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Year by Year Polls: 1933 (RESULTS)

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ICM Forum's Favorite Films from 1933


There were 40 voters and 146 different films voted for in this poll. The table below shows all films that received at least 20.5 points.

RankTitleAKADirectorPoints ReceivedNumber of BallotsNumber of IMDB VotesLink
1Duck SoupLeo McCarey323.02656139:imdb:
2King KongErnest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper311.52780466:imdb:
3Das Testament des Dr. MabuseThe Testament of Dr. MabuseFritz Lang279.52411654:imdb:
4The Invisible ManJames Whale237.02731337:imdb:
5Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collègeZero for ConductJean Vigo209.0248038:imdb:
6Gold Diggers of 1933Mervyn LeRoy206.0177454:imdb:
742nd StreetLloyd Bacon159.51710975:imdb:
8EkstaseEcstasyGustav Machatý128.0132206:imdb:
9Sons of the DesertWilliam A. Seiter127.5128053:imdb:
10Queen ChristinaRouben Mamoulian116.0117268:imdb:
11Snow-WhiteDave Fleischer106.0121811:imdb:
11Dinner at EightGeorge Cukor106.0107654:imdb:
13Baby FaceAlfred E. Green102.5146380:imdb:
14Footlight ParadeLloyd Bacon102.0144993:imdb:
15LiebeleiMax Ophüls100.0101316:imdb:
16Man's CastleFrank Borzage99.081357:imdb:
17Treno popolareRaffaello Matarazzo85.56147:imdb:
18The Private Life of Henry VIIIAlexander Korda82.083877:imdb:
18Wild Boys of the RoadWilliam A. Wellman82.071827:imdb:
20Morgen beginnt das LebenLife Begins TomorrowWerner Hochbaum79.0672:imdb:
21BombshellVictor Fleming76.072471:imdb:
22Las HurdesLand Without BreadLuis Buñuel73.095367:imdb:
22SonnenstrahlRay of SunshinePál Fejös73.09153:imdb:
22Lot in SodomMelville Webber, James Sibley Watson73.05596:imdb:
25Design for LivingErnst Lubitsch71.5125977:imdb:
26FéticheThe MascotWladyslaw Starewicz70.081430:imdb:
27Lady for a DayFrank Capra68.073830:imdb:
28OkrainaOutskirtsBoris Barnet67.06908:imdb:
29Minato no nihonmusumeJapanese Girls at the HarborHiroshi Shimizu64.07571:imdb:
30Heroes for SaleWilliam A. Wellman63.072085:imdb:
31Kimi to wakareteApart from YouMikio Naruse61.08486:imdb:
31Three Little PigsBurt Gillett61.085371:imdb:
33Counsellor at LawWilliam Wyler59.051100:imdb:
34DekigokoroPassing FancyYasujirô Ozu57.081237:imdb:
35Ganga BrutaHumberto Mauro54.04352:imdb:
36DezertirDeserterVsevolod Pudovkin53.06256:imdb:
37Mystery of the Wax MuseumMichael Curtiz52.055041:imdb:
38Yogoto no yumeEvery-Night DreamsMikio Naruse50.07485:imdb:
39KeisatsukanPolicemanTomu Uchida46.0598:imdb:
39The Old Man of the MountainDave Fleischer46.05537:imdb:
39La tête d'un hommeJulien Duvivier46.04532:imdb:
42Little WomenGeorge Cukor44.046529:imdb:
43Quatorze JuilletJuly 14René Clair43.04347:imdb:
44AcciaioSteelWalter Ruttmann38.5474:imdb:
45The Kennel Murder CaseMichael Curtiz38.033188:imdb:
46Tôkyô no onnaWoman of TokyoYasujirô Ozu36.04840:imdb:
47State FairHenry King35.54765:imdb:
48Christopher StrongDorothy Arzner33.041316:imdb:
49She Done Him WrongLowell Sherman32.045678:imdb:
50EskimoMala the MagnificentW.S. Van Dyke31.53413:imdb:
51The Mad DoctorDavid Hand, Wilfred Jackson30.071234:imdb:
52PilgrimageJohn Ford29.52561:imdb:
53Viktor und ViktoriaVictor and VictoriaReinhold Schünzel29.05406:imdb:
54The BoweryRaoul Walsh28.53443:imdb:
55Lady KillerRoy Del Ruth28.041570:imdb:
55Hallelujah I'm a BumHallelujah, I'm a TrampLewis Milestone28.03740:imdb:
55L'or des mersJean Epstein28.0270:imdb:
58The Fatal Glass of BeerClyde Bruckman26.031694:imdb:
58Hello, Sister!Erich von Stroheim, Raoul Walsh, Alfred L. Werker, Alan Crosland26.03137:imdb:
60The Stranger's ReturnKing Vidor24.03419:imdb:
61Only YesterdayJohn M. Stahl22.03325:imdb:
62Nieuwe grondenNew EarthJoris Ivens21.04226:imdb:
62The Ghost CameraBernard Vorhaus21.03364:imdb:
62T'amerò sempreMario Camerini21.0216:imdb:
65Xiao WanyiLittle ToysYu Sun20.53169:imdb:


