Best Drama Movies of 1929

1.

Blackmail

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

London, 1929. Frank Webber, a very busy Scotland Yard detective, seems to be more interested in his work than in Alice White, his girlfriend. Feeling herself ignored, Alice agrees to go out with an elegant and well-mannered artist who invites her to visit his fancy apartment.

Starring: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones, Harvey Braban, Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop, Alfred Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1929-07-28
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Lucky Star
2.

Lucky Star

4.0
7.7/10 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 : A Cottage on Dartmoor
3.

A Cottage on Dartmoor

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A jealous barber's assistant becomes enraged by the attentions the manicurist he's obsessed with and a repeat customer pay to one another.

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 Iron Mask
4.

The Iron Mask

3.7
7.0/10 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 : The Woman He Scorned
5.

The Woman He Scorned

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A lighthouse keeper's wife shelters her fugitive lover.

Starring: Pola Negri, Warwick Ward, Hans Rehmann, Cameron Carr, Margaret Rawlings ..
Directed by: Paul Czinner
Release date: 1929-01-20
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Piccadilly
6.

Piccadilly

3.6
7.1/10 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 : Applause
7.

Applause

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps.

Starring: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron, Henry Wadsworth, Mack Gray, Dorothy Cumming ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1929-10-07
8.

The Trespasser

3.5
6.5/10 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
9.

Hallelujah

3.5
6.7/10 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 : The Kiss
10.

The Kiss

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf, Holmes Herbert, Lew Ayres, George Davis, André Cheron, Symona Boniface, Allan Cavan, Carrie Daumery ..
Directed by: Jacques Feyder
Release date: 1929-11-15
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Desert Nights
11.

Desert Nights

3.3
6.7/10 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, Claude King ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1929-03-09
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Disraeli
12.

Disraeli

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Starring: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett, Florence Arliss, Anthony Bushell, Michael Visaroff, Ivan F. Simpson, Gwendolyn Logan, Charles E. Evans ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1929-11-01
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Manxman
13.

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 : The Bridge of San Luis Rey
14.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

This first cinematic version of the classic book is a part-talkie, although the only surviving print is silent (housed in the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY). It is a straight-forward telling of the intermingled lives of a group of strangers doomed to die in a collapsing bridge accident. The Art Direction, paltry and unremarkable, surprisingly won an Oscar over the far more remarkable work nominated in THE IRON MASK. The special effect scene of the lovers plummeting with the bridge into the chasm is unforgettable and remarkably done.

Starring: Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Raquel Torres, Don Alvarado, Duncan Renaldo, Henry B. Walthall, Michael Vavitch, Emily Fitzroy, Jane Winton ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1929-03-30
15.

The Broadway Melody

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

The vaudeville act of Harriet and Queenie Mahoney comes to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. When Eddie meets Queenie, he soon falls in love with her—but she is already being courted by Jock Warriner, a member of New York high society. Queenie eventually recognises that, to Jock, she is nothing more than a toy, and that Eddie is in love with her.

Starring: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love, Nacio Herb Brown, Mary Doran, Arthur Freed, James Gleason, Eddie Kane, Carla Laemmle, Jed Prouty ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1929-02-08
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The River
16.

The River

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Passion carried an innocent boy and a worldly woman beyond the barriers of conscience.

Starring: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, Ivan Linow, Margaret Mann, Alfred Sabato, Bert Woodruff ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1929-10-06
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Lady from the Sea
17.

The Lady from the Sea

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Handsome young fisherman Tom Roberts is among the crew of a lifeboat that rescues Frenchwoman Claire le Grange, sole survivor of a shipwreck on the treacherous Goodwin Sands. Tom's marriage to his own sweetheart, Mary, is postponed owing to injuries he sustained in the dramatic rescue, and during his convalescence he falls for the charms of the flirtatious Claire.

Starring: Moore Marriott, Mona Goya, Ray Milland, Eugenie Amami, Anita Graham, Wilfred Shine ..
Directed by: Castleton Knight
Release date: 1929-05-01
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Godless Girl
18.

The Godless Girl

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

High school students led by the Girl and Boy turn from Christianity toward secret atheistic meetings. When a girl is accidentally killed by a stairway collapse, the Girl and Boy go to reform school where they are treated brutally.

Starring: Lina Basquette, Tom Keene, Marie Prevost, Noah Beery, Eddie Quillan, Mary Jane Irving, Clarence Burton, Kate Price, Julia Faye, Viola Louie ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1929-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Every Day
19.

