Best Drama Movies of 1935

1.

The Bride of Frankenstein

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius, who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon, Douglas Walton, Una O'Connor, E. E. Clive, Lucien Prival ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1935-04-20
2.

Mutiny on the Bounty

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Eddie Quillan, Dudley Digges, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson, Francis Lister, Spring Byington ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1935-11-22
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Les Misérables
3.

Les Misérables

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.

Starring: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson, Florence Eldridge, Frances Drake, John Beal, Jessie Ralph, Mary Forbes, Florence Roberts ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1935-04-20
4.

The Informer

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Gypo Nolan is a former Irish Republican Army man who drowns his sorrows in the bottle. He's desperate to escape his bleak Dublin life and start over in America with his girlfriend. So when British authorities advertise a reward for information about his best friend, current IRA member Frankie, Gypo cooperates. Now Gypo can buy two tickets on a boat bound for the States, but can he escape the overwhelming guilt he feels for betraying his buddy?

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Una O'Connor, J. M. Kerrigan, Joe Sawyer, Donald Meek, D'Arcy Corrigan ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1935-05-09
5.

A Tale of Two Cities

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

The exciting story of Dr. Manette, who escapes the horrors of the infamous Bastille prison in Paris. The action switches between London and Paris on the eve of the revolution where we witness 'the best of times and the worst of times' - love, hope, the uncaring French Aristocrats and the terror of a revolutionary citizen's army intent on exacting revenge.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Blanche Yurka, Henry B. Walthall, Donald Woods, Walter Catlett, Fritz Leiber ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1935-12-25
6.

Anna Karenina

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a senior statesman must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, Phoebe Foster, Reginald Denny, Gyles Isham ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1935-08-30
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Steamboat Round the Bend
7.

Steamboat Round the Bend

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A Louisiana con man enters his steamboat into a winner-take-all race with a rival while trying to find a witness to free his nephew, about to be hanged for murder.

Starring: Will Rogers, Anne Shirley, Irvin S. Cobb, Eugene Pallette, John McGuire, Berton Churchill, Francis Ford, Roger Imhof, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1935-09-06
8.

Alice Adams

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

In the lower-middle-class Adams family, father and son are happy to work in a drugstore, but mother and daughter Alice try every possible social-climbing stratagem despite snubs and embarrassment. When Alice finally meets her dream man Arthur, mother nags father into a risky business venture and plans to impress Alice's beau with an "upscale" family dinner. Will the excruciating results drive Arthur away?

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable, Frank Albertson, Ann Shoemaker, Charley Grapewin, Grady Sutton, Hedda Hopper, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1935-08-23
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Girl from 10th Avenue
9.

The Girl from 10th Avenue

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to help Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached ("if only we were free") by Valentine. Miriam tells Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine's husband tells him he is a fool to leave Miriam

Starring: Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Phillip Reed, Katharine Alexander, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bill Elliott, Edward McWade ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1935-06-01
10.

The Whole Town's Talking

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan, Arthur Byron, Wallace Ford, Donald Meek, Etienne Girardot, Edward Brophy, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1935-02-22
11.

David Copperfield

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him.

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan, Jessie Ralph, Harry Beresford, Hugh Walpole, Basil Rathbone, Herbert Mundin, John Buckler, Fay Chaldecott ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1935-01-18
12.

Peter Ibbetson

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

When his mother dies, young Peter Ibbetson leaves Paris and his best friend, Mary, behind to live with a severe uncle in England. Years later, Peter is an architect with little time for women, until he begins a project with the Duke and Duchess of Towers. When Peter and the duchess become great friends, she reveals that she is Mary — but the duke soon suspects his wife of infidelity and challenges Peter to a duel, threatening the pair's second chance.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino, Douglass Dumbrille, Virginia Weidler, Dickie Moore, Doris Lloyd, Gilbert Emery, Donald Meek ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1935-11-07
13.

