Best Drama Movies of 1936


Tudor Rose

6.8/10 IMDB

The tragic story of Lady Jane Grey, the young queen who reigned in England for nine days before she was executed.

Starring: Nova Pilbeam, Cedric Hardwicke, John Mills, Felix Aylmer, Leslie Perrins, Frank Cellier, Desmond Tester, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Martita Hunt, Miles Malleson ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1936-09-01

The White Angel

6.6/10 IMDB

In mid-nineteenth century England the medical establishment does not recognize the value of skilled nurses, cleanliness, nutrition and kindness. Florence Nightingale's heroic measures slowly changes all of this.

Starring: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, Henry O'Neill, Billy Mauch, Charles Croker-King, Phoebe Foster, George Curzon ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1936-06-25
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Craig's Wife

Craig's Wife

7.2/10 IMDB

Harriet, Walter Craig's wife, is an upper-class woman obsessed with control, material possessions and social status whose behavior makes difficult her relationship with domestic service and family members.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, John Boles, Jane Darwell, Alma Kruger, Billie Burke, Dorothy Wilson, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Walburn, Nydia Westman, Elisabeth Risdon ..
Directed by: Dorothy Arzner
Release date: 1936-09-25
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Next Time We Love

Next Time We Love

6.7/10 IMDB

A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel, Ronnie Cosby, Robert McWade, Anna Demetrio, Christian Rub, Arthur Aylesworth ..
Directed by: Edward H. Griffith
Release date: 1936-01-30
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Voice of Bugle Ann

The Voice of Bugle Ann

6.8/10 IMDB

A Missouri farmer's (Lionel Barrymore) son (Eric Linden) loves the daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan) of a neighbor who has killed the farmer's foxhound.

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Eric Linden, Dudley Digges, Spring Byington, Charley Grapewin, Henry Wadsworth, William Newell, James Macklin, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1936-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Public Pays

The Public Pays

6.3/10 IMDB

In this MGM Crime Does Not Pay series short, a protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken through the persistence of law enforcement and the courage of a local businessman.

Starring: Richard Alexander, Barbara Bedford, Harry C. Bradley, Russ Clark, Betty Ross Clarke, John Dilson, Bess Flowers, Karl Hackett, Robert Homans, George Humbert ..
Directed by: Errol Taggart
Release date: 1936-10-10
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Scotland Yard Commands

Scotland Yard Commands

6.6/10 IMDB

Commander Stevenson, suffering from unrequited love drives to the coast while very drunk and interrupts some smugglers and informs Scotland Yard.

Starring: Clive Brook, Victoria Hopper, Nora Swinburne, Malcolm Keen, Cecil Ramage, Charles Farrell, Laurence Hanray, Frederick Peisley, Ethel Coleridge, Warburton Gamble ..
Directed by: James Flood
Release date: 1936-08-23
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : 36 Hours to Kill

36 Hours to Kill

6.5/10 IMDB

Duke and Jeanie Benson, an outlaw couple hiding out under assumed names. Duke realizes that he has a winning sweepstake ticket and will win $150,000 if he can cash it in without getting apprehended

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Gloria Stuart, Douglas Fowley, Isabel Jewell, Stepin Fetchit, Julius Tannen, Warren Hymer, Romaine Callender, James Burke, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Eugene Forde
Release date: 1936-07-24
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : Colleen


6.0/10 IMDB

Musical about dingaling millionaire businessman Cedric Ames and his various employees

Starring: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, Paul Draper, Marie Wilson, Luis Alberni, Hobart Cavanaugh ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1936-03-21
Best Drama Movies of 1936 : The Tomboy

The Tomboy

6.6/10 IMDB

The eponymous garçonne or flapper is Monique Lerbier, an emancipated French woman who leaves home to escape a marriage of convenience to a man she does not love which her parents have forced on her. She then falls into all sorts of carnal temptations and artificial pleasures previously unknown to her. These include her being seduced into a lesbian love affair by a chanteuse.

Starring: Marie Bell, Arletty, Henri Rollan, Jean Worms, Maurice Escande, Édith Piaf ..
Directed by: Jean de Limur
Release date: 1936-02-21

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