Best Drama Movies of 1935

1.

The Passing of the Third Floor Back

3.4
7.1/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life
2.

Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Duke Ellington plays his symphonic jazz piece ('A Rhapsody of Negro Life') with his orchestra against slice-of-life background scenes. The four movements: 1) The Laborers, 2) A Triangle: Dance, Jealousy, Blues, 3) A Hymn of Sorrow, 4) Harlem Rhythm.

Starring: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday ..
Directed by: Fred Waller
Release date: 1935-09-12
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : I Found Stella Parish
3.

I Found Stella Parish

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A blackmailer preys on an actress who is trying to protect her daughter from her past.

Starring: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Sybil Jason, Jessie Ralph, Barton MacLane, Bess Flowers, Eily Malyon ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1935-11-14
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Black Fury
4.

Black Fury

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A simple Pennsylvania coal miner is drawn into the violent conflict between union workers and management.

Starring: Paul Muni, Karen Morley, William Gargan, Barton MacLane, John Qualen, J. Carrol Naish, Vince Barnett, Tully Marshall, Henry O'Neill, Joseph Crehan ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1935-05-18
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Five Men in a Circus
5.

Five Men in a Circus

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

The main focus is on the 5 member band of a small circus as it runs into problems while touring rural Japan. It also pays lots of attention to the two daughters of the aging and irascible ringmaster-circus owner. The high points are the sound (and score) and cinematography featuring a lot of vertiginous panning (appropriate - as high wire trapeze artists are also an important element in the film). A fascinating side-light on 30s Japan.

Starring: Heihachirô Ôkawa, Hiroshi Uruki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Riki Miyagawa, Ko Mihashi, Sadao Maruyama, Koji Kaga, Kajiya Morino, Masako Tsutsumi, Ryuko Umezono ..
Directed by: Mikio Naruse
Release date: 1935-10-21
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk
6.

Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Old Mr. Cohen (Paul Graetz) simply walks away from his London department store, leaving his sons to run it.

Starring: Paul Graetz, Violet Farebrother, Chili Bouchier, Mickey Brantford, Ralph Truman, Barry Livesey, Sam Springson, Kenneth Villiers, Meriel Forbes, George Merritt ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1935-02-12
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : A Feather in Her Hat
7.

A Feather in Her Hat

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

After the woman who raised him claims he's not her son, Richard searches for clues about his identity. Urged on by his mentor, Capt. Randolph Courtney, Richard focuses on Julia Trent Anders, a middle-aged actress who just might be his real mother. But soon, Richard begins to fall for Julia's stepdaughter. Amidst the upheaval, Richard schemes to return Julia to the stage -- but he's in for another big surprise.

Starring: Pauline Lord, Basil Rathbone, Louis Hayward, Billie Burke, Wendy Barrie, Nydia Westman, Victor Varconi, Thurston Hall, Nana Bryant, Lawrence Grant ..
Directed by: Alfred Santell
Release date: 1935-10-25
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : The Dark Angel
8.

The Dark Angel

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. Then, Gerald and Alan go to war. Angered over a misunderstanding involving Alan and Kitty, Gerald sends Alan on a dangerous mission that will change all their lives forever.

Starring: Fredric March, Merle Oberon, Herbert Marshall, Janet Beecher, John Halliday, Henrietta Crosman, Frieda Inescort, Claud Allister, Fay Chaldecott, Cora Sue Collins ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1935-09-08
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Alias Mary Dow
9.

Alias Mary Dow

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A taxi-dancer agrees to pose as a girl who had been kidnapped as a child 18 years before.

Starring: Sally Eilers, Ray Milland, Henry O'Neill, Katharine Alexander, Chick Chandler, Addison Richards, Lola Lane, Clarence Muse, Juanita Quigley, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1935-05-01
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Men Without Names
10.

Men Without Names

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A G-man woos a newswoman and corners bank robbers with a hostage in a factory.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Madge Evans, David Holt, Lynne Overman, Elizabeth Patterson, J.C. Nugent, Grant Mitchell, John Wray, Leslie Fenton, Clyde Dilson ..
Directed by: Ralph Murphy
Release date: 1935-06-29

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