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In the Northwest Frontier of India, the 41st Bengal Lancers leaded by the harsh Colonel Tom Stone are having trouble with the rebellious leader Mohammed Khan. After two casualties, the experienced but insubordinate Lieutenant Alan McGregor receives as replacement, the arrogant Lieutenant Forsythe and the immature son of Colonel Stone, Lieutenant Donald Stone. With the intention to prove that he will not have any privilege in the troop, the reception of Colonel Stone to his son is absolutely cold, but he becomes the protégé of McGregor. When Lieutenant Stone is kidnapped by Mohammed Khan, McGregor and Forsythe disobey the direct order of their commander, disguise as Indian peddlers and go to Khan's fortress to attempt to rescue their friend

Starring: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith, Kathleen Burke, Douglass Dumbrille, Monte Blue, Colin Tapley, Akim Tamiroff ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1935-01-11
14.

Charlie Chan in Paris

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.

Starring: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes, John Miljan, Murray Kinnell, Minor Watson, John Qualen, Keye Luke, Henry Kolker ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1935-01-21
15.

Dangerous

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Dan Bellows finds former stage star Joyce Heath a penniless drunk and takes her to his Connecticut home for rehabilitation. Unaware that she is married to Gordon, he asks his fiancée Gail to free him and offers to sponsor Joyce in a play. When Gordon refuses to give Joyce a divorce, she runs the car into a tree crippling him for life. Joyce urges Dan return to Gail, opens her play, and begs Gordon for forgiveness.

Starring: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran, Walter Walker, Richard Carle, George Irving, Pierre Watkin ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1935-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Hands Across the Table
16.

Hands Across the Table

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A manicurist and an engaged loafer, both planning to marry money, meet and fall in love.

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost, Murray Alper, Herman Bing, Marcelle Corday, William Demarest ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1935-10-18
17.

Annie Oakley

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Awkward Annie (Barbara Stanwyck) loves her sharpshooting rival (Preston Foster) in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen, Pert Kelton, Andy Clyde, Chief Thunderbird, Margaret Armstrong, Delmar Watson, Adeline Craig ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1935-11-15
18.

'G' Men

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

James “Brick” Davis, a struggling attorney, owes his education to a mobster, but always has refused to get involved with the underworld. When a friend of his is gunned down by a notorious criminal, Brick decides to abandon the exercise of the law and join the Department of Justice to capture the murderer.

Starring: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong, Barton MacLane, Lloyd Nolan, William Harrigan, Russell Hopton, Edward Pawley, Noel Madison ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1935-05-04
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Crime and Punishment
19.

Crime and Punishment

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Starring: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell, Elisabeth Risdon, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Douglass Dumbrille, Gene Lockhart, Charles Waldron, Thurston Hall ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1935-11-22
20.

China Seas

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Captain Alan Gaskell sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo: a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries; both his fiery mistress and his refined fiancee are aboard!

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, Dudley Digges, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Benchley, William Henry, Liev De Maigret ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1935-08-09
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Little Colonel
21.

The Little Colonel

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge, Sidney Blackmer, Stephen Chase, William Burgess, Bill Robinson, Hattie McDaniel, Geneva Williams ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1935-02-22
22.

The Devil Is a Woman

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In the carnival in Spain in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the exiled republican Antonio Galvan comes from Paris masquerade to enjoy the party and visit his friend Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar. However, he flirts with the mysterious Concha Perez and they schedule to meet each other later. When Antonio meets Pasqualito, his old friend discloses his frustrated relationship with the promiscuous Concha and her greedy mother and how his life was ruined by his obsession for the beautiful demimondaine. Pasqualito makes Antonio promise that he would not see Concha. However, when Antonio meets Concha, she seduces him and the long friendship between Antonio and Pasqualito is disrupted

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth, Cesar Romero, John George, Don Alvarado, Tempe Pigott, Francisco Moreno, Max Barwyn ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1935-05-03
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Special Agent
23.