Films that received 1st-place votes
(ranked in order of number of first-place votes received, then by total points received)
6 - Duck Soup - blocho, brokenface, gromit82, murnaunosferatu, OldAle1, zomgmouse
5 - King Kong - Gordon_Gekko, hurluberlu, klaus78, PUNQ, Rufus-T
3 - Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse - joachimt, Kublai Khan, Traveller
3 - Ekstase - insomnius, Melvelet, peeptoad
2 - The Invisible Man - beasterne, ororama
2 - Gold Diggers of 1933 - maxwelldeux, St. Gloede
2 - Queen Christina - jeff_v, Opio
2 - Baby Face - Carmel1379, rnilsson19
1 - Sons of the Desert - Caracortada
1 - Snow-White - frbrown
1 - Footlight Parade - 1SO
1 - Liebelei - MoTH
1 - Morgen beginnt das Leben - lineuphere
1 - Lot in Sodom - Mysterious Dude
1 - Fétiche - Leopardi
1 - Okraina - Y U M E
1 - Yogoto no yume - connordenney
1 - The Kennel Murder Case - George Eastman
1 - Viktor und Viktoria - Fergenaprido
1 - Friday the Thirteenth (Victor Saville) - sol (1 ballot, 19 points)
1 - Alice in Wonderland (Norman Z. McLeod) - zzzorf (1 ballot, 10 points)

The following voters submitted unranked ballots:
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From the predecessor poll

On the IMDb Classic Film board, a version of this poll for 1933 was conducted in 2011.
The top 30 films that time around were:

01. King Kong … Cooper & Schoedsack (this time: 2)
02. Duck Soup … Leo McCarey (1)
03. 42nd Street … Lloyd Bacon (7)
04. The Invisible Man … James Whale (4)
05. Queen Christina … Rouben Mamoulian (10)
06. Baby Face … Alfred E. Green (13)
07. Zero for Conduct (Zero de conduite …) … Jean Vigo (5)
08. Dinner at Eight … George Cukor (11)
09. The Bitter Tea of General Yen … Frank Capra (ineligible now; listed as a 1932 film)
10. Ecstasy (Ekstase) … Gustav Machaty (8)
11. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse) … Fritz Lang (3)
12. Three Little Pigs … Burt Gillett (31)
13. Gold Diggers of 1933 … Mervyn LeRoy (6)
14. Little Women … George Cukor (42)
15. Land Without Bread (Las Hurdes) … Luis Bunuel (22)
16. Sons of the Desert … William Seiter (9)
17. Design for Living … Ernst Lubitsch (25)
18. Lady for a Day … Frank Capra (27)
19. Snow-White … Dave Fleischer (11)
20. The Private Life of Henry VIII. … Alexander Korda (18)
21. Flirtation (Liebelei) … Max Ophuls (15)
22. Bombshell … Victor Fleming (21)
23. Mystery of the Wax Museum … Michael Curtiz (37)
24. I’m No Angel … Wesley Ruggles (no ballots this time)
25. Footlight Parade … Lloyd Bacon (14)
26. Wild Boys of the Road … William Wellman (18)
27. She Done Him Wrong … Lowell Sherman (49)
28. Hallelujah I’m a Bum … Lewis Milestone (55)
28. The Patriots / Outskirts (Okraina) … Boris Barnet (28)
30. Woman of Tokyo (Tokyo no onna) … Yasujiro Ozu (46)

And the awards go to …

Oscars
Once again in this era, the Oscar eligibility year did not correspond to the calendar year. The 1932-1933 Oscar eligibility year ran from August 1, 1932 to December 31, 1933. We held a Year by Year poll for 1932 here on this message board in 2019.

