1931

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Films of 1931

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1. City Streets (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 1,129

2. Fighting Caravans (1931)

Passed | 92 min | Romance, Western

A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall

Votes: 485

3. His Woman (1931)

76 min | Drama, Romance

A woman masquerades as a missionary's daughter to get on a ship bound to New York.

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert, Averell Harris, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 98

4. I Take This Woman (1931)

72 min | Drama, Romance

A wealthy New York socialite falls for and marries a cowboy while out West. Her father disinherits her, and after trying to make a go of it as a cowboy's wife, they agree to divorce and she... See full summary »

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard, Helen Ware, Lester Vail

Votes: 120

5. Arizona (1931)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Bob refuses to marry his girlfriend and leaves her. She marries his close friend out of revenge.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Laura La Plante, John Wayne, June Clyde, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 215

6. Girls Demand Excitement (1931)

69 min | Comedy, Romance

Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled socialite coed Joan Madison.

Director: Seymour Felix | Stars: Virginia Cherrill, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, Edward J. Nugent

Votes: 60

7. Maker of Men (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Sport

Bob plays football badly so his father Coach Dudley, his girlfriend Dorothy and his school reject him. He joins a rival college team and aims to defeat his dad's team.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, Joan Marsh, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 71

8. The Deceiver (1931)

66 min | Mystery

Actor Reginald Thorpe is found dead in his dressing room, stabbed in the back. Suspects abound. John Wayne's only contribution was as a stand-in for the corpse.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Dorothy Sebastian, Ian Keith, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 48

9. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Mystery, Western

Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

Votes: 281

10. 6 Cylinder Love (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy

Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Edward Everett Horton, Sidney Fox, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 15

11. Goldie (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

Sailor Spike dates girls whose names he finds in an address book. Each girl has the same tatoo, placed there by another sailor Bill. When Spike meets Bill they become friends. In Calais ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer, Jean Harlow, Jesse De Vorska

Votes: 81

12. Quick Millions (1931)

72 min | Crime, Drama

Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, Sally Eilers, Bob Burns

Votes: 145

13. East of Shanghai (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann

Votes: 3,731

14. Mary (1931)

78 min | Mystery, Thriller

A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Abel, Olga Tschechowa, Paul Graetz, Lotte Stein

Votes: 575

15. The Skin Game (1931)

TV-G | 85 min | Drama

An old traditional family and a modern family battle over land in a small English village and almost destroy each other.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Jill Esmond, C.V. France, Helen Haye

Votes: 2,622

16. A Holy Terror (1931)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: George O'Brien, Sally Eilers, Rita La Roy, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 167

17. Body and Soul (1931)

70 min | Drama

Andress, Watson and Johnson are with a Royal Air Force squadron in France. When Watson is killed in combat, Andrews tries to return the letters Watson received from a girl called "Pom-Pom."... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Charles Farrell, Elissa Landi, Humphrey Bogart, Myrna Loy

Votes: 64

18. The Bad Sister (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Drama

Marianne falls in love with a con artist who has a hidden agenda.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Sidney Fox, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 838

19. Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis

Votes: 1,395

20. Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney

Votes: 981

21. Smart Money (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama

Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,542

22. The Millionaire (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Comedy

A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners, Evalyn Knapp

Votes: 364

23. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 16,356

24. Little Caesar (1931)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 10,982

25. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,552

26. The Yellow Ticket (1931)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, War

A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Walter Byron

Votes: 140

27. Friends and Lovers (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

British Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Lili Damita, Laurence Olivier, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 294

28. A Free Soul (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable

Votes: 2,072

29. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, William Bakewell

Votes: 716

30. Hell Divers (1931)

Passed | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Story of rivalry between 2 Navy aircrewmen on and off duty.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, Conrad Nagel, Dorothy Jordan

Votes: 461

31. Laughing Sinners (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

Cabaret performer Ivy Stevens in an affair with a low-rent traveling salesman is dumped in a 'Dear Jane' letter and finds solace in joining the Salvation Army.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Neil Hamilton, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 513

32. Night Nurse (1931)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable

Votes: 3,007

33. Possessed (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious factory girl meets a handsome, wealthy lawyer, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 1,533

34. Sporting Blood (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

The saga of thoroughbred Tommy Boy, born in a rain puddle, and his various owners as he evolves into a a champion stakes horse.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans, Lew Cody

Votes: 278

35. Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

Votes: 1,025 | Gross: $0.81M

36. The Easiest Way (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

Growing up in a poor working-class family, Laura decides not to marry the boy-next-door and instead accepts wealthy, older Will Brockton's invitation to move in with him. After falling in ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page

Votes: 411

37. The Finger Points (1931)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Rookie reporter receives bribes from gangsters to suspend negative press.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Robert Elliott

Votes: 352

38. The Painted Desert (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Western

Two men find an abandoned baby and fight over the ownership of the child resulting in lifelong rivalry.

Directors: Howard Higgin, Tom Buckingham | Stars: William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 525

39. The Secret 6 (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama

After rising bootlegger Slaughterhouse Scorpio eliminates his gangland competition, two reporters and a cabal of six businessmen work to expose him.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow

Votes: 650

40. The Black Camel (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 1,218

41. Dracula (1931)

Passed | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 42,222

42. Young Donovan's Kid (1931)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama

A crusader tries to keep a dope dealer from corrupting children.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Richard Dix, Marion Shilling, Jackie Cooper, Frank Sheridan

Votes: 10

43. Tonight or Never (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Votes: 1,287

44. The Public Defender (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Rich playboy Pike Winslow dons the mantle of 'The Reckoner', a mysterious avenger, when he learns that his lady friend Barbara Gerry's father has been framed in a bank embezzlement scandal.... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Purnell Pratt, Ruth Weston

Votes: 134

45. The Mad Genius (1931)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A crippled man finds a boy and vows to make him a great dancer.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Charles Butterworth, Donald Cook

Votes: 506

46. The Guilty Generation (1931)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A Romeo and Juliet love story between the son of a brutal Italian bootlegger and the daughter of his bitter ex-partner, who is engaged in a blood feud with his one-time friend.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Leo Carrillo, Constance Cummings, Robert Young, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 227

47. I Like Your Nerve (1931)

Unrated | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

Young man attempts to break up an engagement between a woman and an older man.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Henry Kolker, Claud Allister

Votes: 170

48. 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: 59,838

49. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 1,691

50. Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9