black Camel (1931)
4a. Puppy Love (1933)
4b. The Pet Store (1933)
4c. Giantland (1933)
4d. Camping Out (1934)
4e. Gulliver Mickey (1934)
4f. Orphan's Benefit (1934)
4g. The Dognapper (1934)
4h. Two-Gun Mickey (1934)
4i. Mickey's Service Station (1935)
5a. Brave Little Tailor (1938)
5b. Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)
5c. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
5d. Goonland (1938)
5e. Love on the Wing (1939)
5f. Mickey's Trailer (1938)
5g. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
5h. Philips Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
5i. Porky in Egypt (1938)
5j. Porky in Wackyland (1938)
6. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
7. The Last Journey (1936)
8. Modern Times (1936)
9a. Popeye the Sailor (1933)
9b. I Yam What I Yam (1933)
9c. Blow Me Down! (1933)
9d. I Eats My Spinach (1933)
9e. Seasin's Greetinks! (1933)
9f. Wild Elephinks (1933)
9g. Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934)
9h. Let's You and Him Fight (1934)
9i. The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
10a. Clock Cleaners (1937)
10b. Hospitaliky (1937)
10c. The Little Match Girl (1937)
10d. Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
10e. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
10f. Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)
10g. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)
10h. Porky's Romance (1937)
10i. The Old Mill (1937)
10j. She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)
11. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
12. The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
13a. Brotherly Love (1936)
13b. The Country Cousin (1936)
13c. I Love to Singa (1936)
13d. Moving Day (1936)
13e. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
13f. Little Beau Porky (1936)
13g. Rainbow Dance (1936)
13h. Thru the Mirror (1936)
13i. To Spring (1936)
13j. The Village Smithy (1936)
14. Tiger Bay (1934)
15a. Balloon Land (1935)
15b. The Band Concert (1935)
15c. The Calico Dragon (1935)
15d. A Colour Box (1935)
15e. King of the Mardi Gras (1935)
15f. Music Land (1935)
15g. Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
15h. The Sunshine Makers (1935)
15i. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
15j. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
16. Cynara (1932)
17. The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
18. The Devil's in Love (1933)
19. Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
20. The Westland Case (1937)
21. Sinner Take All (1936)
22. King of Alcatraz (1938)
23. When Were You Born (1938)
24a. Can You Take It (1934)
24b. Strong to the Finich (1934)
24c. Shoein' Hosses (1934)
24d. Shiver Me Timbers! (1934)
24e. A Dream Walking (1934)
24f. Axe Me Another (1934)
24g. Thw Two-Alarm Fire (1934)
24h. The Dance Contest (1934)
24i. We Aim to Please (1934)
25a. I Heard (1933)
25b. The Mad Doctor (1933)
25c. The Magic Mummy (1933)
25d. Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)
25e. Night on Bald Mountain (1933)
25f. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)
25g. Christmas Night (1933)
25h. Snow-White (1933)
25i. Stratos-Fear (1933)
25j. Three Little Pigs (1933)
26a. Betty Boop, M.D. (1932)
26b. Carnival Capers (1932)
26c. Flop House (1932)
26d. Flowers and Trees (1932)
26e. L'idee (1932)
26f. The Klondike Kid (1932)
26g. Mickey's Good Deed (1932)
26h. Minnie the Moocher (1932)
26i. Room Runners (1932)
26j. The Snowman (1933)
27. Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)
28a. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)
28b. Bosko the Doughboy (1931)
28c. The China Plate (1931)
28d. Mask-A-Raid (1931)
28e. Mendelssohn's Spring Song (1931)
28f. The New Car (1931)
28g. Sunday Clothes (1931)
28h. Traffic Troubles (1931)
28i. Wot a Night (1931)
28j. You Don't Know What You're Doin'! (1931)
29. The Fire Raisers (1934)
30a. Detouring America (1939)
30b. Hunky and Spunky (1938)
30c. Educated Fish (1937)
30d. The Old Mill Pond (1936)
30e. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
30f. Holiday Land (1934)
30g. It's Got Me Again! (1932)
30h. Ugly Duckling (1939)
31. Jailbreak (1936)

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Post by sol » February 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm

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1. Dead End (1937)
2. Chun Can (1933)
3. Svengali (1931)
4. Bad Girl (1931)
5. Holiday (1938)
6. Laughter (1930)
7. The Ghoul (1993)
8. Block-Heads (1938)
9. Man's Castle (1933)
10. Alice Adams (1935)
11. Just Imagine (1930)
12. Our Relations (1936)
13. White Zombie (1932)
14. In Old Chicago (1938)
15. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
16. The Front Page (1931)
17. The Black Room (1935)
18. The Vampire Bat (1933)
19. Imitation Of Life (1934)
20. Of Human Bondage (1934)
21. Flying Down To Rio (1933)
22. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
23. Werewolf of London (1935)
24. The Garden of Allah (1936)
25. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
26. The Sign of the Cross (1932)
27. The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
28. The House of Rothschild (1934)
29. The Dark Eyes of London (1939)

30. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

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I had intended to write up a bit more on this but I have been busy, it is late on the 28th on my end and I'm tired and out of time. Another film in which Bela Lugosi triumphs over a weak script (I'm beginning to see why some, including Bela himself, though that he was Karloff's equal in his prime). I definitely preferred the circus act opening to everything else though.

And that's it from me. Kind of poetic to end a 1930s Challenge on 30, no? Thanks for hosting, 72a!
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