Best Drama Movies of 1928

1.

Walking Back

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Jazz age youngster Smoke Thatcher "borrows" a neighbor's car to take Patsy, his sweetheart, to a dance after his father refuses to lend him his car. A car-fight with a rival results in the borrowed automobile's being so wrecked that Smoke cannot return it. The garage to which he and Patsy take the car for repair turns out to be actually a gang's hideaway and a place where stolen cars are brought and later fenced.

Starring: Sue Carol, Richard Walling, Robert Edeson, Jane Keckley, Arthur Rankin, James Bradbury Sr., Ivan Lebedeff, Ray Cooke, Joseph Depew, Rupert Julian ..
Directed by: Rupert Julian
Release date: 1928-05-21
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Mating Call
2.

The Mating Call

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Director James Cruze's 1928 silent film, with a plot involving infidelity in the Deep South, Ellis Island immigrants, and a Ku Klux Klan-like secret society.

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Renée Adorée, Alan Roscoe, Gardner James, Helen Foster, Luke Cosgrave, Cyril Chadwick, Delmer Daves, Herman J. Mankiewicz ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1928-07-21
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Michigan Kid
3.

The Michigan Kid

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The Michigan Kid is a gambler in the backwoods of Alaska trying to make enough money to go back to his hometown and impress the girl he loves. His childhood rival for the girl happens to turn up at his casino, in trouble and doesn't want his girl to find about it.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Renée Adorée, Lloyd Whitlock, Fred Esmelton, Adolph Milar, Maurice Murphy, Virginia Grey, Don House, Alice Belcher, Walter Brennan ..
Directed by: Irvin Willat
Release date: 1928-10-20
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : A Girl in Every Port
4.

A Girl in Every Port

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks, Natalie Joyce, Maria Alba, Francis McDonald, Leila Hyams, Elena Jurado, Natalie Kingston, Caryl Lincoln ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1928-02-26
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Battle of the Sexes
5.

The Battle of the Sexes

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Gum-chewing frizzy-haired golddigger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie moves into Judson's apartment building and contrives to meet and seduce him, plying him with compliments, music, swoons, décolletage, and batted eyes. When his loyal wife (and their two children) see him out catting with Marie at a night club, mom's devastated and confronts him. He moves out. Babe wants Marie to sell Judson worthless bonds. Will mom commit suicide? Will sis shoot the floozy? Will pops figure out he's being a fool?

Starring: Jean Hersholt, Phyllis Haver, Belle Bennett, Sally O'Neil, Don Alvarado, William Bakewell ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1928-10-12
6.

While the City Sleeps

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Anita Page, Carroll Nye, Wheeler Oakman, Mae Busch, Polly Moran, Lydia Yeamans Titus, William Orlamond, Richard Carle, Sidney Bracey ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1928-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : Mother Machree
7.

Mother Machree

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels Brian. Mrs. McHugh feels compelled to allow the school principal and his wife to adopt Brian. The widow McHugh becomes a housekeeper and raises her employer's daughter Edith, who grows up to fall in love with Brian McHugh.

Starring: Belle Bennett, Victor McLaglen, Philippe De Lacy, Ted McNamara, Billy Platt, Eulalie Jensen, Constance Howard, Pat Somerset, Neil Hamilton, John Wayne ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1928-01-22
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : Drums of Love
8.

Drums of Love

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A princess is betrothed to a deformed monarch, but falls hard for his handsome brother.

Starring: Mary Philbin, Lionel Barrymore, Don Alvarado, Tully Marshall, Eugenie Besserer, Charles Hill Mailes, Rosemary Cooper, Joyce Coad, Ethel Jackson, Billy Seay ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1928-03-30
Best Drama Movies of 1928 : The Last Moment
9.

The Last Moment

1.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A man drowns himself in lake. As he is dying, he recalls the crucial moments of his life and the incidents that led to his final, fatal decision.

Starring: Otto Matieson, Julius Molnar, Lucille La Verne, Anielka Elter, Georgia Hale, Isabel La Mal, Vivian Winston ..
Directed by: Pál Fej?s
Release date: 1928-02-15
10.

Scrooge

1.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The miserly Scrooge changes his ways after being haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Starring: Bransby Williams ..
Directed by: Hugh Croise
Release date: 1928-12-01

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