Every Day

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Experimental documentary focusing on a day in the life of city workers, featuring montage sequences and repetition to emphasise the monotony of routine office work.

Starring: Sergei Eisenstein, Michael Hankinson, Basil Wright ..
Directed by: Hans Richter
Release date: 1929-04-30
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Hell's Heroes
20.

Hell's Heroes

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Three bank robbers on the run happen across a woman about to give birth in an abandoned covered wagon. Before she dies, she names the three bandits as her newborn son's godfathers.

Starring: Charles Bickford, Fred Kohler, Raymond Hatton, Fritzi Ridgeway, Maria Alba, Joe De La Cruz, Buck Connors, Walter James, Mary Gordon, John Huston ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1929-12-27
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Why Be Good?
21.

Why Be Good?

3.0
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
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Coquette
22.

Coquette

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A Southern belle's flirtation with a working man leads to tragedy.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown, Matt Moore, John St. Polis, William Janney, Henry Kolker, George Irving, Louise Beavers, Vera Lewis, Jay Berger ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1929-03-30
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Darkened Rooms
23.

Darkened Rooms

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Phony spiritualists were given a good going-over in the early talkie melodrama Darkened Rooms. Evelyn Brent stars as Ellen, a fraudulent medium working in cahoots with genuine clairvoyant Emory Jago (Neil Hamilton). The plotline is secondary; the film's main purpose was to emulate the methods of such professional "de-bunkers" as Mrs. Harry Houdini by exposing the various tricks of the spiritualist's trade.

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, Doris Hill, David Newell, Gale Henry, Wallace MacDonald, Blanche Craig, E.H. Calvert, Sammy Bricker, George Beranger ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1929-11-23
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Lady Lies
24.

The Lady Lies

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Much to the disapproval of his snooty children, a wealthy widowed attorney takes up with a beautiful but "lower-class" woman.

Starring: Walter Huston, Claudette Colbert, Charles Ruggles, Patricia Deering, Tom Brown, Betty Garde, Jean Dixon, Duncan Penwarden, Virginia True Boardman, Verna Deane ..
Directed by: Hobart Henley
Release date: 1929-09-21
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Single Standard
25.

The Single Standard

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A bored socialite finds fleeting romance with an artist.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler, Mahlon Hamilton, Kathlyn Williams, Zeffie Tilbury, Wally Albright ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1929-07-27
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Bridge
26.

The Bridge

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A condemned man manages to avoid being hanged from a bridge over a river when the rope breaks, so that he falls and sinks into the water…

Starring: Nicholas Bela, Charles Darvas ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1929-04-30
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Pagan
27.

The Pagan

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Henry, the pagan son of a white father and native mother, has inherited land and a store, but he prefers the simple life. When he falls in love with a native girl, her guardian, who is trying to bring her up as a 'proper' Christian, but who also lusts after her himself, plots to keep them apart.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Donald Crisp, Renée Adorée, Dorothy Janis ..
Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1929-04-26
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Wild Orchids
28.

Wild Orchids

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A prince in Java tries to seduce his visitor's wife, but he's discovered.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Nils Asther, Dick Sutherland ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1929-02-23
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : She Goes to War
29.

She Goes to War

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman disguises herself as a man and follows her fiancéé into the trenches during World War I to find out what war is really like.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, Edmund Burns, Alma Rubens, Al St. John, Glen Walters, Margaret Seddon, Yola d'Avril, Evelyn Hall, Agostino Borgato, Dina Smirnova ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1929-06-07
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Informer
30.

The Informer

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

A man betrays his best friend, a member of a terrorist organisation, to the authorities and is then pursued by the other members of the organisation.

Starring: Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward, Carl Harbord, Dennis Wyndham, Janice Adair, Ray Milland, Daisy Campbell, Craighall Sherry, Ellen Pollock ..
Directed by: Arthur Robison
Release date: 1929-10-16
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Navy Blues
31.

Navy Blues

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

On shore leave, a young sailor meets and falls in love with a pretty young blonde. He goes home with her to meet her parents, but they don't approve of him at all. Their daughter takes offense at this, and in the ensuing argument she storms out of the house determined to live on her own.

Starring: William Haines, Anita Page, Karl Dane, J. C. Nugent, Edythe Chapman, Wade Boteler, Frankie Genardi, Clarence Brown, Gino Corrado, Shorty English ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1929-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Flying Fleet
32.