Special Agent

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Newspaperman Bill Bradford becomes a special agent for the tax service trying to end the career of racketeer Nick Carston. Julie Gardner is Carston's bookkeeper. Bradford enters Carston's organization and Julie cooperates with him to land Carston in jail. An informer squeals on them. Julie is kidnapped by Carston's henchmen as she is about to testify

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Ricardo Cortez, Jack La Rue, Henry O'Neill, Robert Strange, Joseph Crehan, J. Carrol Naish, Joe Sawyer, William B. Davidson ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1935-09-14
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Charlie Chan in Shanghai
24.

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Starring: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Jon Hall, Irene Hervey, Russell Hicks, Frederick Vogeding, Halliwell Hobbes, Neil Fitzgerald, Max Wagner, Colin Kenny ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1935-10-11
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Black Room
25.

The Black Room

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In a 16th-century European town, the ruling family has been given a prophecy that, should there ever be twin boys born, the younger will murder the older; so is dismayed when twins are born to the popular baron. The older grows to be a selfish, slovenly man, who inherits the castle at his father's death and becomes ruler over the formerly happy villagers. He enjoys his power until he learns his younger brother is returning from abroad and, afraid of the prophecy, he determines to murder his sibling, hide his body in the "black room" - an old torture chamber sealed away behind the fireplace - and then impersonate him, right down to his withered arm. In this way he hopes to not only avoid the prophecy, but also escape consequences of his other criminal deeds and obtain marriage to a local girl of the nobility...

Starring: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Thurston Hall, Katherine DeMille, John Buckler, Henry Kolker, Colin Tapley, Torben Meyer, John George ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1935-07-15
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Murder Man
26.

The Murder Man

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Steve Grey, reporter for the Daily Star, has a habit of scooping all the other papers in town. When Henry Mander is investigated for the murder of his shady business partner, Grey is one step ahead of the police to the extent that he often dictates his story in advance of its actual occurrence. He leads the police through an 'open and shut' case resulting in Mander being tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Columnist Mary Shannon is in love with Steve but she sees him struggle greatly with his last story before Mander's execution. When she starts typing out the story from his recorded dictation, she realizes why.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Harvey Stephens, Robert Barrat, James Stewart, William Collier Sr., Bobby Watson, William Demarest, John Sheehan ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1935-07-12
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Sylvia Scarlett
27.

Sylvia Scarlett

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

When her father decides to flee to England, young Sylvia Scarlett must become Sylvester Scarlett and protect her father every step of the way, with the questionable help of plenty others.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Paley, Dennie Moore, Lennox Pawle, Harrold Cheevers, Frank Moran ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1935-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Bordertown
28.

Bordertown

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An ambitious Mexican-American gets mixed up with his boss's neurotic wife.

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette, Robert Barrat, Soledad Jiménez, Hobart Cavanaugh, Gavin Gordon, William B. Davidson, Vivian Tobin ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1935-01-23
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Littlest Rebel
29.

The Littlest Rebel

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Virgie Cary's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his dying wife and is arrested. A Yankee officer takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the officers are to be executed. Virgie and Uncle Billy beg President Lincoln to intercede.

Starring: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley, Bill Robinson, Guinn Williams, Willie Best, Frank McGlynn Sr., Bessie Lyle, Hannah Washington ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1935-12-27
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Call of the Wild
30.

Call of the Wild

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon. En route to the Yukon with Shorty Houlihan -- who spent time in jail for opening someone else's letter with a map of where gold is to be found -- Jack rescues a woman whose husband was the addressee of that letter. Buck helps Jack win a $1,000 bet to get the supplies he needs. And when Jack and Claire Blake pet Buck one night, fingers touch.

Starring: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen, Frank Conroy, Katherine DeMille, Sidney Toler, James Burke, Lalo Encinas, Thomas E. Jackson ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1935-08-09
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Crusades
31.

The Crusades

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.

Starring: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith, Katherine DeMille, Joseph Schildkraut, Alan Hale, C. Henry Gordon, George Barbier, Montagu Love ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1935-08-21
32.

Reckless

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A theatrical star, born on the wrong side of the tracks, marries a drunken blue-blood millionaire.

