Best Drama Movies of 1929

1.

Lucky Star

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn Williams, Paul Fix, Hedwiga Reicher, Gloria Grey, Hector V. Sarno, Jack Pennick, Delmar Watson ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1929-08-18
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Trespasser
2.

The Trespasser

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps her out to ensure the child's welfare, which starts gossip that she is a "kept woman."

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, Wally Albright, William Holden, Blanche Friderici, Kay Hammond, Mary Forbes, Marcelle Corday ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1929-11-11
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Iron Mask
3.

The Iron Mask

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for revolution, and has him sent off to Spain to be raised in secret to ensure a peaceful future for France. Alas, keeping the secret means sending Constance, lover of D'Artagnan, off to a convent. D'Artagnan hears of this and rallies the Musketeers in a bid to rescue her. Unfortunately, Richelieu out-smarts the Musketeers and banishes them forever.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis, Rolfe Sedan, William Bakewell, Nigel De Brulier, Lon Poff, Charles Stevens ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1929-02-21
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Piccadilly
4.

Piccadilly

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act.

Starring: Anna May Wong, Gilda Gray, Jameson Thomas, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, King Hou Chang, Hannah Jones, Gordon Begg, John Longden, Ray Milland ..
Directed by: E.A. Dupont
Release date: 1929-02-01
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Queen Kelly
5.

Queen Kelly

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Prince Wolfram is the betrothed of mad Queen Regina V of Kronberg. Supreme ruler, her word is law and he is a playboy. On maneuvers as punishment for partying with other women, he sees Kelly walking the the other students of a convent. He is intrigued by her beauty and wants her. He kidnaps her that night from the convent and takes her to his room and professes his love for her. When the Queen finds them together the next morning , she whips Kelly and throws her out of the castle. Regina then puts Wolfram into prison for not wanting to marry the Queen. Kelly goes to German East Africa to visit her dying Aunt and is forced to marry the disgusting Jan. The Aunt dies after the wedding and Kelly refuses to live with Jan and becomes the head of Aunties Brothel. Her extravagances and style earn her the name 'Queen Kelly' and Prince Wolfram does not marry Queen Regina V.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sidney Bracey, Tully Marshall, Sylvia Ashton, Wilson Benge, Rae Daggett, Florence Gibson, Madge Hunt ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1929-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Desert Nights
6.

Desert Nights

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A con man with his beautiful accomplice and a hostage steals a half million dollars worth of diamonds but finds they're all lost in the desert without water.

Starring: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Mary Nolan ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1929-03-09
7.

Hallelujah

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A black laborer turns preacher after accidentally killing a man.

Starring: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray, Fanny Belle DeKnight, Everett McGarrity, Victoria Spivey, Milton Dickerson, Robert Couch, Walter Tait ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1929-08-20
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : A Cottage on Dartmoor
8.

A Cottage on Dartmoor

3.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant is enraged by the attentions that his manicurist girlfriend pays to a customer. He threatens the customer with an open razor and lands in jail.

Starring: Norah Baring, Uno Henning, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Anthony Asquith, Judd Green ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1929-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Manxman
9.

The Manxman

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A fisherman and a rising lawyer who grew up as brothers fall in love with the same woman.

Starring: Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Anny Ondra, Randle Ayrton, Clare Greet, Kim Peacock, Nellie Richards, Wilfred Shine, Harry Terry ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1929-01-21
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Why Be Good?
10.

Why Be Good?

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A flapper unwittingly falls for the boss' son.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing, John St. Polis, Edward Martindel, Eddie Clayton, Lincoln Stedman, Louis Natheaux, Collette Merton, Dixie Gay ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1929-02-28

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