7. 42nd Street
18. The Private Life of Henry VIII
27. Lady for a Day
42. Little Women
47. State Fair
49. She Done Him Wrong
66. Cavalcade (Frank Lloyd) (4 ballots, 19 points) (winner)

yy. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (placed 1st in the 1932 poll)
yy. A Farewell to Arms (placed 37th in the 1932 poll)
zz. Smilin’ Through (listed as a 1932 film by IMDb, but did not place in the 1932 poll)

Shorts
The following films under 45 minutes long made the main list:
5. Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au college
11. Snow-White
22. Las Hurdes
22. Lot in Sodom
26. Fétiche
31. Three Little Pigs
39. The Old Man of the Mountain
51. The Mad Doctor
58. The Fatal Glass of Beer
62. Nieuwe gronden

Your mileage may vary
The following titles are well-known (over 1,500 votes) and reasonably well-liked (average rating of 7.0 or higher) by IMDb users, but they didn't make a big impression here:

Popeye the Sailor (over 1,600 votes, 1 ballot, 13 points)
The Devil’s Brother (over 1,800 votes, 1 ballot, 9 points)
Busy Bodies (over 2,400 votes, 1 ballot, 2 points)
Dirty Work (over 1,700 votes, no ballots)

The next poll will be for 1950, and the one after that will be for 2020.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
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The results can be found as a list at:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /gromit82/

A list of all films receiving votes can be found at:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls500677231/
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What a drop in points after the Top 3 and Top 6 :o

Interesting anomalies:
17 Treno popolare
20 Morgen beginnt das Leben

The latter has only 31 checks on ICM!

I'm no Angel, another Mae West film, has more than 3000 IMDb votes, is on two 1000-lists for ICM (TimeOut & Halliwell) and didn't make the list. Mhm, mhm.
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One ballot could not be counted because it did not include any URLs.

Votes for the following films were not counted because IMDb lists them as being from a different year:
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)
Misère au Borinage (1934)
Une nuit sur le mont chauve (1938)
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Thanks for the results gromit! The posters collection on the imdb list look entrancing.

'Gold Diggers of 1933' is probably the musical I'm most looking forward to watching out of any in the world (unless you count the 1941 'Hellzapoppin'', though its most famous dance scene I've already internalised quite well).

As for 1950, I'm guessing the Wilder film with Buster Keaton would win on CFB, but I'm jinxing Kurosawa to win here, #1-4+ all permutations of 羅生門.
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Thanks, gromit.

#17 is a triumph for Matarazzo. Same name and same ranking in 1953 would be even better, although I'm afraid he won't be so lucky. :lol:
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:cheers: for hosting and sorry i missed ballot - real life too busy! but GENERAL YEN got bumped anyway :circle: :angry:

No real surprises but sad no love for ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, a much darker original of 1941's better known THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (and remade again in 1948). Gary Cooper is the hero wondering if he chose the right girl. ImageImageImage
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f6/0d/f6 ... 2a3179.jpg
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Oh, I forgot to mention it earlier, but this is the only poll in recent memory where my ballot made the difference between which film finished first and second. And I'm very happy that we got it "right" out of those two options. ;)
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timshelboy wrote: May 20th, 2021, 2:13 pm :cheers: for hosting and sorry i missed ballot - real life too busy! but GENERAL YEN got bumped anyway :circle: :angry:

No real surprises but sad no love for ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, a much darker original of 1941's better known THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (and remade again in 1948). Gary Cooper is the hero wondering if he chose the right girl. ImageImageImage
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f6/0d/f6 ... 2a3179.jpg
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This looks really nice (I love the '41 film). Thanks for the recommendation, Tim. I thought I had heard of it, and then realised that I was totally confusing it with the Francis Lederer and Ida-Lupino comedy 'One Rainy Afternoon''. Happy to add another Coop to my watchlist!