The Flying Fleet

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Six friends, all hoping to become aviators, are to graduate the next day from the United States Naval Academy. When the officer of the day becomes sick, Tommy Winslow has to take his place, while the others go out and celebrate.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Ralph Graves, Anita Page, Alfred Allen, Wade Boteler, Bud Geary, Sumner Getchell, Gardner James, Roscoe Karns, Claire McDowell ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1929-01-19
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Dynamite
33.

Dynamite

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees to a financial settlement. But Cynthia's wealth is in jeopardy because her trust fund will expire if she is not married by a certain date. To satisfy that condition, Cynthia arranges to marry Hagon Derk, who is condemned to die for a crime he didn't commit. She pays him so he can provide for his little sister. But at the last minute, Derk is freed when the true criminal is discovered. Expecting to be a rich widow, Cynthia finds herself married to a man she doesn't know and doesn't want to.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Julia Faye, Joel McCrea, Charles Bickford, Muriel McCormac, Russ Columbo, Anita Garvin, Robert Edeson, William Holden ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1929-12-13
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Wild Party
34.

The Wild Party

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Wild girls at a college pay more attention to parties than their classes. But when one party girl, Stella Ames, goes too far at a local bar and gets in trouble, her professor has to rescue her. Gossip linking the two escalates until Stella proves she is decent by shielding an innocent girl and winning the professor's respect.

Starring: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Marceline Day, Shirley O'Hara, Joyce Compton, Jack Oakie, Jack Luden, Phillips Holmes, Adrienne Dore, Alice Adair ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1929-04-06
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Marriage Playground
35.

The Marriage Playground

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A delightful pre-code cocktail recipe. Take three couples (add gin and tonic), their several divorces and the seven children/stepchildren of their intermarriages and blend thoroughly, and you have a mixture a too-young-to-believe Frederic March will try to straighten out.

Starring: Mary Brian, Fredric March, Lilyan Tashman, Huntley Gordon, Kay Francis, Seena Owen, Philippe De Lacy, Anita Louise, Mitzi Green, William Austin ..
Directed by: Lothar Mendes
Release date: 1929-12-12
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Greene Murder Case
36.

The Greene Murder Case

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Philo Vance investigates when a murderer preys upon members of a wealthy family on New York's Upper East Side.

Starring: William Powell, Florence Eldridge, Jean Arthur, Eugene Pallette, E.H. Calvert, Ullrich Haupt, Gertrude Norman, Lowell Drew, Morgan Farley, Brandon Hurst ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1929-08-11
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Wolf Song
37.

Wolf Song

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from a proud and rich family. They fall in love and he persuades her to elope with him. After they get married, Sam is torn between his love for Lola and his yearn for traveling.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Lupe Vélez, Louis Wolheim, Constantine Romanoff, Michael Vavitch, Ann Brody, Russ Columbo, Augustina López, George Regas, Leone Lane ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1929-03-29
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Redskin
38.

Redskin

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Wing Foot (Richard Dix), is a Navaho educated in an otherwise all-white school. In the course of the story he experiences prejudice from both the whites (because of his race) and the Navahos (who disown him because of his upbringing). Thus, Wing Foot is looked upon as neither Indian nor white, but simply a "redskin."

Starring: Richard Dix, Julie Carter, Tully Marshall, George Regas, Noble Johnson, Jane Novak, Larry Steers, Augustina López, Bernard Siegel ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1929-09-22
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Linda
39.

Linda

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A young woman is forced by her abusive father to marry an older man even though she is in love with a kindly young doctor.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Helen Foster, Noah Beery, Mitchell Lewis, Kate Price, Allen Connor, Bess Flowers, Billie Brockwell, Jackie Levine, Monty O'Grady ..
Directed by: Dorothy Davenport
Release date: 1929-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Our Modern Maidens
40.

Our Modern Maidens

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Young vivacious Billie uses her charms on influential businessman Glenn Abbott in hopes of getting her secret fiancée Gil a diplomatic appointment. Meanwhile Gil's affections meander to beautiful ingenue Kentucky, Billie's best friend.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page, Edward Nugent, Josephine Dunn, Albert Gran, Edwina Booth, Adrienne D'Ambricourt ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1929-09-08
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Younger Generation
41.

The Younger Generation

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish man and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them. Young Morris Goldfish follows his immigrant father into business. His ruthless business practices cause him to become a big success, and he moves the family to Park Avenue. They go, but were happier back on the East Side. Morris is ashamed of this parents and his humble origins, but learns in the end that there is more to life than money.

