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1. Spite Marriage (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Sebastian, Edward Earle, Leila Hyams

Votes: 1,699

2. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 20,623

3. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,680

4. Monte Cristo (1929)

223 min | Adventure

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them

Director: Henri Fescourt | Stars: Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Gaston Modot, Jean Toulout

Votes: 106

6. Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 589

7. The River (1928)

84 min | Drama, Romance

A naïve young man is working on a logging camp beside a turbulent river. When it closes for winter, he opts to stay for the experience. He meets a woman who was the girlfriend to the boss ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, Ivan Linow, Margaret Mann

Votes: 506

8. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,094

9. Asphalt (1929)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Albert Steinrück, Else Heller, Gustav Fröhlich, Betty Amann

Votes: 1,299

10. The Iron Mask (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $3.27M

11. Thunderbolt (1929)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Votes: 478

12. Applause (1929)

80 min | Drama, Musical

A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron

Votes: 1,227

13. The Informer (1929)

83 min | Drama

In Ireland, an IRA man betrays a killer to the police, thinking he is his mistress's lover.

Director: Arthur Robison | Stars: Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward, Carl Harbord

Votes: 169

15. Harbor Drift (1929)

54 min | Drama

The quest for a sparkling pearl necklace stolen by a beggar under the gaze of a prostitute, who persuades her unemployed friend to steal it back, with tragic consequences.

Director: Leo Mittler | Stars: Lissy Arna, Paul Rehkopf, Fritz Genschow, Sig Arno

Votes: 86

16. Hell's Heroes (1929)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Western

When four men rob a bank, one is killed and the other three escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers only to... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler, Fritzi Ridgeway

Votes: 500

17. The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (1929)

27 min | Documentary, Short

Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Georges Auric, Jacques-André Boiffard, Le Comte de Beaumont, Alice de Montgomery

Votes: 544

18. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,439

19. Drifters (1929)

49 min | Documentary

A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

Director: John Grierson

Votes: 303

20. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

A sharecropper decides to become a preacher after falling for a vamp from the city.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,468

21. Why Be Good? (1929)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A flapper with a dubious reputation enjoys a vivacious night of dancing and finds herself romantically linked to her boss.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis

Votes: 286

22. Blackmail (1929)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

After killing a man in self-defense, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 9,001

23. The Kiss (1929)

Passed | 62 min | Romance, Drama

An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 911 | Gross: $0.52M

24. Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A soldier returns to Kiev after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 1,605

25. Rio Rita (1929)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 677

26. Big Business (1929)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall

Votes: 2,646

27. A Pair of Tights (1929)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Two girls are invited by one of the girls boy-friend's tight boss for dinner. On the way they stop for a cheap ice-cream. But swinging doors, ventilators, cops and a brat make it nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Yates | Stars: Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 103

28. St. Louis Blues (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama, Music

In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 274

29. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 3,903

30. The Adjutant of the Czar (1929)

91 min

The romance between a Czarist officer and a passport-less girl obliged to share a sleeper compartment on a train in early twentieth century Russia.

Director: Vladimir Strizhevsky | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Carmen Boni, Eugen Burg, George Seroff

Votes: 18

31. White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A man climbs a 12,000-foot mountain to search for his wife, who was lost on their honeymoon. Another couple makes the dangerous climb with him.

Directors: Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Ernst Petersen, Ernst Udet

Votes: 837



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