Trippy's Favorite Films of the '30s.by TrippyTrellis | created - 09 Jul 2018 | updated - 11 Jul 2018 | Public
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2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 269,562 | Gross: $198.68M
3. Camille (1936)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
Votes: 6,823 | Gross: $1.15M
5. Sabotage (1936)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Thriller
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.
6. On Borrowed Time (1939)
Passed | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy
A cantankerous old man takes in his beloved, orphaned grandson, whom he must protect at all costs, including from an agent of Death with the help of a magical apple tree.
7. The Rains Came (1939)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Living in India with her crude husband, a British aristocrat is reunited with an old flame at a party, though she truly has her sights set on a handsome doctor.
9. The Merry Widow (1934)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When a small kingdom's main tax payer leaves for Paris, its king dispatches a dashing count to win back her allegiance.
10. Idiot's Delight (1939)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A group of disparate travelers are caught and thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the beginning of World War II.
14. The Good Earth (1937)
Passed | 138 min | Drama, Romance
Although married Chinese farmers Wang and O-Lan initially experience success, their lives are complicated by declining fortunes and lean times, as well as the arrival of the beautiful young Lotus.
15. The Shopworn Angel (1938)
Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War
Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.
16. Love Affair (1939)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.
17. Dark Victory (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.
18. Mata Hari (1931)
Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.
Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $0.93M
19. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Votes: 16,048 | Gross: $2.69M
20. One Way Passage (1932)
Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.
22. Dinner at Eight (1933)
Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.
23. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.
24. Make a Wish (1937)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical
While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his ... See full summary »
25. Madam Satan (1930)
Passed | 116 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy
Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »
Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.50M