:cheers:
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: May 21st, 2021, 3:54 am
timshelboy wrote: May 20th, 2021, 2:13 pm :cheers: for hosting and sorry i missed ballot - real life too busy! but GENERAL YEN got bumped anyway :circle: :angry:

No real surprises but sad no love for ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, a much darker original of 1941's better known THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (and remade again in 1948). Gary Cooper is the hero wondering if he chose the right girl. ImageImageImage
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f6/0d/f6 ... 2a3179.jpg
Ready for 1950!
This looks really nice (I love the '41 film). Thanks for the recommendation, Tim. I thought I had heard of it, and then realised that I was totally confusing it with the Francis Lederer and Ida-Lupino comedy 'One Rainy Afternoon''. Happy to add another Coop to my watchlist!

:cheers:
I'm no great Cooper fan but he was great in this one - and as I say much darker in tone than the Cagney romp.

https://ok.ru/video/276007684771
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timshelboy wrote: May 21st, 2021, 11:38 am I'm no great Cooper fan but he was great in this one - and as I say much darker in tone than the Cagney romp.

https://ok.ru/video/276007684771
Oh, thanks for the link. I'll look forward to it!
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I generally avoid arguments of whether one movie is better than another. It's all opinion. However, I can't make sense of Footlight Parade falling below 42nd Street and Gold Diggers of 1933. I like all three movies, but only one has James Cagney delivering rapid-fire dialogue and it's the one where Busby Berkeley pulls out all the stops to create his most legendary musical sequences. The other films have Ginger Rogers, but those two films are the warm-up to Footlight Parade.
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I have not seen Footlight Parade, but Gold Diggers of 1933 is an absolute visual delight that contains wonderous musical sequences. The framing, in regular scenes, is quite striking as well if memory serves me right. That is at least the case in Heat Lightning, by the same director, which I saw very recently. In both films there also exist noteworthy context/ideology elements. But, the film with Cagney also looks like a lot of fun!
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Mervyn LeRoy directed 15 films between 1932 and 1934. I've seen 11 of them. The three best are Heat Lightning, Gold Diggers and Three on a Match. He knew how to bring out the best in Aline MacMahon.
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1SO wrote: May 24th, 2021, 1:55 am Mervyn LeRoy directed 15 films between 1932 and 1934. I've seen 11 of them. The three best are Heat Lightning, Gold Diggers and Three on a Match. He knew how to bring out the best in Aline MacMahon.
Only seen 6 from that group (I also have The Heart of New York on my DVR but haven't watched it yet).

Love Aline in Gold Diggers. Will add Heat Lightning to my long watchlist. Thanks for the tip.
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Any word on when the 1950 poll will be going ahead? And 2020?
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zomgmouse wrote: May 28th, 2021, 12:36 am Any word on when the 1950 poll will be going ahead? And 2020?
We are changing our schedule somewhat. The new schedule will be:

June: 1950
July: 1978
August: 2020

Also, we are looking for an additional volunteer, or volunteers, to join the rotation in conducting these polls. We do have a spreadsheet (created by maxwelldeux) which is used to do much of the calculations, so you don't have to do them by hand. Please send me a PM if you are interested.
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gromit82 wrote: May 30th, 2021, 5:19 pm
zomgmouse wrote: May 28th, 2021, 12:36 am Any word on when the 1950 poll will be going ahead? And 2020?
We are changing our schedule somewhat. The new schedule will be:

June: 1950
July: 1978
August: 2020

Also, we are looking for an additional volunteer, or volunteers, to join the rotation in conducting these polls. We do have a spreadsheet (created by maxwelldeux) which is used to do much of the calculations, so you don't have to do them by hand. Please send me a PM if you are interested.
Ok great thanks for the update :) Don't think I'd have time to help out myself but good to know of the situation!
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The Marx Brothers beat Kong by a little, 2 of the greatest films ever. 1950 should be starting in a few days.
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