Starring: Jean Hersholt, Lina Basquette, Ricardo Cortez, Rex Lease, Rosa Rosanova, Syd Crossley, Martha Franklin, Joe Bordeaux, Ferike Boros, Clarence Burton ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1929-03-04
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Last Performance
42.

The Last Performance

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A middle-aged magician is in love with his beautiful young assistant. She, on the other hand, is in love with the magician's young protege, who turns out to be a bum and a thief.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Leslie Fenton, Fred MacKaye, Eddie Boland, Anders Randolf, Sam De Grasse, Gusztáv Pártos, William H. Turner, George Irving ..
Directed by: Pál Fej?s
Release date: 1929-10-13
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Dance of Life
43.

The Dance of Life

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A vaudeville comic and a pretty young dancer aren't having much luck in their separate careers, so they decide to combine their acts. In order to save money on the road, they get married. Soon their act begins to catch on, and they find themselves booked onto Broadway. They also realize that they actually are in love with each other, but just when things are starting to look up, the comic starts to let success go to his head.

Starring: Hal Skelly, Nancy Carroll, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Theodore, Charles D. Brown, Al St. John, May Boley, Oscar Levant, Gladys DuBois, James Quinn ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1929-08-16
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Condemned
44.

Condemned

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim, William Elmer, Wilhelm von Brincken, Albert Kingsley, Constantine Romanoff, Harry Ginsberg, Bud Sommers ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1929-11-03
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Madame X
45.

Madame X

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A young, unfaithful wife and mother is thrown out by her cold, unforgiving husband, the Attorney General of France. She is barred from ever seeing her three year old son again despite her earnest attempts to make amends. For many years the mother seeks refuge overseas and in Absinthe. In the end, her son, a young and promising lawyer unknowingly defends her in court. Ruth Chatterton gives a marvelous performance in this early talkie in her portrayal of Madame X.

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Lewis Stone, Raymond Hackett, Sidney Toler, Carroll Nye, Eugenie Besserer, Chappell Dossett, Claude King, Richard Carle, John P. Edington ..
Directed by: Lionel Barrymore
Release date: 1929-08-17
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : The Trial Of Mary Dugan
46.

The Trial Of Mary Dugan

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A woman is tried for the murder of her lover. Director Bayard Veiller's 1929 courtroom drama stars Norma Shearer, Lewis Stone, Lilyan Tashman and H. B. Warner.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Lewis Stone, H.B. Warner, Raymond Hackett, Lilyan Tashman, Olive Tell, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, DeWitt Jennings, Wilfrid North, Landers Stevens ..
Directed by: Bayard Veiller
Release date: 1929-06-08
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Black and Tan
47.

Black and Tan

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Duke Ellington plays hot jazz in a fictional story that finds him down on his luck; he tries in vain to dissuade his friend, dancer Fredi Washington, from working with heart trouble even though it means work for his band. Sure enough, she collapses on stage...

Starring: Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Wellman Braud, Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton, Edgar Connor, Alec Lovejoy, Fredi Washington, Arthur Whetsol ..
Directed by: Dudley Murphy
Release date: 1929-12-08
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Show Boat
48.

Show Boat

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

This film sticks very closely to the Edna Ferber novel, rather than the musical based on the novel. There are only two major changes from Ferber's book : *Julie in this version is a white woman, not a racially mixed one; therefore she and her husband are not unlawfully married. * Ravenal returns at the end, instead of dying as in the novel

Starring: Laura La Plante, Joseph Schildkraut, Emily Fitzroy, Otis Harlan, Alma Rubens, Jack McDonald, Jane La Verne, Neely Edwards, Elise Bartlett, Stepin Fetchit ..
Directed by: Harry A. Pollard, Arch Heath
Release date: 1929-07-27
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Street Girl
49.

Street Girl

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A homeless and destitute violinist joins a combo to bring it success, but has problems with her love life.

Starring: Betty Compson, John Harron, Jack Oakie, Ned Sparks, Guy Buccola, Joseph Cawthorn, Ivan Lebedeff, Doris Eaton, Russ Columbo, Frank McLure ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1929-08-21
Best Drama Movies of 1929 : Eternal Love
50.

Eternal Love

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

In the Swiss Alps of the early 19th century, a couple forced into loveless marriages struggle to find happiness with one another.

Starring: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi, Hobart Bosworth, Bodil Rosing, Mona Rico, Evelyn Selbie, Constantine Romanoff, Isabelle Sheridan ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1929-05-11

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