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson, Ted Healy, Nat Pendleton, Rosalind Russell, Mickey Rooney, Henry Stephenson, Man Mountain Dean ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1935-04-19
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Scrooge
33.

Scrooge

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Ebenezer Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of the past, present, and future.

Starring: Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, Mary Glynne, Garry Marsh, Oscar Asche, Marie Ney, C. V. France, Athene Seyler, Maurice Evans, Mary Lawson ..
Directed by: Henry Edwards
Release date: 1935-11-26
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Werewolf of London
34.

Werewolf of London

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.

Starring: Henry Hull, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews, Warner Oland, Lawrence Grant, Spring Byington, Clark Williams, J. M. Kerrigan, Ethel Griffies, Zeffie Tilbury ..
Directed by: Stuart Walker
Release date: 1935-05-13
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Passing of the Third Floor Back
35.

The Passing of the Third Floor Back

3.3
7.0/10 IMDB

The tenants of an old London boarding house spend their time in petty bickering and sniping until a mysterious stranger arrives at their door.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, René Ray, Anna Lee, Ronald Ward, Mary Clare, Frank Cellier, Beatrix Lehmann, Cathleen Nesbitt, John Turnbull, Sara Allgood ..
Directed by: Berthold Viertel
Release date: 1935-09-01
36.

The Clairvoyant

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

A fake psychic suddenly turns into the real thing when he meets a young beauty. (TCM)

Starring: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Jane Baxter, Ben Field, Athole Stewart, C. Denier Warren, Felix Aylmer, Donald Calthrop, Frank Cellier ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1935-06-07
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : 18 Minutes
37.

18 Minutes

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A lion-tamer's partly innate and partly acquired attitude to other living beings - that they shall submit without question to his will - is applied with unseeing kindness to an orphan girl whom the lion tamer adopts.

Starring: Gregory Ratoff, John Loder, Benita Hume, Kathryn Sergava, Richard Bennett, Hugh Wakefield, Paul Graetz, Rosamond Barnes, Carl Harbord, Margaret Yarde ..
Directed by: Monty Banks
Release date: 1935-04-07
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Go Into Your Dance
38.

Go Into Your Dance

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

An irresponsible Broadway star gets mixed up with gambling and gangsters.

Starring: Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Patsy Kelly, Akim Tamiroff, Helen Morgan, Sharon Lynn, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Phil Regan ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1935-04-20
39.

Romance in Manhattan

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Karel Novak is an incredibly naive Czech immigrant who is taken under the wing of streetwise New York chorus girl Sylvia. With the help of lovable cop-on-the-beat Murphy, Sylvia hides Karel from the immigration authorities and ultimately falls in love with him. In addition to Karel's illegal-alien status, the plot is complicated by a crooked lawyer and a group of well-meaning welfare workers who endeavor to place Sylvia's kid brother Frank in a foster home.

Starring: Francis Lederer, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Hohl, Jimmy Butler, J. Farrell MacDonald, Helen Ware, Eily Malyon, Lillian Harmer, Donald Meek, Sidney Toler ..
Directed by: Stephen Roberts
Release date: 1935-01-11
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Last Days of Pompeii
40.

The Last Days of Pompeii

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

In this action-filled spectacle set in ancient Pompeii, a blacksmith becomes a Roman gladiator, though his rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son's Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.

Starring: Preston Foster, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, John Wood, Louis Calhern, David Holt, Dorothy Wilson, Frank Conroy, William V. Mong, Murray Kinnell ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1935-10-18
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Dharmatma
41.

Dharmatma

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

This saint film is about Sant Eknath (1533-99), a major Marathi poet, author of the Eknathi Bhagvata and numerous abhangas evoking folk poetry, especially the bharuda form of solo performances. The film focuses on Eknath's humanitarian defence of the 'untouchable' castes. Opposed by the evil Mahant (Kelkar/Chandramohan), Eknath becomes a social outcast when he arranges to have the lower-caste people fed before the Brahmins during a prayer meeting at his house, compounding the offence by going to eat in one of their houses. The drama is heightened by Eknath's son Hari Pandit (Kale) who joins the ranks of the opposition. The happy ending occurs when the film transcends the food motif and Eknath defends himself by reading his poems to the Pradayananda Shastri of Kashi.

