Best Drama Movies of 1935

1.

The Bride of Frankenstein

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale's Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman.

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
3.

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
Best Drama Movies of 1935 : Les Misérables
4.

Les Misérables

3.9
7.6/10 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
5.

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
6.

Anna Karenina

3.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor 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 : The Girl from 10th Avenue
7.

The Girl from 10th Avenue

3.7
6.8/10 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
8.

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
9.

Peter Ibbetson

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love revives, but Peter is sentenced to life in prison for an accidental killing. Mary comes to him in dreams and they are able to live out their romance in a dream world.

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
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

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