Monthly Film Bulletin 1934. All the films reviewed in 1934.

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1. Along Came Sally (1934)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

An ambitious girl who wants to be a cabaret star poses as "Zaza", a French chanteuse, to get a job in a prestigious nightclub. Unfortunately, she finds herself in the middle of a dispute ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Sam Hardy, Phyllis Clare, Billy Milton

Votes: 47

2. The Bowery (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray

Votes: 398

3. The Constant Nymph (1933)

84 min | Drama

Sensitive Belgian schoolgirl, Tessa (Victoria Hopper), in love with world-famous composer Lewis Dodd (Brian Aherne), who marries her wealthy cousin Florence (Leonora Corbett).

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Brian Aherne, Victoria Hopper, Leonora Corbett, Lyn Harding

Votes: 29

5. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,669

6. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,470

7. Morning Glory (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan

Votes: 2,391

8. Night Flight (1933)

Passed | 84 min | Drama

Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 653

9. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 503

10. S.O.S. Iceberg (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama

In a departure from the trademark Alpine settings of Arnold Fanck's Bergfilme ("Mountain Films"), S.O.S. ICEBERG (S.O.S. EISBERG) takes place off the coast of Greenland, where an explorer, ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland

Votes: 114

11. Three Cornered Moon (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy

Nellie Rimplegar has to tell her grown children that due to her bungled handling of their finances, the family has been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Friend and family doctor, Alan ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland, Wallace Ford

Votes: 357

12. Turn Back the Clock (1933)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

Joe and Mary run a tobacco store and are just scraping by. When old friend Ted comes into the store, they renew their friendship, even though Ted is now wealthy and married to Elvira, whom ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Lee Tracy, Mae Clarke, Otto Kruger, George Barbier

Votes: 294

14. The Way to Love (1933)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

The Way to Love is a 1933 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film, starring Maurice Chevalier and Ann Dvorak.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Ann Dvorak, Edward Everett Horton, Minna Gombell

Votes: 36

15. Deserter (1933)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A wise and forgiving communist leader decides to send a young worker, Karl Renn, as an international delegate to the Soviet Union after the worker had deserted a picket-line and had ... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Boris Livanov, Vasili Kovrigin, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Tamara Makarova

Votes: 236

19. Kuhle Wampe or Who Owns the World? (1932)

71 min | Drama

During Great Depression, a family is evicted from their apartment and with no other option they move to a tent camp called Kuhle Wampe.

Director: Slatan Dudow | Stars: Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch, Martha Wolter, Adolf Fischer

Votes: 584

20. Mother Krause's Journey to Happiness (1929)

121 min | Drama

Mutter Krause and her children live in the poorer section of Berlin's Wedding district. The film depicts the cruelty of poverty and communism as a rescuing force that reaches Mutter Krause and the child too late.

Director: Phil Jutzi | Stars: Alexandra Schmitt, Holmes Zimmermann, Ilse Trautschold, Gerhard Bienert

Votes: 229

21. Children of Montmartre (1933)

83 min | Drama

When her father files bankruptcy and then dies, Rose's fiancé jilts her; she takes a job as a maid in a Montmartre kindergarten with 150 poor children. Rose gives each child loving ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean Benoît-Lévy, Marie Epstein | Stars: Madeleine Renaud, Alice Tissot, Paulette Élambert, Sylvette Fillacier

Votes: 94

22. Berkeley Square (1933)

Passed | 88 min | Fantasy, Romance

A young American man comes to believe that he can will himself back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meet his ancestors, who lived in the house he has just inherited.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Valerie Taylor, Irene Browne

Votes: 669

23. Christopher Bean (1933)

75 min | Comedy

When the painter Christopher Bean dies, some unscrupulous art dealers try to get several of his paintings cheaply from a family who have no idea of their value.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 19

24. The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

An ex-sailor turned boxer finds romance and gets a shot at the heavyweight title.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks | Stars: Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey

Votes: 642

25. Footlight Parade (1933)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,290

28. Jack Ahoy (1934)

70 min | Comedy

A song and dance comedy in which Jack Hulbert plays an incompetent sailor.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Nancy O'Neil, Alfred Drayton, Tamara Desni

Votes: 31

29. One Man's Journey (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, May Robson, Dorothy Jordan, Joel McCrea

Votes: 425

30. Son of a Sailor (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy

A smooth-talking sailor looking for a quick date meets the granddaughter of an admiral and finds himself in a house full of top Navy officers, along with a couple of spies interested in plans for a new robot-controlled flight system.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Jean Muir, Frank McHugh, Thelma Todd

Votes: 128

31. Sorrell and Son (1933)

84 min | Drama

Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Raymond | Stars: H.B. Warner, Margot Grahame, Peter Penrose, Hugh Williams

Votes: 6

32. A Southern Maid (1934)

83 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Southern Maid is a 1933 British musical film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Bebe Daniels, Clifford Mollison and Hal Gordon. It is based on the operetta A Southern Maid by Harold ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hughes | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Clifford Mollison, Nancy Brown, Hal Gordon

Votes: 10

33. Too Much Harmony (1933)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical

A singer is involved with two women in his life, one a "good" girl and one a "bad" one."

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Harry Green

Votes: 50

34. Trouble (1933)

70 min

A pair of stewards on a cruise ship manage to foil the plans of jewel thieves.

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Sydney Howard, George Curzon, Dorothy Robinson, Hope Davy

35. Turkey Time (1933)

73 min

Max (Walls) and David (Lynn) are enjoying a Christmas holiday and have a lot of fun, mainly at the expense of the feeble Stoatt (Robertson Hare)

Director: Tom Walls | Stars: Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn, Dorothy Hyson, Robertson Hare

Votes: 19

36. The World Changes (1933)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious farmer becomes a pioneer in the meat packing business, finding financial success but private disappointment over the course of many decades.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Paul Muni, Mary Astor, Aline MacMahon, Donald Cook

Votes: 320

38. The Little King (1933)

Comedy, Drama

In an imaginary country ,Michel VIII is still a child but he is to reign when his time comes.Revolution threatens and the young monarch's entourage lies to him and even tries to get rid of him.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Robert Lynen, Arlette Marchal, Béatrice Bretty, Jean Toulout

Votes: 42

40. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 6,388

41. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 11,567

42. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 2,026

43. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 3,304

44. Bucket of Blood (1934)

55 min | Horror

A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Norman Dryden, John Kelt, Yolande Terrell, Thomas Shenton

Votes: 39

45. The Vampire Bat (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When corpses drained of blood begin to show up in a European village, vampirism is suspected to be responsible.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne

Votes: 1,977

46. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 59,525

47. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 26,601

48. The Medium (1921)