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Monday, 20 August 2012

Mini-Countdown: Our Favourite Films Of The 1930's

This mini-countdown sprang from an idle conversation we had regarding our favourite films of the Eighties. This proved to be fruitful, so we decided to go back as far as we could and choose our particular favourites from a given decade. We were both able to go back as far as the 1930's so that's where we begin


Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

A landmark in cinema, this was the first full-length animated feature in motion picture history and the first to be produced by Walt Disney Productions,

Dracula (1931)

A seminal moment in the history of horror films, with a definitive performance by Bela Lugosi in the title role

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Chosen more for the (at the time) ground-breaking technical achievements rather than any other reason, the effects are still impressive over seventy years later


Duck Soup (1933)

The Marx Brothers were absolute geniuses so one of their films had to go in; a brilliantly funny film full of quotable one-liners.

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Katharine Hepburn was rarely better in a comedic role than here, ably matched by Grant in this delightful screwball comedy.

M (1931)

Peter Lorre gives a chilling performance as a child-killer in Fritz Lang's atmospheric thriller

So those are ours, what about yours? Should Gone With The Wind or It Happened One Night have been included? To your mind, is James Whale's Frankenstein or Rouben Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde a better example of 1930's horror? Would you have preferred A Day At The Races or A Night At The Opera

Let us know your favourite films of the 1930's in the comments below.

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