Tag Archives: 1930s

207. Gone With the Wind (1939)

Film 76 in C4 Top 100 War Films Spoilt Southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara discovers that boy next door Ashley is to be married to his cousin Melanie, and decides to have a 4 hour tantrum. Melanie is of course lovely, … Continue reading

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173. Camille (1936)

I had a vague recollection of seeing this film about 20 years ago, but I couldn’t remember much of the plot, even as I was watching. Maybe it wasn’t that memorable after all. Camille, played by Greta Garbo, is a … Continue reading

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155. M (1931)

The opening scene of this German Expressionist film has children singing about a murderer and the black, foreboding tone is set from the start. A number of children have gone missing around Berlin, and posters warn people to be on … Continue reading

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129. It Happened One Night (1934)

This is a film which I had never seen before, but had heard so much about. It’s a classic Frank Capra screwball comedy, which won shedloads of Oscars back in the day, but does it still stand up nearly eighty … Continue reading

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121. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Film 51 in C4 Top 100 War Films I have to admit to knowing nothing much about this film apart from the Prokofiev score. It looked interesting on paper – a film about a Russian hero from the middle ages … Continue reading

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54. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

“To a new world of gods and monsters!” The second film in my double-feature is the sequel to the classic horror movie, Frankenstein. It begins with a dark, rainy night at an old castle, where Mary Shelley is being asked … Continue reading

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53. Frankenstein (1931)

“It’s alive!” When I was younger, Friday night used to be the time when there would be a Hammer film or an old horror anthology to watch until the early hours. I often miss the fact that these old films … Continue reading

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