Starring: Bal Gandharva, Ratnaprabha, K. Narayan Kale ..
Directed by: Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram
Release date: 1935-01-02
42.

Drake of England

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

Imposing Canadian-born stage actor and playwright Matherson Lang was one of the twentieth century's great Shakespearean players, and became Britain's foremost screen actor during the 1920s; in Drake of England, one of his final films, he takes the title role in Arthur Woods' portrayal of the life and times of the flamboyant piratical adventurer who founded Britain's sea fortunes. From clandestine romance at the court of Elizabeth I to conquests in the newly discovered lands of South America and spectacular victory over the Armada, Drake of England offers a panoramic overview of Drake's life.

Starring: Matheson Lang, Jane Baxter, Athene Seyler, Henry Mollison, Donald Wolfit, Ben Webster, George Merritt, Amy Veness, Sam Livesey, Margaret Halstan ..
Directed by: Arthur B. Woods
Release date: 1935-06-10
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Cardinal Richelieu
43.

Cardinal Richelieu

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The cunning Cardinal Richelieu must save King Louis XIII from treachery within his inner circle.

Starring: George Arliss, Edward Arnold, Maureen O'Sullivan, Cesar Romero, Violet Kemble Cooper, Katharine Alexander, Halliwell Hobbes, Francis Lister, Lumsden Hare, Keith Hitchcock ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1935-04-18
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Magnificent Obsession
44.

Magnificent Obsession

3.1
6.8/10 IMDB

A playboy tries to redeem himself after his careless behavior causes a great man's death.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Charles Butterworth, Betty Furness, Sara Haden, Ralph Morgan, Henry Armetta, Gilbert Emery, Arthur Treacher, Beryl Mercer ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1935-12-30
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Our Little Girl
45.

Our Little Girl

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Joel McCrea, Rosemary Ames, J. Farrell MacDonald, Lyle Talbot, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Margaret Armstrong, Leonard Carey ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1935-01-01
46.

Becky Sharp

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

The first feature length film to use three-strip Technicolor film. Adapted from a play that was adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's book "Vanity Fair", the film looks at the English class system during the Napoleonic Wars era.

Starring: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Billie Burke, Alison Skipworth, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Doris Lloyd, G.P. Huntley, William Stack ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1935-06-28
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Devil Dogs of the Air
47.

Devil Dogs of the Air

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Margaret Lindsay, Frank McHugh, John Arledge, Helen Lowell, Robert Barrat, Russell Hicks, William B. Davidson, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1935-02-09
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Oil for the Lamps of China
48.

Oil for the Lamps of China

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Josephine Hutchinson, Jean Muir, Lyle Talbot, Arthur Byron, John Eldredge, Donald Crisp, Willie Fung, Tetsu Komai, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1935-06-08
49.

Naughty Marietta

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A French princess in Colonial America gets involved with a mercenary.

Starring: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester, Douglass Dumbrille, Joseph Cawthorn, Cecilia Parker, Walter Kingsford, Greta Meyer, Akim Tamiroff ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1935-03-29
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Hitch Hike Lady
50.

Hitch Hike Lady

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Brit Amelia Blake (Alison Skipworth) travels to America to join her son Alfred. Fate forces her to hitchhike to California, a perilous journey that she shares with kind young Judy Martin (Mae Clarke). When Judy and another fellow traveler (James Ellison) discover the unfortunate truth about Alfred, they struggle to spare Amelia's feelings.

Starring: Alison Skipworth, Mae Clarke, Arthur Treacher, James Ellison, Warren Hymer, Douglas Walton, Ward Bond, Beryl Mercer ..
Directed by: Aubrey Scotto
Release date: 1935-12-28

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